Sea Cliff Rope Jumping Is Gaining Popularity In Australia

Recently, adventure sports enthusiasts in Australia have become more and more interested in a dangerous and exciting activity – rope jumping. Such enthusiasts can often be seen heading to the seaside to jump from cliffs standing some 196 feet above the ocean. The activity takes place near Currarong, a town in New South Wales, and participants jump in free-fall to the ocean’s surface with nothing but a tied rope.

Rope Jumping Originated In the 90s But Became Popular Quite Recently

Ryan Newman - Cliff Rope Jumping While free-flying or rope jumping was born way back in the 90s, it grew in popularity during the past decade. The whole process can be described as bungee jumping crossed with abseiling with dizzying rope swings in between. In rope jumping, enthusiasts wear a harness that has a rope attaching it to a different line that is strung between the cliffs. It allows for a longer free-fall than bungee jumping, and jumpers often install their own ropes.

The highest free-fall during a rope jump was 1,873 ft and was done in Norway’s majestic Kjerag mountain. The leap was made by 24-year old Daisy Allen, who jumped down toward the ocean’s surface and fell until she was grabbed by the tension of the rope, just in time to swing her over the sea.

It Takes Nearly Half a Dozen People to Pull a Jumper Back

Jumper Daisy Allen is pulled back up the cliff. Jumper Daisy Allen said that for her, taking the leap was all about calming down, getting centered, and focusing on her breathing. She added that jumping down was an exhilarating experience accompanied by a thrilling rush of adrenaline. After the leap and all the subsequent swings, Allen was hauled back up the cliff by rope. It took about half a dozen people to bring her back from the abyss below. Allen’s partner, Tom Oliver, said that the activity was also about the people. He pointed out that everyone puts a lot of trust and faith in each other and were almost like an informal tribe.

The Most Adorable Small and Secret Hotels Around the World

If you’re constantly jetting around the world and seeing new sights and sounds on a regular basis, then you’ve probably stayed in generic hotels for more days than you could count. While these are normally pretty practical and cheap, if you want a little excitement in your life, then you might want to check out these small and secret hotels.

Grande Provence, South Africa

Although it’s easy to find accommodation in South Africa that offers views of Table Mountain or close connections to safari adventures, it’s important to remember that this country is also famous for its wine. So, why not stay in an adorable hotel located in a vineyard? The Grande Provence is small and stunning, and the whole hotel is set in the middle of the beautiful vines.

Nimmo Bay, British Columbia

British Columbia is known for being a nature lover’s paradise, and it’s fair to say that Nimmo Bay offers all of that in one hotel. This eco-retreat focuses on the natural world around it and offers guests the chance to really connect with the trees, the water, the animals, and so much more. Run by a family, these guys also get involved to ensure the perfect stay.

The Tsitouras Collection, Santorini

Santorini is known for being absolutely stunning, and there’s no doubt about the fact that The Tsitouras Collection offers some of the best accommodation on the island. Built into the cliffs, these private suites offer the classic Greek charm that one would expect – while also adding some style into the mix.

Hacienda De San Antonio, Mexico

Ever wanted to stay in an old farmhouse on a coffee plantation in Mexico? That’s exactly what the Hacienda De San Antonio has to offer. With just 25 rooms on offer, this small hotel is the perfect retreat for your Mexican vacation and offers amazing views of the mountains in the background.

So, which one of these secret hotels will you visit first?