Skydive Melbourne - Great Ocean Road dropzone

About Great Ocean Road Skydive Dropzone

An Australian National Heritage-listed stretch of road, the Great Ocean Road is 240-km long and is nestled between Torquay and Allansford in Victoria. The skydiving dropzone here is a popular one, just a little more than an hour away from Melbourne. So if you’re in town, do not miss this! The Great Ocean Road skydives will mesmerize your senses with brilliant views of the Bells Beach and many other nearby attractions.

Know before you go skydiving at Great Ocean Road

What to wear
What to eat
Age & weight restrictions

Great Ocean Road skydives usually have slots between 8am and 1:30pm. This may vary based on the different days of the week. 

Early morning and weekday slots are usually less crowded, so that is the best time to book your tickets. The early morning slots also give you the most scenic and peaceful experience of the coastline and the surrounding areas.

Just about a 100 kms and an hour and a half away from the Melbourne city center,  the Great Ocean Road is a quick getaway spot. Keep at least half a day reserved for your Great Ocean Road skydives and enjoy not only the activity but also the journey to the spot.

Address: Barwon Heads Airport, 1421 Barwon Heads Road, Connewarre, VIC 3227.  Find on Maps

There are a number of ways to reach the Great Ocean Road skydive dropzone from the Melbourne Central Business District. Some of them are:

Train: You can take the train from the Melbourne Central station to the Staceys Rd Rd/Barwon Heads Rd station near the dropzone. There are a couple of transfers at Footscray and Marshall Railway Station (Marshall) as well as a few minutes of walking on this route.

Car: You can easily reach the destination by car. Take the M1 to the Barwon Heads Airport or you may also choose to take the M1 via the Lower Duneed Rd/C122. It will take a little more than one and a half hours.

Bus: Take a bus from Lonsdale St/Queen St stop and reach Staceys Rd Rd/Barwon Heads Rd, via changes at Footscray Station/Irving St and Geelong Station. This takes about 2 hours 13 mins.

Even amidst the adrenaline rush, safety is of utmost importance during the Great Ocean Road skydive experience. Still, there remain some risks when you’re participating in an adventure sport. However, these are some of the things that help keep you safe:

  • Best in class equipment: All the dive parachutes have a failure-proof system built in. If there are any glitches during manual deployment, these measures will take care of the job for you! 
  • Dive briefing: There is a basic safety and equipment training before every dive so you can get all the information that you need from professional instructors. 
  • Suitability assessment: Participants are assessed for physical and medical fitness before the dive so make sure that you disclose any and all medical conditions or physical limitations before the flight.  
  • Dive registration: Register at the Australian Parachute Federation online before you take the leap..
  • Experienced instructors: You can relax and enjoy the experience as a professional skydiver will be with you during the jump to take care of everything for you.
  • Weather check: Weather conditions are of paramount importance during skydiving. So, subject to weather changes, your flight might be pushed back to another date of your choice. There is no skydiving during unfavorable weather.
  • Dress for the weather. Get something warm for yourself as the temperature can get quite cool at the higher altitudes. 
  • Covered shoes are a must. Hiking books, heels and sandals will not be allowed while you skydive. 
  • When choosing your attire, go for active wear or comfortable clothes.
  • If you wear glasses or contact lenses, do not fret. You’ll be able to keep them on under protective goggles.
  • Do not be fearful of nausea. Eat a light breakfast before the activity.
  • It is best to not go hungry or overeat before the Great Ocean Road skydives. It might make you feel uncomfortable during the dive.
  • Staying hydrated is extremely important so make sure you meet your water goals before, during and after the jump!
  • Do not drink alcohol or partake in drugs at least 8 hours before your dive. This will minimize health risks considerably.
  • Age restriction: If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present at the site during your skydive. Those under 16 years of age cannot participate in this activity.
  • Weight Restriction: There are certain weight restrictions due to the harness and other equipment involved. Those over 110 kg will be subject to approval of the Safety Officer on site, pending assessment.  Guests over 95 kg will have to pay a surcharge.
  • Basic preparation: We advise guests to have some light food and water before the jump. Do not forget to use the loo before you fly!
  • Medical concerns: Medical issues like heart problems, epilepsy and other illnesses can pose potent risks in the air so make sure to let the instructors know if you suffer from any such conditions. It is best to inform them even if you’re feeling under the weather on the day of the dive. Recent injuries, surgeries and other limitations should also be disclosed.
  • Health check: All guests go through a basic medical assessment by the team. You may be required to furnish a clean chit by a medical practitioner before you’re allowed to participate, so keep it ready.
  • Scuba diving: Do not go scuba diving at least 24 hours before you opt for skydiving. The pressure changes on the body can be risky.
  • Personal belongings: Guests who participate in the Great Ocean Road skydives will not be permitted to have cameras, phones, GoPros and other personal belongings with them during the jump. But you can easily upgrade your ticket to include photos and videos if you want to record your dive.

Frequently asked questions about skydiving at Melbourne Great Ocean Road

Where is Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road skydive dropzone is situated about 100 kms from the Melbourne central district. It takes just over an hour to reach the site. The address to the dropzone is Barwon Heads Airport, 1421 Barwon Heads Road, Connewarre, VIC 3227.

Is it worth going to Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road skydiving activity is a great attraction just out of the city of Melbourne. You’ll be able to get a 360 degree view of the coastline, the bush and farmlands that surround it and even see a number of beaches that are nearby like Bells Beach, Bancoora beach and more.

What are my ticket options for this location?

You can opt for 4 kinds of tickets — the 8,000ft Tandem Skydive as well as the upgraded ticket type with photos and videos included and the 15,000ft Tandem Skydive along with its photos and videos package ticket type.

Can I get transfers for this dropzone?

Transfers from Melbourne to Great Ocean Road are available from Monday to Friday from select spots in the city. You will need to show your booking to avail of the free transfers. The return journey will be after everyone has finished their dives at the end of the day.

What can I see at this dropzone?

When you’re jumping off at the location, you’ll be able to get a bird's eye view of a number of beaches, the beautiful surf that breaks onto golden sand, the forest reserves nearby, golf links, racecourse as well as the cityscape of Torquay.

What is the best way to get to this dropzone?

The easiest way to get to the dropzone is by car. You can take the M1 down from the Melbourne Central Business District.

Is parking available at this location?

Yes, parking is available at the location for those who choose to drive to the site.

Is it safe to dive at the Great Ocean Road?

The Great Ocean Road skydive is perfectly safe because of the experienced jumpmasters, state-of-the-art equipment and other strict safety guidelines.

What makes Great Ocean Road better than other spots for skydiving?

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most iconic spots to visit in Australia and this skydiving experience will give you a unique view of the spectacular coastline. The natural beauty of the cliffs and rock formations, surrounded by mesmerizing greenery, makes this location one of a kind.

How far is the Great Ocean Road skydiving location from Melbourne Airport?

You can reach the Great Ocean Road skydiving dropzone from the Melbourne Airport in approximately an hour and a half by car.