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Skydive Southern Alps

35 Shotover St., Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8333
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Glenorchy Tandem Skydiving
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Reach speeds of up to 200kph as you freefall amongst boundless skies and the magnificent Southern Alps, towards the deep blue colours of Lake Wakatipu below. Located 45 min from Queenstown and nestled at the edges of Fiordland National Park and Mt Aspiring National Park, Skydive Southern Alps provides an expansive experience like no other. In small personalised groups there’s plenty of time to get to know each other, share the excitement and enjoy the buzz at the drop zone as our friendly and professional team prepare you for the next step in your adventure – the skydive. With the stunning mountains of The Lord of the Rings’ Middle Earth laid out before you, it’s time to let your imagination soar as the plane cruises above the mountains to your choosen altitude – 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000ft.
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35 Shotover St., Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8333

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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Definitely one of the world's safest and most well run experiences.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 10 April 2012

If you want an experience with a view and a fun group of people Skydive Paradise is the way to go! On a sunny day you can even see Mt Cook and the staff will be happy to teach you about the surrounding geography and...More

Thank Merili
Reviewed 23 March 2012

My boyfriend and I did 12000ft skydive with this company and had an amazing time! The crew: Bobby, Milenko, my instructor Sven and other guys made us feel welcome and comfortable. We flew in a tiny plane but since it was only 2 of us...More

Thank tinkerbella85_10
SkydiveParadise, Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2012

Thanks a lot, I'm glad to hear you liked the scenic flight and I agree, it is such a beautiful place out here! Very soon all our tandem instructors will have GoPro's as we want to deliver the best quality photos and DVD we can...More

Reviewed 10 March 2012

Loooved everything about this cie! Staff was incredible. I jumped with cornelius. I told him I was really scared and he had me reassured in minutes. The whole thing is really safe and well organized. The views are unbelievable. I would definitely recommend skydive paradise...More

Thank andrea f
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Fantastic experience, just amazing. It was my first jump, so I can't compare it to how other places are run, but I felt totally at ease, not least due to the great team they have. The staff were helpful, professional and amusing, and it was...More

1  Thank AmandaJW_12
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Thank you for the great skydive last week! The view was amazing! Thanks Mauricio for bringing me down safely! Always go for 15t ft!

1  Thank Julian S
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Thanks heaps Fiona and Sven! My partner and i had such an amazing experience with the paradise team, it is such an amazing spot out at Glenorchy. And the time it took to get to 15,000 ft was such a bonus as we had heaps...More

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 1 February 2012

From initial booking, to the ease with which the booking was changed when I thought the weather didn't look good enough, to the friendly and informative drive up the valley, to the STUNNING location, to the concise, non-scary briefing, to the friendliness of the administrator,...More

2  Thank Eric K
SkydiveParadise, Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2012

Thanks for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your skydive with our small team out here, I will pass on your kind comments. Thanks again.

Reviewed 30 January 2012

Was nothing like I've ever done before. Everyone was really friendly and made you feel relaxed about doing the jump! Definately worth it!

Thank Tykey2
Reviewed 27 January 2012

I had a wonderful trip out to glenorchy skydive! Such a great enviroment out there and an outstanding view from the sky :) The team out there and that are involved are such fun enthusiastic people and really made the trip an experience to remember....More

Thank OJR118
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25 August 2016|
Response from SkydiveParadise | Property representative |
Hi, you can use your GoPro while you are on the ground, but as soon as you cross the gate to get into the plane, you can't have any hard objects that could be a potential hazard. If you want to have some photos or a video to... More
21 August 2016|
Response from SkydiveParadise | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for asking, our summer trips are going to change, the 2:30pm trip will be 1:45pm, and yes, if your flight arrives as schedule, you'll have plenty of time. If you're coming with us in our van, departure time... More
19 January 2016|
Response from SkydiveParadise | Property representative |
Hi Leigh, sorry for the late reply, but just in case let us answer. We operate all year round, we only take a day off on Christmas day :)