The Highest Tandem Skydive in New Zealand 20,000ft At Skydive Auckland

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.

CEO Tony Green has 29 years experience in skydiving and elected to take Skydive Auckland Marketing Manager Jo Austin for this New Zealand first, experiencing over 85 seconds of freefall time and reaching a speed of 200km/hr.

Jo Austin: “You really feel like you are flying. The region is beautiful but seeing it from this height is something else. You’d think I would be used to skydiving by now but that took my breath away. I know what I’ll be asking for for Christmas! “

Tony Green: “For most people, skydiving is a once in a lifetime experience but this is something exceptional. We are really proud that due to our location we cannot be beaten on height and that we can offer the ultimate NZ tandem skydiving experience.”

Civil Aviation rules limits tandem skydiving to a maximum exit altitude of 20,000ft, but with Skydive Auckland’s landing area being two feet below sea level, they are officially the highest, completing skydives from 20,002ft.

The 9 people who jumped yesterday have collectively done over 62,000 skydives. They built a star formation in the sky.

Skydive Auckland is running a competition to find the best name for this ultimate skydive. They are offering two free 20,000ft tandem skydive to the whoever comes up with the best name.

With skydiving being one of the most popular extreme activities in New Zealand this new 20,000ft tandem skydive, being the highest in NZ, marks a new bucket list item for Aucklanders, domestic and international tourists. With over 85 seconds of freefall over Auckland’s stunning coastal landscape and free pickup available from Auckland City Centre, this could be the ultimate NZ experience.

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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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.