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Skydive Southern Alps
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US$202.27*
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Glenorchy Tandem Skydiving
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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.

Thank Alyson B
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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 see water under than when you jump above land. Come back! we'll be here :)

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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 definitely was the highlight of my trip to NZ. Go with them - and get the video / photo package. You'll want to relive these memories over and over.

Thank UCLA Junior S
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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.

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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.

1  Thank Jooper6
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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.

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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 mountai peak.

The drop was amazing with prefect veiw of the lake and the mountain. Totally blow my mind away.

Must do in queenstown!

1  Thank Zach C
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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 and the landscape does the rest.

All the best,

Skydive Paradise Crew

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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
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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!

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