The World’s Best Bungee Jumping Destinations
If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure, you simply cannot beat bungee jumping! These 6 bungee jumps are the highest in the world and you’ll be able to plan your globetrotting adventure across 6 beautiful countries in order to visit all of them. So what are you waiting for? All you need to do is book your flights, pack your bags, take a deep breath, and jump! Here’s to putting your mettle to the test and taking the ultimate plunge.
Macau Tower, China: 233 Metres
While most people associate Macau with the many incredibly popular casinos the region is home to, this isn’t the only thing that draws people there. In 2007, entrepreneur Alan John Hackett set a new Guinness World Record for the “highest commercial bungee jump” when he plunged 233 metres from the Macau Tower. If you think you’re brave enough to take on this record, this is certainly the place to do it.
Verzasca Dam, Switzerland: 220 Metres
Not only is the Verzasca Dam bungee jumping site the second highest in the world at 220 metres, it’s also the only place where you can take the plunge after dark. The dam is well-lit with flood lights and jumping in the dark certainly takes the experience to a whole new level. However, we wouldn’t recommend trying this if you’re afraid of the dark!
Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa: 216 Metres
At a staggering 216 metres, the Bloukrans Bridge in the Western Province of South Africa – far from your favourite online New Zealand casino – is the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world. Taking the jump will send you right into the heart of the South African wilderness, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the bridge walks if you aren’t quite brave enough to take the plunge.
Rio Grande Bridge, New Mexico: 206 Metres
While New Mexico has many incredible attractions such as the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the open-air Sante Fe Opera, many visit the region in order to bungee jump off the Rio Grande Bridge. The 206 metre jump into Rio Grande River gorge provides an unforgettable experience thanks to its breathtaking views and thrills.
Europabrücke Bridge, Austria: 192 Metres
Perfectly placed on the interlink bridge between Austria and Italy, the Europabrücke Bridge bungee jump site allows participants to take the 192 metre plunge and then take photographs of the awe-inspiring Alps from an upside down position. If this isn’t extreme enough, you’re also more than welcome to attempt a jump from a hot air balloon.
Niouc Bridge, Switzerland: 190 Metres
While Switzerland is the perfect place to stock up on chocolate and handcrafted timepieces, it’s also the perfect destination for a 190 metre thrill. The Niouc Bridge in Val d’Anniviers is Europe’s highest bungee jump from a suspended bridge and jumpers will experience falling and swinging in all directions simultaneously. Owing to the design of the bridge, the 190 metre jump is far shakier than you may have experienced previously!