Bungee jumping is one of those activities that, if you didn't know for certain that it was a real sport that adrenaline junkies part-take in, you'd assume that it couldn't possibly be real.
Think about it: participants strap themselves by the feet into a harness before jumping off tall cliffs and bridges, simply to enjoy the fall - as well as the relief that overcomes them when the elastic snaps them back and their deaths are narrowly averted.
Be that as it may, there are many people in Sydney who relish the thrill that comes with falling from a great height. While many of us would consider the sickening rebounds (caused by the elasticity of the rope) a reason to demur, bungee jumpers seem to enjoy the process of waiting for the energy caused by their jump to dissipate.
While the true thrill-seekers will undoubtedly gravitate North to the acclaimed and terrifying bungee jumping sites of AJ Hackett, there are some more tame options for Sydney-siders who are interested in trying the sport, although more preparation may be needed than would be necessary outside of the urban centre.
Through Flymotion you can rent a bunny trampoline to bring to your own events. While jumpers can enjoy the sensation of free-fall, they can rest assured that they are more securely strapped in and that the ground is cushioned by a trampoline.
Go Bananas arranges parties - in particular, bucks parties - which will offer a reasonable emulation of the bungee experience, without the towering heights required.
For both of these options, it is necessary to contact the companies for a quote. While not exactly emulating the bungee jumping experience envisaged by the more insane members of the bungee jumping community, at least you can rest assured that you will probably survive these jumps!