12,000ft Tandem Skydive Above Taupo with Rotorua Transfers

Taupo departing Rotorua

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  • Skydive from 12,000 ft above Lake Taupo
  • Take in views of active volcanoes, Mt Doom and Lake Taupo
  • Includes return transfers from Rotorua

What better place to tick skydiving off your bucket list than Lake Taupo - New Zealand's home of skydiving! Experience the thrill of a freefall from up to 12,000 ft and reach speeds of 200kphs above stunning Lake Taupo and it's beautiful surroundings.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 12,000ft tandem skydive
  • Transport from Rotorua
  • Complimentary buff
  • All necessary safety equipment and safety briefing
  • Certificate of achievement

New Zealand is home to some incredible skydiving locations, but there is no better place to throw yourself out of a plane than in Taupo. From 12,000 ft up on a clear sunny day, you'll see incredible sights. Take in views of active volcanoes, geothermal activity, Mt Doom and of course, the magnificent Lake Taupo!

Your day begins with a shuttle transfers from Rotorua at 12.30pm. In just under one, you will arrive at the dropzone for the real fun! After checking in and watching the safety briefing, your tandem master will take you on the most fun you've ever had in your life!

Try and relax and calm your nerves during the scenic plane flight up to 12,000ft. You’ll see 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. If it hasn’t already, the excitement will have well and truly kicked in by now! Get ready... it’s time to jump! As you plunge from the plane into the fresh air, you’ll experience the best adrenaline rush of your life. After an insane 45 seconds of freefall, you’ll then float back to earth with a gentle parachute ride. You'll be buzzing long after your feet touch the ground!

On the Day

Session Length

  • Please allow five hours for this experience which includes travel time
  • Shuttle leaves Rotorua at 12.30pm and returns at 5pm

Numbers on the Day

A maximum of 8 people can be accommodated in the shuttle from Rotorua.


Please note for your safety this is a weather dependent experience. In the event of unfavourable weather you will be contacted by the experience provider to discuss options.

Dress Code

Please wear closed toe shoes and dress for the weather.

... and Importantly


  • There is a maximum weight per participant of 100kg


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.