If you're looking for the ultimate Queenstown Skydiving experience, look no further! New Zealand's NZONE skydive will give you the chance to plummet from a speeding aircraft at 15,000 feet at "terminal velocity" - around 200 kilometres per hour - towards the ground for the ultimate adrenaline rush that will leave you feeling more alive than ever before!
As the "birthplace' of Tandem skydiving in New Zealand - alongside its reputation as the Adventure Capital of the World - Queenstown serves as the ideal destination for our dropzone - located at the base of the famously majestic Remarkables mountain range, surrounded by a working sheep farm, you won't find a similar jumping destination in the world!
All of the latest, safest and most state-of-the-art equipment is incorporated to ensure the fear factor is only as high as it needs be - and our impeccable safety record speaks for itself! Book today, face the challenge and walk away with the sense of accomplishment that only skydiving can provide.
Timeslots are available every 30 minutes from 0600 to 1500 hrs
*Skydive timeslots are subject to availability and change without prior notice.
How to Use
Please present a printed voucher at the Skydive Center on the day of your skydive.
Upon successful purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
How long does a tandem skydive freefall last?
From 15,000ft you will freefall for 60 seconds.
From 12,000ft you will freefall for 45 seconds.
From 9,000ft you will freefall for 25 seconds.
How fast do I free fall?
The maximum speed is about 200km/h!!
How long is the flight?
It depends on which height you choose. From 15,000ft it takes about 15 minutes to reach altitude
What type of planes do you have?
We operate 2 Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft - "the Supervan 900".
Can I be on the same plane as my friend?
Our plane can hold up to 9 customers at once so it is possible to be on the same plane as your friends. This is dependent on many factors and we will do our best to keep groups together.
What should I expect for my first time skydiving?
You can expect to have an overwhelming feeling of fear, joy, satisfaction and adrenaline for your first time skydiving! In saying this, freefall truely is an indescribable sensation and has to be experienced to understand wholly. In terms of clothing, make sure you are warm, comfortable and wearing enclosed tie-up shoes; we provide you with a full jumpsuit, gloves, hat and goggles. Our highly trained tandem masters and crew will provide you with a full safety brief and guide you through the whole experience from start to finish.
Can you wear glasses whilst skydiving?
Yes, we have goggles that will fit over your glasses.
I wear contact lenses, is this okay?
Yes! However, we do suggest bringing your contact solution just in case your lenses dry out.
What about your safety record?
Safety’s the top priority for us at NZONE Skydive. We use industry leading skydiving systems and the latest in internationally recognised safety practices. We operate under the strict authority the of NZ Civil Aviation Authority and also the New Zealand Parachute Industry Association. All our Tandem Masters have jumped over 1,000 times, some have even jumped over 24,000 times! All parachutes are fitted with reserve chutes and automatic opening devices (AAD). AAD stands for “Automatic Activation Device”. It’s an on-board computer that automatically activates an emergency parachute in the unlikely event its needed.
When is the best time to go skydiving?
Skydiving is a very weather dependent adventure activity; we always recommend the best time to go skydiving is at the start of your trip. This allows the opportunity for movement and avoidance of disappointment if your original booking is unable to go ahead due to weather. In terms of the time of day, mornings are always a great time to see Queenstown from above.
Do you allow spectators?
Provided we have enough space in our buses, we can take spectators for free. This won't be guaranteed and only available at the time of the trip. They are welcome to drive themselves to watch and we can provide directions. This is limited to one spectator per customer and we cannot allow spectators on the last trip of the day.
Can I take my camera on the plane with me?
Unfortunately, personal cameras and Go Pro's are prohibited from being on board the aircraft due to safety and insurance reasons. All of our equipment has to be checked properly due to the extreme nature of skydiving. However, you can take photos on the ground while getting ready and we do offer a professional skydive photographer that is able to jump with you and take photos/video during your skydive.
Can I drive to the Queenstown drop zone myself?
Yes you can, but you will still need to check in at the Nzone Skydive Centre for the briefing and then they will give you directions.
Do you offer insurance?
Unfortunately, we do not offer life insurance, although you are covered for medical treatment while in New Zealand under the Accident Compensation Commission. However, some companies will insure you to tandem skydive and you need to check this with your travel insurance company directly.
Can I jump with an injury or medical problem?
If you are unsure if an existing medical condition or injury will affect your skydive, please consult with your doctor for advice. We are unable to advise on medical issues.
35 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Please meet here at the Skydive Center for the transfer to the dropzone.