Skydive Melbourne - Yarra Valley dropzone

About Yarra Valley Skydive Dropzone

The Yarra Valley region near Melbourne is famous for its exquisite wine. But that’s not all. Yarra Valley skydives are well-known for their picturesque views of lush green pastures and gently undulating hills. Just an hour away from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is a skydiver’s paradise. So grab your goggles and take the leap!

Know before you go skydiving at Yarra Valley

What to wear
What to eat
Age & weight restrictions

The Yarra Valley skydive slots are usually available between 9:30 am and 12 pm, although timings may differ based on the day of the week. 

The best time to book is early in the morning as the crowds are less and the temperature is pleasant.

About 44 km from Melbourne, Yarra Valley can be reached from the central business district in less than an hour. Sydney sits at a distance of approximately 700 km and is about 5 hours away by plane. 

Address: Lilydale Airport, 13 MacIntyre Ln, Yering VIC 3770, Australia. Find on Maps

There are a number of ways to reach the Yarra Valley skydive dropzone. Some of them are:

Train: You can take a train from the Flinders Street Railway Station to Lilydale. There may be some walking involved thereafter. It could take a little more than an hour. 

Car: You can reach the Yarra Valley skydive dropzone by car via M3 and Maroondah Hwy or via M3 and Jumping Creek Rd/State Route 42. Both will take about an hour and a half, approximately.

Bus: You can take the line 907 bus or the line 670 bus to reach Lilydale from Melbourne, but it is a more time-consuming option. It may take close to 3 hours.

The main focus of the Yarra Valley skydives is safety because all adventure sports have a reasonable amount of risk associated with them. So, you will be in great hands, no matter whether you’re a beginner or a pro:

  • Experienced divers: All the guests dive out of the plane alongside experienced jumpmasters, which ensures complete safety even for beginners.
  • Safety assessment: The participants are thoroughly assessed before each session for medical fitness and other marks of suitability. They are also given a quick brief.
  • State-of-the-art equipment: The parachutes have Automatic Activation Device so in case of any trouble during manual deployment, you will still have a perfectly safe landing.
  • Registration: Prior to your Yarra Valley skydive, you will be registered online at the Australian Parachute Federation.
  • Weather restrictions: Skydiving is heavily dependent on weather conditions so your jump may be rescheduled to another date of your choice in case the weather is unsuitable.
  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes, particularly active wear. Closed shoes are also essential.
  • For safety reasons, hiking boots and heels are disallowed according to the dress code.
  • Contact lenses and glasses are allowed. 
  • You may want to put on some warm layers before the jump because it can get quite cold when you’re high up on the plane.
  • Eating a light breakfast is ideal. Do not stay hungry or overeat before your dive.
  • Make sure that you’re hydrated. Dehydration can cause you to feel sick and even cause muscle cramps.
  • Guests are strictly forbidden from consuming drugs or alcohol at least 8 hours prior to the Yarra Valley skydive.
  • Age restriction: For maximum safety, guests under the age of 16 are not allowed to participate. Parental or legal guardian consent is necessary for guests between the ages of 16 and 18. The parent or legal guardian must be present during the dive.
  • Weight Restriction: Guests over the weight of 110 kg are usually not allowed to participate due to medical and equipment-related concerns. Guests will be subject to assessment and approval from the Safety Officer and some surcharge may also be applicable for those weighing over 95 kg.
  • Restrictions: The experience is not available for pregnant guests, guests over a certain weight and age, as well as for those who have special medical conditions. So, check the restrictions carefully before booking.
  • Recording policy: Go-Pros are usually not allowed during these skydives. You can upgrade your tickets to access photos and videos of your dive.
  • Scuba diving: Because of concerns related to pressure changes on the body and altitude, guests cannot participate in skydiving if they’ve been scuba diving within 24 hours prior to the dive. So plan accordingly.
  • Medical conditions: Do disclose any recent injuries or medical conditions. Even a common cold or congested sinus can pose health risks, as well as heart conditions, irregular blood pressure or epilepsy. 
  • Health check: A medical certificate from your doctor may be required. Guests will be checked by the drop zone Safety Officer and the final decision will be taken by them.
  • Alcohol: Considering that Yarra Valley is a region that is well known for its wine, please ensure that you consume no alcohol, at least 8 hours before the jump. Unfortunately, this includes wine tasting!

Frequently asked questions about skydiving at Melbourne Yarra Valley

Where is Yarra Valley?

The Yarra Valley region is located east of the Melbourne central business district and is an hour’s drive away. The skydiving activity takes place at the Lilydale Airport.

Is it worth going to Yarra Valley?

Yarra Valley is popular for its lush greenery and its sprawling vineyards. This makes Yarra Valley a spectacular skydiving drop zone.

What are my ticket options for Yarra Valley?

You can book your Tandem Skydive at Yarra Valley either with the videos and photos package or without it.

What can I see at this dropzone?

The main attractions of the Yarra Valley skydives are the views of the beautiful green pastures, wooded hills of the Shire of Yarra Ranges and Dandenong Ranges, more than 80 vineyards as well as the Melbourne city skyline.

What is the best way to get to this dropzone?

You can get to the drop zone via bus, train or car but the best way to reach the destination is to drive to the Lilydale Airport.

Are there any safety restrictions for Yarra Valley skydives?

For safety reasons, there are a number of restrictions regarding the suitability of a participant. Pregnant guests, guests younger than 16 years of age, those with certain medical conditions as well as guests who weigh above 110 kg are not allowed to take part in this activity.

What makes Yarra Valley better than other spots for skydiving?

The Yarra Valley dropzone is surrounded by beautiful pastures and extensive vineyards. Being close to Melbourne, it has amazing views of the Melbourne city skyline. This is what makes skydiving here unique.

How far is the Yarra Valley skydiving location from Melbourne Airport?

It takes about 1 hour 15 mins to drive from the Melbourne Airport to the Yarra Valley skydiving dropzone.