New Zealand boasts a number of amazing locations to jump, from down in the chilly mountains of the South Island to up in the sunny beaches of the North Island. So how on earth do you choose? We know you’re excited, so hold on tight as we unpack why Taupo is the only place you should be thinking about doing your skydive in New Zealand.
Where To Find The Best Views
It’s no secret that New Zealand has an endless supply of beautiful scenery, but right in the centre of the North Island is one of New Zealand’s must-see locations - Lake Taupo. This huge body of water is a sight to behold in itself, but the surrounding views are what make this destination extra special to see from above. On a clear sunny day from 15,000 feet, you can see all the way from the East to the West coast of the North Island! Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mt Doom for all of you Lord of The Rings Fans) can also be seen when you skydive in Taupo. These amazing mountains are home to NZ’s largest skifield (and also an active volcano) as well as one of the world’s most iconic walks, The Tongariro Crossing. All of these incredible sights can be seen as you are freefalling, and your tandem master will also point them out to you as you enjoy a very scenic parachute ride back to earth. How do you make your skydive more epic than anywhere else in the world? Freefall next to an active volcano – that’s how! #onlyinTaupo
Plenty of Sunshine
Skydiving is an incredibly weather dependent activity. While we can jump in variable conditions such as a bit of cloud or a bit of wind, ideally, sunny skies are the best for skydiving. Lucky for us in Taupo due to our huge lake, we have our own micro-climate and as a result, mostly great weather! In fact, we jump 77% of days out of the year. On the occasion that we might have to postpone or cancel your skydive due to the weather, there's plenty to keep you entertained. With heaps of great shopping, waterside restaurants and cafes and beautiful scenery, you won't be stuck for things to do.
Cheap as Chips
The sport of skydiving isn’t a cheap thing to do. It’s an operation that involves plenty of teamwork! There’s the plane, the equipment, the tandem masters and a range of other costs to factor in. At the end of the day, we want as many people in the world to experience the sensation of freefalling which is why TTS try their absolute best to keep the costs down. While skydiving won’t be the cheapest activity you do while in NZ, if you jump in Taupo you will get the best prices for the best views. Win-win!
So if awesome views, plenty of sunshine, and super low prices sound like you, come and see us for the most epic thing you will do in your lifetime - skydiving in Taupo! Enough reading, it’s time to get suited up and try it for yourself!
Located in the Central North Island of New Zealand, we are situated on the shores of majestic Lake Taupo, overlooking the mountains of Tongariro National Park. Experience the stunning scenery from up to 18,500ft with New Zealand's original drop zone.