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Tandem Skydive in Taupo from 12,000 Feet

Highlights
  • Tandem skydive in Taupo, the North Island’s adventure capital
  • Get aerial views of Lake Taupo, Tongariro National Park and the surrounding mountains during a 20-minute flight
  • Slow it down with a gentle canopy ride from 5,000 feet (1.5 km)
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Tandem Skydive in Taupo from 12,000 Feet
From US$ 190.73
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12,000ft Skydive - 10:00amMost Popular
From 12000ft, you will jump out of our pink plane and fall at speeds of 200km/ph for approximately 45 seconds. With views of the crisp blue of Lake Taupo and the snow capped peaks of our mountains.
US$ 190.73
12,000ft Skydive - 11:00am
From 12000ft, you will jump out of our pink plane and fall at speeds of 200km/ph for approximately 45 seconds. With views of the crisp blue of Lake Taupo and the snow capped peaks of our mountains.
US$ 190.73
12,000ft Skydive - 15:00pm
From 12000ft, you will jump out of our pink plane and fall at speeds of 200km/ph for approximately 45 seconds. With views of the crisp blue of Lake Taupo and the snow capped peaks of our mountains.
US$ 190.73
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Overview

Jump out of a plane at 12,000 feet (3.6 km) on this tandem skydive in Taupo, the North Island’s premier destination for water sports and white-knuckle outdoor activities. Begin with a 20-minute flight over Lake Taupo, Tongariro National Park, and Mt. Ruapehu. Then, leap out of the plane with your experienced instructor and free-fall for almost a minute at terminal velocity, reaching speeds of 124 mph (200 kph). Upgrade on the day to get photos or a video of your experience. Hotel pickup available upon request. 

What to Expect

Choose the departure time that best suits your vacation schedule, and then either drive yourself to the drop-zone or get a pickup from your Taupo accommodation.

On arrival, check in with the reservations team and take part in a safety briefing. Then, gear up and meet your tandem instructor who you will be connected to during the skydive. If you’ve decided to upgrade to receive a video of your experience, you’ll record a short interview before boarding the plane.

Ascend to 12,000 feet, taking in bird’s-eye views of Mt Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, Mt Doom from The Lord of the Rings and Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. When you’ve reached altitude, move toward the door, dangle your legs over the side and leap into the air.

Free-fall at hair-raising speeds of up to 124 mph until you reach around 5,000 feet, when your instructor will deploy the parachute. Then, catch your breath and soak up incredible views of the North Island during the 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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Reviews (29)

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Reviewed 13 August 2018
Amazing!!!

First time to do such exciting activities. Unforgettable, Amazing and the 45 sec. free fall is toooo excited for me, Ha!! Ha!! But anyway, this is a nice fly. Thanks all the crew and Thanks GOD!More

Thank JatiluwihWarisan
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience. And very good on you for getting out of your comfort zone. Well done! Our team is very knowledgeable on what they do, and well prepared, but surely the good ol' man in the sky looks after us very well....More

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Jessie

Tandem skydive is very interesting,also exciting,I like it. Before jump out of a plane, I feel little nervous,but when jump, the sky is so beautiful.The clouds under my body,so cool!

Thank 13,48,23,84,644
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That's it Jessie! That feeling of the air holding you like a cushion is incredible, isn't it? Being nervous is completely normal - it happens to all of us non-skydivers :) Thank you so much for sharing your experience. All the best!

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile
The price is right

We did the 12000ft and loved our experience! It was our first time and we will do it again for sure. Right from the start, they make you feel comfortable and safe. The free limo pick up was sweet. Cheapest skydiving company I've seen in...More

Thank Audrey M
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hey Audrey, thanks you so much for having jumped with us. We try to keep our price as competitive as possible, and we're glad that you recognized it. And we're very pleased to know that you had a great time. It would be great to...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Amazing experience!!

I have always wanted to skydive and I am glad I saved myself for Skydive Taupo. They were really friendly and helpful throughout, from the pickup in Rotorua and letting me bring a spectator, to even dropping me off somewhere before Rotorua so I could...More

Thank João S
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Obrigado João! We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Let us know when you want to jump again. Cheers!

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Unbelievable experience!! Highly recommended.

Seriously one of the most amazing experiences of a life time!! crew were such an amazing team and made you feel in the safest hands possible! guttered I didn't do the 15000ft drop as was such a surreal experience I didn't want it to end!!...More

Thank SarahL8762
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Yay!! Thanks Sarah. Pleas do recommend Skydive Taupo - we do appreciate it. And we'd love to see you again jumping from 15,000ft - it is incredible! Thanks a lot for your review. Best regards.

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