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Skydive Southern Alps

35 Shotover Street, 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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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35 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had our first 15000 feet skydive and it was an indescribable experience ! The reason we chose skydive paradise was for the skydive location at Glenorchy overseeing the snowy mountain, Isengard in the Lord of The Rings, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown. It was an...More

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SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

Thanks Xiu! all feed backs are welcome, specially the ones that help us to improve, and your opinion is spot on, 2016 is our 5th year anniversary and upper management has promised big improvements for us in many different levels, soon everyone will be able...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My younger son has begged for years to skydive. His older brother was willing to do it with him, so I chauffeured. The drive up is gorgeous. The scenery of the airstrip is magnificent. I thought the crew was professional, they got the kids hyped,...More

Thank Christopher D
SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

Thank you Christopher, Skydive Paradise crew feels overwhelm with your feedback and Glenorchy scenery will never get tired of complements. We'll pass on your advice about the photos and video, we consider all suggestions and we try to be as fare as possible. And, we...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016

That was just the best thing what could have happenend to me that day, very well carrying and helpful staff. The view was just stunning, they couldn't have picked a better day. Thanks a lot to the Skydive Paradise team.

Thank peterdittrich2
SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

And the Skydive Paradise team thanks you for this feedback, but let's be honest, customers like you Peter help us give the best service possible.

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The staff at Skydive Paradise were the best. Incredibly welcoming and professional! First dive for my friend and I and it was wonderful! Location allows for BREATHTAKING views of the South Island. Highly recommend.More

Thank Alyson B
SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thank you Alyson! the feeling of skydiving, literally, on top of a lake is amazing! other drop zones have lakes and even the beach next to them, but we're the lucky ones to give that experience, somehow it helps you to relax faster when you...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The whole experience with Skydive Queenstown was incredible. It's very intimate and you feel like you are in the safest of hands. The staff is welcoming and lovely. I skydove with Ollie and he was just THE BEST. This was my first time skydiving and...More

Thank UCLA Junior S
SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and the rest of the world, we'll try our best to keep those standards so your review stays valid for long time.

Reviewed 15 July 2016

Skydive Paradise definitely lives up to its name. The staff are all great and love a good laugh, which certainly helped to settle my nerves.

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SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you! specially for taking the time and let us know you enjoyed skydiving, it's a pleasure to make people laugh and it's great to get such a good feed back.

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

About 40mins drive from queenstown to aerodrome. Friendly ground staff and master sky divers who explain to the simpliest way to understand. Weather was prefect. Wind was calm and nearly cloudless sky Amazing view from the sky as the aircraft climb around the snow capped...More

1  Thank Zach C
SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hi Zach, thank you for sharing the incredible day you had, we can't get tired to heard about our customers experience, we're pleased that the weather was very kind that day. We're lucky to be in such amazing location, we just need to me nice...More

Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

That moment when you overcome your worst fear... That moment when you acknowledge your extremely insignificant existence of this planet..

2  Thank Rakhisyaman
SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

...That moment when you jump out of a plane, trusting your life to a person you just met... and when you survive, life will never be the same and it worth it!

Reviewed 20 June 2016

Must-Do experience! Best scenery for a skydive possible. Glenorchy is beautiful! Professional set up, equipment and staff!

1  Thank Katherine W
SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you Katherine, reviews like this encourage us to keep going and work harder and give our best!

Reviewed 5 June 2016

It is difficult to find words to describe this amazing experience - it has been longtime on my bucket list and now I finally made! There are many places around New Zealand and the world and as this was my first skydive I might not...More

3  Thank BinaNZ
SkydiveParadise, Guest Relations Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hi Bina, we're very proud to tell you that you're right. When we get costumers that have jumped in other drop zones before, we always ask them where is the most beautiful place so far, and we always win!

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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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