Taupo Tandem Skydive – 18,500ft


Tandem Skydive from 18,500ft with Taupo Tandem Skydive – 75 secs of freefall!! Plummet at speeds of 200kph above snow-capped volcanoes and pristine Lake Taupo, before catching your breath with a stunning parachute ride back to earth.



Can this even be true?! A 18,500ft Skydive!

This one’s not for the faint-hearted. Feel On Top Of The World with this EPIC 18,500 foot skydive!

If you want the ULTIMATE skydiving experience then this jump is for you! This 18,500 ft skydive is the highest altitude in Taupo and a must-do if you want to skydive in New Zealand. From 18,500 ft (that’s nearly 20,000 ft above sea level!) you’ll get over 75 seconds of free fall!

Your skydive begins with a scenic plane ride where you’ll see incredible 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.

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! Reaching speeds of up to 200km per hour, the thrill of free fall is something you’ll never forget.

After an insane 75 seconds of free fall, you’ll then float back to earth with a relaxing parachute ride with your tandem master, arriving safe and soundly back at the drop zone.

Do something worth bragging about and skydive from the HIGHEST jump in Taupo. You’ll feel #OnTopOfTheWorld

#1 Skydive on Tripadvisor

Taupo Tandem Skydiving is New Zealand’s #1 Rated Skydive on Tripadvisor. Operating for over 25 years, they are the original tandem dropzone in NZ – they’ve thrown over 200,000 crazy people out of their planes! A skydive with TTS is unforgettable – you’ll see volcanoes, coast-to-coast views of the North Island and the incredible shores of Lake Taupo

Fast Facts

  • Includes solo tandem skydive from 18,500 ft
  • 75 seconds of free fall
  • Incredible views of Lake Taupo, ‘Mt Doom’, and the North Island
  • Complimentary pickups within Taupo.  Pick ups run throughout the day in their SWEET stretch Hummer!
  • There’s no age limit, but you need to be able to fit in the harness
  • Maximum weight is 100kg
  • Jumpsuit, goggles, hat and buff provided
  • The actual skydive portion will take around 30 minutes and ideally you will be finished in about 2 hours including your photos and videos, but allow 2-3 hours for the entire process to allow for operational and weather delays.
  • Taupo Tandem Skydive is located at the Taupo Airport, Anzac Memorial Drive, Taupo
  • Open every day except Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Years Day