Skydiving in Sydney: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals
A once-in-a-lifetime experience for thrill-seekers, here's everything you need to know about skydiving in Sydney.
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See Sydney and its surrounding areas from the best vantage point during a skydiving experience. Jump out of a plane with nothing but a parachute strapped to your back, then free-fall with the wind rushing past you until you safely reach the ground.
If you're considering a skydiving experience for yourself or you want to purchase a skydiving voucher as a gift, check out our guide with everything you need to know about skydiving around Sydney.
Where can I book a skydiving experience in Sydney and surrounding areas?
Our top picks: Skydiving experiences you can book in Sydney and its surrounds right now
Tandem Skydive over the Hunter Valley from RedBalloon
Best for: Value
Sydney Tandem Skydive from Adrenaline
Best for: Price
Sydney-Wollongong Tandem Skydive from Skydive Australia
Best for: Views
Skydiving in Sydney: Compare experiences, locations and more
|Experience||Location||Duration||Extras/inclusions||Where to book|
|Sydney - Wollongong Night Jump||Wollongong||3-4 hours||Skydive Australia|
|Sydney-Wollongong Tandem Skydive||Wollongong||3-4 hours||Skydive Australia|
|Sydney Tandem Skydive||Picton||3-4 hours||Adrenaline|
|Newcastle Beach Tandem Skydive||Newcastle||3-4 hours||Skydive Australia|
|Elderslie Tandem Skydive||Elderslie||2 hours|
|Newcastle Sport Parachute Club|
|Tandem Skydive over the Hunter Valley||Hunter Valley||3-4 hours||RedBalloon|
|iFly Experience and Harley Ride||Penrith||5 hours||RedBalloon|
|Goulburn Tandem Skydive||Goulburn||3-4 hours||Adrenaline|
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Ready to take the plunge? Latest skydiving deals in Australia
Up to $90 off skydiving across Australia
Valid for use on select dates. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne and surrounds, Byron Bay, the Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Sydney tandem skydive from $279
Available on weekdays from until March 2021 for a14,000 ft jump. Includes transfers from Sydney CBD, all skydiving equipment and more. T&Cs apply.
Australia skydive from $219 + free $20 merchandise voucher
Available on jumps from 7,500 ft to 15,000 ft. Destinations include Sydney, Hunter Valley, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to $30 off skydiving experience
Available on select 2020 dates in Sunshine Coast, Airlie Beach, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Frequently asked questions about skydiving in Sydney
Where can I skydive in Sydney and its surrounds?
Wollongong: 1.5 hours south of Sydney
Picton: 1 hour south-west of Sydney
Hunter Valley: 3.5 hours north of Sydney
Newcastle: 2.5 hours north of Sydney
Can I skydive solo?
What should I wear for skydiving?
What is the minimum age for skydiving?
Can I take my GoPro skydiving?
Q&A with someone who has skydived
We asked adrenaline junkie and Finder Crew member, 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 to protect your eyes from the wind.
- Is landing difficult?
Not at all, I actually landed on my feet. Some of my 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!
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