What’s great about New Zealand is that it can be a place where you can relax and rejuvenate and at the same time, it has the best drop zones for skydiving enthusiasts out there. So, it’s either one of the two types of travelling or both. Whatever it is, New Zealand has an outstanding view, 15,000 feet above.
The first Skydiving jump (also called parachuting) was done in 1979 by the inventor of the parachute: Andre-Jacques Garnerin. Thanks to the French balloonist, anyone can jump from a plane without the risk of serious injury or death. Now, it’s one of the most popular thrill-seeking activities.
The afternoon is the best time to dive to see the view you’ve paid and jumped for, clearly.
Queenstown is one of the best landing zones in New Zealand. Even bloggers online had their first jump in this part of NZ and the experience was by far, the greatest. NZ Rugby player Lima Sopoaga also made his skydiving jump in Queenstown.
If you’re in a tight budget when it comes to your meals and homestay, Queenstown is highly suggested. You can save a lot of money from spending less on food and drinks to afford that second dive you might want, before leaving the island country.
Choosing the best weather is a must to make sure it won’t be cancelled. You can plunge over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables. The experience is incomplete if you won’t look below and see the best features of the place.
You can choose the height of your drop from 9,000 to 15,000 feet. For safety purposes, the weight limit for every skydiver is 100 kg.
Bay of Islands
Parachuting tandem is probably the best idea for anxious divers. And if it’s in the bay of islands, you might just witness the Earth’s curvature from above. If 15,000 feet does not suffice, agencies in the bay of islands can extend the height of your drop for another 1000 feet. The fall will only last for minutes and when you see the Pacific Ocean, to indulge on the view from up there.
Don’t forget to dress warm for this occasion.
Lake Wanaka is beautiful when you walk around and see it from the ground. But the view from up there is spectacular. New Zealand’s fourth largest lake can be viewed when you are 12,000 feet above the ground. Choose a clear day to skydive so that you won’t miss on any small detail about the lake.
If the height of the fall matters a lot to you, then you belong in Franz Josef. The highest jump would be at 19,000 feet. You won’t even have to worry about the view because the 12-km long Franz Josef Glacier won’t be hard to see. Pack more warm clothes for this experience.
There are a lot of activities you can enjoy in New Zealand whether it’s the night life or the water and aerial experience. But for Skydiving enthusiasts, you have a lot of places to choose from.
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