At ground level, the view from Taupo township is already remarkable; a lake with crystal clear waters overlooked by the powerful mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Now imagine a bird’s eye view of all of that.
A 20-minute scenic flight to altitude climbing over Great Lake Taupo, the crater of a super volcanic eruption 26,000 years ago. While up there are views of the most famous mountains in New Zealand – Mount Tongariro, Mount Ruapehu and Mount Ngauruhoe (a.k.a Mount Doom from the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films). On a clear day, there are views of both coasts of the North Island, Mount Taranaki to the southwest, Napier to the east and the Rotorua Lakes to the north.
The highly skilled team of Tandem Instructors will ensure safety and entertainment during the flight up in ‘Pinky’, the NZ made, skydiving specific aircraft. This unique plane is painted pink and adorned with Maori designs and detailing, keeping the legends, beliefs and culture alive.
The door will open and the instructor will introduce the incredible feeling of freefalling at 200km/h(125mph) from 12,000ft (3,650m) or 15,000ft (4,575m) above Lake Taupo, followed by a 5-minute parachute ride down to a safe and controlled landing.
The greatest thing about a Tandem Skydive is that there is no previous experience or intensive training required. Because of being paired with an expert Tandem Instructors, a few simple instructions are all that is needed to safely enjoy jumping out of a plane.
There is available an excellent range of HD video and photo packages to choose from, along with the opportunity to be collected in style from within Taupo in a FREE limousine or FREE return shuttle to and from Rotorua.