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Carins - 15,000ft Tandem Skydive

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Experience North Queensland from 15,000 feet high up in the sky!

  • Go tandem skydiving in the tropical paradise of Cairns, and enjoy an unforgettable lifetime experience
  • Take in spectacular views of the Queensland coast, The World Heritage Rainforest, and Trinity Inlet as you sail through the sky
  • The skydiving team has over 30 years of experience and is fully committed to safety and service, so you are in good hands
  • Fun fact: This is the only skydive company located in, skydiving over, and landing in Cairns
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled
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Mission Beach - 15,000ft Tandem Skydive

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Tandem skydive over Australia's favourite skydiving destination

  • Brace yourself for an exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping, and unforgettable plunge from Cairns’ Mission Beach
  • This experience will leave you feeling high (15,000ft high to be precise) at Australia's best beach drop zone
  • Conquer your fears as you step outside your comfort zone and freefall at over 200 kilometers/hour
  • With the help of professional and qualified tandem skydiving experts, you are offered a fun yet safe dive
  • This is a great sightseeing opportunity as well: notice a stretch of 14 kilometers, peppered with white beaches, lush forests, and tropical islands
  • For incredible views of Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef, and more, this tandem skydiving experience is apt
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Airlie Beach - 15,000ft Tandem Skydive

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Tandem skydive from the heart of Queensland's most popular tourism spot, the Whitsundays Islands

  • Make your way to the Airlie Beach drop zone, located in the heart of Queensland's most popular tourism spot, the Whitsunday Islands
  • This ensures you have an adrenaline-laced adventure, combined with great sightseeing opportunities
  • If you’re a first-time skydiver, fret not, for our experienced team of qualified skydiving instructors have got your back
  • Take to the skies and plunge from over 15,000 feet- embrace the instant adrenaline rush as you freefall at over 200 km/hr
  • After free-falling for a minute, you’ll float under canopy for about 5-7 minutes, when you’ll notice the beauty enveloped around you
  • Take in sights of Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, and Airlie Beach from a remarkable vantage point
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Skydive Cairns Reopens Post-COVID-19

Following a closure due to the pandemic, the Cairns skydive facility has reopened to the public. This move comes with several safety measures in place. Here’s what you need to know:

  • It is recommended that guests pre-book their tickets online to avoid physical contact and reduce crowding at the ticket counter
  • Social distancing is essential at the skydive center. Signs have been marked across the location to help maintain distance from others.
  • Guests must wear a mask that completely covers their face and mouth at all times, including while in the aircraft
  • Temperature checks will be carried out before entry into the drop zone
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at different points at the facility for guest use
  • All staff at the drop zone will wear protective clothing at all times, including helmets, masks and gloves
  • Warm clothing will not be available for guests at this point. Please carry your own jackets and sweaters for your skydive.
  • For effective contact tracing, all guests will be required to fill out personal information including phone number and residential address. This information may be shared with governmental health authorities.

Go Skydiving in Cairns

The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Cairns in Australia, is that it is home to the iconic Great Barrier Reef -- the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem that stretches across over 2,000 km. Located on the east coast of Queensland, Cairns is a tropical paradise and popular tourist destination in the land down under. While there’s plenty of exciting experiences to be had in Cairns, an off-beat one that’s sure to excite thrill-seekers is skydiving! 

Skydiving in Cairns is definitely one for the bucket list. There are three primary locations you can go skydiving in and around Cairns: Airlie Beach, Mission Beach and in the heart of Cairns. As you soar 15,000 above ground, prepare to be mesmerized by the picturesque scene under you: beautiful stretches of bright corals under the glittering ocean, gently curving around the rainforests. Book Cairns skydive tickets and take home unlimited memories.  

What is Tandem Skydiving in Cairns?

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There are two basic types of skydiving: Accelerated Freefall (AFF) and tandem skydiving. You would require specific training and certification to try AFF, tandem skydiving can be tried out by everyone.

With tandem skydiving, you will not freefall out of an airplane solo -- you’ll instead be accompanied by a licensed skydive instructor. Before your freefall, you’ll be attached via a harness to an instructor, who will control every part of your skydive, from the jump and landing to deployment of the parachute and appropriate body positions to adapt.

Tandem skydiving is the best option for first-time skydivers or those looking to learn more about the basics of this adventure sport.  

Skydive Cairns Tickets & Locations

These are all the scenic locations you can skydive at in and around Cairns.

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Cairns

Cairns is a stunning tropical destination in Queensland, Australia. Dominated by endless stretches of a massive coral reef ecosystem and rich forest cover, it is an excellent location to pick as you freefall from 15,000 ft above ground. Your Cairns skydive ticket enables you to freefall at over 200 km/hr! Along with the skydive, your ticket also includes the services of a professional tandem skydive instructor and necessary safety equipment.  

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Airlie Beach

Located in the heart of Queensland’s popular Whitsunday Islands, the Airlie Beach skydive drop zone is a captivating experience for thrill-seekers. From 15,000 ft in the sky, feast your eyes on the dense expanse of rainforests that are engulfed by the stunning blue ocean. With your Airlie Beach skydive ticket, you’ll freefall at over 200 km/hr. Along with the skydive, your ticket also includes the services of a professional tandem skydive instructor and necessary safety equipment.  

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Mission Beach

The Mission Beach skydive location is considered one of the top skydive drop zones in the world. As you soar from 15,000 ft in the sky, you’ll be treated to a 14-km long stretch of blue ocean, white sands and lush greenery. When you book a skydive Mission Beach ticket, you’ll freefall at over 200 km/hr. Along with the skydive, your ticket also includes the services of a professional tandem skydive instructor and necessary safety equipment.  

Compare Your Skydive Cairns Tickets Options
Carins - 15,000ft Tandem Skydive
Mission Beach - 15,000ft Tandem Skydive
Airlie Beach - 15,000ft Tandem Skydive
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Cairns

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Mission Beach

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Airlie Beach

Skydive Height

15,000 ft

Skydive Height

15,000 ft

Skydive Height

15,000 ft

Cancellation Policy

This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or refunded

Cancellation Policy

This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or refunded

Cancellation Policy

This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or refunded

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Plan Your Visit

Cairns
Airlie Beach
Mission Beach
Opening Hours

The skydive Cairns center is open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 AM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

The best time of day would be to go during early morning hours. This way you would experience smaller crowds and get the best view.

You can expect to spend about 3-5 hours on average at the facility.

Location

Skydive Cairns is located at 52/54 Fearnley St, Portsmith QLD 4870, Australia.
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The skydive facility is located close to the city, just about 5 minutes from Cairns CBD. You can simply drive down, or take a taxi. 

Return transfers have been temporarily suspended. Once this service is available, we will update the information.

Opening Hours

Airlie Beach skydive facility is open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM all days of the week. 

The best time of day would be to go during early morning hours. This way you would experience smaller crowds and get the best view.

You can expect to spend about 3-5 hours on average at the facility.

Location

The Airlie Beach skydive facility is located at Skydive Australia Building, 1 Air Whitsunday Rd, Flametree QLD 4802, Australia.
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The Whitsunday Airport is just a 5-minute drive from Airlie Beach town. If you’re traveling from Cairns, the journey is a little long, so you can drive down or use public transport options.

Opening Hours

Mission Beach skydive facility is open on weekends only between 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

The best time of day would be to go during early morning hours. This way you would experience smaller crowds and get the best view.

You can expect to spend about 3-5 hours on average at the facility.

Location

The Mission Beach skydive facility is located at 39 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach QLD 4852, Australia.
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Mission Beach is located at just under a 2-hour drive from Cairns. You can simply drive down or take taxi.

Know Before You Go Skydiving at Cairns

Health Requirements
Age Limit
Weight Limit
What to Wear
What to Eat

Pregnant women and those with physical disabilities or heart conditions are recommended to avoid skydiving in Cairns. It is mandatory that guests do not consume any drugs or alcohol up to 8 hours before their jump, or go scuba diving 24 hours before.

Any individual above the age of 12 can skydive in Cairns; however, children between the age of 12-18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. There is no maximum age limit.

Individuals weighing up to 95 kg can skydive in Cairns. Individuals weighing more than 95 kg, up to 110 kg, would have to pay an additional amount to skydive; those above 110 kg would not be permitted to skydive.

It is recommended that guests wear loose, comfortable clothing for their skydive. Track pants or trousers, with t-shirts and a light jacket is your best bet, along with closed-toe shoes/sneakers.

Avoid eating a heavy, greasy meal before your skydive; that being said, avoid jumping on an empty stomach. Have a light meal or a fresh smoothie.

What to Expect on a Cairns Skydive

Before the skydive
Your Cairns skydive experience begins as soon as you reach the facility. Guests are advised to check-in about 15 minutes before their assigned slot, so as to complete the required paperwork on time. Post this, you’ll undertake a standard health check-up where they’ll assess your height, weight, age, and other relevant areas.

Training for the skydive
Next, you’ll meet your instructor and the rest of the skydive team. They’ll guide you through a training session where you’ll be given instructions and tips on your skydive; you’ll learn about what to do and what not to do, basic skydive body movements to remember before and during the jump, etc. The session should last about 20-30 minutes.

The skydive
After the training session, you’ll then be strapped into all the necessary equipment and gear for the skydive. Next, you’ll be led towards the aircraft with your tandem skydive instructor. Your flight should last for about 20 minutes until you reach the 15,000 ft mark. Your instructor will attach themselves to you, alert you to get into position, after which you’ll jump.

The best part is now here: the freefall. You and your skydive instructor will freefall for about 60 seconds, until they deploy the parachute. At this point, you’ll slow down and can actually soak in the surreal views below you; from this skydive facility, you can see the beautiful ocean, the lush rainforest, and of course, the highlight -- the reef! Your experience would last for about 5-7 minutes, after which your instructor will help you safely land back at base camp. 

Skydive Cairns FAQs

Is it safe to go skydiving in Cairns post-COVID-19?

To ensure the safety of its guests, several safety measures have been implemented at all the Cairns skydive facilities.

What safety measures and guidelines are in place at the skydive Cairns facilities?

All the skydive Cairns facilities now accept online reservations. Additionally, masks and social distancing is mandatory at the facility. Hand sanitizers are also available, and the staff will be in protective gear the entire time.

Are skydive Cairns tickets available online post-COVID-19?

Yes. You can now book tickets to go skydiving at Cairns, Airlie Beach and Mission beach.

Do my skydive Cairns tickets include return transfers?

No. Return transfers have been temporarily suspended.

Do my skydive Cairns tickets include tandem jump?

Yes. Your experience will be of a tandem jump with a trained instructor.

Where can I go skydiving in Cairns?

The major skydive drop zones in and around Cairns are: Airlie Beach, Mission beach, and the Cairis facility.

What is the cancelation policy for skydive Cairns tickets?

Your tickets cannot be canceled, amended or refunded. Please plan your experience accordingly.

What are the opening hours of the skydive Cairns drop zone?

Opening hours are 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

What are skydive Airlie Beach drop zone timings?

Airlie Beach skydive facility is open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM every day of the week.

What are skydive Mission beach drop zone timings?

Mission Beach skydive facility is open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM on the weekends.

What should I wear for skydiving in Cairns?

You can wear loose, comfortable clothing like trousers or track pants with t-shirts and sneakers.

What should I eat before I skydive in Cairns?

You can eat a light, healthy meal or consume a fresh fruit smoothie before your skydive; avoid heavy, greasy meals. Please also avoid alcohol and narcotics up to 8 hours before your skydive.

Is there an age limit to skydive in Cairns?

Any individual above the age of 12 can skydive in Cairns; children between 12-18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.

What is the best time to go skydiving in Cairns?

Whether you’re skydiving in Cairns, Airlie Beach or Mission Beach, the best time of day is early mornings. The best time of year would be spring and fall.