We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
More
Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving
From USD 251.92
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
10:30am DepartureMost Popular
15000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, departing at 10:30am. Hotel pickups commence prior
From USD 251.92
9:20am Departure
15000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, departing at 9:20am. Hotel pickups commence prior
From USD 251.92
12.50pm Departure
15000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, departing at 12:50pm. Hotel pickups commence prior
From USD 251.92
Show 3 more
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.
Reviews (156)
1 - 5 of 156 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
What a buzz for my 80th birthday

5/5 for my instructor, Andrew Godfrey who made the experience certainly one to remember. I want to do it again when I turn 90 !!!! Many thanks to everyone at Taupo Tandem Sky Diving.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanetMary123
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you do much for leaving us such a sweet review! Great that you had such a good time with Andy! We look forward to seeing you for your 90th birthday :)

Reviewed 1 week ago
My First Tandem Skydiving with Professional

Selected Taupo as my first skydiving place, it had made me excited for several days with a little bit nervous before. Oct 22 was a good day, cloudy but clear sky, I booked the skydiving in the afternoon. Andrew, a very experienced instructor and Adam,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joe Y
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm glad everything went well for you! Andrew and Adam certainty live up to their names, I'll pass on your praises to the rest of the team :)

Reviewed 1 week ago
been 3 days haven't stopped grinning yet!!

Professional,friendly and fun. Trevor Champion my tandem master was excellent he put me at ease straight away. Brilliant filming by Adam Wilson made for an unforgettable experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank france456
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there :) Great stuff that you haven't been able to stop grinning - that's awesome! :) I am very happy we were able to get you into that state ;) Thank you for your review !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Breaking and overcoming fear

I can't still believe I was up there. It was my first time to try skydiving, so I was excited and at the same time super nervous. When the aircraft went up over clouds, I doubted whether I could jump down or not. My instructor,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shongkorea
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for your great review! Awesome how you have overcome your fear and jumped with us! What an achievement! Well done :) we will pass the comment onto Danny too, he will be happy :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Tandem Sky dive

Tandem with Liam Davies, awesome experience and top notch instructor! 👌👌 Really professional throughout with a great facilities.

Thank gannit91
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for the review, we love hearing you enjoyed your experience with us and Liam! :)

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines