New Zealand: Tandem Skydive Queenstown

Adding a New Zealand skydive experience to your extreme activity resume is easy with Skydive Wanaka. You don’t need previous skydiving experience… the only thing a previous tandem skydive gives you is a better understanding of why people recommend Wanaka when asked where to skydive in New Zealand.

Your New Zealand skydive experience starts here with your briefing inside our very own cabin of adventure! The video will tell you what you’ve let yourself in for, and will also explain the camera options we have available to purchase.

Once you’ve checked in, we will plan the loads & take payment from you. That’s when you get to meet your skydiving instructor, AKA your BEAUTIFUL STRANGER!! Your instructor has many thousands of skydives under his belt and is ready to ensure you have the best skydive in New Zealand.

When you’re getting ready, feel free to write some messages on your hands to show the camera – and break the news to your friends & family in style! Pens are provided in the departure lounge, so no need to bring your own.

You take to the skies in our orange & white skydive plane – a Cessna Caravan, offering a comfortable, quick flight to altitude and maximum opportunity to take in the jaw-dropping views on the way up to your chosen skydive altitude.

The flight to altitude is 10-15 minutes, during which you can enjoy unrivalled and uninterrupted views of Wanaka’s world-renowned lakes and mountains, the Upper Clutha river, and, on a clear day, Mount Cook.

Move toward the plane’s now-open door, securely harnessed to your highly-qualified tandem skydiving instructor… pause on the edge, then… SENSORY OVERLOAD! You’re flying through the air at 200kph! You’re not falling – you’re flying and the view is truly INCREDIBLE. Your adrenalin is flowing as your senses try to process the intensity of the experience.

Your camera flyer or tandem skydive master captures your personal New Zealand skydive adventure for you, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the amazing experience.

Your parachute activates. You enjoy the view as you float – exhilarated – toward the ground.

Your feet touch the earth. You’re safely back on the ground after a smooth landing at the Skydive Wanaka dropzone.

  • From 15,000 ft you will freefall for up to 60 seconds
  • The maximum speed is about 200 kilometres per hour / 124 miles per hour!!

  • Nothing much! So long as you have closed toe foot wear that won’t fall off, and an appropriate amount of clothing depending on the season. In Winter, we do recommend that multiple layers are more suitable than one large jacket.

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If you are a group of 4 or more people, we can help you tailor your trip. We’ll take care of all the practicalities and make sure all the details are taken care of. 

All groups have a personal travel consultant with a 24/7 emergency phone.

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