This one's not for the faint-hearted. Feel On Top Of The World with our EPIC 18,500 foot skydive!
If you want the ULTIMATE skydiving experience then this jump is for you! Our 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. You’ll feel #OnTopOfTheWorld!
Your adventure will begin as soon as the plane takes off. Trust us, climbing up to 18,500 ft soaking in the magnificent views of Lake Taupo and Mount Ruapehu is an experience in itself. But it gets better – if the weather allows and the skies are clear, you’ll be able to see from coast-to-coast of the Central North Island – all the way from Mount Maunganui to Taranaki! You can even see views from Lord of The Rings!
After reaching the altitude, the moment of truth will just be a few seconds away. As the plane doors open, a realisation will kick in – you are 18,500 ft from the ground. But this isn’t the time to think; it’s time to jump!
You’ll free fall for 75 seconds, soaring through the clear blue NZ skies at speeds reaching up to 200 km per hour. This is when you’ll experience the ultimate adrenaline rush. The thrill of skydiving in Taupo is something you’ll never forget.
Your tandem master will deploy the parachute, and to contrast that adrenaline you will get a nice, relaxing experience back to the ground. During your parachute ride, you’ll get the most spectacular views of Lake Taupo before you make it to the drop zone.
NZ public holidays will incur a 15% surcharge on skydives, video/photo packages will not be effected by the surcharge.
T&Cs: 18,500 ft subject to operational and weather requirements. The 18,500 ft altitude has an age limit of 14 years and above.