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About Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Experience the freedom of freefall in the home of skydiving with Taupo Tandem Skydiving! Operating for over 25 years, we're the original tandem dropzone in NZ - we've thrown over 200,000 crazy people out of our planes! A skydive with TTS is unforgettable - you'll see volcanoes, coast-to-coast views of the North Island and the incredible shores of Lake Taupo. Choose from our four heights – 9,000 ft, 12,000 ft, 15,000 ft or 18,500 ft for up to 75 seconds in freefall. We have the lowest-priced skydive in New Zealand and even offer complimentary pickups within Taupo and Rotorua. We've got plenty of amazing camera options to capture your skydive so you can take it home to show all your friends and family. We are a Qualmark Gold rated dropzone in which means your experience, safety, and our environmental impact are incredibly important to us. But most of all, we want to make sure you have the most fun ever!
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Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

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.
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3 hours
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Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

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.
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3 hours
from $205.78
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davelouchambers wrote a review Apr 9
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as a slightly reluctant participant I amazed myself at how much I enjoyed it I put most of this down to Damian Malkin who I was my "jump buddy " he instilled confidence with his gentle words of encouragement I felt totally safe at all times once the parachute opened it was over to quickly wish it could have lasted longer
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Jaikrishna wrote a review Apr 8
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Absolutely breathtaking.. can't even express it in words.. the biggest adrenaline rush I've ever had in my life.. David, Martin, Jesse and the rest of the crew are amazing and treats you like you're their best buddy.. Would easily recommend it to anyone looking for a jump out of their comfort zone..!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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andrew i wrote a review Apr 7
Christchurch, New Zealand33 contributions10 helpful votes
My first and probably not my last skydive, thanks in main to Jesse at front desk and “David” du plessis. The most incredible exhilarating experience. Dawie will get you through. Loved it. Thanks team at TTS 👍🏾
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Kym Poretti wrote a review Apr 6
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand1 contribution
Thrilling!! My surprise was sprung when the Taupo Tandem Skydiving stretch Hummer pulled up to pick us up. Very cool and a great way to arrive at the airport. Amazing! experience of a lifetime with Jaron Rahui, my lifeline. Thank you Jaron! I felt absolutely safe the whole time with your clear instructions. I loved the thrill of the feeling of the freefall and the fun of doing doughnuts through the sky, you rock Jaron!! The great team at Taupo Tandem Skydiving took care of us with lots of laughs and vibrant energy while remaining professional and safe. Don't miss this adventure!! 100% worth doing with these guys.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from TaupoTandemSkydiving, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Responded yesterday
Thanks so much for your review! So great to hear you felt well looked after by the whole team and we're glad we exceeded expectations from the beginning - you definitely can't miss the hummer! We hope to see you again one day :)
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Olly Peezee wrote a review Mar 2021
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Unreal to see Taupo from so high up while falling down so quick. Shout out to my man Andrew Godfrey, a real GC made the experience painless. Would definitely recommend 18500ft to anyone looking for a thrill.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank-you for your recommendation, we will pass the message on to Andy ! We are glad you enjoyed the experience #blueskies
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