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About Skydive Wanaka

You won’t regret choosing Skydive Wanaka for your New Zealand tandem skydive… with us it’s all about YOUR skydiving experience.

Innovative and progressive, we’re dedicated to delivering a unique tandem skydive experience, with high standards of safety, comfort and personal service.

Our highly qualified and friendly tandem skydive team just love to skydive in one of the most spectacular locations in New Zealand. They live to share the freefall experience with people like you. And have fun doing it.

Why Skydive Wanaka are THE BEST:

  • Epic scenery and stunning location
  • See up to six lakes, the rugged Southern Alps, Mt Cook and the South Island’s longest river (the Clutha)
  • Professional, family friendly, fun and welcoming staff
  • World class dropzone facilities
  • The most reliable weather conditions in the South Island and West Coast for skydiving
  • Operating for over 21 years
  • Over 120,000 tandem skydives
  • Strap yourself to one of Skydive Wanaka’s beautiful strangers!
  • Free transport from Queenstown and Wanaka

A little Skydive Wanaka History

Almost 21 years ago, Skydive Lake Wanaka was founded by Dave & Jools Hall when all they had was a van, a patch of grass with a couple of deck chairs on it, and a borrowed plane. Together they built the company up to a multi award-winning operation that to the present day has completed more than 120,000 tandems.

In August 2013 Lloyd & Julie Ferguson purchased the company, renaming it Skydive Wanaka Limited. Entrusting the management to Blake Mason, the company has continued to grow and innovate. Under Blake’s leadership and with an exceptional team of 35+ ‘Beautiful Strangers’, Skydive Wanaka has cemented their position as one of New Zealand’s ‘Must-Do’ activities.

As of June 2016 and with Blake still at the helm, Skydive Wanaka became part of the Skydive on the Beach (Skydive on the Beach Group Limited) family of companies. Founded in 1999 by a pair of optimistic young mates, the company grew from the small beachfront operation of Skydive the Beach Sydney in Wollongong NSW, using a single six-seater Cessna 206 to a company with eighteen premium drop zones across Australia and New Zealand.

Skydive Wanaka is certified under Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand Part 115.

New Zealand Parachute Industry Association

Skydive Lake Wanaka is affiliated to the New Zealand Parachute Industry Association and uses state-of-the-art skydiving systems. We operate from Wanaka Airport, with a purpose-built hangar, a New Zealand built X-Stol aircraft and inbuilt sense of fun and adventure. Come join the fun!


Meet our Beautiful Strangers…