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Travellers' Choice 2019 on TripAdvisor

We are proud to be recognised as a Travellers' Choice 2019 on TripAdvisor based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings by travellers worldwide. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to review us, we love reading them and really appreciate it. 

High School - TVNZ series based at Skydive Auckland

High School, premieres on Friday 28th June on TVNZ On Demand. This 8-part TV series follows the exciting life of 12 students learning to become professional skydivers at the NZ Skydiving School - the only course of it's kind in the world. Students from all corners of the globe will arrive at the school, take the leap for the first time and develop their skills in the sky.

Skydive Auckland is home to the NZ Skydiving School which offers the only Diploma in Commercial Skydiving. This 32-week NZQA approved course includes 200 skydives and is the best way to start a career in the skydiving industry. Find out more here: https://nzskydivingschool.com/new-tv-series.html

Best Skydive - Recommended On TripAdvisor

Thanks to everyone for your excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. We have received our 2019 Certificate Of Excellence and also continue to be Number One Tour In Auckland. 

Jump For Charity - SPCA Jump to the Rescue

And they are back! One of our favourite annual events where you can jump out of a plane for animals! SPCA are back on 15th June. Sign up now to raise $880 for SPCA. Simply sign up, raise the target, skydive for free. Each year we are joined by the friends, families and pets of those jumping to the rescue. 

Will you do it for the animals? https://registration.everydayhero.com/ps/event/JumptotheRescue2019

Award Winning Skydive Auckland - Best of the Best!

We are so proud to have won the Best Of The Best, Excellence in Community Contribution award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards. It's been great to share our stories and be recognised as leaders in this area. 

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Skydive Auckland Awarded Gold Qualmark

Skydive Auckland has been independently validated as a quality tourism business. We have received a gold seal of approval which signifies that our experience is one of the most high quality, safe and sustainable experiences that New Zealand has to offer.

There are three key pillars to Qualmark:

Light Footprint - An environmentally friendly and holistically sustainable experience.

Safe & Sound - Where safe principles and practices are part of every experience.

Warm Welcome - Where you always find a warm welcome and true New Zealand hospitality.

For more information about Qualmark, visit their website: https://www.qualmark.co.nz/

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Skydive For Charity

Do you know it's really easy to Skydive For Charity at Skydive Auckland?

Combine adventure with raising money for your chosen charity with Skydive Auckland. Simply choose your charity and start fundraising. It's amazing how many people will donate to see you take the leap and jump out of a plane.

Once you have raised $880 of sponsorship money the charity will pay for your skydive and also receive a sizeable donation from your efforts at the same time. You will book your skydive directly with Skydive Auckland and jump from 13,000ft! Options to upgrade to 16,000ft or 20,000ft and to purchase camera packages are available onsite on the day.
Take on the challenge as a group. With a 17-seat turbine plane, BBQ facilities onsite and FREE pickup from Auckland City, this is an ideal way for groups and corporates to raise money as a team and take on a challenge together.

Checkout our list of charities on our charity page and start fundraising today!

Skydive Auckland Feature in Stuff News For Excellent Results

Stuff.co.nz called us to feature in the their article "Tourism comes off the boil as spectacular growth slows". With many tourism operators around NZ reporting a slower summer, we have experienced a record January at Skydive Auckland. Our 20,000ft skydive, highest skydive in New Zealand, has proven to be popular this summer.

With four different choices of skydive altitude, multiple camera package options and free return transport from the city, we offer the ultimate NZ experience.

Read the full article here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110278216/tourism-coming-off-the-boil-as-spectacular-growth-slows 

See our choices of skydive here: http://www.skydiveauckland.com/prices.html

 

 

Best Skydive - Tripadvisor Review For Skydive Auckland

"Skydive; pure joy! YOLO! For the first 5 seconds I had a feeling which I never felt before, I can’t describe it. To say, it is like driving your car over a small hill, that feeling times million! It is euphoria! You don’t realize what is happening... my instructor Aaron was so cool! you’re falling down as a rock with the speed of 200 kilometers per hour, the best adrenaline rush I had in my life so far. Thank you Skydive Auckland and Aaron!"

Thanks to Doruk for leaving this awesome review. Loving his description of the feeling of freefall. Thanks to everyone who provides us with recommendations, reviews and feedback so that we can continue to stay at number 1 of 181 Tours in Auckland on TripAdvisor.

Read more of our reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g255106-d2527838-r649068313-Skydive_Auckland-Auckland_Central_North_Island.html#UR649068313

 

Home & Family Counselling - Skydive From 20,000ft! - 13th April 2019

Welcome back Home & Family Counselling who are back for another Jump For Charity day on 13th April 2019.

There's still time to sign up NOW! Just fundraise over the target amount of $995 and then take the leap from 20,000ft for FREE. 

Over the last two years, a dozen brave people have skydived for Home & Family Counselling, and as a result, these skydive heroes have provided 40 free counselling sessions to low-income families and individuals.

Find our more information and sign up here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/jump-of-courage?fbclid=IwAR1aUGA1OBb1INtJDj_OFG9zkVr4G_4NXrzj9lzq4bMXAsldHwJrcrbbEJQ

 

 

 

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! 2019 is the year of the pig, an animal which symbolises wealth. 

This year is also special because it is 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism. This is an exciting opportunity for China and New Zealand to strengthen economic ties through tourism.

It’s an opportunity for New Zealand to showcase what it is that makes Aotearoa a world class destination: our stunning natural landscapes, our range of unique experiences and products, and manaakitanga.

Find out more: https://www.cnzyot.govt.nz/

We do our best to provide the best possible experience to our Chinese visitors and are really excited about 2019.

Surrogate Grandparents: Jump For Joy! 30th March 2019

Welcome to Surrogate Grandparents New Zealand Charitable Trust who are holding a Skydive For Charity Event on 30th March 2019.

Join us for an adrenaline pumping, JOYful jumping, skydive experience. Raise valuable funds to help Surrogate Grandparents continue their Intergenerational programmes throughout New Zealand. Whether you are aged 9 or 99 - you can take part! Simply sign up, fundraise over $880 in sponsorship and then you will receive a 13,000ft skydive.

Sign up at https://givealittle.co.nz/event/jump4joy2019.

Skydive Auckland - Best Tour In Auckland on TripAdvisor

We love reading our reviews and are proud to be #1 out of 182 Tours in Auckland on TripAdvisor. This is thanks to our awesome customers providing recommendations about their experience with us. Big thanks to everyone who takes the time to write reviews for us and provide feedback so that we can continuously improve. 

Check out our customer reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g255106-d11473763-Skydive_Auckland-Auckland_Central_North_Island.html

Skydive Auckland Supports The Tiaki Promise

Skydive Auckland supports the Tiaki Promise. 

The promise is a commitment to our beautiful New Zealand for both tourists and kiwis alike to pledge to, in order to look after our country for now and for future generations.

The Promise

While travelling to New Zealand I will:

  • Care for land, sea and nature, treading lightly and leaving no trace
  • Travel safely, showing care and consideration for all
  • Respect culture, travelling with an open heart and mind

How to care for New Zealand

  • Drive carefully
  • Be prepared
  • Show respect
  • Protect nature
  • Keep NZ clean

We actively involve ourselves in environmental protection and sustainability practices. We have pledged our commitment to The Tiaki Promise and you can too. All you need to do is head to the website www.tiakinewzealand.com and add your name in the 'Share your promise' section.

You can help spread the word over your social media (make sure to use #tiakipromise) and by word of mouth. Together, we can get the message out there.

The Tiaki Promise was brought to us by 7 tourism organisations: Air New Zealand, 100% Pure New Zealand, NZ Maori Tourism, Tourism Industry Aotearoa, We are LGNZ, Department of Conservation and THL.

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New Zealand's Highest Skydive - 20,002ft!
New Zealand's Highest Skydive - 20,002ft!
 
If you want the ultimate skydiving experience then this jump is for you! Our 20,002ft skydive is the highest altitude in the whole of New Zealand, and in the Southern Hemisphere, and is a must-do if you want to skydive in New Zealand. Our 20,002ft skydive is out of this world with freefall for 85+ insane seconds reaching a speed of 200km/hr.
 
Civil Aviation rules limit tandem skydiving in New Zealand to a maximum exit altitude of 20,000ft, but with Skydive Auckland's landing area being 2 feet below sea level, they are officially the highest, completing skydives from 20,0002ft and this height cannot be beaten. This means that Skydive Auckland does officially have the HIGHEST skydive in the whole of New Zealand with more freefall time than any other skydive in the country.
 
Re-define freedom and escape reality with the highest skydive in the New Zealand at 20,000ft (or 20,0002ft above sea level). As well as the east and west coasts of NZ, from 20,000ft on a clear day you can see Great Barrier Island, Waiheke Island, Mt Ruapehu and even Mt Taranaki! Enjoy the serenity of a scenic parachute ride for approximately 5 minutes with spectacular views as you float gently back to the ground. 

The first 20,000ft [6096 metres] tandem skydive ever to take place in New Zealand happened on Friday 31st October at Skydive Auckland in Parakai, West Auckland.

Jump For Charity - Blind Foundation Skydive 2018

Join Blind Foundation for their first ever Charity Skydive Day on Saturday 1st December and experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of freefalling at 200kph!

It's so easy to take part:


1. Register here.

2. Raise at least $800 for the Blind Foundation.

3. Skydive from 13,000ft on Saturday 1st December.

Registration is $55. You'll get your own online fundraising page, and Blind Foundation will be there to support you with top tips and tricks to help you fly past your fundraising goal.

You can also choose to purchase an upgrade to 16,500ft and camera options on the day directly with our team at Skydive Auckland.

Want to learn to skydive on an exciting new TV series?

Skydive Auckland is home to the New Zealand Skydiving School and our Diploma in Commercial Skydiving is the only course of it's kind in the world.

TVNZ are launching an exciting new TV series that will follow the journey of our students throughout the most amazing and challenging course imaginable.

Many students enrol with zero skydiving experience and this series will see them take the leap for the first time, following them through an intense 20 week course, preparing them for a professional career in skydiving.

Our NZQA diploma includes 200 skydives and a 12 week work placement, with opportunities in NZ and around the world.  Through fees free and studylink, the diploma is more accessible to New Zealanders than ever before.

Recruitment is underway for the series which starts filming in January 2019 and there are limited spaces available. Think you have got what it takes to become a professional skydiver? Visit our NZ Skydiving School website for more information on this exciting opportunity to launch your skydiving career like never before.

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Award Winning Skydive Auckland

Skydive Auckland won the Westpac Business Awards: Excellence in Community Contribution. We are so proud to be recognised for implementing initiatives that have a positive impact on the community and generate outcomes that have long term benefit. 

Samsung Chose Skydive Auckland to Film Fortnite Video

You can play Fortnite on the new Samsung Note9 and for their New Zealand launch, Samsung chose Skydive Auckland to film their awesome video!

Whoever find the Note9 this week that they have dropped in a location in NZ gets to keep it.  

We jumped into the stunning Muriwai Beach to film the video. Thanks to everyone involved that made this happen. And here it is.

 

Skydive Auckland - Westpac Business Awards

We are very proud to have been announced as finalists in the Westpac Business Awards 2018 for three categories; Excellence in Customer Service Delivery, Excellence in Marketing and Excellence in Community Contribution. Bring on the finals in October! Thanks to all our awesome team.