The highlight of your New Zealand experience must be a skydive in Wanaka! Scratch this off your bucket list and jump from over 15,000 ft!
The experience starts with a welcome from the Skydive Wanaka crew, as they introduce you to their drop zone and a video will brief you on the crazy activity you're about to do! After the video, you'll check-in and go through all the paperwork.
Once everything is sorted out, you'll meet "your beautiful stranger" aka your tandem skydive instructor! He'll be your partner in crime through the experience. You can relax, he or she has performed thousands of skydives, so you're in good hands and he'll make sure you have the best skydive!
After getting into your jumpsuit you'll board Skydive Wanaka's orange and white Cessna, a plane is designed specifically for skydiving. From there you will be taken on a 20 min flight over the breathtaking landscapes of Wanaka, Upper Clutha river, and, on a clear day, Mount Cook.
The moment of truth will arrive and when the light signals go, the door will open. Your instructor will position you at the edge and before you realize it, you'll be freefalling at 200 km./h. The feeling is incomparable, it's like floating on an air cushion! Make sure to smile for the camera, depending on the package you choose, your instructor or your cameraman will film the whole dive!
After 60 seconds of freefall, the parachute will open, and then you'll gently glide towards land. Catch your breath and enjoy the view, very few people get to experience this. Minutes later, you'll gently land on a green grass field.
How to get there:
1. Self-drive - 10kms from the center of Wanaka, to Wanaka Airport.
2. Complimentary transfers from the center of Wanaka, outside i-SITE Wanaka,
103 Ardmore Street - 15minutes prior to trip time, ie 9.45 am for a 10 am
1. Self-drive - 1hour, 15minutes over the scenic Crown Range.
2. Self-drive - 1hour, 30minutes via Cromwell.
3. There are TWO complimentary transfers ex Queenstown, from the Skydive
Wanaka Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown.
a. 7 am check-in, 7.15 am departure for 9 am skydive.
b. 12.45pm check-in, 1pm departure for 2.30pm skydive
All children are subject to an assessment on the day by the Tandem Master.