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Christmas Bungy Jumping or Minjin Jungle Swing?
Posted on December 19, 2014 by Sophie Tabouel
The AJ Hackett Cairns site is set in lush Tropical Rainforest, 15 minutes north of Cairns. It boasts a 50 metre Bungy tower with views overlooking the ocean and the Northern Beaches, a Jungle Bar, spacious viewing decks and modern amenities. The AJ Hackett Cairns has the only Bungy site in the world offering a unique and extensive Jump Menu of 16 different styles of jumps.
If you want to experience gravity then bungy jumping is definitely for you. The staff at AJ Hackett are very fun loving and provide the best service, enthusiasm and safety instructions. You have a choice of going tandem, psycho backdive, pendulum, forward elevator, backward elevator, titanic, fruitbat, handstand, water touch, roof jump or any other position that takes your fancy.
AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping Cairns is the only bungy site in the world where you get so much choice for takeoff! The platform is surrounded by the World Heritage Tropical Rainforest and overlooks the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island, Double Island and other stunning views. At the bottom of the platform is a freshwater lagoon.
A friendly AJ Hackett staff member awaits you at the bottom in a row boat ready to untie you from your rubber band and take you ashore! AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping in Cairns caters for the children as well as grandma and grandpa too! On Sundays there is music, a large trampoline, a jumping castle and barbeques.
In Cairns, the classic Bungy Swan Dive is just the beginning. We are the only Bungy Site in the world with a ‘JUMP MENU’ – offering 16 DIFFERENT JUMP STYLES!
Night Bungy can be arranged for groups on request. A levy is payable direct to the operator on day of activity: To defray cost of risk management and public liability insurance $10.00(AU)
Children can try a real bungy jump if they are over 10 years of age and their weight is a minimum of 45kg. AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping was launched in the 1980s. Fifteen years on and over 2 million safe jumps later, the AJ Hackett group of companies pride themselves on developing and running the world’s most exciting and innovative gravity related products. Ask us about night bungy sessions. What are you waiting for? Go on… Jump!
Included in your jump price is a souvenir photo and a full high definition video of your jump… to prove you really did it!
If Bungy Jumping is not for you why not try the Minjin Jungle Swing
The ‘Minjin’ was named after an Aboriginal mythological angry bunyip-like creature which roamed through the rainforest. This mountain cat-like devil was evil karma but now is a symbol of good fortune.
Six years ago the Minjin swing came to life in Cairns and has recorded over 20,000 swings. I myself and two friends can be added to the list as we all took up the challenge in the three-harness Minjin. What a rush and feel good karma as apparently you will be granted a charmed life for enjoying it. Quite spooky and very interesting.
You are suspended 40 meters high in a body length harness and then here comes the fun part, the adrenalin rush, you — yes you! — must yank on that cord that releases yourself to the skies. The three of us swung at a speed of 120kph in only 3.5 seconds. What a blast…and what a view! Reef and rainforest. The only place in the world for two World Heritage-listed sites to meet; the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
We the daredevils swing back and forth on the Minjin swing soaring like birds, laughing and smiling. We were all engulfed with how spectacular this site is. A pretty waterfall is the back drop to the wild rides at AJ Hackett Cairns. The site is also a very clean and funky establishment with bar and BBQ lunch. The beaty music ringing out really gets your blood pumping.
AJ Hackett, the adrenalin junkie mastermind behind our Cairns Bungy and Minjin Jungle Swing site, launched his craft to the world by jumping illegally off the Eiffel Tower in 1986. This modern day version of Bungy and Minjin Jungle Swing derived from vine jumping which a tribe from an island off Vanuatu created.
Bungy and the Minjin Jungle Swing are now found in nine countries. Love it that my backyard Cairns has not only Bungy and Minjin but that you jump and soar with the phenomenal views of a wonder of the world, The Great Barrier reef and the Daintree rainforest, one of the oldest rainforests in the world!
Which ever one you choose, Bungy or Minjin, you will have a fantastic time. We recommend to go there as a group… much better fun!
Christmas tip: a gift voucher for either (Bungy or Minjin) is a great Christmas gift. The person you buy it for will talk about it for years! A Christmas present to remember!
And if you can’t decide why not choose a combo… Call us today on 1300 761 612
Author: Blythe – Tour Specialists
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