New Zealand is the world’s capital of adventure tourism, and it’s giving people another reason to check the place out. Since skydiving appears to be a thing of the past now, New Zealand’s South Island near Queenstown offers a new adventure for thrill-seekers — The Nevis Catapult.
The Nevis Valley on New Zealand’s South Island near Queenstown is home of the world’s first commercial bungee jump, but it is taking things up a notch by introducing a human slingshot. However, this isn’t just a human slingshot that you attempt in your backyard; The Nevis Catapult can catapult people nearly 500 feet in mere seconds.
New Zealand got even more adventurous.
While some people feel that bungee jumping and skydiving are already too much of an adrenaline rush, wait until you see what The Nevis Catapult is all about.
Unlike skydiving, where divers jump from an airplane or other high places, The Nevis Catapult hurls riders 492 feet up and out across the Nevis Valley. The start position is similar to zip lining.
The catapult experience lasts three or four minutes, depending on velocity.
For those who are brave enough to try this human slingshot, they will reach speeds of nearly 62 miles an hour in just 1.5 seconds in the air.
However, just like any other risky adventures, this is not meant for all ages. You must be at least 13 years old and weigh at least 60 pounds or 27 kg to participate.
The Nevis swing pod in New Zealand may just be the most extreme ride in the world.
It costs $255 NZ or approx. $172 USD. Travelers who want to partake in the catapult experience will need to fill out a questionnaire and share any medical conditions in advance.
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Pictures paint a thousand words.
Proven by the archaeology photos from the archive of the National Geographic, every picture is half of the fascinating story in the world history. They are remnants of past civilizations that we can only imagine.
Digging up these photos is a beautiful experience. It’s like uncovering a veil of the past to discover the thrilling events that transpired ages ago. Now, let’s examine them one by one:
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Take one last peak at the classic design of the ancient Japanese prison.
One of Japan’s Five Great Prisons, Nara Juvenile Prison, closed its door last March 2017. Japanese Ministry of Justice proposed to turn the old prison to the first Prison Hotel in the country.
The Nara Prison existed in the year 1908. The massive red brick walls and beautiful architecture is one of the Five Great Prisons (Chiba, Kanazawa, Nagasaki, Nara, Kagoshima) built in the Meiji Era, designed by the grandfather of jail architect, Keijiro Yamashita, of the Department of Justice at that time.
It is the only remaining prison that was built by the Meiji government.
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Does this paradise really exist?
Like a paradise lost in time, this hidden gem in Italy will make you fall in love with nature and art! In the province of Salerno, Campania region of Southwest Italy located a small village called the Furore.
The Furore boasts of beautiful, jaw-dropping sceneries and traditional art decoration. The place draws travelers and tourists from all over the globe.
This hidden paradise is rich in history and tradition.