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Tandem Skydive Above Lake Taupo - 16,500ft

Tandem Skydive Above Lake Taupo - 16,500ft


  • Experience Taupo's highest skydive at a whopping 16,500ft!
  • Free fall for up to 75 seconds
  • Ride in style with a hummer pick up

Feel #OnTopOfTheWorld as you conquer Taupo's highest skydive at a whopping 16,500ft! Take the leap at the same altitude as Mount Everest Base Camp and experience the insanity of 75 seconds of free fall. On your parachute ride back down to earth, enjoy sweeping views of Lake Taupo and Mount Ruapehu.

What's Included?

  • Pick up within Taupo in a stretch Hummer
  • 16,500ft tandem skydive
  • Full safety and instructional briefing
  • All skydive equipment
  • Certificate of completion

This experience begins with a 20 minute scenic flight to 16,500ft where you’ll enjoy beautiful views of Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu and on a clear sunny day, you’ll be able to see from coast-to-coast of the Central North Island - all the way from Mount Maunganui to Taranaki! You'll even get a glimpse of Mount Doom from Lord of The Rings.

Once you’ve reached altitude, the doors will open and you’ll sit on the edge of the plane with your tandem master seated behind you. Take a deep’s time to jump! Plunging from the plane, experience the exhilaration of 75 seconds of free fall as you reach speeds of up to 200km/ph. Feel the buzz as you float back down to earth with a serene parachute ride, landing safely at the drop zone.

Session Length

  • This experiences runs everyday except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
  • Please allow 2-3 hours for the experience


  • Participants will be required to sign a waiver on the day
  • Please inform the provider of any medical conditions
  • Call the provider 30 minutes before the booking to confirm the weather
  • Availability subject to operational requirements
  • There is a 100kg weight limit
  • No age limit but the child must fit harness


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience


Spectators welcome free of charge.


In the event of bad weather, the provider may need to reschedule your booking.

Dress Code

Please wear closed toe shoes and dress for the weather ie. gloves in winter.

Other Info

NZ public holidays will incur a 15% surcharge on skydives, video/photo packages will not be effected by the surcharge.

This experience takes place 10 minutes from Taupo.

For 1 person
$499 each
$499 each
$499 each

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