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.

Our top picks: Skydiving experiences you can book in Sydney and its surrounds right now

Tandem Skydive over the Hunter Valley

Tandem Skydive over the Hunter Valley from RedBalloon

Best for: Value

    Highlights:
  • Overlook the wine region of the Hunter Valley during your flight
  • Glide under the parachute for over five minutes
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the Hunter Valley after your skydive
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    Sydney Tandem Skydive

    Sydney Tandem Skydive from Adrenaline

    Best for: Price

      Highlights:
    • Great introduction to skydiving
    • Friends and family can watching from the viewing area
    • Overlook views of the coastline, Blue Mountains and city skyline
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      Sydney-Wollongong Tandem Skydive

      Sydney-Wollongong Tandem Skydive from Skydive Australia

      Best for: Views

        Highlights:
      • Sydney’s only beach skydive
      • Views of Wollongong and South Coast beaches
      • Experience a short burst of free fall with a gentle fall under the canopy
      • View details

        Why you can trust our recommendations for skydiving in Sydney

        • We compared skydiving in Sydney options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
        • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
        • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our skydiving in Sydney experiences.

        Skydiving in Sydney: Compare experiences, locations and more

        ExperienceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
        Sydney - Wollongong Night JumpWollongong3-4 hours
        • 10,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
        • 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership
        • Certificate
        Skydive Australia
        Sydney-Wollongong Tandem SkydiveWollongong3-4 hours
        • 15,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
        • 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership
        • Certificate
        Skydive Australia
        Sydney Tandem SkydivePicton3-4 hours
        • 7,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
        • Complimentary transfers from Sydney
        • 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership
        • Certificate
        Adrenaline
        Newcastle Beach Tandem SkydiveNewcastle3-4 hours
        • 15,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
        • Complimentary transfers from Sydney
        • 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership
        • Certificate
        Skydive Australia
        Elderslie Tandem SkydiveElderslie2 hours
        • 14,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
        • Video and photos are available upon request
        Newcastle Sport Parachute Club
        Tandem Skydive over the Hunter ValleyHunter Valley3-4 hours
        • 15,000 ft tandem skydiving experience
        • 3-month Australian Parachute Federation (APF) membership
        • Certificate
        RedBalloon
        iFly Experience and Harley RidePenrith5 hours
        • Indoor skydiving experience
        • Personalised flight certificate
        • Pre-flight training
        • One-on-one instructions
        RedBalloon
        Goulburn Tandem SkydiveGoulburn3-4 hours
        • 15,000 ft tandem skydive experience
        • APF levy
        • CI Charge
        Adrenaline

        Where can I book a skydiving experience in Sydney and surrounding areas?

        Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
        Skydive Australia
        Skydive Australia - Skydiving in Sydney
        3 years
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Adrenaline
        Adrenaline - Skydiving in Sydney
        5 years
        $10
        No
        Yes
        RedBalloon
        RedBalloon - Skydiving in Sydney
        5 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Klook
        Klook - Skydiving in Sydney
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Viator
        Viator - Skydiving in Sydney
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Experience Oz
        Experience Oz- Skydiving in Sydney
        3 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
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        Ready to take the plunge? Latest skydiving deals in Australia

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        Get $20 merchandise voucher

        AdrenalineAdrenaline

        Up to 42% off things to do in Sydney


        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?

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

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        4 Responses

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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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