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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
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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
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Snowy mountains, green trees and a big blue lake. The view is breathtaking. The crew is awesome. Good instructions. Long freefall, long gliding down and actually steering the parachute. Only the pics are less, because of the wide angle lens which deforms your face a...More

Thank Sora-R
Reviewed 21 January 2012

We decided to start our NYE celebration with the crew from Skydive Paradise. Needless to say, having not done a skydive before there were some nerves!! The team made it very easy; collecting us from Queenstown enjoying the scenery en route to Glenorchy, even stopping...More

Thank Roisin S
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Weather was perfect on New Year's Eve and we drove ourselves to Glenorchy airfield to begin our exciting adventure! Staff was friendly and helpful, so were the skydive instructors. Love the experience and would definitely recommend anyone to go with them!

Thank Nadyne S
SkydiveParadise, Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2012

Thanks for your review, I will pass your comments on to the team. Cheers!

Reviewed 31 December 2011

The staff are very friendly and also extremely professional. The jump masters inspire a lot of confidence. Would 100% recommend.

Thank Ashling M
SkydiveParadise, Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2012

Hi Ashling, Thanks for your review, hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.

Reviewed 21 December 2011

My husband decided, on a whim, that at age 60, it was high time he jumped out of an airplane. The staff at Skydive Paradise was very helpful, friendly, and professional. The setting with lake and 2 islands, snow-capped mountains and sparkeling lake Waitipu was...More

Thank KaliCA
SkydiveParadise, Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2012

Thanks for your review! I have passed your feedback onto Cornelius. Glad to hear you love the DVD too.

Reviewed 19 December 2011

Incredibly awesome experience! It was a clear blue sky day and the scenary of Paradise, Glenorchy was stunning. The staff are really nice. They even let us stop at the lookout point along the way to take a few pictures. My jump master is very...More

1  Thank Grace L
SkydiveParadise, Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2012

Hi Grace, Great to hear your skydive exceeded expectations! Thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 18 December 2011

This was my first tandem skydive. I had only one day in Queenstown so I was glad that it could go trough due to the weather. I was picked up from Queenstown city centre. It's a beautiful ride up to Glenorchy. There where morning clouds...More

Thank Mir-Rdam
SkydiveParadise, Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2012

Hi Miriam, thanks for your review. I'm glad you felt really safe throughout your skydive experience and will pass your comments on to Sven.

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ranainsana
25 August 2016|
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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
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BengB
21 August 2016|
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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
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Lsas26
19 January 2016|
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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 :)
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