Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand
Anyone fancy a crazy bungee jump? If you’re in New Zealand, then head for the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown. This bridge is officially the home of bungee jumping, since it became the first place in the world to introduce thrill seekers and backpackers to bungee ropes and jumping off bridges for fun.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand, the Kawarau Bridge stretches 141 feet across the Kawarau River, and is nestled amongst some absolutely breath taking scenery. And that’s without your breath being taken away by a bungee jump! It’s also part of the Queenstown Trail, so don’t worry if bungee jumping isn’t your thing. You can still walk across the bridge if you’re walking, running, hiking or cycling and soak up the amazing views.
Most of this list has included bridges famed for their extreme height, length or dangerous weather systems. But this bridge is included because of its association with bungee jumping. Here, you can take part in a 43 metre jump which is said to be one of the best in the world. Ideal for danger seeing adrenalin junkies. So take your leap of faith where thousands have before you – whether it’s your first or your 100th, the same fun and thrills are guaranteed!