Christmas sale: Extra $30 off skydiving with code
Available for travel on select dates. Destinations include Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Sydney, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.
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Imagine jumping out of a plane with nothing but a parachute strapped to your back, then free-falling with the wind rushing past and watching the ground come at you.
If you’re considering giving skydiving go check out our guide to the best experiences around Sydney.
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|3 Dec 2019||Up to 50% off experiences + Extra $25 off with code||XMA****|
|2 Dec 2019||Up to 50% off experiences + Extra $15 off with code||EXT****|
|27 Nov 2019||Extra 10% off with code||FIN****|
|21 Nov 2019||Year-end sale: Extra $10 off experiences with code||YEA****|
|20 Nov 2019||Christmas sale: Extra $30 off skydiving with code||SAN****|
These prices were taken from the individual Skydiving companies but you might be able to get them cheaper by booking through sites like RedBalloon which often features site-wide deals.
|Skydive Sydney-Wollongong||$249||Over the beach in Wollongong||3-4 hours||7,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership; certificate; bumper sticker|
|Sydney Skydivers||$275||Over the Blue Mountains||4 hours||14,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; APF levy; certificate|
|Skydive the Beach||$319||Over the beach in Wollongong||3-4 hours||15,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month APF membership; certificate; bumper sticker|
|Skydive Hunter Valley||$335||Over the wineries of Hunter Valley||3-4 hours||15,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month APF membership; certificate; bumper sticker|
|Skydive Central Coast||$339||Over the lakes and beaches of the Central Coast||3-4 hours||15,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month APF membership; certificate; bumper sticker|
|Skydive Newcastle||$319||Over Lake Macquarie and Newcastle||3-4 hours||15,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month APF membership; certificate; bumper sticker|
Want the feeling of freefalling without having to ACTUALLY go up in the plane? Try indoor skydiving. You’ll gear up in a helmet, goggles and jumpsuit before feeling the force of the winds in a vertical wind tunnel chamber. These powerful winds hold you in the air, giving the effect of freefalling.
There aren't many people who can say they've been skydiving - indoors Jump (or fly) into the wind tunnel and let a trained instructor teach you how to fly.View details
You can not skydive solo until you have completed the AFF (Accelerated Freefall Course) stage 1 course. Most skydiving centres run these courses which include ground training and classroom work before jumping wearing your own parachute with two skydiving instructors either side of you. You can then progress to stages 2-9 and even go on to acquire your A-Licence Full Solo Course.
We asked adrenaline junkie Shirley Liu some burning questions about skydiving - and she told us everything we’ve always wanted to know.
The scariest part is when you've spent about five minutes on the plane and you've realised what you've committed to – there is no backing out now.
Yes, I did. Everyone goes through individual checks to ensure your harness is put on correctly. You're also attached to a professional skydiver who skydives as their full time job – that probably made me feel most safe.
The view is nothing short of amazing – though I think the location really matters in this case. I skydived right next to the beach, so all you could see was the beautiful beach and the mountains right next to it. I still remember it fully. When you initially drop you actually spin for a bit, so you get a full, 360 degree view in a matter of seconds.
The first couple of seconds when you drop – you can try and scream but you're dropping so fast that you can't even hear yourself. It's completely free-fall so your stomach drops and the adrenaline is rushing.
It was, but you're wearing skydiving gear so it keeps you warm. You also wear goggles so to protect your eyes from the wind.
Not at all, I actually landed on my feet. Some of friends landed on their butts but it wasn't painful.
Yes! I'd love to try a different location.
The location you choose really matters – aim for a view you know you'll enjoy. Also, in most cases the base cost of your ticket only covers the skydiving. So if you want photos and videos, you usually need to pay extra. In my case, I opted for the video and took screenshots as photos. You'll love it! It's an experience you won't forget, promise!
*Combined rating is average of TripAdvisor, Adrenalin and Google ratings.
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