While New Zealand may be known as the world’s capital for adventurous and adrenaline-pumping activities, you would still somehow expect there to be a limit to their willingness.
Sure, bungee jumping in Queenstown isn’t too much of a risk, and mountain coasting down the Alps does seem like an unforgettable experience, but New Zealand has a way to push even those boundaries. The country is innovative in its tourism, and if you’re just as daring as they are, then their newest attraction is for you. Though, this adventurous activity could scare off even the most hardened dare-devils.
Adding to their reputation of providing heart-pounding adventures, New Zealand just recently opened a human slingshot attraction. Yeah, that’s right - a human slingshot. Have you been scared off yet?
Called the Nevis Catapult due to its location in the Nevis Valley (an area on an island near Queenstown) this new ride is the ultimate trial for thrill-seekers.
If you still don’t believe that this place exists, then here are facts to prove it: propelled 150 metres up and across the valley, the employees strap each person in with a harness and helmet. Once all is good to go, they then experience up to 3Gs of force and a speed of almost 100 kilometres an hour as it shoots them into the open space.
An event that will probably have your blood pumping even faster than that, the Nevis Catapult is a once in a lifetime experience.
While you can’t drive to the actual location, each participant has to take a four-wheel-drive bus along the narrow gravel to get there. The price for an adult is $255 NZD ($168.50 USD) while the cost for a student is $225 NZD ($148.65 USD).
While eagerness and enthusiasm to visit this new attraction is probably profound, keep in mind of the various safety regulations you should follow. Some of these guidelines include wearing flat, secure and enclosed footwear, with each person having to be at least 13 years of age. The weight of each participant also has to be between 45 kg to 127 kg.
For more information on regulations and pricing, you can check out their official website.