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Australia’s famed Gold Coast’s reputation precedes it; it’s a true paradise for lovers of sun, sand and waves. And what elevates this experience is the ultimate Gold Coast skydiving venture where you’ll get to unfold beautiful coastal towns, sandy beaches, clear waters and lots more whilst gliding 15,000 ft above the Earth.
There are two primary forms of skydiving at Gold Coast: Accelerated Freefall (AFF) and tandem skydiving. While you would need specific training and licenses to try AFF, tandem skydiving as an option is available for everyone.
With tandem skydive, you’ll not attempt a freefall solo -- instead, you will be accompanied by a professional skydive instructor every step of the way. Before the jump, while in the aeroplane, you’ll be attached with a harness to an instructor; they will control the skydive, from the jump and landing to the deployment of the parachute and appropriate body positions to adapt. It is the best option for first-time skydivers or those looking to learn more about the basics of this adventure sport.
Home to some truly mesmerizing blue-green beaches and immaculately maintained green covers, a visit to the Gold Coast is impossible to miss. And, when you’re at the Gold Coast, if you’re looking for a thrilling view of the ocean, then skydiving is the way to go!
Near the Gold Coast, there are two major skydive drop zones: Byron Bay and Noosa.
The little beachside town of Byron Bay, located far-east in New South Wales, boasts awe-inspiring views from the top. Prepare to view lush forests gently surrounded by the beautiful blue ocean. The Byron Bay skydive center has its own private hangar and contained drop-zone. 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.
Distance From Gold Coast: 81.3 km, approximately 1 hour.
Skydive Center: Hanger 1 Tyagarah Airfield, Pacific Hwy, Tyagarah NSW 2481, Australia.
Aptly located along the Sunshine Coast, Noosa is a little coastal town in Australia, best known for its sandy white beaches and sparkling blue-green ocean -- exactly the kind of view you want when you jump from 15,000 ft in the sky at a speed of about 200 km/hr. Along with the skydive, your ticket also includes the services of a professional tandem skydive instructor and necessary safety equipment.
Distance From Gold Coast: 189 km, approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Skydive Center: Sunshine Coast Airport, 4 Kittyhawk Cl, Marcoola QLD 4564, Australia.
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Any individual above the age of 12 can skydive at Gold Coast; however, children between the age of 12-18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. There is no maximum age limit. All those skydiving at Gold Coast must carry a valid government ID to the diving centre.
Individuals weighing up to 95 kg can skydive at Gold Coast. Individuals weighing more than 95 kg, up to 110 kg, would have to pay an additional amount to skydive; those above 110 kgs would not be permitted to skydive. Pregnant women and those with physical disabilities or heart conditions are recommended to avoid skydiving.
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. 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.
Since any skydiving experience is dependent on weather, your dive can be rescheduled or cancelled if there’s rain, poor visibility, fog, heavy wind. In general, prepare to spend about 3-4 hours at the site and ensure that you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled skydive to complete all the paperwork and training.
After a quick health check, you’ll meet your skydive instructor team. You’ll go through a training session with them, where you’ll be given the necessary instructions about your skydive. You will learn about basic skydive body movements to remember before and during the jump, what to expect, what to avoid, etc. This session should last between 20-30 minutes.
After your training session, you’ll be provided with all the necessary equipment for the skydive. Your tandem skydive instructor will guide you towards the aircraft. To reach the 15,000 ft skydive height, you’ll fly for about 20 minutes. Before the jump, your instructor will attach themselves to you and alert you to get into position right before the jump.
You’ll freefall for about 60 seconds with your instructor until they release the parachute. At this point, everything will slow down a bit, actually giving you time to soak in the magnificent view below. Nothing will prepare you for the view of the sparkling ocean, lush landscape and clouds around. You will freefall for about 5-7 minutes, after which your instructor will navigate a safe landing back at base.
Throughout the year, Gold Coast enjoys a sunny, pleasant climate. Whether you’re skydiving at Gold Coast drop zones like Byron Bay or Noosa the best time of day is early mornings. The best time of year would be spring and fall however, ensure to check the weather forecast for rainfall.
If there will be a schedule change, your skydive facility will inform you right away. To make your Gold Coast skydive experience memorable it is highly recommended to book during the early hours of the day, giving you a better chance of clear blue skies.
Address: Hanger 1 Tyagarah Airfield, Pacific Hwy, Tyagarah NSW 2481, Australia. Find on Maps
Located just about 10 minutes outside of the town of Byron Bay, the dropzone is located at the Tyagarah airport.
Address: Sunshine Coast Airport, 4 Kittyhawk Cl, Marcoola QLD 4564, Australia. Find on Maps
The dropzone is located near the Mudjimba Beach at the Sunshine Coast Airport.
Yes. Your experience will be of a tandem jump with a trained instructor.
All the skydive Gold Coast 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.
No. Return transfers have been temporarily suspended.
The major skydive drop zones at Gold Coast are Byron Bay and Noosa.
Your tickets cannot be canceled, amended or refunded. Please plan your experience accordingly.
Opening hours are 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Noosa skydive center is open from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM on all days of the week.
You can wear loose, comfortable clothing like trousers or track pants with t-shirts and sneakers.
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.
Any individual above the age of 12 can skydive at Gold Coast; children between 12-18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.
Whether you’re skydiving at Gold Coast drop zones like Byron Bay or Noosa the best time of day is early mornings. The best time of year would be spring and fall.