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Skydiving in 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. 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. It's an experience you'll never forget, so it's best to do your research beforehand to ensure you get the most out of the thrilling adventure.

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?

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 experience sites which often features site-wide deals.

CompanyPriceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
Sydney Skydivers$199Picton3-4 hours
  • 7,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
  • Complimentary transfers from Sydney
  • 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership
  • Certificate
Skydive Hunter Valley$309Over the wineries of Hunter Valley3-4 hours
  • 15,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
  • Complimentary transfers from Sydney
  • 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership
  • Certificate
Skydive Sydney-Wollongong$319Over the beach in Wollongong3-4 hours
  • 15,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
  • Complimentary transfers from Sydney
  • 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership
  • Certificate
Skydive Newcastle$319Over Lake Macquarie and Newcastle3-4 hours
  • 15,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
  • Complimentary transfers from Sydney
  • 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership
  • Certificate

Our top picks: Skydiving you can book now

Skydive Sydney-Wollongong

Skydive Sydney-Wollongong from Skydive Australia

Best for: Price

Highlights:
  • Free fall from up to 7,000 ft
  • A great intro to Skydiving
  • Experience a short burst of free fall with a gentle fall under the canopy
  • View details
    Sydney Skydivers

    Sydney Skydivers from Adrenaline

    Best for: Value

    Highlights:
  • Blue Mountain and Sydney city skyline views
  • Closest to Sydney CBD
  • Departure lounge located in the city
  • View details
    Skydive Newcastle

    Skydive Newcastle from Skydive Australia

    Best for: Experience length

    Highlights:
  • Skydive from 15,000 ft and free fall for up to 60 seconds
  • Views of the beach and city
  • Make a day of it and explore Newcastle and Lake Macquarie after your dive
  • View details
    Skydive Hunter Valley

    Skydive Hunter Valley from RedBalloon

    Best for: Flight height

    Highlights:
  • Sydney’s highest altitude of up to 15,000 ft
  • Experience free falling 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
  • View details
    Skydive the Beach

    Skydive the Beach from RedBalloon

    Best for: Views

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

    iFly from RedBalloon

    Best for: Indoor skydiving

    Highlights:
  • Airflow produces free falling feeling felt during a 14,000 ft skydive
  • Friends and family can watch from a viewing platform
  • Great introduction to skydiving for children
  • View details

    Ready to take the plunge? Latest skydiving deals in Australia

    Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

    Up to $30 off Australia tandem skydive

    Ends

    Experience Oz Experience Oz

    Up to $90 off skydiving across Australia

    Adrenaline Adrenaline

    Up to $30 off skydiving experience

    Skydive Australia Skydive Australia

    Australia skydive from $199 + free $20 merchandise voucher


    Where to skydive near Sydney

    • Picton
    • Wollongong
    • Lake Macquarie
    • Hunter Valley

    Frequently asked questions about skydiving in Sydney

    Can I skydive solo?

    You can not skydive solo until you have completed the AFF (Accelerated Free Fall 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.

    What should I wear for skydiving?

    You must wear enclosed shoes. It's best to wear clothes that are comfortable and loose fitting. Most skydiving companies will provide you with a jumpsuit to wear over your clothes for your jump. Leave accessories, including jewellery and watches, at home so you don't lose them mid-air.

    What is the minimum age for skydiving?

    The minimum age for skydiving in Australia is 12 years old. Permission from a parent or guardian is required for people under the age of 18 wanting to skydive.

    Can I take my GoPro skydiving?

    For safety reasons, most skydiving companies will not let you take a GoPro on your dive. Instead, you can purchase a video and/or photo package that documents your skydiving experience.

    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!


    Note: Prices and information are accurate as of 30 June 2020.

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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, 2018

        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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