The question here should be: “WHY NOT?”

At ground level, the view from Taupo township is already remarkable; a lake with crystal clear waters overlooked by the powerful mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Now imagine a bird’s eye view of all of that and that’s where we’re going to take you.

A 20-minute scenic flight to altitude will have you climbing over Great Lake Taupo, the crater of a super volcanic eruption 26,000 years ago. While you’re up there you’ll be able to see the most famous mountains in New Zealand – Mount Tongariro, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe (a.k.a Mount Doom from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films). On a clear day, you may even be able to see both coasts of the North Island, Mount Taranaki to the southwest, Napier to the east and the Rotorua Lakes to the north.

Our highly skilled team of Tandem Instructors will make you feel safe and keep you entertained during your flight up in ‘Pinky’, our NZ made, skydiving specific aircraft. Our unique plane is painted pink and adorned with Maori designs and detailing, keeping the legends, beliefs and culture of our people alive.

The door will open and your instructor will introduce you to the incredible feeling of freefalling at 200km/h(125mph) from 12,000ft (3,650m) or 15,000ft (4,575m) above Lake Taupo, followed by a 5-minute parachute ride down to a safe and controlled landing.

The greatest thing about a Tandem Skydive is that there is no previous experience or intensive training required. Because you’re paired with one of our expert Tandem Instructors, a few simple instructions are all you need to safely enjoy jumping out of a plane.

We also have an excellent range of HD video and photo packages available for you to choose from, we can pick you up in style from within Taupo in our FREE limousine and we also offer a FREE return shuttle to and from Rotorua. 

  • Free wi-fi at reception.
  • Free return LIMO pick up within Taupo.
  • Free return shuttle from Rotorua.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Wide range of individual high quality photos and video packages.
  • Choose your own soundtrack for your video.
  • Trusted by over 10,000 jumpers every year – Taupo being the hotspot for skydiving in NZ.
  • Preferred supplier to the most renowned travel agencies and transport operators in NZ an Australia.
  • Qualmark certified. We have met stringent quality standards and environmental criteria according to NZ Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation.
  • Trip advisor Certificate of Excellence since 2011.
  • Kiwi Experience Gold Award 2014-2016.
  • TNT Golden Backpack Awards Finalist 2014-2016
  • Incredible views of New Zealand’s biggest lake and most famous volcanoes.
  • Amazing views even from the ground! Bring your support crew to watch you landing.
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff – who will help you to choose the best package for you!
  • Engaged with the community and sponsor to important charity events.
  • Home of Sky – our most adorable cat – and Pinky – the almighty PAC750XL aircraft that you’ll jump off.
  • Proudly New Zealand owned and operated company.

If you’re still not convinced, we are privileged to have great partners who can confirm that jumping with us is awesome!

Skydive Taupo is the preferred supplier for: