Out of the blue, over the blue
Trip Start Jul 02, 2009
33Trip End Jun 28, 2010
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The free fall was from from 4500m to 1500m and I believe that it lasted for about a minute. During the free fall, I was not really aware of the presence of the instructor and it was almost a surprise to get alerted to the fact that he was about to open the chute. The jump was actually a lot less scary than I though it would be, probably because we started from so high up and Lake Taupo seemed a long, long way away. My 1996 bungee jump off a bridge over the Zamebezi was a lot more scary. Anyway here are a pre-jump pics of me and Nina, a German vet who exited the plane just before me.
The Aratiatia dam is close to to Taupo and they open the gates several times a day.
Downstream there is a viewing platfrom from where you can watch the gorge fill up. In case you were wondering, I made a return trip to get these pics.
The Waikato River flows into Lake Taupo and the Huka falls are just outside town.
I'll finish off with some views of Lake Taupo.