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Skydive Airlie Beach | Location, Directions, & More

About Skydive Airlie Beach

The Airlie Beach Dropzone is a popular skydiving destination located in the picturesque Whitsunday region of Queensland, Australia, offering breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef and the surrounding islands.

Skydivers here can experience the thrill of freefalling from a height of up to 15,000 feet while taking in stunning views of the turquoise waters, lush rainforests, and sandy beaches of the Whitsunday region.

Why You Should Skydive at the Airlie Beach Dropzone

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  • Spectacular Views: Airlie Beach offers unparalleled views of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday region, giving you a unique opportunity to gaze deep into the marine life below.
  • Perfect Weather: With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the Airlie Beach Dropzone offers near-perfect weather conditions for skydiving.
  • Experienced Instructors: The dropzone is staffed by experienced instructors who prioritize safety and provide expert guidance to first-time jumpers.
  • Thrilling Experience: Skydiving at Airlie Beach is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a newfound sense of adventure.

Skydive Newcastle Location

Address: Skydive Australia Building, 1 Air Whitsunday Rd, Flametree QLD 4802, Australia. Find on Maps

The Airlie Beach Dropzone is located just 5 minutes from Airlie Beach, which can be easily accessed by road from nearby cities like Mackay or Townsville. The dropzone is situated near Whitsunday Airport, which serves as a landmark for the area.

How to Get to Skydive Airlie Beach?

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Getting to Skydive Airlie Beach is very convenient, as it's less than a 10-minute drive from Paddy's Shenanigans. There is plenty of parking available on-site which is absolutely free. 

Once you reach Paddy’s Shenanigans, head towards State Route 59 or the Shute Harbour Road, from where it is a 5-km drive to the Airlie Beach dropzone.

What to Expect at Skydive Airlie Beach Dropzone?

Arrival at the skydiving facility
The Tandem fall

Make sure you arrive at the skydiving center at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time slot. You will need to complete some paperwork and undergo a routine health examination.

Once you’re done with the paperwork and health checks, you will have a meet-and-greet with your tandem skydive instructor and their team, who will provide you with a brief training session that typically takes no longer than 30 minutes. They will guide you through the entire process of skydiving and instruct you on the appropriate body movements and positions to adopt before and during your jump.

The skydiving experience begins with a scenic flight up to the jump altitude, during which the instructor will go over safety procedures and answer any last-minute questions. After about a one-minute freefall, the instructor will deploy the parachute and you will glide through the sky for another 5 to 7 minutes, enjoying stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The instructor will guide the parachute down for a soft landing back at the drop zone.

Know Before You Go Skydiving at Airlie Beach

Age & Weight
What to Wear
What to Eat

The dropzone at Airlie Beach is open from 8 AM to 8 PM AEDT. However, please note that skydiving is a weather-dependent activity and may be subject to changes or cancellations due to weather conditions.

Age: Participants must be at least 16 years old to skydive at Airlie Beach. Participants under 18 years of age will need signed parental or legal guardian consent and the guardian must also be present during the training session.  

Weight: There is a weight limit of 110kg (242 lbs) for skydiving at Airlie Beach. Participants over 95kg (209 lbs) may be subject to additional fees and assessment by the dropzone.

It is recommended to wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing such as athletic wear or shorts and a t-shirt. Closed-toe shoes, preferably sneakers, are required. Jewellery and accessories such as hats, sunglasses, or necklaces should be left behind in lockers.

It is recommended to have a light meal before skydiving, preferably low in fat and high in carbohydrates. Avoid consuming alcohol or any substances that may impair judgment or reflexes prior to the skydiving experience. Drinking plenty of water is also advised to stay hydrated.

Frequently Asked Questions About Skydive Airlie Beach Dropzone

What is the Cairns Skydive Airlie Beach dropzone?

The Skydive Airlie Beach dropzone is a location where you can experience tandem skydiving in Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia.

What is the difference between Cairns City, Airlie Beach, and Mission Beach dropzones in Cairns?

The main difference between the Cairns City, Airlie Beach, and Mission Beach dropzones is their location. Cairns City is located near the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is situated near the Whitsunday Islands, and Mission Beach is located in a rainforest setting.

What is the minimum age for skydiving at Airlie Beach?

The minimum age for skydiving at Airlie Beach is 16 years old, with parental or legal guardian consent required for participants under 18 years of age.

What is the weight limit for skydiving at Airlie Beach?

The weight limit for skydiving at Airlie Beach is 110kg (242 lbs), with additional fees and assessments required for participants over 95kg (209 lbs).

How long does the skydiving experience at Airlie Beach last?

The entire skydiving experience at Airlie Beach typically lasts around 3-4 hours, including the briefing, training, flight, and jump.

What is the price of skydiving at Airlie Beach?

The price of skydiving at Airlie Beach can vary depending on factors such as the type of jump, the height of the jump, and any additional services requested. Generally, prices start from around AUD 369.