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Itinerary

Select the start time that’s most convenient for you, and then either drive yourself to Taupo Airport or request a pickup from your accommodation in Taupo.

After checking in with the reservations team, you’ll take part in a comprehensive safety briefing. Then, get your provided gear on and meet the experienced instructor who you’ll be connect to during your skydive. If you’ve opted to include a video of your experience, you’ll do a short interview before takeoff.

Climb to 15,000 feet over what is sure to be one of the world’s most stunning drop zones. Gaze down at Tongariro National Park, the great Lake Taupo and the snowy peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Doom from The Lord of the Rings. When you’ve reached the optimum altitude, move to the door of the plane and jump out into the air.

Free-fall for around a minute at dizzying speeds of up to 124 mph. Your instructor will deploy the parachute at around 5,000 feet and you’ll finish with a gentle canopy ride back down to the ground.

Your experience finishes with a drop-off back at your original departure point.

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Skydive Taupo
Overview

Take the ultimate leap of faith on this tandem skydive in Taupo, the North Island’s adventure and water sports capital. Start with a 20-minute flight over Lake Taupo, Tongariro National Park and the snowcapped peaks of the surrounding mountain ranges. Then, at 15,000 feet (4.6 km), throw yourself out of the plane with your experienced instructor and free-fall at breakneck speeds of up to 124 mph (200 kmph). Upgrade on the day to have photos or a video taken of your experience. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Taupo or Rotorua available on request.

Highlights
  • Tandem skydive in Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island
  • Fly over Lake Taupo, Tongariro National Park, Mt Ruapehu and the real-life Mt Doom
  • Leap out of a plane at 15,000 feet and free-fall at 124 mph
  • Finish with a scenic canopy ride from 5,000 feet (1.5 km)
  • Upgrade on the day to include photos or a video of your skydive (own expense)
  • Opt for included pickup and drop-off to and from your Taupo accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Stunning experience

From the booking to leaving the venue we experienced outstanding customer service. On arrival we were given an introduction with options to do by the host who was welcoming and put in a few good gags! Shortly after we were suited up ready to go....More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 8 July 2018
The view doesn't get better than this!

I ended up doing a jump from 15,000ft only a few days before my 18th birthday, and it was a life-changing experience for me. The staff and instructors were really friendly and supportive people with a tonne of character. They were able to assure us...More

2  Thank Narid D
Reviewed 23 June 2018
My daughter jumped with the spca fund raisers

friendly helpful knowledgeable staff great preparation and safety kept us informed all the way They even rung us to call us back when the cloud lifted

Thank wickedblackrose
Reviewed 18 June 2018
59th Birthday Jump

An awesome experience. The initial introduction, through to the getting dressed up was great. Alex my partner was calm and relaxed and just chatted to me throughout. The flight up was great with views in all directions. When the moment came to exit the plane,...More

1  Thank NZ67family
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile
Awesome location and even better staff!

I did my first skydive with skydive Taupo yesterday and it was absolutely incredible. Before the jump I was terrified but the staff including Matt, Roy, Leo and my instructor Chris were awesome. Chris was great in calming my nerves down, he even held my...More

Thank briohnyp
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience Briohny. We're very happy to hear that you had a good time, and very proud of our staff for providing a great customer service. Thanks again, and all the very best.

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