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Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

  • Tamdem skydiving in Taupo from 12,000 feet (3,660 meters)
  • Once-in-a-lifetime adventure in New Zealand's original drop zone
  • Jump with an expert tandem master
Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving
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12000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, departing at 9:20am. Hotel pickups commence prior
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12000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, departing at 2pm. Hotel pickups commence prior
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Experience the thrill of freefalling from 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) above Lake Taupo on this New Zealand tandem skydiving adventure. Prepare for your flight with pickup in a stretch Hummer, then gear up and gather your courage on the flight up to altitude. After jumping from the plane with a tandem master, enjoy 40 exhilarating seconds of freefall followed by unbeatable views of both coasts and the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park as you glide back to earth by 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. If you decide you wish to do the 15,000ft instead you can pay for the upgrade directly on the day. 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 40 seconds from 12,000ft, 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 (67)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing Experience

I went with my wife today as we are on our honeymoon and we both had a great time. My instructor, Andrew Lee was excellent too and he got rid of any pre jump jitters too by just chatting and also telling us of other...More

Thank CJAW86
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience to Remember

I made it despite of the fear!!! Thank you to the friendly staff and my instructor Ian Tomkinson, he was so professional and experience. He make me feel safe and motivate me that I'm able to do it. Thumb up for him....yeahhhh....

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

Great job! Thank you for choosing us to do your skydive and great to hear you had such an epic time :) We will pass along your review to Ian and the rest of our staff.

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Awesome experience.

I want to say thank you to my instructor Arnaud Leduc, he was so profesional and the experience was awesome. Thank you again. Best regards.

Thank Connector813579
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for your review Camilo! Awesome stuff ! :)

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile
A Jump to Remember

If you want an absolutely invigorating adrenaline high, this is for YOU!!! The safety protocols made for the most secure and safe dive you’ll ever do. Be aware that you will pay extra for the photos/videos but they do a great job documenting your jump!...More

Thank T313BMdavidh
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your awesome review! It seems you had a great time with us! Thank you and we might see you here again for a second time!

Reviewed 9 August 2018

It was AMAZING!!! The staff were really friendly and reassuring and my tandem master,Andrew Godfrey made it an unforgettable experience! He was really friendly and funny. Would definitely do it again! 15,000 ft this time.

Thank WendyR2604
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Wendy, Awesome that you had a great time with us doing your skydive! And on top having one of our amazing Tandem Masters Andy to jump with! We can't wait to have you back and jumping from 15.oooft!

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Baxter E
17 September 2018|
Response from T313BMdavidh | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is the option for the 2 different HD videos. One is a handheld video taken by the person you are strapped to and it is the cheaper option. I believe it was somewhere around $120-125NZ if memory serves. The other... More
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