Tandem Skydive Experience in Taupo

Activity provider: Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Tandem Skydive Experience in Taupo

Activity provider: Taupo Tandem Skydiving

From US$ 182.34 per person

Dare to do a tandem skydive from 12,000, 15,000, or 18,500 feet with 40 or 60 seconds in free fall - then enjoy a serene parachute ride back to earth.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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German, Hebrew
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off is available from Taupo accommodations.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a 40- or 60-second freefall above stunning Lake Taupo
  • See incredible views of Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe
  • Enjoy complimentary transport in a bright yellow stretch Hummer
Full description
Start your day in style with a complimentary pick-up from your accommodation in a stretch Hummer. Head to the drop zone, a 10 minute drive from the town center. On arrival, let the experienced and friendly team look after you. Go through the safety briefing and the available photo options. Be kitted up with all the equipment you need for a safe experience. You even get a free buff headband to wear during the jump and have as a keepsake.  Your skydive begins with a scenic plane ride up to 12,000ft (or 15,000ft, depending on the option you choose). You’ll begin to get incredible views of Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe – also known as Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings. Once you’ve reached altitude, the doors will open, you’ll sit on the edge of the plane with your tandem master seated behind you. After exiting the plane you will free fall at speeds of 200 kilometers per-hour for 40 or 60 seconds. At 5,000 feet your tandem master will deploy the parachute and you can catch your breath while taking in the stunning views of the Lake Taupo area. You will then float back to earth with a relaxing parachute ride with your tandem master, arriving safe and soundly back at the drop zone. Once back on the ground it’s time for a high five and a hug. Check out how nervous you look in your exclusive Jump Photo before being dropped back to Taupo. 
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • 12,000, 15,000 or 18,500 foot tandem skydive experience
  • Safety briefing and equipment
  • Experienced tandem master
  • Complimentary buff headband
  • Certificate of completion
  • Video and photo packages
Not suitable for
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • This is a weather dependent activity
  • Your eligibility to skydive will be assessed on the day and is subject to height, weight, and medical conditions
  • Please note that there is a 100 kg (220 lbs) weight limit
  • Video and photo packages are available for purchase at an additional cost on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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We got picked up in a Hummer which was a fantastic start to our experience! The driver was lovely and the music was great. Andy was my instructor and he was brilliant. He made me laugh from start to finish and I instantly felt at ease when I met him, despite his jokes about the gear not working! The process on arrival was quick and easy, including the safety briefing and instructions given by instructors. The skydive was the best thing I’ve ever done and I would do it again and again!

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March 15, 2020

The best diving instructor, excellent service

December 13, 2020

Very professional, I felt in good hands!

March 28, 2020

Product ID: 168236