A small operation, situated just 1 and a half hours south of Christchurch. After a pretty dismal tour of the south island in regards to skydiving - thanks to the greedy tandem factories that rule the skies. I was stoked to come across The Skydiving Kiwis. These guys are putting the fun back into the sport for New Zealand. Jumping all day, barbeques, beers and living up every moment are all standard procedures. The guys haven't been open for many years yet and things are always being built and improved. This is a place for those that love to fly and don't need lots of bells and whistles. Leave your attitude at the main road entrance.
While holidaying in New Zealand I went on a bit of a dropzone crawl across the country. It's a real shame that many of the places that I went to have taken the direction of deterring sports jumpers from visiting. Skydive Abel Tasman is NOT one of those dropzones. From the moment I arrived I was made super welcome and got straight into checking out the amazing scenery from 15,000ft. The only negatives I could point out are that there is no camping area for visitors (but thats because they cant have one near the airfield) and that there isn't a cafe (I believe one is planned for construction some time soon).. Thanks for having me guys, Blues skies!