AJ Hackett Bungy, Minjin Swing

AJ Hackett Bungy Cairns is set in the most beautiful location; it covers 7 acres of land which surrounded by the world heritage listed Daintree rainforest. With tropical rainforest comes wildlife, so you may also be lucky enough to see some unique Australian wildlife such as wallabies, bush turkies, goanna's and even snakes.

AJ Hackett Bungy in Cairns has two options for you. A bungy jump or a Minjin Swing. Both have incredible views of the Great Barrier Reef when you're at the top of the tower waiting to plunge into the rainforest. You can choose from 16 different styles of Bungy Jump, however leave the really technical ones until you've practised some of the others first!

The Minjin Swing allows 1 - 3 people to swing at the same time reaching up to 120km/ph. On Sundays they have a great Sunday session and it's a perfect place to relax and enjoy a few beers.

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Cairns Bungy Jump

So, here I find myself 50 metres above the ground ready to bungy jump! 50 metres doesn't seem too scary or high but it is a different story when you find yourself up there! All I can see is fantastic views of the Great Barrier Reef as well as being surrounded by gorgeous tropical rainforest. There were some awesome little creatures lurking around such as Wallabies and Bush Turkeys. The location definitely makes the experience unique.

As I'm standing there I start to feel a little wobbly and nervous but there was a big queue of people behind me and lifting my spirits. The guide was SO lovely and reassuring that I was going to fine, then out of no where I just did it and JUMPED reaching a speed of 120kms per hour. It was so much fun and the adrenaline rush was awesome, I just wanted to keep jumping! The crew were spot on with safety and slowly get you back on to the ground safely.

By the way if you're brave one of the 16 ways of jumping to chose from is on your BMX!

Minjin Swing

Next was the Minjin Swing – My favourite! I had sooooo much fun and could do that every week! After relaxing and having a few drinks from the bar, we went and got ready for the swing. The swing holds up to 3 people, so my friends and I all went on together. I was a little nervous at first when we were being lifted up to the height we were being dropped from but the view was fantastic and completely distracted me, I could see over Cairns and it was beautiful.

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I took a deep breath, waited for the lights to turn green and my friend had control over pulling the rope to release us. 3,2,1 GOOOO!

WOOOOSHHHH we dropped and as we began to rise it was a breathtaking experience, breathing in the fresh air and watching over Cairns at an amazing height and speed! We swung for a few minutes until we stopped and were released.

I would highly recommend the Minjin Swing for those who don't think they can manage the bungy jump. It's an activity that you can all do together.

10 out of 10 for a great day out!


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