Bungy

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Matt Beachen vivdly remembers being at work, painting houses, in 2017 when he and one of his bandmates would hear their song play on the radio six times a day. Fast-forward and that song, Drax Project’s Woke Up...

Introducing the Hacketts

By PHILIP CHANDLER & TRACEY ROXBURGH It's funny how things work out. More than 30 years after they first met, the world’s bungy king’s married a former Queenstowner in Glenorchy after the stars aligned. AJ Hackett and his new wife, Suzanne, nee...
In a milestone that flew under the radar, Queenstown’s NZONE Skydive — currently in a tailspin due to border closures — recently turned 30. Original co-owner and general manager Robynne Williams and current gm Clark ‘Scotty’ Scott reflect on...
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...

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,...
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