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Tandem Skydive Experience Wanaka

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Plunge into a thrilling skydiving experience from up to 15,000ft over Wanaka's stunning landscapes, safely guided by a professional tandem instructor.


  • Let go of your fears and feel the ultimate rush as you freefall at over 200km/h while skydiving from your preferred altitude with a pro jumpmaster.

  • Worried about safety? A comprehensive briefing precedes your scenic 10-15 min flight to altitude and the thrilling fall, ensuring you are confident.

  • Soar over Wanaka's picturesque scenery, capturing Mt. Cook, Mt. Aspiring, the Southern Alps, and up to 6 lakes, then serenely glide under the canopy.

  • Choose your high from 9,000ft with 25 seconds of freefall, 12,000ft with a 45-second drop, or the max thrill at 15,000ft with a full minute of plunge.

  • Did you know? The idea of the parachute used in skydiving was invented by Leonardo da Vinci in the 15th century.


  • 9,000ft/12,000ft/15,000ft tandem skydive with a tandem master (as per option selected)

  • 10-15 minute flight to altitude

  • Freefall for 25/45/60 seconds (as per option selected)

  • A brief flight under canopy

  • Safety briefing

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Sky's the limit

Get ready for a heart-thumping skydiving experience in the beautiful Wanaka region, brimming with lakes and mountains. Begin your adventure with a critical safety check before you board a plane that ascends to your chosen height. As you reach an altitude high enough to feel like the world is at your feet, it's time for the main event – the jump. Expect butterflies jumping within you as you freefall for up to 60 seconds depending on your altitude, reaching exhilarating speeds of up to 200 km/h. Despite the rush, remember to open your eyes and take in the spectacular panorama of Mt. Cook, Mt. Aspiring, the Southern Alps, up to 6 lakes, and the Clutha River.

Glide to Earth's embrace

Following the freefall, your instructor will release your parachute, gradually slowing down the pace. Here, take a pause to breathe and admire the scenery as you glide towards the ground. As you raise your legs, the ground steadily approaches until you land safely on Earth. This experience offers 3 ticket options, each providing a different level of thrill and duration of freefall. Opt for the 9,000ft skydive if you prefer a shorter freefall of 25 seconds. For a longer adrenaline rush, the 12,000ft and 15,000ft skydives offer 45 and 60 seconds of freefall respectively.

What to bring

  • Bring along your closed shoes to make sure your footwear won't fall off.

What's not allowed

  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the height of 1.2m (3.94ft), under the weight of 30kg (66.14lb), and under the age of 6 years.

  • Keep your camera tucked away – personal cameras and GoPro’s are prohibited from onboard the aircraft for safety and insurance reasons.


  • Guests need to be in a reasonable physical condition to skydive although a physical disability may not necessarily be a barrier to skydiving.

  • Guests will need to complete a medical statement before the skydive.

Additional information

  • Dress snug in warm layers in winter; Queenstown is known to have a chilly twist in the weather.

  • All children and guests weighing over 95kg are subject to Tandem Master assessment at the drop zone.

  • Children aged 12 years and under are permitted to skydive from a maximum height of 9,000ft.

  • Guests under the age of 18 years require written parental or guardian consent.

  • A surcharge of NZD50 will apply if a passenger weighs 95-104.9kg, payable onsite.

  • A surcharge of NZD75 will apply if a passenger weighs 105-115kgs, payable onsite.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • This experience offers pick-up from the check-in point. In case the participants do not wish to opt for pick-up they can reach the meeting point mentioned below.

Check-in point

  • Show your ticket at Wānaka isite Visitor Information Centre.

  • Address: 103 Ardmore Street, Wānaka 9305, New Zealand.

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Meeting point (If opted for self-drive)

  • Meet your instructor at Skydive Wanaka.

  • Address: Mustang Lane, Wānaka 9382, New Zealand.

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