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Tandem Skydive Experience in Taupo

Product ID: 168236
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Dare to do a tandem skydive from 12,000, 15,000, or 18,500 feet with 40 or 60 seconds in free fall - then enjoy a serene parachute ride back to earth.
About this activity
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Duration 3 hours
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Pickup included

Pickup and drop-off is available from Taupo accommodation. Provide your accommodation details when booking.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Experience a 40- or 60-second freefall above stunning Lake Taupo
  • See incredible views of Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe
  • Enjoy complimentary transport in a bright yellow stretch Hummer
Full description
Start your day in style with a complimentary pick-up from your accommodation in a stretch Hummer. Head to the drop zone, a 10 minute drive from the town center. On arrival, let the experienced and friendly team look after you. Go through the safety briefing and the available photo options. Be kitted up with all the equipment you need for a safe experience. You even get a free buff headband to wear during the jump and have as a keepsake. 

Your skydive begins with a scenic plane ride up to 12,000ft (or 15,000ft, depending on the option you choose). You’ll begin to get incredible views of Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe – also known as Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings.

Once you’ve reached altitude, the doors will open, you’ll sit on the edge of the plane with your tandem master seated behind you. After exiting the plane you will free fall at speeds of 200 kilometers per-hour for 40 or 60 seconds. At 5,000 feet your tandem master will deploy the parachute and you can catch your breath while taking in the stunning views of the Lake Taupo area.

You will then float back to earth with a relaxing parachute ride with your tandem master, arriving safe and soundly back at the drop zone. Once back on the ground it’s time for a high five and a hug. Check out how nervous you look in your exclusive Jump Photo before being dropped back to Taupo. 
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • 12,000, 15,000 or 18,500 foot tandem skydive experience
  • Safety briefing and equipment
  • Experienced tandem master
  • Complimentary buff headband
  • Certificate of completion
What’s Not Included
  • Video and photo packages

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Cameras
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• This is a weather dependent activity
• Your eligibility to skydive will be assessed on the day and is subject to height, weight, and medical conditions
• Please note that there is a 100 kg (220 lbs) weight limit
• Video and photo packages are available for purchase at an additional cost on the day

From US$ 199.22 per person

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Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Product ID: 168236