A once-in-a-lifetime feat for thrill-seekers, jumping out of a plane and parachuting back to the ground is on many bucket lists.
If you’re considering giving skydiving a go, then have a look at our handy comparison to figure out your options for skydiving in Sydney (and surrounds). Whether you’re looking for the best-value option, a beach landing or views over a national park, we’ve got you covered. Adrenalin junkies can compare prices, inclusions, scenery and height of fall.
Skydiving deals in Sydney:
Where near Sydney can I skydive?
- Sydney Skydivers - Picton (office in city centre - 55-minute drive)
- Skydive The Beach - Wollongong beach
- Skydive Hunter Valley - Hunter Valley
- Skydive Central Coast - Great Lakes
Skydiving near Sydney prices (table for comparison of RRP):
|Sydney Skydivers||$249||-Transfers (self drive is same price)-Australian Parachute Federation-Certificate-Complimentary tea and coffee||Over Blue Mountains and Sydney skyline||14,000 ft||4.6 stars|
|Skydive the Beach||$269||-Transfers from Sydney-3-month membership to Australian Parachute Federation-Certificate||Over the beach in Wollongong||10,000 ft||4.5 stars|
|Skydive the Beach||$319||-Transfers from Sydney-3-month membership to Australian Parachute Federation.-Certificate||Over the beach in Wollongong||14.000 ft||4.5 stars|
|Skydive Hunter Valley||$335||-Transfers from Sydney-3-month membership to Australian Parachute Federation-Certificate||Over the wineries of the Hunter Valley and NSW countryside||14,000 ft||4.7 stars|
|Skydive Central Coast||$339||-Transfers from Sydney-3-month membership to Australian Parachute Federation-Certificate||Over Central Coast coastline||14,000 ft||4.9 stars|
Indoor Skydiving in Sydney:
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.
Book Indoor Skydiving in Sydney:
Indoor Skydiving from Adrenaline
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
Skydiving solo in Sydney:
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.
Q&A with someone who has skydived:
We asked adrenaline junkie Shirley Liu some burning questions about skydiving - and she told us everything we’ve always wanted to know.
- What's the scariest part of the experience?
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.
- Did you feel safe throughout?
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.
- What is the view like/do you remember it fully?
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.
- Which part did you enjoy the most?
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.
- Was it particularly cold?
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.
- Is landing difficult?
Not at all, I actually landed on my feet. Some of friends landed on their butts but it wasn't painful.
- Would you do it again?
Yes! I'd love to try a different location.
- Anything else you'd like to share?
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.