- Skydive in the land of extreme sports
- Enjoy some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery
Skydiving wasn’t invented in New Zealand, but it might as well have been, since this is of course the home of extreme sports. And ground zero for this kind of craziness is Queenstown on the South Island, where adrenaline-seekers gather all year-round to ski, bungee jump, zorb and jet boat. But the final frontier, we think, is skydiving, and in Queenstown the experience is pretty much the same as you’d get anywhere, but what
makes it stand out is the absolutely stunning landscapes. This is ‘Lord of the Rings’ country at its most magnificent, and to see it from above, at speeds of up to 200km an hour - that’s pretty exciting!
Travel up to 12,000 feet in a small aircraft, with a professional and very experienced instructor strapped to you. Once you reach the jump zone, you’ll take the ultimate leap of faith and free fall for around 60 seconds, reaching incredible speeds - terminal velocity they call it! The rush is unbelievable, followed by the snap as the parachute opens, then you drift gently down for another five minutes, drinking in the sublime scenery all around - the lake, the snowcapped peaks, the lush green hillsides - welcome to Queenstown, where tandem