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.

At Skydive Wanaka, it’s all about YOUR experience! Our highly qualified and friendly tandem skydive team love to share the experience of skydiving with travellers and locals alike.

Wanaka offers some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery and picturesque landscapes, so why not strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and take the one-way flight to altitude. Experience the sensation of freefall from up to 15,000ft reaching speeds of 200kphs. All while enjoying the unrivalled and uninterrupted views of Wanaka’s world-renowned lakes and mountains!

Innovative and progressive, we are dedicated to delivering a unique tandem skydive experience. With high standards of safety, comfort and personal service, we value nothing more than enabling you to share in the views and joy of a tandem skydive over picturesque Wanaka.

Join in the fun and skydive in one of New Zealand most spectacular locations, Wanaka! 

Why Skydive Wanaka are THE BEST:

  • Epic views of Wanaka
  • Stunning scenery
  • 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
  • Scenic flight over Wanaka to altitude
  • 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!
  • Return transfers available from Queenstown and Wanaka

It’s no secret that at Skydive Wanaka we thrive off making dreams come true, whether it’s helping someone conquer their fears, or simply to experience the rush of a lifetime our team has seen and experienced it all. We can’t wait for you to join in the fun with us at Skydive Wanaka!


Virtual Tour of Skydive 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…