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Skydive Wanaka

#4 of 58 Tours in Wanaka
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Address: Mustang Lane | Wanaka Airport, Wanaka, New Zealand (Formerly Skydive Lake Wanaka)
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+64 3-443 7207
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:30

Strap yourself to a Beautiful Stranger and jump from a perfectly good...

Strap yourself to a Beautiful Stranger and jump from a perfectly good plane, freefalling from 15,000 feet above NZ's highest snow capped mountains!! Skydive Wanaka is New Zealand's most spectacular, multi award winning, high altitude tandem skydive. This incredible scenic experience captures views of Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, glaciers, lakes and rivers! Capture your huge freefall grin with freefall DVD and digital pictures - How big is your smile?

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12000ft Tandem Skydive in Wanaka
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This was my first skydive. What an experience! We did this the day after Roys hike because we could barely walk, so figured a passive activity of falling out of a plane would be... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Jake K
Columbia, South Carolina

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I had to book the dive because the weather was amazing! The scenery is spectacular as well. We had no problems booking a same day afternoon dive and getting picked up from our holiday park. Definitely a must-do bucket list item! Minor Gripes: 1) This is a luxury $$$ skydive. NZ is expensive and the pricing here seems definitely higher... More 

Thank Ian L
Cary, North Carolina
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This was my first ever skydive experience, and I was nervous, but everyone here put me at ease. My "stranger" was super nice, very experienced, and made for an exhilarating experience. Once we rolled out, I was all good and can't wait to do it again. There were 3 of us in our group and we did the 15,000-ft jump... More 

Thank haylaura
Columbia, South Carolina
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was my first skydive. What an experience! We did this the day after Roys hike because we could barely walk, so figured a passive activity of falling out of a plane would be perfect. My 'stranger' was Eugen or Geno and he was fantastic. He had over 25,000 jumps and was very comforting and reassuring that all safety checks... More 

Thank Jake K
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I was told Wanaka was the most prettiest to skydive. Even though I had to wait an hour or so due to my last minute booking and me getting there a little late Skydive Wanaka gave me what I wanted for my first skydive ever. It is the most expensive skydive, but it was my choosing. The staff was very... More 

Thank sea2mjs
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I have just done my 1st skydive at wanaka, it was awesome Experience for me.. I want to do it again.. special thanks to my instructor 'api' have done a great job on taken nice video and nice angles... once again it was worth to try skydive.. you will never regret on its...

Thank Beechintabby
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The experience is phenomenal! Skydiving itself is a pretty "standard" sport that is found worldwide but what stands out here for SkyDive Wanaka is two things: professionalism and the natural surrounding beauty of the Wanaka skydiving area. From the onset, you can tell the team takes safety as a huge priority and the ground and main tandem guy check, double... More 

Thank Dleow
Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

An expierence like no other! Took me a while to make my mind and i am so glad i take the jump :). Overall it's a very professional and streamlined operation. My tandem master is Tigger is the cool and calm type. Nice guy. Enjoy the every bit of the journey. Already looking forward to my next jump.

Thank Rogue117
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was my first time skydive. I did the 12000ft jump and was really exciting. My tandem partner was Sam.He was really good in explaining the procedures of skydive that make me feel safe and secure.I love the moment of being threw out from the plane.It was really awesome! I'm totally happy for the whole process and felt regret for... More 

Thank Berny N
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very professional operation, despite a small glitch at the pickup. I was told 6:45am initially, then was changed to 7:15, but when I went down at 7:15, nobody was there. At 7:25 I was able to call though, and a van came to pick me up. I was on a tight schedule because my bus was leaving town at 1,... More 

Thank Peter G
Napa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Obviously skydiving is an insane awesome experience. The views are unimaginable! Beautiful! My skydiving "captain" was Jack. Awesome effort in pointing out views of interest on the way up... and down! ;) The office staff are 2 star for me. Not polite and seemed annoyed with guests for just being there. Traveling solo, I decided to do in Wanaka while... More 

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