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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 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 (or 15,000ft, 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 kilometers per-hour for 40 or 60 seconds. At 5,000 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. 

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Taupo: 18,500-foot Skydive Experience

2. Taupo: 18,500-foot Skydive Experience

Feel on top of the world with an epic 18,500-foot skydive. This skydive is the highest altitude in Taupo, and a must-do if you want to skydive in New Zealand. From up to 18,500 feet (that's nearly 20,000 feet above sea level), you will receive approximately 75 seconds of free fall. Your skydive will begin 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. 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. 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 200 kilometers per hour, the thrill of the free fall is something you will never forget. After an insane 75 seconds of free fall, you will then float back to earth with a relaxing parachute ride with your tandem master, arriving safe and sound back at the drop zone.  

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Whitianga: Scenic Flight on Coromandel Peninsula

3. Whitianga: Scenic Flight on Coromandel Peninsula

Discover the Coromandel Peninsula from a unique aerial perspective with a scenic flight over Mercury Bay. Departing from the coastal town of Whitianga, head north to Matarangi, Whangapoua, and New Chums Beach. Travel along the coast with stunning views of the Great Mercury Islands, Opito Bay, and Great Barrier in the distance. Fly over white-sand beaches, high clifftops, as well as secluded bays and coves only visible by plane or boat. From there, continue down the coast to Hahei and Hot Water Beach. Finally arrive at the critically-acclaimed Cathedral Cove and fly over Cooks Beach before heading back to Whitianga.

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Taupo: Mt Ruapehu Volcanic Vista Flight

4. 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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Auckland: Coromandel Scenic Flight with 2-Course Lunch

5. Auckland: Coromandel Scenic Flight with 2-Course Lunch

Travel to the Coromandel in the clouds for your own private delicious 2-course lunch with a drink included. Admire the incredible views of the Coromandel Peninsula from above and hear interesting commentary from your professional pilot. This is sure to become a memory of a lifetime. With an extraordinary combination of a unique bird’s eye view from above Auckland all the way to the Coromandel and a beautifully prepared meal you and your partner or group will be sure to have a treasured shared memory. An experienced pilot that has done over 100 scenic flights from Coromandel and back and will offer expert guidance of all the sights on the ground as you make your way to and from your destination.

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Auckland: Scenic Flight to Raglan with 2-Course Lunch

6. Auckland: Scenic Flight to Raglan with 2-Course Lunch

Embark on a short roundtrip flight from Auckland over to the picturesque west coast township of Raglan. Toast with a festive drink and feast on a delicious 2-course lunch as you admire the views of Raglan’s Harbor.  Discover the town of Raglan, a charming lunch destination with unique geography located under Mt. Karioi and the Tasman Sea. Fly from Ardmore Airport over rolling hills and green pastures with views of New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato River, as well views of the west coast’s black sand beaches. After arriving, take a short walk to the Orca Bar and Restaurant for a 2-course lunch and a drink with a splendid view of the Raglan Harbor. After your tasty meal, enjoy a scenic return trip back to the Ardmore Aiport, flying up over the coast for more incredible views.

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What people are saying about Waikato

We got picked up in a Hummer which was a fantastic start to our experience! The driver was lovely and the music was great. Andy was my instructor and he was brilliant. He made me laugh from start to finish and I instantly felt at ease when I met him, despite his jokes about the gear not working! The process on arrival was quick and easy, including the safety briefing and instructions given by instructors. The skydive was the best thing I’ve ever done and I would do it again and again!

it was an amazing experience! highlight of our honeymoon so far! Simon and Jaron were excellent instructors, we enjoyed it so very much! The whole team is very professional and friendly. Definitely a must do!!

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

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

I jumped with Danny Overeem and it was all great! The photo package was expensive, but it was absolutely worth it.