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Dropzone: Pacific: New Zealand: New Zealand Skydiving School

New Zealand Skydiving School

Average Rating: 4.25
4.25 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews

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Parakai Airfield
Lat: -41.3814777982331
Lng: 174.518358707428

76 Green Road
Parakai, Auckland, 0800
New Zealand

08001962500  (5497 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-10-25

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Tandem: 325 NZD
Jump Ticket: 50 NZD to 13000 ft


The New Zealand Skydiving School is the only institution in the world to offer a Diploma in Commercial Skydiving. All successful participants of this intensive training programme, graduate with 200 jumps, and have training from world class coaches.


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  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Bunkhouse
  • Showers

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4 Reviews Written

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Safety oriented but progressive

New Zealand Skydiving School Rated 5 by: J-Mad on 2014-11-12

Pros: Good people, plane and safety oversight
Cons: Narrow landing area, prone to water logging

I've been studying at the school for a month now, I've learnt a heap. I ran the numbers and it's a very cost effective and fast way to get your first 200 jumps, under world class instruction.

The student landing area is a narrow strip of land not far from the runway, but being out in cow country there's paddocks on either side to land off. In December the school will be moving across the road so there'll be a lot more room to land and we'll be able to spin the landing pattern around. When it rains the ground gets very soggy. You can get soaked shoes, but it's also soft for hard landings.

Recommend to anyone looking to get into the industry or even just skydiving in general.

(Review ID:8689)

NZ Skydiving School

New Zealand Skydiving School Rated 4 by: samlang on 2014-11-12

Pros: Great place to learn
Cons: Wather

The skydiving school is a great place to learn with awesome coaches and friendly people. The facilities are good but will be better when they move to their new site in december. With a small class they need the cesna running again but the pac xl750 is a great plane to jump out of.
(Review ID:8687)


New Zealand Skydiving School Rated 4 by: Kahzahki on 2014-11-12

Pros: Tutors are awesome
Cons: .

Excellent intro to skydiving. Tutors are a wealth of information. Things are a bit disorganised as they have recently shifted up to auckland from methven but new LZ is being built which should be better.
(Review ID:8683)

Good if you are around for a while, not a destination

New Zealand Skydiving School Rated 4 by: Joviea on 2013-06-20

Pros: Not a tandem factorie, loads
Cons: it is a school

In opposite of a lot of dropzone in New Zealand, fun jumpers is the moneymaker!

As the name says, it is mainly a skydiving school. The tandem are still big part of it (as anywhere else), but the facilities have been built to train skydiver way further then the aff! So depending when you go, you got a lots of beginners (start of the classes) or lots of 4-way option (end of the classes)

Either way, you enter a bunch of people that jumps all the time together. If you're good, they will all wanna jump with you... or not, hard to say because they change every 6 months.

In global, I found it's a good place. You got amazing quality instrutor, fun jumpers around, and a Caravan that give you amazing views of Mt Hutt, even Mt Cook on good weather!! And the landing field is always along the airstrip: so legal down wind landing!

(Review ID:7995)