Taupo Bungy / Cliffhanger | Mokai Gravity Canyon
A right couple of swingers........... Firstly, apologies for the late arrival of yesterday's blog - our hotel only allowed 50Mb free internet access and by the time we needed more, the reception was closed.
So, today we started in Taupo and our first activities were just around the corner from our accommodation.
View from Taupo lakeside.
Taupo has a very special McDonalds.
Taupo Bungy and Cliff Hanger
This is very close to the town centre, but the scenery makes you think you're a world away.
The jump and loading platform is canter levered off the side of a sheer cliff.
Adrian starting the day with the Taupo Cliff Hanger.
Once released, you swing into the canyon in a giant arc.
He obviously enjoyed it!
After completing his swing, Ian prepares for his Bungy Jump (that's him under the left red umbrella)
Just hanging around!
but not for long........
"I've just done another bungy - so there!"
Mokai Gravity Canyon
It was then a couple of hours to the Taupo sister attraction - the Mokai Gravity Canyon
If we thought the Taupo scenery was good, this was off the scale. Miles from anywhere (or so it seemed), this innocent bridge holds a couple of dark secrets...
The highest bungy on the north island, at 80m
and another bridge swing - this one twice the height (depth?) of the Taupo one, and a fantastic 55m of free fall. Adrian compares it to the earlier one.
No photograph can portray the sheer scale of this place.
Off we go...........
Again, after Ian does his swing, he prepares for his second bungy of the day, looking puzzled by the length of bungy rope they've given him.
Smile for the camera(s)
Yes, that's Ian at the end of that very long stretchy cord.
This was Ian's 6th Bungy, and highest to date. The falling seems to go on forever and is highly recommended. The swings at both sites were great, but the additional free-fall at Mokai makes it one of the best non-bungy experiences we have ever tried.
This evening, we drove to Wellington in readiness for tomorrow morning's ferry to the south island. Until then.......