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About Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Experience the freedom of freefall in the home of skydiving with Taupo Tandem Skydiving! Operating for over 25 years, we're the original tandem dropzone in NZ - we've thrown over 200,000 crazy people out of our planes! A skydive with TTS is unforgettable - you'll see volcanoes, coast-to-coast views of the North Island and the incredible shores of Lake Taupo. Choose from our four heights – 9,000 ft, 12,000 ft, 15,000 ft or 18,500 ft for up to 75 seconds in freefall. We have the lowest-priced skydive in New Zealand and even offer complimentary pickups within Taupo and Rotorua. We've got plenty of amazing camera options to capture your skydive so you can take it home to show all your friends and family. We are a Qualmark Gold rated dropzone in which means your experience, safety, and our environmental impact are incredibly important to us. But most of all, we want to make sure you have the most fun ever!
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Lake Taupo 15,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

Fall to Earth from 15,000 feet (4,570 meters) on this tandem skydiving adventure at Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s original drop zone. Get picked up in a stretch Hummer, and prepare for your flight with an orientation and professional gear. After cruising to altitude, summon your courage and jump from the plane with a tandem master over the shores of Lake Taupo. During 60 unforgettable seconds of freefall, catch views of both coasts and the snowy peaks of Tongariro National Park before gliding back to solid ground via parachute.
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Lake Taupo 12,000-Foot Tandem Skydiving

Experience the thrill of freefalling from 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) above Lake Taupo on this New Zealand tandem skydiving adventure. Prepare for your flight with pickup in a stretch Hummer, then gear up and gather your courage on the flight up to altitude. After jumping from the plane with a tandem master, enjoy 40 exhilarating seconds of freefall followed by unbeatable views of both coasts and the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park as you glide back to earth by parachute.
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from US$209.85
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Rachael B wrote a review 6 May
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I said it once, and I'll say it again, this was the most amazing thing I have ever done in my whole life!!! I reserved my spot for free and had the option to choose what height I wanted when I walked in. The staff at the desk were super friendly and just as pumped as I was to complete my life long bucket list dream! My Tandem Master Damian was so comforting, kind, and made sure I was ready to go! Everything was very self-explanatory and Damian made sure to get the best photos before the jump, during, and the landing. I can't stop looking at the amazing photos!! The free falling was the best feeling in the world and the views are fantastic. Damian also threw in some parachute spins in there for me. All and all if this is something you want to do, DO IT! And what better location then Lake Taupo...absolutely stunning views on a perfect sunny day and you can't get over how large the lake is and seeing Mt. Doom!! Beyond epic! Thank you everyone at TTS I can't wait to come back someday and conquer the 18,500ft skydive!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Responded 4 days ago
Thanks for the Epic review Rachel! We really appreciate you coming through and jumping with us! From the sounds of things you really enjoyed it, We can't wait to see you back to conquer the 18,500ft jump like you say! Cheers again :) #blueskies
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Alexandra Morrell wrote a review 2 May
Hastings, New Zealand2 contributions
Amazing. I did my jump with Andrew Godfrey, and he made my experience an awesome one. Helped keep me calm for my first ever jump. And made my birthday an awesome one. Big ups to him and Andy our photo guy. My husband also had his jump with Martin Kell, and he just absolutely loved it. We will definitely be back for another jump.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Responded 1 week ago
We are glad to hear you both enjoyed this unreal experience! We look forward to seeing you again for another jump sometime soon :) #blueskies
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kyliemsmith86 wrote a review Apr 2021
North Shore, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
David Du Plessis was an amazing instructor for our 13 yr old . Made his first jump unforgettable. Would really do again and can recommend David .
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from TaupoTandemSkydiving, Guest Relations Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your review! We'll pass on your kind words to David :)
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Mags wrote a review Apr 2021
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I did a Skydive with Taupo Tandem Skydive. WOW!! What a professional outfit. From start to finish! I can't recommend them enough!! I was so fortunate to do this with Adam. When you are just about to be thrown out of a plane at 15,000 ft you want to have a certain type of person to be strapped to. Someone that knows what their doing and someone to keep you calm, reassure you but most of all to make this experience unforgettable!!! Adam, you did all those things and more. Thank you for keeping me safe and making this one of the best moments in my life!! I'll definitely want to jump with you again!!
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Response from TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Responded 1 week ago
Adam is so awesome to jump with! And keeping you safe is always our priority :) We will pass on the message to Adam and hopefully we will see you again soon !Thank you again for jumping with us #Blueskies
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Hamish B wrote a review Apr 2021
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Jaron was a legend, he was cool calm and collected and made it a fantastic experience. Beautiful day for it!!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from TaupoTandemSkydiving, Front Office Manager at Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Responded 1 week ago
Jaron is pretty cool and calm, he definitely calms down the nerves! We're glad you enjoyed the jump and had such a beautiful day :) #blueskies
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