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Skydiving in New Zealand

New Zealand Skydiving Packages

Duration Price
Skydive in Auckland Book Now4 hours
INR 13,087
Tandem Skydive in Queenstown8 hours
INR 12,699
Wanaka Skydiving Experience2 hours
INR 12,399
Ifly Indoor Skydiving Queenstown Book Now1 hour
INR 5,976

Skydiving in New Zealand

Abel Tasman, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Fox Glacier, Glenorchy, Franz Josef, Queenstown & Rotorua are some of the best best places to skydive in New Zealand.

Feel the blood rushing through your veins while skydiving in New Zealand from thousands of feet above the ground. An adventure activity suited for all age groups, skydiving gives a unique perspective on the gorgeous landscapes of New Zealand. 

You can take in the views of the Southern Alps while skydiving over Lake Wanaka. In addition, you can also marvel at the jaw-dropping landscapes at Skydive Glenorchy, the ones you saw while watching the famous movie ‘Lord of The Rings’. Savour the adrenaline rush while you soar high in the skies at a speed of 200 km per hour while skydiving in Queenstown. Dive amongst the mountains in Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. To enjoy the most eye-catching views of the North and South Islands, head to Abel Tasman for a memorable adventure. 

You can choose among the plenty of tour packages to skydive in New Zealand available with Thrillophilia and encounter the thrill of a free fall from thousands of feet above the ground!

Best Places for Skydiving in New Zealand

Auckland: Challenge yourself to one of the highest tandem skydives at a height of 18,000 feet in Auckland. Enjoy a freefall from the sky for 75 seconds at a speed of 75 kilometres per hour, along with an expert instructor. One of the most thrilling options for skydiving in New Zealand, Skydive Auckland promises spell-binding views of the eastern and western coasts of New Zealand. You can also see views of Waiheke Island, Piha Beach, and Mt Taranaki while undertaking this activity.

Queenstown: Soar through the skies and have an adrenaline-fueled experience at Skydive Queenstown. You can jump from heights like 9000, 12000 or 15000 feet, and be mesmerised by the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Queenstown is one of the best places to skydive in New Zealand where you will cruise at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour on this 60-second free fall. 

Abel Tasman: Get your heart racing with a 70-second freefall after jumping from a height of 16,500 feet in Abel Tasman. Before you take the giant leap, you can marvel at the views of the North and South Islands on a 10-to-20-minute-long flight. One of the most scenic places for skydiving in New Zealand, Abel Tasman is well known for spectacular views of Bark Bay, Torrent Bay, Awaroa Beach and Totaranui Beach. 

Fox Glacier: Choose among multiple height options starting from 10000 to 18000 feet, and experience a thrilling tandem skydive excursion at Fox Glacier. Experience this scenic dive amongst the highest mountains like Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman of New Zealand. Cherish the views of Franz Josef Glacier, beautifully tucked away between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps. Take one incredible adventure off your bucket list as you enjoy the pulse-racing 85-second freefall at Fox Glacier in New Zealand. 

Bay of Islands: One of the popular destinations for skydiving in New Zealand, the Bay of Islands offers four skydiving heights for thrill seekers. Gear up for the ultimate high when you free fall for up to 85 seconds from the maximum height of 18,000 feet here. You will find yourself cruising above the 144 islands that make the Bay of Islands look like tiny dots in the ocean. 

Glenorchy: Gift yourself the adventure of a lifetime with a tandem skydive in New Zealand from a height of 15,000 feet in Glenorchy. Experience a free fall of 65 seconds and marvel at the jaw-dropping views of Mt Aspiring and the Fiordland National Park. Don’t be surprised if the picturesque scenery reminds you of movies like Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit which were shot here. 

Lake Wanaka: Feel the thrill at Lake Wanaka when you jump from the sky at 200 kilometres per hour for the best skydiving in New Zealand. Here, you can choose among various heights like 9,000, 12,000, or 15,000 feet. Experience an adrenaline rush with a 60-second freefall looking over the Southern Alps and Mt Cook. After you hop off the plane, you will be greeted by captivating views of River Clutha on the South Island. 

Taupo: Revel in the stunning views of Lake Taupo when you skydive for up to 70 seconds of free fall. One of the most famous places for skydiving in New Zealand, Taupo Skydiving offers a jump height of 18,500 feet to enthral you with a pulsating experience. When you are up in the air, you can see the entire North Island, coast to coast. In addition, the picturesque views of Mount Tongariro, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe on a 20-minute flight before the drop are truly remarkable. 

Tips to know before You Go

Some of the tips and hacks which you should know before skydiving in New Zealand are: 

  1. Make sure that you wear suitable well-fitted clothes along with covered shoes and sturdy goggles. 
  2. Ensure you hydrate yourself and have a light meal a few hours before the flight so that you do not feel dizzy. 
  3. Check that you meet the eligibility criteria regarding the weight limit for skydiving.  
  4. Take basic precautions like checking the harness and wearing a helmet. 
  5. Listen to the instructions clearly and ask questions wherever you feel necessary. 
  6. Keep yourself calm and motivated by not letting the fear deter you from enjoying one of the biggest adventures of your lifetime. 
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Which are the best places to go skydiving in New Zealand?

1. Abel Tasman: Abel Tasman can be considered as one of the best places to try out New Zealand skydiving, if you are someone who has got high regards for scintillating beaches, picturesque islands, and granite cliffs. Located in Central Motueka, the national park will give you a wonderful view during your fall. In the course of taking this activity, you will get a chance to float in the air soaking the glorious views of the turquoise blue ocean waters and widespread mountain ranges.

Location: Hangar One, 16 College Street Motueka Airport, Motueka, New Zealand
Prices: $ 249 NZD per person onwards

2. Auckland: If you wish to live the thrill of jumping a freefall from more than 16000 feet above the ground, then the best place in New Zealand to try it would undoubtedly be Auckland. The experience of coming towards the earth at a speed of 200 km per hour is just incredible, unforgettable and completely unexpected. The best part of this dive would definitely be the view of the fluffy white clouds on the seamless ocean.

Location: Parakai Airfield, Auckland, New Zealand
Prices: $ 295 NZD per person onwards

3. Bay of Islands: Bay of Islands is also considered to be one of the best places to try out skydiving in New Zealand. This is one of most sought after destinations to try out tandem skydiving from a height of about 16500 feet above the ground. The dive also happens to be one of the highest recorded jumps in the Northlands and at the same time the divers will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of 144 islands existing in the Bay.

Location: 182 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri 0475, New Zealand
Prices: $ 299 NZD per person onwards

4. Fox Glacier: Fox Glacier is famed to be one of the most exciting places to skydive in New Zealand as it presents a magical view of the famous Westland National Park located in the Southern Alps Glacier. It is one of the highest snow fields with a blue ocean and sprawling rainforest all around. New Zealand skydiving activity will just give you some of the best memories and thrilling fun that you will never forget in your entire lifetime from tightening up the harness to taking the leap and finally landing on the ground.

Location: 1 Cook Flat Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Prices: $ 249 NZD per person onwards

5. Franz Josef: Franz Josef happens to be the highest skydive of New Zealand with 19000 feet above the ground. This skydive is believed to be one of the most scenic drives in the whole world as you get to enjoy the surreal view of the ocean, rivers, and majestic mountain ranges of New Zealand. As the dive takes you close to some of the most scenic landscapes of the island country, this is one of the most popular and highly recommended activities to try out during your visit.

Location: 20 Main Road, Franz Josef Glacier 7886, New Zealand
Prices: $ 319 NZD per person onwards

6. Glenorchy: Glenorchy can be considered as a gateway to paradise as it is called the small alpine village. This place is surrounded by forest and imposing mountain ranges on all sides. The famous dropzones in Glenorchy will leave every single soul drooling over the thought of making a perfect landing while capturing every bit of the alluring views. This place has been used for numerous movies shootings like the famous The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings. Visiting this place for carrying out this activity is surely going to be a once in a lifetime experience.

Location: Glenorchy Airfield, Glenorchy, New Zealand
Prices:$ 335 NZD per person onwards

7. Queenstown: Queenstown is widely popular for being the birthplace of Tandem Skydiving in New Zealand. It is one of the most sought after places to head out on this adventure activity. Being dropped from 15000 feet above the earth is surely a great adventure as you will drop freely treating your eyes with some of the incredible views of snow capped mountains, beautiful landscapes, and much more.

Location: Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Prices: $ 299 NZD per person onwards

8. Rotorua: Rotorua is one of the best places for skydiving in New Zealand where you will get a chance to embrace the wilderness with a pumping adrenaline rush. The picturesque environment of this place including the valleys, infinite trails, and natural geysers will give you one of the most insane experiences of your life. You will be jumping off from the plane at around 15000 feet and be ready to be welcomed by the blue, green, and brown earth.

Location: 1103 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Prices: $ 360 NZD per person onwards (available in combo with rafting and zydro)

How much does it cost to skydive in New Zealand?

It can cost anywhere between INR 14,000 to INR 30,000 to enjoy skydiving in New Zealand. The actual cost depends on the altitude of the drive. Generally, skydiving from higher altitudes costs more. The price is inclusive of a tandem jump, a professional instructor, and all the essential equipment. 

What are the different types of skydiving in New Zealand?

1. Tandem Skydiving: Tandem New Zealand skydiving is specially suitable for beginners who require instructors with them like a backpack. You will be closely harnessed with the expert instructor all through the flight and he will help you to maneuver when needed.

You will jump off the plane and then pull the ripcord to open the parachute to complete the activity. The entire session of skydiving takes half a day to complete.

2. Static Line Skydiving: Static line Skydiving is curated for amateurs as it involves a static line that holds you to the aircraft and it plays an important role for the deployment of the main canopy.

You will experience a very short free fall just before the parachute comes into action. To take part in this activity, you will need to spend at least 4 - 5 hours on ground training.

3. Accelerated Freefall Skydiving: If you are interested for some serious adventure then this is the sport to try out during your visit to New Zealand. In case of accelerated freefall, you will jump off the plane accompanied by two instructors.

You will have to maintain a strong grip on the harness and at the same time need to ensure better stability by sending instruction through hand signals in the middle of the air. You will be pulling the ripcord at 5500 feet after spending a 50 second free fall. There will be an instructor present on the ground who will be guiding you over radio signals for a smoother and safe landing.

What is the best time for skydiving in New Zealand?

The best time for skydiving in New Zealand would be during the winter and summer season. If you wish to make the most of your visit, then you can plan to take part in this activity during the months of December and January.

What is the age limit to go skydiving in New Zealand?

There is no age limit to go for skydiving in New Zealand. From seven-year-old children to 90-year-old elderlies, this activity can be enjoyed by all. You will need to be accompanied by a guardian or parent if you are less than 18 years of age.

What are the important things to keep in mind while going for skydiving in New Zealand?

Yes, there is a weight restriction for Skydiving in New Zealand as the activity has got a lot to do with weight and gravity pull. Being overweight for this activity will take a serious toll on the parachute that you will be using for your landing.

The weight for tandem New Zealand skydiving is fixed at 225 pounds and for accelerated free fall is fixed at 220 pounds.

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