New Zealand is arguably the best place in the world to finally experience the extreme sports that are highest up on your bucket list. As a place for adventure, all adrenaline junkies would be pleased to visit this part of the world, especially if their wish is to experience skydiving. Check out these New Zealand areas – which are considered to be among the best skydiving venues in the world – for your adrenaline-filled skydiving experience.
Fall Like Royalty: Queenstown Skydiving
Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world, and that means there’s no better place to experience your wildest adventure. Queenstown offers many different options for skydiving, including tandem skydiving, which is one of the city’s most popular styles of this extreme sport. Great for beginners, tandem skydiving involves having an instructor strapped to you to guide you through the process, from free-fall to landing. Queenstown sky diving means viewing the town from 15,000 feet, which is an experience in itself: take in the vast mountain ranges that include Mount Bonpland, Tooth Peaks, and Mount Crichton, and view Lake Wakatipu from a vantage point like none other! For the quick 60 seconds that feels like a lifetime, enjoy the turquoise waters and mountaintops of Queenstown below you.
An Altitude of Your Choice: Skydive Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka is situated at an altitude of 300 meters and covers 27 square miles of the Otago region, making it the fourth-largest lake in New Zealand. Hosting the town of Wanaka, which is situated in a basin that has been carved in the land by a glacier, the area makes for the perfect landscape to enjoy your free-fall. Situated just an hour northeast of Queenstown, the commute to Lake Wanaka is simple and relaxing. Enjoy green lands, a blue lake, and mountain peaks as you soar (or, more accurately, fall) through the sky at 200 kilometres per hour.
Taupo: The Skydiving Capital of The World
Bringing in 30,000 adrenaline junkies every summer to enjoy the thrill of skydiving, Taupo, New Zealand has been called the skydiving capital of the world. Located on the shore of Lake Taupo, the town is situated in the centre of North Island, and is home to a modest 23,000 people. The large Taupo Lake is a sight to behold whilst skydiving, and looking into the distance to the West, you’ll be able to see the famed Mount Ngauruhoe – the filming location that served as the fictional Mount Doom in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Boasting white limousine transfers from the airport and a pink hovercraft to bring adventure-seekers to their jumping altitudes, Skydive Taupo offers an incredible tandem jump experience.
Skydiving will be one life experience you’ll never forget, so why not make the most of it? Whether you choose to dive into the experience at the skydive capital of the world or not, you’ll certainly have a memorable and exhilarating time at any one of these New Zealand locations – each which offer their own unique sights.