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Skydive Southern Alps

35 Shotover St., Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8333
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Glenorchy Tandem Skydiving
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Reach speeds of up to 200kph as you freefall amongst boundless skies and the magnificent Southern Alps, towards the deep blue colours of Lake Wakatipu below. Located 45 min from Queenstown and nestled at the edges of Fiordland National Park and Mt Aspiring National Park, Skydive Southern Alps provides an expansive experience like no other. In small personalised groups there’s plenty of time to get to know each other, share the excitement and enjoy the buzz at the drop zone as our friendly and professional team prepare you for the next step in your adventure – the skydive. With the stunning mountains of The Lord of the Rings’ Middle Earth laid out before you, it’s time to let your imagination soar as the plane cruises above the mountains to your choosen altitude – 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000ft.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
35 Shotover St., Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8333

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place and I'm assuming it will be a good dive if the weather allowed. My husband and I didn't get to jump due to the weather. However, I would still give this place 4 stars if the refund didn't take forever. Jump was supposed...More

Thank CatG99901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to skydive.My bookings with Nzone Queenstown got cancelled twice due to unfavourable winds and I decided to shift to Sothern Alps,Glenorchy.Decided to self drive via Moke Lake as that allowed my wife and me to enjoy the scenic beauty at our pace and...More

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Thank Gina B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first activity to book on arrival to Queenstown was our skydive! We initially booked for Sunday 29th October..We got picked up at the office in Queenstown and brought on a bus to the aerodrome in Glenorchy via some stunning scenery. We made it into...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My Skydive couldn't have been better! It was a fantastic day without clouds, the crew were really nice and explained everything very well. My instructor was the best ever! He took my fear away and was just an amazing entertainer. Finally the jump was excellent,...More

Thank Alina T
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I have done three times skydives in New Zealand, and I have to say this view is definitely my number one. The view in Glenorchy is always my top one and to see it from the sky was just the most amazing experience. All the...More

Thank katrinatai
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The front counter staff do what they can, but this company does not care. We booked 3 jumps as soon as we landed. We let them know we were in Queenstown for only 4 days. They booked us in, then cancelled. Then re booked us...More

Thank Alan B
SkydiveParadise, Marketing Manager at Skydive Southern Alps, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi Brian We are very disappointed to hear about your experience with Skydive Paradise. I have talked to various staff but have been unsuccessful in finding out what has happened in this situation. I would appreciate it if you could please contact me on marketing@skydiveparadise.co.nz....More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Incredible!! It was my first sky dive and I was very nervous but my instructor Mike made me feel super relaxed and comfortable! The crew are amazing and friendly and the views are absolutely stunning! A definite must do if you're in Queenstown!!

Thank amyz19
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The scenery in Glenorchy was perfect - blue lake, snow capped mountains and a braided river. To get there, you can either take the complimentary mini-bus or drive out yourself (we did the latter). Their office is in Queenstown CBD. The ground team were amazing...More

Thank Josh F
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I firstly booked the trip on 20 Aug 2017, 2.45PM via e-mail. On that day, it was very cloudy, so I called them to check whether the trip is confirmed to go or not. They told me the trip would be cancelled due to the...More

Thank Ikq P
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25 August 2016|
Response from SkydiveParadise | Property representative |
Hi, you can use your GoPro while you are on the ground, but as soon as you cross the gate to get into the plane, you can't have any hard objects that could be a potential hazard. If you want to have some photos or a video to... More
20 August 2016|
Response from SkydiveParadise | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for asking, our summer trips are going to change, the 2:30pm trip will be 1:45pm, and yes, if your flight arrives as schedule, you'll have plenty of time. If you're coming with us in our van, departure time... More
19 January 2016|
Response from SkydiveParadise | Property representative |
Hi Leigh, sorry for the late reply, but just in case let us answer. We operate all year round, we only take a day off on Christmas day :)