The former Fly By Wire building behind Queenstown Hill,
closed since 2008. Photo by ODT.
AJ Hackett Bungy has resurrected plans to establish a
commercial bungy jump in a valley behind Queenstown Hill.
A resource application has been lodged with the Queenstown
Lakes District Council by Hat Ltd for a certificate of
compliance for the proposed activity, which was approved in
The certificate for the original jump had lapsed.
''Hat Ltd now proposes to establish the bungy jump on the
site. Accordingly, [the company] seeks that a new certificate
of compliance be issued.''
The Companies Office lists Hat directors as Henry van Asch,
Andrew Brinsley, Michael Davies and John Ward.
In a statement to the Otago Daily Times, the company
said the certificate was being renewed to provide it with an
option to cater to ''possible future demand in the tourism
There was no timeline for construction or opening.
The site behind Queenstown Hill had formerly been the
location of the Fly By Wire operation, which closed in 2008.
The facility would comprise four 700m-long steel ''support
cables'' suspended in an X shape across the valley at a
maximum height of 202m.
Two bungy ''cars'' would run up and down pairs of guide
Jumpers would enter a car with a jumpmaster where they would
be connected to a bungy cord fixed to the base of the car.
The car would ascend to the jumper's selected height - from
between 40m and 185m. The application said no indigenous
vegetation would be removed and lighting would be directed
away from adjoining sites and roads.
Construction of landing areas and tracks would require no
Earthworks required to construct cable anchor points and
other structural components would not exceed 300cu m.
The site was zoned rural general.
The proposal did not fall within any descriptions of
prohibited, non-complying, discretionary or controlled
activities, or breach any site, zone or standard and was,
therefore, a permitted activity, the application said.