Skydive Taupo: Tandem Skydiving up to 15,000ft

Free fall from 15,000ft over the world's most scenic drop zone and largest lake in New Zealand... Lake Taupo!

map Taupo, Waikato
3 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
No age limit
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
NZD $359
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $59.83 with

What's Included



  • 15,000 ft tandem skydive
  • 45 seconds of free fall
  • Fall at a speed of 200+ kph
  • 5 minute serene parachute ride
  • FREE limo pick-up within Taupo
  • FREE return shuttle to and from Rotorua
  • Certificate of your skydive
  • Personalised training and safety briefing
  • Incredible 20 min scenic flight



  • All of the above!
  • Personalised HD video
  • Incredible photos
  • 4 x one-to-one interviews
  • Choose your own soundtrack
  • USB
  • *Free t-shirt with 15,000ft jump

What's excluded

If your book skydive only, the following are excluded:

  • Photos
  • Video

Why do we love this

"We love Skydive Taupo because on your scenic flight you will get a bird's eye view of Mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mount Doom from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films) - how cool is that?"


Get ready for an adreanline rush like no other! Skydiving is one of life's ultimate thrills and with Skydive Taupo you will be able to free fall over New Zealand's largest lake from 15,000 ft! After 5,000 ft your brain has no perception of depth, so jumping out of a plane feels completely surreal! During your 45 seconds of free fall you will feel like you are floating on a big cushion of air. It really is a once in a lifetime experience.

On the day
You'll be picked up in our famous pink limo from Taupo centre and head on the 7 minute drive to our dropzone located at Taupo airport. Our friendly staff will then explain what photo packages are available to you (see FAQs) and show you a short safety briefing video.
Next you'll get you geared up in your jumpsuit, harness, hat and goggles. After which your skydiving instructor will come over and introduce themself to you. They'll tighten your harness and go over a few final safety instructions. If you have chosen one of our video packages you will give your first interview to the camera, so stay calm and SMILE! 
You'll then take off in our custom pink plane for a 20 minute scenic flight overlooking Mount Tongariro, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom). On a really clear day you may even be able to see both coasts of the North Island! Before reaching an altitude of 15,000 ft... are you ready to jump?
Feel the rush of air as your door opens and you sit teetering on the edge of the plane, with your legs hanging over the side. And JUMP! You will free fall for 45 seconds at a speed of 200+ kph. You will feel like you are floating on a big cushion of air and you won't be scared as your brain just can't comprehend what is happening! But don't forget to interact with the cameraman (if you opted for video) smile and have fun with it!
Your parachute will open at 5,000 ft and you'll gently glide back down to Earth, so relax and make sure you take in all of those incredible views. If the conditions are right your Skydive Taupo instructor will let you take the reins, helping steer your parachute back to the drop zone. Your landing will be smooth and gentle, lift you legs and land on your bum!
Congratulations you've just done your first skydive!
How to get there?
We are located at Taupo Airport, 7 minutes south of Taupo township. Once you’re on the main airport road, take the first right turn and you will see our hangar, it’s black with a pink sculpture of our plane on the front.

What to wear?

Skydive Taupo provides all the equipment necessary. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather. You must also wear comfortable shoes that can be secured, such as trainers/sneakers. High heels, jandals and flip-flops are not suitable foot wear and cannot be worn.


Opening hours

We are open 7 days a week and we skydive from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. We are closed 25th December, 26th December, January 1st. Our phones are manned from 7am until 9pm.

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You need to allow 2 ½ to 3 hours from the time you arrive at the dropzone to complete your skydive. The time we give you is your booking time and not the time you will be boarding the plane. We always aim to have customers on the plane as soon as possible, however sometimes we are delayed by factors out of control such as weather changes, restrictions with other aircraft in the area etc.

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If the weather is bad when you phone to confirm your jump we will re-schedule you for another time later that day or the next day depending on your schedule. We will give you a choice of times that we have available and you can let us know which one suits you.

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Due to strict regulations, customers are not permitted to take any objects with them including cameras.  This is for the safety of customers, instructors and the general public.

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Our views are spectacular, we don’t want you to miss them! Glasses and contact lenses can be worn and we will provide goggles.

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Absolutely. The beauty about our dropzone is that it all happens at the same place and so your friends and family will be able to see you board the aircraft and will then be able to watch you land. If you’re using one of our free pick up options, we will try our best to fit your spectators in. However, spaces are limited so we can’t guarantee them a lift.

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During the registration process, you will be briefed on a number of points including landing.  Our highly skilled instructors are trained to bring you back to earth as softly as possible.  While we can give you a thrilling ride under your parachute, when it is time for landing, you follow some simple instructions to help aid a soft landing in front of your friends and family.

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If you are unsure if an existing medical condition or injury will affect your skydive, please consult with your doctor for advice. We are unable to advise on medical issues.

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Tandem skydiving is an adrenaline activity and it is normal to feel a little scared, but skydiving is an amazing experience like no other. Our highly experienced instructors will talk you through everything and make you feel completely calm.

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Skydive Taupo
Skydive Taupo, Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo Airport, Taupo


NZD $359
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $59.83 with
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