If you’re an adrenaline junkie, there’s barely any activity that can stand up to jumping out of a plane and flying. Skydiving has only gained in popularity in the recent years and both Australia and New Zealand offer amazing, picturesque locations to view from above. Some locations are better than the others, which is why we’ve come up with an ultimate guide on what Australia has to offer when it comes to skydiving and what else you can do when the winds won’t let you fly.
One of the most beautiful islands can be found in Western Australia and it’s absolutely amazing for skydiving. It’s no wonder that Rottnest Island was voted as the best destination to experience in Australia back in 2014. You’ll get to see some beautiful sand beaches from the air, but once you hit the ground there are some amazing unique animals and secluded bays to check as well.
During the drop, make sure you keep your eyes open for incredible marine life around Rottnest, including dolphins and stingrays. Skydiving here will let you see not only Rottnest but rather your view will extend all the way to Perth – which is about 20 miles away from the island.
Where to go skydiving in Rottnest Island: Geronimo
This is one of New Zealand’s highest skydives and you’ll get to see some incredible alpine landscapes during the jump over Fox Glacier. The West Coast region of New Zealand is home to five of the country’s national park, which is more than one third. This goes far enough to tell you just how beautiful nature is over there and you’ll get to experience it from the air.
This is a perfect location for the real adrenaline junkies, as they’ll get to jump from up to 16,500 feet – which will make their free fall last longer than a full minute.
Where to go skydiving in Fox Glacier: Skydive Fox Glacier
Also known as the Ayers Rock, this is one of the world’s most unique places that was created by nature. The rock is located directly in the middle of Australia and it’s one of those places that just instantly leave you in awe.
While you can witness this monolith from the ground or from a helicopter, any real thrill lover will opt for the jump that can go up to 12,000 feet. Witnessing it from above is something you just have to experience for yourself. An added bonus is that this area is perfect for skydiving, as there’s barely any rainfall during the year – which means the chances of your skydive being canceled are extremely low.
Where to go skydiving in Uluru: Skydive Uluru
The Great Lake Taupo region is home to New Zealand‘s largest lake and some of the most beautiful volcanic wonders in the world. Skydiving here is all about experiencing spectacles, from a massive lake to seeing some of the most beautiful settings from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
For the best experience, you can opt for cooler months in order to get the best panorama. Once you’re down on the ground, you can also go kayaking or sailing on the huge lake and sample it close up. You can jump from up to 15,000 feet here, which is perfect for experiencing the scenery.
Where to go skydiving in Taupo: Skydive Taupo
Mission Beach in Queensland is one of the top destinations for skydivers in Australia and for a good reason too. It’s famous for its wide beaches but also very popular for those looking to get away from urban areas and explore the beautiful settings of the Great Barrier Reef.
Skydiving here will let you see the Dunk Island and its reef surroundings – which in itself will leave a mark on anyone who enjoys wonders of nature. Once on the ground, you can also opt for one of the various guided tours if you want to get to know these parts from up close.
Where to go skydiving in Mission Beach: Skydive Mission Beach
Skydiving in Australia and New Zealand is one of those activities that not only raises the level of your adrenaline but also lets you see (and experience) some of the wonders of the world from an angle you couldn’t even imagine. This is also why Australia as a continent is one of the best places for this activity since nature here is raw, powerful, and exciting. Sometimes the weather won’t let you drop from the plane though, but do not despair – there are many activities on the land in all of these locations to keep you entertained until you can make the jump. If you’re really looking to bring some memorable experiences with you back home – then Australia is the right choice for you.
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