# 8: Go Bungy Jumping
There are few activities that are more "New Zealand" than bungy jumping, and Taupo's answer to the extreme activity is one of the best available in NZ.
One of the main reasons for this is the scenery; while first-time jumpers will likely have one too many butterflies in their stomach to fully appreciate it, the Taupo Bungy site is in an impressively picturesque spot on a cliff top above the Waikato River just upstream from Huka Falls which offers wonderful views of the water below and the greenery beyond.
The adrenaline rush provided by the jump is the undoubted highlight however, and Taupo's bungy experience includes a 47 metre free-fall towards the water awaiting below; and this site's unique cantilever design allows for something that sets it apart from others: the "water touch" option, in which you'll have the option to splash into the river below getting anywhere from just your hands to your entire body wet!
The staff at Taupo Bungy are a key highlight as well, which might seem an odd thing to tout as a feature - however for those battling nerves the personal attention and patience they show can go a long way to establishing a feeling of comfort before taking the plunge.
The adrenaline rush provided by the jump is the undoubted highlight however, and Taupo's bungy experience includes a 47 metre free-fall towards the water awaiting below; and this site's unique cantilever design allows for something that sets it apart from others.
The facility also has a pristine track record as far as safety is concerned, with all the latest in harness and bungee equipment both utilised and properly maintained to a fault. Options are available for both solo and tandem bungy jumps, so if you're wanting to share this bucket-list experience with a friend then you're free to do so upon request.
For those who are a little too squeamish to book a jump but still wish to see their friends participate, they're welcome to join along up the top of the viewing tower to take in the scenery and grab their own snapshots of their buddy making the jump.
Post-jump, video and photo documentation of your plunge are available in both USB and digital forms, and while not exactly cheap, they're still essentially a must-buy as they're far higher quality than what most will be able to capture personally.
In all, most will say you haven't truly "done" New Zealand unless you've done a bungy, and with its combination of scenery, service and splashes, Taupo makes for one of the best spots in the country to do so.
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