AJ Hackett is born
Born in Pukekohe New Zealand
Pelorous Bridge test jump
Chris Sigglekow had heard about the Oxford University student's who'd pulled off a similar stunt in Bristol England. With a borrowed parachute harness and a bit of cord cut to a random length, Chris flung himself of the Pelorous Bridge. His hump didn't quite work out - he went straight in to the water feet first and pretty much at full speed before the cord took his weight!
AJ's first jump - Greenhithe Bridge
19 metre drop from the Greenhithe Bridge over Auckland's Waitemata Harbour
AJ launched Bungy to the world by jumping illegally off the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Opening of the AJ Hackett Bungy site in Ohakune, New Zealand. This was the world's first commercial Bungy Site.
THE WORLD'S FIRST
Opening of the world's first, year round commercial public bungy site at the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand.
STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING
AJ jumps from the Auckland Stock Exchange Building. The world's first bungy jump from a building.
BUNGY CODE OF PRACTICE
First draft of the "Bungy code of practice" presented. This document would become AS/NZS 5848. The standard by which Bungy would be and is still regulated by in New Zealand.
FIRST HELI JUMP 380m
First helicopter bungy jump in France
NORMANDIE, FRANCE AND CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA
Opening of AJ Hackett Bungy sites in Normandie, France and Cairns, Australia.
Kuranda Bungy, Cairns Australia
Opening of Kuranda Bungy, Cairns Australia.
The Sir Jack Newman Award
AJ Hackett receives "The Sir Jack Newman Award" for the individual who had contributed most to tourism in New Zealand for the Year.
Opening of Las Vegas and Kissimmee Bungy sites in the USA.
Kuta Beach, Bali
Opening of the AJ Hackett Bungy site at Kuta Beach, Bali.
The Ledge, Queenstown NZ
Opening of the "Ledge" Bungy site in Queenstown.
Scable Zipline Normandie
Opening of the "Scable" (a 400 meter long cable ride) at the Normandie site in France.
The AJ Hackett Bungy company celebrated its millionth Bungy Jump client after more than ten years of existence and a dozen sites across the Globe!
Opening of the AJ Hackett Bungy site on the Condesa Beach, Acapulco, Mexico.
The Nevis, Queenstown
Opening of the Nevis Highwire Bungy site in Queenstown, the world’s only purpose built bungy gondola.
Minjin Swing, Cairns
Opening of the "Minjin" (now known as the Giant Swing) at the Cairns site in Australia.
24 hour Guinness Book of Records
505 people jump at the AJ Hackett Bungy site in Cairns to break the world record for most bungy jumps done in less than 24 hours (12 hours to be exact) and earn an official listing in the Guinness Book of Records™
Royal Gorge Bridge Jump
AJ and friends jump from the Royal Gorge Bridge (world’s highest suspension bridge at 291 meters)
Centennial Honours Award 1981 - 1991 - Tourism New Zealand – jointly awarded to AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch for the most significant contribution to New Zealand tourism over the entire decade.
Skywalk & Tower Climb, Macau Tower
Opening of Skywalk and Tower Climb at Macau Tower, Macau
Auckland Harbor Bridge, New Zealand
Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy opened in new Zealand.
Skyjump product developed
Global Distribution agreements signed with 'Skyjump'.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR HIGHEST TANDEM BUNGY JUMP
AJ sets a new Guinness World Record for the highest Tandem Bungy Jump form a helicopter over Bondi Beach Sydney – 300 meters with Australian TV personality Grant Denyer
Gusi Peace Prize
AJ awarded the Gusi Peace Prize for his contribution to Sports.
World's Highest Bungy opens, Macau Tower
Opening and jumping out of the Macau Tower in China measuring 233 metres above ground and holding the title as the highest commercial Bungy.
Viaduc Swing, Normandie France
Normandie, France open the highest Viaduc Swing in France at 61m
SOCHI SKYPARK, RUSSIA
After 2 years of construction the world's most innovative gravity park opens to the public. Known as SKYPARK. Offering the world's highest swing, world's longest suspended pedestrian walk way, 69m stunt bungy site, 207m bungy, Megatroll Zipline, climbing wall, adventure park, via ferrata and restaurant & bar.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD - MOST PEOPLE BUNGY JUMPING IN 24HRS
AJ Hackett Cairns site awarded Guinness World Record for 542 people Bungy Jumping in 24hours
SENTOSA, SINGAPORE OPENS
AJ Hackett Sentosa officially opens its doors on Siloso Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore.
Skypark by AJ Hackett is launched
Walk the Plank Launches
Walk The Plank launches in Cairns, Australia with a 2 metre wooden plank suspended 50m from the bungy tower