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Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.50
4.50 out of 5 based on 8 user reviews

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Taupo (NZAP)
Lat: -38.74191
Lng: 176.08202

Taupo Airport
Taupo, 2730
New Zealand

+64 - 7 - 3770428
+64 - 7 - 3780468 (fax)  (8200 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-04
Turbine PAC 750XL, Twin Turbine Nomad

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Tandem: 249 NZD
Video: 139 NZD
Jump Ticket: 45 NZD to 15000 ft


Tandem based drop zone also open to sports jumping. New Zealand's original tandem drop zone.


  • Gear Rentals
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Shop

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Great friendly DZ mainly tandem oriented

Taupo Tandem Skydiving Rated 5 by: AntoH on 2017-11-29

Pros: Amazing views, 15,000ft loads
Cons: mainly tandem oriented and no wingsuiting

Although the DZ is mainly tandem oriented they are very welcome to fun jumpers. 15k loads with amazing scenery is a big attraction with spectacular views during freefall.

Definitely recommended if you're passing through NZ.

(Review ID:9427)

2nd best scenic drop zone next to Hawaii!

Taupo Tandem Skydiving Rated 5 by: Skydive305 on 2015-12-12

Pros: Very safe, professional, and friendly.
Cons: Unable to jump with camera due to requiring snag free mount.

Geoff, the head instructor was the most knowledgable and professional skydive instructor I have meet in my 7 years of skydiving across the US. My wife and I loved every part of our time at the DZ. We did 2 jumps and got on every load we wanted. We could have done 2 more that day but we had other plans. Geoff also helped us get our high altitude certification in order to jump at 16000 MSL. If you want to jump with a camera make sure you have a snag free mount. The standard GoPro mount will not be allowed. If you plan to come to New Zealand from the states be understanding because New Zealand Aviation regulations are a lot stricter on skydivers.
(Review ID:8962)

Great place, dece amount of tandems.

Taupo Tandem Skydiving Rated 5 by: DrRead on 2015-01-29

Pros: Nice Scenery, Geoff's Help
Cons: Tandems

Geoff really helped me get going here. Took a bit to get all set up being a visitor from Canada. Once we got sorted everything went quite smoothly. People seemed nice, good facilities and nice views. Rental gear was good too.

(Review ID:8722)

Very helpfull staff, they took the time to brief about the DZ. Geoff helped me with applying for my

Taupo Tandem Skydiving Rated 5 by: Esther1982 on 2012-01-03

Pros: Very professional.
Cons: Lot of tandems, less sporties

My first time skydiving in NZ! Geoff took the time to brief about the DZ and to help me applying for my NZ liscence on line. Very nice views, nice airplane, good maintained hire-equipment. Very professional!
(Review ID:6972)

Cool DZ with god ambiance

Taupo Tandem Skydiving Rated 5 by: TheToto on 2011-01-08

Pros: They try to preserve the sport jump legacy in NZ
Cons: Too many tandems

I arrived there trying to do some sport jumping. Jeff, the main instructor was great and really tried to put me on a free slot. when they dont have a place in their airplane, they try to get free slots in the other tandem clubs airplanes.
The atmosphere is great - free WiFi, beautiful girls and everyone smile all the time.
I met 2 AFF students that started to do their AFF, they had to stop because of the weather, but they said that the attitude was great and professional.

Thanks Jeff for all the effort, I will defenetly coming back there!

(Review ID:6175)

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