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Discover your own natural high while jumping from a plane  ranging from 9,000ft to 15,000ft above New Zealand's most stunning alpine scenery! Freefall at 200km/hour over Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area - the place of greenstone.

This exciting tour offers you not only the most breath-taking scenery in the world, but also promises you the most personalised tandem skydiving adventure in New Zealand.

Sit back and enjoy as we drive you along Lake Wakatipu to our drop zone, located in Glenorchy. Known as ‘The Gateway to Paradise’, you may recognize Glenorchy as Middle Earth, with many “Lord of The Rings” and “The Hobbit” movie settings nearby.

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Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Mount Aspiring National Park
Skydive Southern Alps
Get the ultimate adrenaline fix with an exhilarating tandem skydiving experience in Glenorchy. Feel the thrill of a high-speed free-fall as you jump from 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) and reach speeds of up to 200km/hr (124m/hr). Then, float back to earth under a canopy and soak up the breath-taking scenery of the UNESCO-listed Mt Aspiring and Fiordland national parks. Most importantly: your tandem skydive will be accompanied by a tandem instructor at all times, ensuring maximum fun with minimal risk!
  • Tandem skydive over the Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks
  • Brave a hair-raising free-fall from a height of 15,000 feet (4,572 meters)
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views of the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Te Wahipounamu
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Must do in your Lifetime ! The southern Alps view is astonishing

Do not miss out on doing this if you are in Queenstown. Once in a lifetime experience and the expertise of the jump guides kept me very calm to the climb up to 15.000 feet. Tandem jump and I absolutely loved my experience of this...More

Thank Kristjan_Iceman
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Breathtaking scenery

Absolutely gorgeous place to do a skydive. I've dived before and this is my favourite. The staff are all friendly and helpful. You can't really go wrong here.

Thank Johnna R
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile
Probably the most scenic dive

When it comes to new zealand the images of adventure sports particularly skydiving and paragliding come to mind. There are multiple locations offering these sports in both island but Queenstown remains quite popular. Queenstown offers skydiving at three locations - southern alps being best as...More

Thank Akshay Y
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Must to do in Queenstown

Personally, views from Southern Alps is better than Nzone because there are heaps of small mountains around there and covered by snow. I even saw Mt Cook and Milford Sound in the flight. Scenery is gorgeous! During the free fall, I did not feel as...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018
Amazing! Best day ever!

My friend invited me to come on "Girls go skydiving weekend" to celebrate her 50th birthday. This was to be her 4th jump, and her 3rd with these guys so I figured they must be good. As it was my first jump I was scared...More

Thank peelemma1
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