Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…read more
New Zealand Government backs AJ Hackett Bungy’s new Queenstown adventure experience
Adventure tourism innovator AJ Hackett Bungy is being backed by a $500,000 grant from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to develop a world-first adventure experience In Queenstown.
The grant, which is covering development costs, is being provided from the Tourism Growth Partnership fund - which recognises innovation to grow New Zealand's international visitor market.
AJ Hackett Bungy has spent the past 18 months developing the new extreme experience which has a working title of the ‘Nevis Thriller’.
Nevis is home to New Zealand's highest bungy and swing 134 metres above the Nevis River.
The new attraction is being described as a world first which "promises to push people to the limits in a way not previously experienced".
AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand Managing Director and co-founder Henry van Asch told local media that the new attraction will be "a thrilling ride that will employ bungy, flight and speed.”
van Asch added that MBIE grant is covering less than a quarter of development costs.
He went on to state that making the attraction "extremely safe" was essential, commenting “until we're totally satisfied that is the case, which we are very close, we won't be releasing any further specifications."
The Nevis Thriller is due to open early next year.
Image: AJ Hackett's Nevis Bungy.
21st June 2016 - GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT TO BACK INAUGURAL ROTORUA MUD FESTIVAL
31st May 2016 - CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON SINGAPORE’S FIRST BUNGY TOWER
22nd May 2015 - NEW ZEALAND BUDGET BACKS TOURISM VENTURES
16th May 2015 - AJ HACKETT CONSIDERS USING DRONES TO CAPTURE GUEST EXPERIENCES
18th October 2013 - AJ HACKETT BUNGY LAUNCHES 25TH BIRTHDAY COMPETITION
16th February 2011 - AJ HACKETT BUNGY DEVELOPS TWO NEW ADVENTURE PRODUCTS
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
SICO is at the forefront in innovative mobile folding and rolling, space efficient tables, stages, dance floors and many other products which help our customers optimise their use of space. Image…read more
Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…read more
With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…read more
A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…read more
Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…read more
HQH Fitness is an international company that specialises in improving the health, fitness and wellness of people everywhere. We are the South Pacific distributors for Total Gym/GRAVITY Education and…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!