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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 10:30am. 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 (74)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great times, cold wind against your face, you are speed(insert cars intro) best view in the country. also Shou out to the instructor Trevor Champion

Thank Duckman_21
TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there! Thank you for writing us such a sweet great review and Trevor will be blushing when we pass on your comment! ;)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Incredible views, exhilirtating rush

I did my jump with Andrew Godfrey who made the whole thing great fun. The entire place is professional, safe and most importantly, amazing. Well worth the trip and the money.

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

Hi there - well done on coming out and jumping with us! We are happy that Andy could make such a great jump even better - he is awesome, isn't he? :)Thank you for your awesome review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Don't miss this incredible opportunity

I absolutely LOVED my time at Lake Taupo Skydiving! My instructor was Trevor Champion and he made my experience awesome! He communicated really well with me and made sure I knew exactly what was going to happen before it did. You can tell the staff...More

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TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm glad everything went well for you! Trevor certainty lives up to his name, I'll pass on your praises to the rest of the team :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
whoa... what did I just do....

It was wildly amazing! Highly recommend Andrew, he was SO FUNNY, really made the whole thing so much more than what I expected it to be. Charisma is everything, especially when you start to freak out at 12,000 ft!! Excellent service.

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TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it! We agree with you recommendation, our Andy is as charming as he is funny. We'll see you again for another jump, maybe the next one can from a little bit higher?

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile
Skydive over lake Taupo

Was an absolute blast trying it for the first time. I never felt at any point I was unsafe or the instructors were unsure of anything. Everything went perfect and I enjoyed it very much. David was an excellent instructor and I would do it...More

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TaupoTandemSkydiving, Director of Sales at Taupo Tandem Skydiving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome job! Happy you had such a wonderful experience with us and you felt safe all the way through. We will pass your review along to David and the rest of the staff!

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Baxter E
September 17, 2018|
Response from docdhixon | 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