The Skydive Taupo Experience

Skydive Taupo is located at Taupo Airport, which is a short 7-minute journey from the centre of Taupo.  Your adventure will begin once you arrive at the dropzone, where you’ll meet our friendly office staff who are going to talk you through everything that awaits you.

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Our friendly office team will greet you and help you sign in. They will then explain all the options available with regards to heights, video/photo options and our package deals. You will then watch a short safety video.

Gear Up

Our staff will come and find you when it’s time to get ‘geared up’. They will give you a jumpsuit and harness, hat and goggles and gloves (in winter). Your Tandem Instructor will come and introduce himself and tighten up your harness. He will then go over a few safety instructions with you.

First Interview

If you have chosen one of our awesome video packages, your Cameraman/Tandem Instructor will get some footage of you on the ground. If you have the handycam option, this will include your first interview.

Boarding Call

You board the aircraft right out the front of the hangar. Our custom-made PAC 750 XL will take about 20 minutes to get to your jump altitude, giving you plenty of time to take in the stunning scenery.

3..2..1 SKYDIVE!!

Get ready to say farewell to the plane. As the green light comes on, the door opens and you feel that rush of air! Your instructor will slide you to the door until your feet are dangling over the edge. 3, 2, 1…

I’m Free… freefalling

Freefalling at over 200km/h – this is the adrenaline rush you’ve been waiting for. You don’t feel like you’re falling – imagine floating on a huge cushion of air. It’s NO scarier to go higher as your brain doesn’t comprehend how high you are!

Say Cheese

Smile for the camera!! If you chose to have your skydive filmed, then it’s time to interact with your cameraman and your instructor. Shake hands, pretend to be Superman. It’s your video, so have fun with it!

Look around

Your parachute opens at 5,000 feet! Take in the magnificent views as your Instructor steers you gently back to earth. If you are feeling up to it, your Instructor will hand you the controls so you can have a go at steering the parachute.


Landing is smooth and easy, simply lift your legs and you’ll slide in slow and gently. Give your Instructor a big hug (or shake his hand) Congratulations! You have just completed your skydive!

The Hardest Part (paying)

Now it’s time to pay! Yep you may have forgotten, but we haven’t!  If your package comes with a T-shirt (or if you want to buy one), have a look at our designs while you come to terms with what has just happened.

Movie Time

Now it’s time for you to relive this epic experience. If you added on one of our video and photo options, you can watch your video in our on-site cinema room with your friends and family.

Its all over.. Or is it!

Before you leave us, don't forget to pick up your credit-card sized USB. Your HD video and a bunch of awesome pictures are uploaded onto this. Don't forget to share them with friends and family around the world! Thanks for jumping with Skydive Taupo.