HEALTH & SAFETY AT VELOCITY VALLEY
Velocity Valley is committed to providing a safe, enjoyable experience to all our visitors.
All of our activities have an impeccable safety record; Velocity Valley undergoes a number of auditing processes both internally and externally throughout the year.
Velocity Valley holds Qualmark GOLD
Which is Tourism New Zealand’s official stamp of quality approval. A Qualmark assessor will come on site annually to assess everything from systems, to customer service and safety practices, to ensure we are delivering the best possible experience to our visitors. Visit the Qualmark website for more information.
All of our activities utilise and operate with tried and true industry standard equipment, to ensure that the highest level of safety is maintained.
Each activity at Velocity Valley has a different training programme in place to ensure the crew member that is looking after you is an expert at what they do.
The Legal Stuff
As a business, Velocity Valley has to comply with New Zealand legislation and we are regulated by the Department of Labour, under the Amusement Park Devices Act and Maritime New Zealand.
The entire park is covered by $NZD10m Public Liability Insurance. If you require a copy of the certificate, please download here. We also have available a copy of our Risk Analysis if required.
The Fun Stuff
Am I Too short? Too tall? Too fat? Too skinny? Too wide? Too Young? Too Old?……….The answer is NO you’re not, just follow these simple guidelines for each activity.
There is no minimum or maximum age requirement in order for our visitors to participate, however you do need to meet our health and safety standards for each activity as follows:
Swoop: Minimum height of 1 metre
Freefall Xtreme: Minimum age 5 years old. Maximum Weight 110 kgs
Agrojet: Minimum height of 1 metre
Shweeb Racer: Minimum height of 1.3 metres and maximum of 2 metres
Rotorua Bungy: Minimum weight of 35 kgs and minimum age of 10 years. Under 15yrs require parental consent
The legal age for bungy jumping in New Zealand is 10 years of age. If you are 15 years of age and under, you must have parental or guardian consent. Minimum weight is 35KGS or 77lbs. Please click here to read more about Rotorua Bungy.
Minimum height required is 1m or 3.3ft. We have smaller Swoop harnesses for children and taller harnesses for adults. Please click here for more information about the Swoop.
Minimum weight required is 20kg, Minimum weight can vary depending on wind conditions. Minimum age 5 years old – click here to read more about Freefall Xtreme.
Minimum height is 1m tall or 3.3 ft – find out more about racing around the course with Agrojet.
Minimum height is 1.3m tall or 3.6ft. Maximum height is 2m tall – click here to read more about the Shweeb.
Medical or Health Conditions
If you are pregnant, have a heart condition, neck or back problems, epilepsy, a neurological disorder you should not participate in any of the above activities. You should seek medical advice first.
If you do have any queries that you would like addressed on a one-to-one basis before your visit, please contact Velocity Valley and we can consult our operations team based on your requirements.
Velocity Valley is fully accessible for those with physical disabilities. Our activities cater for a wide variety of abilities. Staff are available to assist where required.
OUR QUALITY STANDARDS
Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. Qualmark makes it easy for travellers to select high quality places to stay, things to do, and ways to get around.
When you see a business displaying the Qualmark symbol you can be assured that the business has met stringent quality standards and environmental criteria – earning New Zealand tourism’s official quality mark.
Velocity Valley Adventure Park has carried the Qualmark accreditation for 19 years of operation. We are proud to be rated Qualmark Gold and continually strive to improve on our business and environmental contribution.