A tandem master from Skydive Southern Alps Queenstown and his passenger are smiling at the camera during their Tandem Skydive in Queenstown - 9,000ft over the Dart River estuary near Glenorchy.

Tandem Skydive in Queenstown - 9,000ft

Meeting place

At our shop (35 Shotover Street, Queenstown)

FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity

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Duration: 15-16 minutes

Next available date:

Wednesday, 1 January
Start times:

for 1 participant


Our tandem skydive in Queenstown is an absolute must-do for any Lord of the Rings fan and for anyone who needs a bit of an adrenaline rush while visiting New Zealand. Strap yourself to one of our experienced skydiving experts and take the ultimate leap. From 9,000ft above the ground, you'll be able to take in the unique alpine landscapes of Southland and Otago, including notable landmarks such as Dart River, which were used on several occasions to shoot scenes for the popular movie franchise. There is hardly a better way to experience the beauty of New Zealand's South Island, so book your tandem skydive in Queenstown now and look forward to an adventure of a lifetime!

- Meeting and preparation:
Our complimentary shuttle bus service from Queenstown to Glenorchy departs from our shop at 35 Shotover Street in Queenstown. Check-in here at your booked start time and you'll then be taken on a scenic 45-minute lakeside drive directly to our dropzone in Glenorchy. We kindly ask you to give us a call 30 minutes before your start time to confirm that we're running on time and to make sure the weather conditions allow for skydiving. At our dropzone, you will meet your tandem master who will brief you and help you get fitted in your jumpsuit and harness. You will also receive a hat, a pair of goggles and some gloves so that you're fully equipped for your skydive. Once you're ready, you will board the plane and take off for your 10-minute scenic flight up to your jump altitude.
- Flight and jump:
When the plane has reached the jump altitude of 9,000ft, you'll be strapped to your tandem master, the door will open and the two of you will leap into your adventure. After 25 seconds of free falling, during which you'll be high on adrenaline, your tandem master will deploy the parachute, thereby breaking your fall, and you'll spend another 4 to 5 minutes gliding gently towards the ground. Throughout the entire experience, you'll be able to enjoy fantastic views of Dart River and the Southern Alps.
- Landing and return:
After landing safely at our dropzone, our shuttle bus will take you back to the initial pick-up location in Queenstown.

Jump details
- The plane: PAC P-750 XSTOL
- Participants: up to 5 tandems
- Scenic plane flight: 10 min
- Free fall: 25 sec
- Paragliding panorama flight: 4-5 min
- Total duration: 4h

Included services
- Flight equipment: harnesses, parachute
- Jumpsuit
- Certified tandem master
- Transfer from Queenstown and back
- Photographer
- Photo and video packages can be purchased on-site

Bring along
- Warm clothes and closed shoes
- Written parental consent for minors

- Minimum/maximum weight: 30kg/95kg
- Minimum age: 12 years
- Reasonable physical health (medical statement to be filled out on-site)

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