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.
Big Sky Parasail Flight Times: (Choose your preferred time first – then your chosen parasail date)
1) Start your booking by first selecting the “Number of Participants“. Solo flyers must choose “Single” quantity. Tandem/Triple or people flying together will choose from the “Group” quantity. Please note: People flying together must not exceed 200 kilos. If we are not able to fly everyone together we will still honor the Tandem/Triple price for all participants.
2) Next, “Choose a Date” you would like to fly.
3) Then, “Choose a Time” that you’d like to fly. If you can not find the desired Date or Time then it is not available.
4) Click on the “Book Now” button bellow. This will take you to the checkout.
5) Review your checkout cart.
6) Enter your contact details and click the “Pay Now” button. This will take you to the PayPal site for payment. If you do not have a “PayPal Account” you may choose you may choose the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” option. You will receive an email confirming your booking.
Take the memories of your Parasail flight with one of the Extra Packages below:
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!