Skydive Auckland - The Best Skydive in New Zealand!

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Skydive Auckland has maintained #1 position on TripAdvisor for Auckland and also recently featured in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Travellers Choice Experiences for the whole of New Zealand! We're so proud. Thanks Helensville News for shouting about our achievements too, with the following feature.

Skydive Business in Top 10 NZ Experiences:

"Parakai business Skydive Auckland is the number one rated tour in Auckland on TripAdvisor - and was recently named in its ‘Top 10 Travellers Choice Experiences’ for the whole of New Zealand. That listing put them on the same footing as Hobbiton, Milford Sound, Kaikoura Whale Watching, and the Shotover Jet Boats.

Based at the West Auckland Airport in Green Road the company offer the highest tandem skydive in the Southern Hemisphere with customer's leaping from 17-seater plane at 20,000 feet with an 85-second freefall, to see stunning views of the Kaipara Harbour and the surrounding countryside, as far as Mt Taranaki on a clear day.

“We are seeing a spike in people wanting to skydive from 20,000 feet since Covid-19,” says sales and marketing manager Jo Austin. “We’ve also seen an increase in the number of people bringing family, and recently took a 93-year-old man jumping with his son. Another day we had two girls jumping for their 7th birthday. And a lot of people who post-lockdown want to do something that helps them redefine freedom and escape reality.” The Parakai is blessed with a perfect airfield location for jumping, and Jo says the climate allows for very good jump rates.

It’s also the largest sport diving drop zone in New Zealand. It’s not all just skydiving for pleasure, though. Running alongside Skydive Auckland is the New Zealand Skydiving School, the only place in the world where prospective skydive instructors, coaches and camera flyers can get a Diploma in Commercial Skydiving. Students undertake a 32-week course learning theory in the on-site classroom and completing 200 jumps during the course of the NZQA-approved Diploma. Spaces are still available for courses later in the year.

As well as individual and corporate jumps, Skydive Auckland holds a lot of charity skydives. Skydive Auckland won the Supreme Business Excellence award at the 2020 Westpac Auckland Business Awards for the north and west regions, as well as taking out the Excellence in Marketing trophy. That followed a win for Excellence in Community Contribution at the 2018 awards."