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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
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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.
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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.
From US$ 194.03
12,000ft Skydive - 12:00pm
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.
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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.

Reviews (32)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Best experience ever!!!

Me & my friend always wanted to do a sky dive and didn’t disappoint. We spoke to the lovely Steph prior to leaving to check availability and weather and she was so kind , keeping us up to date and my friend was very nervous...More

Thank sambennett_48
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile
Amazing jump from the plane

It was an amazing and unforgettable moment for my 1st jump! Great weather and incredible views from Taupo. The teams are great and helpful! Thank you so much!

Thank foone
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks a lot for your kind words. We never get tired of the view in Taupo. Let us know when you're ready for your second jump. It's normally even better than the first.

Reviewed 11 October 2018
9TH WONDER OF WORLD

It is so good and nice experience, difficult to say in words. You are 100% in safe hands, very experience and expert divers with over 30,000 jumps. Nothing to worry about ,just Jump & relax and see the magic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RAMPAL K
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks a lot for your kind words. It makes us all at Skydive Taupo to blush :) When you have some time, let us know what's your choice of the 8th wonder. We lost for them. Kindest regards

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JatiluwihWarisan
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 13,48,23,84,644
leom774, Director of Sales at Skydive Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

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!

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