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Cairns, 150m AJ Hackett Para Bungy, Australia

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For all the thrill seekers out there in traveling Australia, if you and when you end up in Cairns you have to make sure you play AJ Hackett a visit. Their latest invention in Bungy jumping is the Parabungy and sets a new benchmark for bungy jumping being 150m high! This being the highest AJ Hackett bungy jump in the world, it’s not quite skydiving but does allow for a few seconds of free fall before you start taking up the slack in the bungy cord. They were planning on making a higher one whilst I was there, so you never know the time you get there you could be jumping something even higher.

The way this works is that firstly there are two speed boats. One to tow you high up into the air above Cairns tremendous beaches and of course above the great barrier reef. The second is to catch you whilst your hanging 150m underneath a parasail doing about 20 knots.

So both boats get up to a steady speed and then what happens is that they strap your harness on, sit you on a platform with a bungy operator sat behind you and when everything is ready they throw out the canopy or parasail and let it fill with air. The platform you are both sat on is winch controlled and once the canopy is fully inflated and it is creating enough lift to pick you up then start to winch you out, at the same time the boat gets faster to create enough lift to get you at the correct altitude.

Your altitude is measured with a wrist alitmeter, due to the seas waves and the changes in wind and air pressure your altitude does vary quite a bit. Once at the correct altitude, 150m you are notified that its time to jump bungyyyy!

If your passing Cairns and want to seek some fun you can’t miss this out, get jumping.

You can find AJ Hacketts Para Bungy Headquarters on the Corner of Aplin Street & Esplanade at “Barrier Reef Photos” Cairns, Queensland, Australia PO Box 700, Smithfield Qld 4878

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  1. G’day Alex,

    I hope you had a wonderful time in Cairns. We are about to launch a visitor’s pass to the region called CairnsPASS. It will be full of benefits, savings, discounts, privileges, and value-adds. I was hoping you may let me know what where you DO NOT MISS experiences and what things you would change if you had your time again.

    We are hoping it will improve the experience for all who arrive in the region and make your Tropical stay an even better one.

    Thanks for your time and I appreciate any feedback.

    Good luck and safe travels! Bon voyage.

    Regards,

    Darren Delaney

    CairnsPASS – Make Life Easy! – Darren Delaney (MD)
    darren.delaney@cairnspass.com.au
    http://www.cairnspass.com.au

  2. G’day Alex,

    I hope you had a wonderful time in Cairns. We are about to launch a visitor’s pass to the region called CairnsPASS. It will be full of benefits, savings, discounts, privileges, and value-adds. I was hoping you may let me know what where you DO NOT MISS experiences and what things you would change if you had your time again.

    We are hoping it will improve the experience for all who arrive in the region and make your Tropical stay an even better one.

    Thanks for your time and I appreciate any feedback.

    Good luck and safe travels! Bon voyage.

    Regards,

    Darren Delaney

    CairnsPASS – Make Life Easy! – Darren Delaney (MD)
    darren.delaney@cairnspass.com.au
    http://www.cairnspass.com.au

  3. Hey there!

    Great blog! The content seems very crisp n fresh. Do u have an RSS that I can subscribe to? I love traveling too! came across this site called Globester. Pretty cool site, for nicely priced fares…very competitive…(Well…better than my travel agent at least)..
    Anyway, will visit soon again… definitely, book-marking your site…do visit this site: http://globester.com

    Cheers

  4. Hey there!

    Great blog! The content seems very crisp n fresh. Do u have an RSS that I can subscribe to? I love traveling too! came across this site called Globester. Pretty cool site, for nicely priced fares…very competitive…(Well…better than my travel agent at least)..
    Anyway, will visit soon again… definitely, book-marking your site…do visit this site: http://globester.com

    Cheers

  5. Namaste,
    form this nepali guy, my name is anil shrestha and i am 21 years old and im trying to find the way to learn about the bungy and other stuffs.
    im studying in bachelors 3rd year and the problem is that we dont have proper training schools .

  6. Namaste,
    form this nepali guy, my name is anil shrestha and i am 21 years old and im trying to find the way to learn about the bungy and other stuffs.
    im studying in bachelors 3rd year and the problem is that we dont have proper training schools .

  7. That looks awesomr man!!!

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