Tandem Extreme Swing – 2 People – Taupo – Swing High, Swing Low – This adrenalin rush adds another dimension to the plethora of adventure activities in the Lake Taupo Region. A J Hackett offers this fun and thrills experience – an exhilarating giant swing over the Waikato River. With speeds of up to 70kph, this full-on ride will have you soaring through the air before swooping out across the river. Swing solo – or with a friend, either way it’s something you’ll want to do again, and again, and againIt offers those who are challenged by the idea of hanging upside down, a feet-first mind-blowing rush while having you mate alongside.The swing itself, is operated from a platform, 44 metres above the Waikato River. For those that take on the extreme swing, our crew will get them signed up and weighed, then it’s off to the platform for a full body harnessing. Once the harness is connected, its action time! Swingers can choose a countdown or the surprise option, either way the release cord is pulled and the freefall kicks in. Swinging right down towards the crystal clear waters below, then arcing up to nearly 180°, the experience will reach speeds of up to 70kph. As the swinging slows, one can finally enjoy the scenery as the winch takes care of the ride back to the platform.