Address: 74 Range Road, Whittingham, NSW 2330. Find on Maps
Easily accessible from Sydney and Newcastle, find your way to the dropzone on Range Road in Whittingham, a short distance from the Australian Army Infantry Museum and bordering the town of Singleton.
The easiest way to get to the Hunter Valley dropzone is by car or taking a taxi.
By Car: Add the location of the dropzone onto your navigation system and you should be able to reach here seamlessly. You will have to take the New England Highway through Whittingham to reach Hunter Valley.
By Train: From Sydney, take the Central Coast and Newcastle line. At the Hamilton Station, switch to the Hunter line and get down at the Whittingham train station, which is just around the corner from the dropzone.
Make sure you arrive at the facility at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. Once you arrive, you will be required to sign some paperwork and take a quick yet mandatory health-check up. Once you complete the formalities and health check-ups, you will meet your skydiving instructor for a short training session.
Your training session will cover best practices and techniques to make your jump more memorable and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Utilize this time to share any apprehensions or thoughts you might have with your instructor concerning the jump.
Once the briefing is done, you will be provided with a jumpsuit, helmet, goggles and other skydiving gear you might require. You will then be strapped to your instructor and both of you will hop aboard the aircraft.
After about 20 minutes of a picturesque climb into the atmosphere, you will find yourself 15,000ft above sea level. You will get a signal from your instructor to jump, and when you’re ready, you and your instructor will jump out into the sky! The first 60 seconds will be a freefall which will have you plummeting toward the Earth. If you’ve opted for some photos or videos to be clicked, make sure to smile pretty! Once the parachute is deployed, you will have about 5-7 minutes to glide down to the landing strip, and you would be allowed to steer your own canopy as well.
Every day: 8 AM to 8 PM
We suggest that you arrive at the location at least 15 minutes before your designated time slot to ensure all the formalities and procedures before your skydive run smoothly.
Please note that skydiving experiences are extremely weather dependent. The experience will be available to you as long as the weather permits.
Age: Children below 16 years of age cannot skydive in Australia. Those between 16-18 must have an adult or guardian present during the jump.
Weight: The maximum weight limit for skydiving is usually 115 kg. Those above can dive at the discretion of the tandem instructor. The following surcharges apply for those above 94 kgs:
One of the most scenic regions in Sydney, Hunter Valley is a winery region with a famous skydive dropzone in the vicinity.
Each of the dropzones in Sydney offers different views while jumping. Hunter Valley is known for its vineyard views, while Newcastle and Wollongong are known for their beach views.
The minimum age for skydiving in Hunter Valley is 16 years.
Those below 94 kg are allowed to jump. For those who weigh more, a weight surcharge will apply and they will be permitted to jump at the discretion of the instructor.
Your entire experience should last anywhere between 3-4 hours, however since the center is only open during weekends and skydiving is weather dependent, your experience might last longer.
Skydiving at Hunter Valley starts at AUD 389 for only the jump and can go up to AUD 450 to include videos and pictures of your experience.