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New Zealand home of bungee-jumping is an adventure capital

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This Oct. 8, 2015 photo shows Andrew Benson, bottom, with a tandem skydiver after jumping from a plane in New Zealand’s Remarkables mountain range over Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is a center for adventure tourism. (NZONE Skyding Queenstown via AP) lessThis Oct. 8, 2015 photo shows Andrew Benson, bottom, with a tandem skydiver after jumping from a plane in New Zealand’s Remarkables mountain range over Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is a center for ... morePhoto: AP This Oct. 8, 2015 photo shows Jeremy Hainsworth, bottom, with a tandem skydiver after jumping from a plane in New Zealand’s Remarkables mountain range over Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is a center for adventure tourism. (NZONE Skyding Queenstown via AP) lessThis Oct. 8, 2015 photo shows Jeremy Hainsworth, bottom, with a tandem skydiver after jumping from a plane in New Zealand’s Remarkables mountain range over Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is a center for ... morePhoto: AP This Oct. 6, 2015 photo shows Jeremy Hainsworth, front row from left, Andrew Benson and jet boat driver Mike Topp on the Shotover River outside Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is a center for adventure tourism. (Shotover Jet via AP) lessThis Oct. 6, 2015 photo shows Jeremy Hainsworth, front row from left, Andrew Benson and jet boat driver Mike Topp on the Shotover River outside Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is a center for adventure ... morePhoto: AP This Oct. 7, 2015 shows Andrew Benson leaning into a howling gale on the deck of the Milford Mariner tour boat in Milford Sound in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, located on the south island on the edge of the Tasman Sea. It’s one of a number of adventures tourists can have visiting New Zealand’s South Island. (Jeremy Hainsworth via AP) lessThis Oct. 7, 2015 shows Andrew Benson leaning into a howling gale on the deck of the Milford Mariner tour boat in Milford Sound in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, located on the south island on the ... morePhoto: Jeremy Hainsworth, AP

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) — For travelers wanting to take in the mind-bogglingly stunning scenery of New Zealand's South Island while getting a high-octane shot of adrenaline, Queenstown and the surrounding Fiordland area are bucket-list must-dos.

Queenstown is not only an adventure tourism capital, but it's also home to an important place in bungee-jumping history. In November 1988, from Queenstown's Kawarau Bridge, bungee pioneers A.J. Hackett and Henry van Asch launched one of the world's first commercially operated bungee jumping sites. More than 27 years later, Kawarau Bridge Bungy remains renowned as one of Queenstown's most exhilarating activities.

While a 141-foot (43-meter) jump might sound insane, not to mention fear-punching and adrenaline-driving, there are those who want more. The region also offers a plethora of other buzz-filled activities sure to knock the complacency out of any travel-weary adventurer. On the list of activities to consider are skydiving, jet boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting and rainforest trekking. And Queenstown can provide it.

When it comes to skydiving, jumpers leave the planes operated by NZONE Skydive Queenstown at more than 16, 000 feet (4, 900 meters) above sea level, well above peaceful Lake Wakatipu and the 2, 319-foot (707-meter) heights of the craggy Remarkables mountain range that rivals western Canada's Rockies in magnificence.

There are few, if any, other places in the world where you can do some scenic mountain sightseeing while plunging at a velocity of 124 mph (200 kilometers per hour) for 10, 000 feet (3, 050 meters) of free fall. In 60 seconds.

There are several jump options but my friend Andrew Benson and I went all the way and chose 15, 000-foot (4, 570-meter) jumps with experienced tandem skydivers. If you've never fully experienced being totally present in the moment, skydiving is the only way to go. Nothing else is happening as you plummet earthward before the canopy opens above you.

"Do it with someone whose smile gives you joy, " Andrew said.

NZONE also provides skydiving photographers to capture your jump for an extra fee. We took them up on the offer and wound up joining hands with our photographer in mid-air.

The mind-blowing rush of the free fall lasted 60 seconds after which we enjoyed five minutes of sailing through clear skies under the chutes' canopies.

Next, a short bus ride from Queenstown's center took us to Shotover Jet's Shotover River launch site. There, we donned black water slickers, emptied our pockets and strapped in for the speedboat ride. The half-hour trip took us at an exhilarating 75 mph (121 kilometers per hour) through the river's twisting narrow canyons.

We could almost reach out and touch canyon walls as the driver took hairpin bends and did 360-degree turns at high speed.

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