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Taupo Skydiving

Skydiving capital of the world

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It’s a big claim, but thanks to tens of thousands of tandem jumps every year, Taupo claims to be the undisputed skydiving capital of the world.

Choose your height at Taupo Tandem Skydiving - 9,000ft, 12,000ft, 15,000ft or the eye-watering 18,500 ft skydive with up to 75 seconds in free fall. These guys have dropped over 200,000 people out of perfectly good aircraft in the last 25 years.

Taupo airport is only a few kms south of the city. While you’re ‘up there’, you’ll have stunning views of the lake, the three massive volcanoes of the volvanic plateau, and potentially, of both North Island coasts.

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Taupo Tandem Skydiving

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Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Josh Aggars