AJ Hackett

A thrilling new multi-million dollar adventure tourism attraction that catapults punters across a ravine at 100km in just 1.5 seconds has launched near Queenstown. AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand co-founder Henry van Asch today revealed a new "world-first adventure tourism...

A thrilling first

A pioneering bungy company will launch its new thrill ride in Queenstown early next month. And AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand is on the hunt for Australasia's "most daring individual" to be the first member of the public to try...
An equipment hiccup has caused delays for Queenstown's next adrenalin-pumper, the Nevis Thriller, which is being described as a "world first". The extreme experience, part of the AJ Hackett empire, was to open earlier this year. But Hackett co-founder Henry van...

Nevis Thriller set to fly

Queenstown's latest extreme activity is one step closer. A patent application for Nevis Thriller shows plans for a bungy-zip-line experience. Thriller, part of the AJ Hackett empire, got a $500,000 government hand-out to help cover a portion of developments costs. The application,...
While bungy jumping at the old Kawarau Gorge suspension bridge cemented Queenstown as the adventure capital of the world, a few other blokes shaped modern tourism through innovation, grit and some old-fashioned Kiwi ingenuity. Reporter Louise Scott dives into our recent past Before Skyline's Gondola...
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