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Skydiving Sydney: Deals, prices and comparisons

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.

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.

Where near Sydney can I skydive?

  • Sydney Skydivers – Picton
  • Skydive The Beach – Wollongong beach
  • Skydive Hunter Valley – Hunter Valley
  • Skydive Central Coast – Great Lakes
  • Skydive Newcastle – Lake Macquarie

Top Skydiving deals in Sydney

Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

Up to $110 off skydiving

Valid on select 2018 dates. Locations include Byron Bay, Hunter Valley, Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $50 off group deals

Enjoy up to $50 off each person when you book as a group with Skydive Australia. Minimum of 4 person. T&Cs apply.

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Skydiving in Sydney: Prices, locations and more

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.

CompanyPriceLocationDurationExtras/inclusions
Skydive Sydney-Wollongong$249Over the beach in Wollongong3-4 hours7,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership; certificate; bumper sticker
Sydney Skydivers$275Over the Blue Mountains4 hours14,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; APF levy; certificate
Skydive the Beach$319Over the beach in Wollongong3-4 hours15,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month APF membership; certificate; bumper sticker
Skydive Hunter Valley$335Over the wineries of Hunter Valley3-4 hours15,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month APF membership; certificate; bumper sticker
Skydive Central Coast$339Over the lakes and beaches of the Central Coast3-4 hours15,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month APF membership; certificate; bumper sticker
Skydive Newcastle$319Over Lake Macquarie and Newcastle3-4 hours15,000 ft height; complimentary transfers; 3-month APF membership; certificate; bumper sticker

Our top picks: Skydiving you can book now

Best for price (cheapest): Skydive Sydney-Wollongong

Best for price (cheapest): Skydive Sydney-Wollongong from Skydive Australia

Highlights:

  • Freefall from up to 7,000 ft
  • A great intro to Skydiving
  • Experience a short burst of freefall with a gentle fall under the canopy
  • Prices start at just $249

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Best for value (combo of good price, bonus extras, time etc): Sydney Skydivers

Best for value (combo of good price, bonus extras, time etc): Sydney Skydivers from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • Freefall from up to 14,000 ft for just $275
  • Blue Mountain and Sydney city skyline views
  • Closest to Sydney CBD
  • Departure lounge located in the city

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Best for experience length: Skydive Newcastle

Best for experience length: Skydive Newcastle from Experience Oz

Highlights:

  • Skydive from 15,000 ft and freefall up to 60 seconds!
  • Views of the beaches all the way down the coast, Hunter Valley and the Lake region
  • Make a day of it and explore Newcastle and Lake Macquarie after your dive

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Best for flight height: Skydive Hunter Valley

Best for flight height: Skydive Hunter Valley from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Sydney’s highest altitude of up to 15,000 ft
  • Experience freefalling at over 220 km/hr for up to 60 seconds
  • Private drop zone located in the hub of the Hunter region
  • Check out views over rural NSW and world famous vineyards

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Best for views: Skydive the Beach

Best for views: Skydive the Beach from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Views over Wollongong and the Southern Sydney beaches
  • A picture perfect beach landing
  • Full moon night jumps also available!

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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.

Our top picks: Indoor Skydiving in Sydney you can book now

Indoor Skydiving

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.

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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.

Looking for a bargain? Skydiving Sydney deals

Skydive 14,000 ft - Picton (inc Shuttle)
Skydive 14,000 ft - Picton (inc Shuttle)

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Skydive The Beach - Wollongong 14,000 ft
Skydive The Beach - Wollongong 14,000 ft

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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.

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    JIAJUSeptember 12, 2018

    Hi,
    I just want to know, is there always a extra fee for anyone weigh more than 95kg?

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      JoelSeptember 12, 2018Staff

      Hi Jiaju,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      As per checking there is no “fee” if you weigh more than the allowable weigh limit of 109kg. They simply will not allow anyone who weighs more than the limit to skydive. There are many variables to skydiving and weight is just one of them. The parachute systems have a maximum designed weight limit. On a tandem jump, they add up the total weight of the passenger, the gear, the Tandem Instructor to make sure they are not outside the limits of the equipment. If you are elderly, then there is a whole host of questions they would be discussing with you to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for a skydive.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    sangayJune 19, 2017

    How much to do skydiving on weekdays along with the videos?

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      JonathanJune 20, 2017

      Hi Sangay!

      Price may vary depending on the company and the package you’d take. We suggest to check them out by clicking “View Details” green button or to contact the merchant directly.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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