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Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

Highlights
  • Skydive over Lake Taupo from 15,000 feet (4,570 meters)
  • Jump from a plane with a tandem master
  • Get unbeatable views of Lake Taupo and the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park
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Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving
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10:30am DepartureMost Popular
15000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, departing at 10:30am. Hotel pickups commence prior
USD 242.63
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15000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, departing at 12:50pm. Hotel pickups commence prior
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15000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, departing at 2pm. Hotel pickups commence prior
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Overview
Fall to Earth from 15,000 feet (4,570 meters) on this tandem skydiving adventure at Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s original drop zone. Get picked up in a stretch Hummer, and prepare for your flight with an orientation and professional gear. After cruising to altitude, summon your courage and jump from the plane with a tandem master over the shores of Lake Taupo. During 60 unforgettable seconds of freefall, catch views of both coasts and the snowy peaks of Tongariro National Park before gliding back to solid ground via parachute.
What to Expect
Your day will begin with a pickup from your Taupo accommodation in a brand new stretch Hummer. Alternatively, you have the option to self-drive to the drop zone if you’d prefer, there will be plenty of parking.

Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign a waiver form before being taken through your options regarding altitude and cameras. Once you've decided on your height and camera options it's time to get ready! You will be shown you through the hangar where you can store your belongings in our lockers before gear up.

It's gear up time! You will meet your tandem master and camera man, smile and wave for the camera and watch the safety video while we outfit you in a jumpsuit, harness, hat and goggles. When you're all geared up it's time to enter the plane and take off. Your tandem master will point out the beautiful sights around the Lake Taupo region on your scenic flight up to altitude, which takes about 15-minutes.

The moment of truth has arrived - it's time for freefall! Your tandem master will move you towards the door. Stop and smile for a quick photo before exiting, then experience the amazing feeling of freefalling at 200kph above Lake Taupo! Enjoy 60 seconds from 15,000ft, and spot the coast to coast views and snowy volcanoes of Tongariro National Park!

At 5,000ft your tandem master will deploy the parachute and you float back to earth, enjoying more of the stunning views. You may even get to steer the parachute! Upon landing, you will take a post-freefall picture.

After the skydive we will de-gear you, then grab a glass of water while you laugh at your skydiving video in our cinema. Just before you leave you can check out the T-shirts and Hoodies on offer in the shop, then we'll give you a certificate before taking you back to your accommodation.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
AWESOME

Huge thank you to my tandem instructor Liam! Made my experience 100 times better! Couldn't recommend this enough to anyone who is thinking about it!More

Thank 960kendallc
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Director of Sales at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank YOU for doing your skydive with us and leaving us such a great review! We will pass along your review to Liam who is always happy to hear he made a skydive even better than expected :) Hope to see you in our blue...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Awesome team

The staff at Taupo Tandem skydiving made the experience so enjoyable and memorable. Everybody from the reception team to the pilot did an amazing job. Special mention to my tandem instructor Andrew Godfrey who made an otherwise nerve-wracking first time experience one of the best...More

Thank ar25867
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Great to hear that you had such an awesome time with us! We are blushing about this review of our team specifically - so THANK YOU for coming out and jumping with us in the first place.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best experience ever!

Did the 15,000 feet with my hubby. My tandem instructor, Adam Diamond, made me feel secure the whole time. He's very nice and even up in the air, he continuously check on me. It's my first time to sky dive and he's successful in making...More

Thank kuraykai
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Awesome to see you had such a good time with us and Adam! He s a great Tandem Instructor and we are glad t have him! :) We are happy you did enjoy your first skydive thoroughly and maybe we will see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Bday surprise

Amazing experience. Great team and even better jump instructor. Elad Berger, great guy and made a nervous first timer feel very comfortable. Thanks again team.

Thank Kere N
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kere, it was awesome having you here to jump with us! It is a great thing to get a skydive asa birthday surprise, I bet you will remember this for a long time :)

Reviewed 1 July 2018
50th birthday present

All the staff were so amazing with their enthusiasm. Felt safe and well looked after on the ground and in the air. Ian Tomkinson was a great person to jump with, we talked all the way down. He knew what I was feeling and made...More

Thank BarbarajrB
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Barbara! We are so happy to be part of your 50th Birthday experience! Seeing you had an awesome time we are even more so happy to be part of this unforgettable experience! Keep it up and will see you back for your 60th! ;)

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