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We took our intern bungy jumping and this is what happened

Posted on 30/06/2015 by
Pictured: ITC intern Vaheana bungy jumps off Auckland Harbour Bridge. Thanks for the great day AJ Hackett Bungy!

Pictured: ITC intern Vaheana bungy jumps off Auckland Harbour Bridge. Thanks for the great day AJ Hackett Bungy!

Vaheana, our intern from French Polynesia, has been helping out the ITC marketing team over the past several weeks. She recently joined ITC tutor Mel on a short course and was given the opportunity to bungy jump off the Harbour Bridge – a true New Zealand tourism experience! Vaheana shares what happened on this exhilarating day out.

Thanks to Lesley and Mel, who kindly offered to take me on an ITC Adventure Tourism short course, I had the amazing opportunity to jump off the Harbour Bridge.

As soon as we arrived at AJ Hackett Bungy the friendly staff started to get us ready for the attraction. We had to wear a suit, a harness and of course a helmet. Once everyone was ready Sophie – our tour guide for the day – gave us a little bit of history about the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The Bridge was originally built in the 50s to link the North Shore to the Auckland CBD. Before that, people had to take a ferry to go to the North Shore.

We started the activity by walking to the Bungy Pod where every one jumped one by one. Watching the others jumping off only makes you more excited and more nervous at the same time. And then it was finally my turn.

3, 2, 1… Jump!

ITC intern bungy jumping

Vaheana “just loved the feeling and would definitely do it again!”

I have to admit I was a bit scared and I kept staring at the sea. I didn’t jump after the first countdown because I wasn’t ready yet. But the second one was the good one: I took a deep breath and I jumped. The jump only lasts a few seconds and it fills you up with adrenalin.

I just loved the feeling and I would definitely do it again. Maybe next time I will choose to touch the water (if it’s not too cold!)

Now time to climb

The ITC short course students and Vaheana on top of the Auckland Harbour Bridge

The ITC short course students and Vaheana on top of the Auckland Harbour Bridge

After we jumped off the bridge we then climbed it for an hour and a half. This is one of the most unique attractions in Auckland – it is the only bridge climb in all of New Zealand. During the walk, Sophie shared little secrets about the bridge and its architectural features. At the summit, we enjoyed an amazing 360 degree view of Auckland.

Both of these activities are a must-do if you are visiting Auckland – they both give you a lot of adrenalin and a stunning view of the city. I really recommend them if you have the chance to visit.

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