With such incredible scenery, it comes as no surprise that Skydiving inNew Zealand is consistently voted one of the best places in the world to jump out of a perfectly good airplane (with a parachute, of course!). Here’s our guide to what we think, are the best eight skydive places in New Zealand. Along with what we have experienced ourselves found the best ten Tandem Skydives jumps in New Zealand’s North Island & South Island.
So where’s the best place’s we have chosen?
Skydiving over the Bay of Islands with ‘Skydive Bay of Islands’ is arguably the most scenic and picturesque skydive you can do in New Zealand, letting you experience the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands from the air. If the weather permits, you may even catch a glimpse of the Cavalli Islands to the north of us too!
One of the best things about Tandem Skydiving, apart from the fact that you’re harnessed to someone who has done this literally thousands of times before and has lived to tell the tale, is that you can experience freefall on your very first jump. That’s the most exciting part!
Are you ready for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime?!
Skydive Auckland – 16,500ft! We are the only skydiving company in Auckland and we offer the experience of a lifetime with the highest tandem skydive available on the North Island, with 75 seconds of breathtaking freefall at 200kmph. Experience stunning views of both the east and west coast of NZ, Waiheke Island, Piha Beach, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Taranaki. An absolute ‘must do’ on any self-respecting adrenaline junkies bucket list!
Your Taupo Tandem Skydiving experience is packed full of adrenalin & excitement from the time you are picked up from your accommodation in our courtesy limousine to arriving at drop zone base to meet our professional crew who will brief you on everything you need to know. Once geared up with a jumpsuit and harness and you’ve been introduced to your tandem master …… you are ready to fly.
You are bound to be feeling a little nervous …after all you are about to jump out of a perfectly good plane!
Experience a 12,000ft jump over one of the best skydiving locations in New Zealand with Skydive Taupo . With its vast mountain ranges, lush forests, awesome geothermal activity and NZ’s largest lake, it’s no wonder Taupo is the skydiving capital of the North Island. Be in awe of the outstanding views of this magnificent region as you climb to either 12,000ft or 15,000ft then take the leap of faith and experience a mind blowing 45 or 60 second freefall
Aboard their unique plane, you will take a spectacular scenic flight as a window-framed taste of the view to come. Reaching height the door opens and the adrenaline kicks in. Beprepared for the adrenaline rush, as you will free-fall at 200km/h! Make sure you keep your eyes open – you can now see from the East to the West Coast; from White Island to Taranaki; the gorgeous Tongariro National Park and the clear waters of Lake Taupo.
Skydive over paradise at 16,500 ft, one of the highest in NZ. See both islands, jump over 3 national parks, turquoise oceans, snow-capped mountains. You’ll enjoy a scenic flight climbing to altitude-then the door opens and the adrenaline rushes as you free fall for over 60 seconds. When your parachute opens you gently fly over one of the most beautiful areas in the world. You are in great hands with our friendly staff and stellar safety record. We offer the best scenery, friendliest team and an amazing photography package. .
Fox Glacier skydiving offers adrenaline-pumping adventure and excitement! Jump out of an airplane on a tandem skydive in Fox Glacier and experience freefall in a safe, yet fun-filled environment. Experienced skydivers can choose to jump by themselves.
Skydive from 9,000 ft, 13,000 ft or 16,500 ft above the West Coast glaciers with Skydive Fox Glacier. Surrounded by rainforests, glaciers, Mount Cook & Mount Tasman and the Tasman Sea, Fox Glacier is one of the most beautiful places in the world for skydiving and voted ‘2nd most scenic skydive in the world.’
Skydive Franz has New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook and the biggest glaciers Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers immediately on the right and the wide blue ocean on the left. Skydive amongst mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean views. Tandem skydiving is the fastest, easiest and safest way for an inexperienced skydiver to enjoy the thrill of jumping out of a plane, free falling through the sky at 200kph/120mph and floating safely to the ground under a parachute. The system includes a harness and parachute system for both the passenger and the instructor to share, so you can simply enjoy the thrill of the experience knowing your instructor has everything under control.
Need more proof this is the best place in the world to skydive? Check us out below, the photos and video speak for themselves.
This is the ultimate in New Zealand adrenaline adventure, Lake Wanaka is one the best places to jump from a perfectly good plane Skydiving is an unforgetable experience. Climbing high above the stunning southern alpine scenery in the custom built X-STOL skydive plane, your incredible scenic flight captures breath-taking 360 degree views of NZ’s highest mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers.
So why not Strap yourself to a beautiful stranger for the experience of a lifetime with Skydive Wanaka, New Zealand’s most spectacular, multi award winning high altitude skydive!
You can select from many options to enjoy your Skydive Wanaka experience. Add videos, photos and other extras to your booking to make this memory last forever.
The first skydive is a scary thing. BE BRAVE. Even if you’re not, pretend to be, no one can tell the difference. Choose your skydive altitude from 15,000ft, 12,000ft or 9,000ft over Queenstown and get ready to embrace the fear.
After a 15 minute scenic flight to altitude, you will nudge towards the edge of the plane before being thrown out! Keep your head up, smile at your skydive photographer and take in the stunning surroundings. After an exhilarating freefall, you will experience a 5 minute parachute ride, floating safely back down to the skydive drop zone.
It takes a certain kind of person to skydive from 15,000ft. It takes courage. You step out of that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you freefall at 200km/hour. The personal challenge is immense!
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How can you overload your senses in a matter of seconds, while free falling at 140mph? Skydiving!
It is a must-do adrenalin activity in New Zealand. Apart from being a crazy experience that you’ll never forget, what makes skydiving in New Zealand extra special is the national parks, lakes, mountains and beaches that you will be hurtling towards. Skydiving is a fine way to see New Zealand.
Because skydiving isn’t exactly the cheapest activity, it’s likely that you will only be doing it once while you’re in New Zealand. Check out the list and see which one sounds like your sort of skydive.