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Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

Highlights
  • Tamdem skydiving in Taupo from 12,000 feet (3,660 meters)
  • Once-in-a-lifetime adventure in New Zealand's original drop zone
  • Jump with an expert tandem master
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Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving
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12000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, departing at 9:20am. Hotel pickups commence prior
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Overview
Experience the thrill of freefalling from 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) above Lake Taupo on this New Zealand tandem skydiving adventure. Prepare for your flight with pickup in a stretch Hummer, then gear up and gather your courage on the flight up to altitude. After jumping from the plane with a tandem master, enjoy 40 exhilarating seconds of freefall followed by unbeatable views of both coasts and the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park as you glide back to earth by parachute.
What to Expect
Your day will begin with a pickup from your Taupo accommodation in a brand new stretch Hummer. Alternatively, you have the option to self-drive to the drop zone if you’d prefer, there will be plenty of parking.

Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign a waiver form before being taken through your options regarding altitude and cameras. If you decide you wish to do the 15,000ft instead you can pay for the upgrade directly on the day. Once you've decided on your height and camera options it's time to get ready! You will be shown you through the hangar where you can store your belongings in our lockers before gear up.

It's gear up time! You will meet your tandem master and camera man, smile and wave for the camera and watch the safety video while we outfit you in a jumpsuit, harness, hat and goggles. When you're all geared up it's time to enter the plane and take off. Your tandem master will point out the beautiful sights around the Lake Taupo region on your scenic flight up to altitude, which takes about 15-minutes.

The moment of truth has arrived - it's time for freefall! Your tandem master will move you towards the door. Stop and smile for a quick photo before exiting, then experience the amazing feeling of freefalling at 200kph above Lake Taupo! Enjoy 40 seconds from 12,000ft, and spot the coast to coast views and snowy volcanoes of Tongariro National Park!

At 5,000ft your tandem master will deploy the parachute and you float back to earth, enjoying more of the stunning views. You may even get to steer the parachute! Upon landing, you will take a post-freefall picture.

After the skydive we will de-gear you, then grab a glass of water while you laugh at your skydiving video in our cinema. Just before you leave you can check out the T-shirts and Hoodies on offer in the shop, then we'll give you a certificate before taking you back to your accommodation.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
BEST DAY EVER!

It was AMAZING!!! The staff were really friendly and reassuring and my tandem master,Andrew Godfrey made it an unforgettable experience! He was really friendly and funny. Would definitely do it again! 15,000 ft this time.

Thank Wendy R
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Wendy, Awesome that you had a great time with us doing your skydive! And on top having one of our amazing Tandem Masters Andy to jump with! We can't wait to have you back and jumping from 15.oooft!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The best decision ever.

Skydiving was always something that I had wanted to do at least once in my life. When the opportunity came, I jumped on it and it really was the best decision I've made. If you're not afraid of some adrenaline, this is really the activity...More

Thank Jina H
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Jina, Thank you for your review! it is great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself while ticking off this item on your bucket list and we are happy you have done that with us! :) Skydiving in winter is not the warmest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The best adrenaline rush ever!!

What can I say, everyone has to experience sky-diving. There is nothing (that I have experienced) that can give such a unique adrenaline rush as sky-diving. And all the staff at Taupo Tandem Skydiving were super helpful and David, my tandem master, was just brilliant.More

Thank digitour2018
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Director of Sales at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank YOU Dan for jumping with us! Great to hear it was such a wonderful experience and we agree everyone needs to try it at least once, maybe twice! ;) We hope you're able to come back out and join us again but until then,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing experience with Ian Tomkinson!

Thank you Ian Tomkinson my skydive tandem master for the amazing skydiving experience. He is really good friendly and professional. Thank you so much for the great experience. I still feel so surreal! Must do activities in NZ! Once again thank you so much Ian...More

Thank StepfanieWee
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Awesome you had such an amazing skydiving experience with us doing your skydive! Ian surely is a great tandem master - we make sure he gets your great comment!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic!

Big thanks to the staff and especially adam, he made an unbelievable experience even better. Highly recommend

Thank iancampelj
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you so very much for this great review! We will pass your thanks on to Adam - he sure is an awesome tandem master :)

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