Parasailing is one of New Zealand’s top-rated activities and with Big Sky Parasail, you’re in great hands. Located on Lake Taupo Big Sky Parasail is New Zealand’s premier Parasail company operating a nine metre purpose built winch boat Ensuring a smooth dry take off and landing from our back flight deck.
Big Sky Parasail offers 2 different flights. A 500 ft. and an 1000 ft. flight above the stunning Lake Taupo taking in a birds eye view of Taupo township all the way down to the Tongariro National park and Mount Ruapehu. Our unique optional “Freefall”. This is where we slow down the boat and let you parachute down to the waters edge, only to be whisked back up into the sky!
We can fly up to 200 kilos. Single, tandem or triple! Come get high, fly Big Sky! Big Sky is a seasonal operation. Oct.-April. We depart hourly from the Taupo boat Harbour, Berth # 20. Professional digital photo and video packages are available. Fun for the whole family. No experience necessary. Observers are welcomed on space availability.
Want to fly by yourself? No problem as long as you’re over 60 kgs. You can fly 500 or 1000 feet for stunning views of Lake Taupo, you choose the height! All flights are 12 minutes long and come with an optional ‘freefall’ decent. Enjoy an optional refreshing dip in the clear lake waters with the Big Sky dip near the end of your flight. Rise into the air behind the boat and enjoy the peaceful silence of the skies. Take in the panoramic views of Lake Taupo and the tranquil waters below while you drift through the clouds.
Take the memories of your Parasail flight with one of the Extra Packages below:
Photo/Video package can be booked at departure:
Photo Package – $40
Do you want to capture your flight on photos? We can photograph your experience with our Canon EOS/300mm zoom lens. Our crew work together maneuvering the boat to take 40 – 50 photos on an 8gb mini/maxi SD chip. The chip is yours to keep!
Video Package – $40
Looking for some live video. Why not capture your flight experience with our GoPro Hero 6 Sessions. Our cameras have been set to a video/photo mode. You will get 1 video file plus 90+ image files! We can either mount the camera out in front of you or we can provide you with selfie stick, allowing you to capture all the views! The video/photos are captured on an 8gb mini/maxi SD chip. The chip is yours to keep!
Combo Photo/Video Deal – $70
Do you want all the photos from our Canon EOS as well as the video/photos from the GoPro? If you purchase our Combo deal we will give you 2 SD cards for $70 instead of $80…saving you $10!