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Tandem Skydive Experience in Taupo

1. Tandem Skydive Experience in Taupo

Start your day in style with a complimentary pick-up from your accommodation in a stretch Hummer. Head to the drop zone, a 10 minute drive from the town center. On arrival, let the experienced and friendly team look after you. Go through the safety briefing and the available video/photo options. Be kitted up with all the equipment you need for a safe experience. You even get a free buff headband to wear during the jump and have as a keepsake.  Your skydive begins with a scenic plane ride up to 12,000ft, 15,000ft or 18,500ft (depending on the option you choose). You’ll begin to get incredible views of Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe – also known as Mount Doom from Lord of the Rings. 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. After exiting the plane you will free fall at speeds of 200 kilometres per-hour for 45, 60 or 75 seconds. At 5,500 feet your tandem master will deploy the parachute and you can catch your breath while taking in the stunning views of the Lake Taupo area. You will then float back to earth with a relaxing parachute ride with your tandem master, arriving safe and soundly back at the drop zone. Once back on the ground it’s time for a high five and a hug. Check out how nervous you look in your exclusive Jump Photo before being dropped back to Taupo. 

Taupo: Waikato River Jetboating Adventure

2. Taupo: Waikato River Jetboating Adventure

Discover the rush of jetboating over Waikato river's whitewater rapids on this tour in Waikato. Stay dry on your trip with the included spray jackets and glasses. Keep your hands warm with heated handrails as you gaze out at locations from famous films like 'The Hobbit.' Check-in at the activity provider's office and get set up with your lifejacket and your optional spray jackets and glasses. Hop aboard the boat and embark on an exhilarating adventure on the scenic Waikato river.  Feel the rush as the boat twists, turns, and jumps at speeds of up to 90 kilometers per hour. Ride through the Waikato River's biggest commercially operated Rapids. Stop at some famous filming locations, such as where the 'barrel scene' was filmed for 'The Hobbit.' Immerse yourself in nature and get off-the-beaten track as you keep an eye out for local wildlife. Take in sights like the bubbling geothermal water at the river’s edge. 

Taupo: Mt Ruapehu Volcanic Vista Flight

3. Taupo: Mt Ruapehu Volcanic Vista Flight

Set off on a thrilling journey through the natural wonders of New Zealand with a 1-hour seaplane flight. Departing from a jetty in Taupo bay, you’ll take off and head south, beginning your volcanic sightseeing with Mount Pihanga, before soaring over the Blue and Emerald Lakes towards the massive summit of Mount Ruapehu, towering nearly 10,000 feet above sea level.  Circling the summit, you’ll view the Crater Lake, tapering down to the volcano’s broad ski slopes. Turning northward, you’ll fly towards Mount Ngauruhoe, with the opportunity to gaze down into its immense center. Continuing onward, soar over Mount Tongariro, viewing the Red Crater, the Blue Lake, and ancient lava flows, before beginning your descent over Lake Taupo to land along the lakefront.

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What people are saying about Taupo

Unbelievable experience. I expected to be a lot more nervous for my first jump but the staff make everything fun and stress free. You’re in good hands and the camera work is amazingly good. Highly recommend to anyone!

Great friendly staff. Had an awesome dive guide named Damian. Hopefully he will be there for my next dive. He was super supportive and made sure I was ok from start to finish. Keep up the awesome work guys

Very easy to book. Staff all very friendly. Superb trip. Only suggestion would be to make passengers aware of potential wait restrictions. Otherwise book your flight now. Wow

Danny was a great guide and the jump was worth every money I spend for! The care before and after the jump was fantastic!

Instructors were amazing, really good vibes! Professional, reassuring and funny!! It was epic!!