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Skydive Wanaka

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Address: Mustang Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka, New Zealand (Formerly Skydive Lake Wanaka)
Phone Number: +64 3-443 7207
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Description: Strap yourself to a Beautiful Stranger and jump from a perfectly good...
Strap yourself to a Beautiful Stranger and jump from a perfectly good plane, freefalling from 15,000 feet above NZ's highest snow capped mountains!! Skydive Wanaka is New Zealand's most spectacular, multi award winning, high altitude tandem skydive. This incredible scenic experience captures views of Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, glaciers, lakes and rivers! Capture your huge freefall grin with freefall DVD and digital pictures - How big is your smile?
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Once in a life time, adrenaline packed experience

I went for the basic 15,000 ft option with no extras when I was on a budget. I probably would have paid for the video if I'd had a few extra dollars but I didn't and the memories... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Adam H
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I went for the basic 15,000 ft option with no extras when I was on a budget. I probably would have paid for the video if I'd had a few extra dollars but I didn't and the memories are enough! The flight alone in the plane is amazing with breathtaking views. It gives you a good amount of time to... More 

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Phoebe C, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

We never get sick of those magnificent views you saw! Our dropzone definitely is in a spectacular place! More 

London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Another of our highlights of NZ, Skydive Wanaka make you feel as safe as you possibly can when throwing yourself from a plane! The team are really friendly, professional and got us great video footage to take home. They've done thousands of dives so you're always strapped to a pro. Our friends convinced us to skydive and if you're on... More 

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Phoebe C, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like you had an amazing experience all round! More 

Dallas, Texas
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75 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was one of the things we were most looking forward to on our trip to NZ. First time sky-divers, we'd been planning to do it here for years for the incredible views. So we were really pumped. We were not disappointed. The staff were all great. Wife and I both had a cameraman filming, and both our tandem jumpers... More 

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skydivewanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It is so awesome that you had been planning your jump for years and that you and you wife had such a fantastic time. We're glad you have photos and videos to cherish forever. More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I went for a jump on our way through to Queenstown. Process was easy and pretty straight forward. Guys who we jumped with were awesome, very friendly and made me feel very safe. Wife got the dvd/photo package, was a little annoyed at time of paying was told we could have some pics of us both before... More 

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skydivewanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

We are sorry you felt like you missed an opportunity to have a photo with you wife. Your wife should have told the camera man she wanted a photo with you and our camera man would have happily taken it. We are glad that overall you had lots of fun here at Skydive Wanaka, thanks for jumping with us. More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is just amazing what kind of feeling you get when the door of the plane is open and you're about to jump down to the ground! We were in Queenstown and were picked up. The driver is a very friendly guy who showed us even some film locations from Lord of the rings on the way. He made our... More 

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skydivewanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your great skydiving experience with us. We're so glad you have photos and videos to treasure and look back on forever. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was my first time sky diving and apart from the dive, everything was done in a jiffy. I was under the impression that there would be training or some other type of instructions provided before the dive, but we were just shown a video which was mainly to sell the video and photo packages. Overall a good experience as... More 

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skydivewanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you felt your experience was rushed. The video you watched includes the safety briefing which plays for the duration of the first half of the video, the second half of the video highlights the camera options which we have available. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the views from your skydive and... More 

La Grande, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The staff at Skydive Wanaka are extraordinary!.. The support staff and divers(your guides) instill confidence and their encouragement make your 12,000 foot step thrilling. We are 65 and 69 year old travelers and this was one of our very best journeys. Thank you Tom and Anthony for an unforgettable experience.

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skydivewanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on our extraordinary staff, so we are wrapped to hear that you think they're pretty extraordinary too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us at Skydive Wanaka. More 

Dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and daughter and I did a skydive with Skydive- Wanaka on 1st March 2013. Not having done one before, my wife and I were somewhat cautious about how we would handle it. Our daughter assured us we could do it - no problem. We knew she was right the moment we arrived at Wanaka airport. The care, attention,... More 

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skydivewanaka, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your great experience that you, your wife, and your daughter had at Skydive Wanaka! We are so glad to hear that you had such a good time. More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I did the 15000 ft jump. Definitely one of the best experiences in my life. Words cannot describe. You have to do it to know how it feels. Worth the money and I'd do it again!

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skydivewanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know that you loved your 15,000 foot skydive! You're absolutely right, it's not until you do the skydive, that you understand how amazing it feels to free fall through the sky at 200kmph! More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Jumping out of the plane, surrounding by snow mountains and great lakes, is definitely the thing you should do in this lifetime. It totally worth the price!

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skydivewanaka, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Wanaka, responded to this review

Yes, Skydive is a must when you only live once! So glad you loved it! More 

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