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Your guide to skydiving in Sydney

  1. Skydive Sydney dropzones: Choose your favourite location
  2. What to expect on your first Sydney skydive?
  3. Know before you skydive in Sydney
  4. Tips for a perfect Sydney skydive
  5. Frequently asked questions about skydiving in Sydney

Skydive Sydney dropzone locations

Sydney has some of the world's most beautiful beaches, and their beauty gets highlighted to a whole new level as you watch them free-falling from the sky.

skydiving in newcastle

Skydive Newcastle

Distance from Sydney: 170 km
Travel time: approx. 2 hours.

About 2 hours away from Sydney is Newcastle, also locally known as Newy. Discover how land meets the sea from a new perspective at the only beachfront dropzone in Sydney at Newcastle.

Why skydive here?

  • Get a panoramic top view of Lake Macquarie. 
  • See how many of the 200 sunken ships around the harbour you can spot from these heights. 

Recommended experiences:

skydive in wollongong

Skydive Wollongong

Distance from Sydney: 90 km
Travel time: approx. 1 hour 20 minutes
At the south-eastern part of the Sydney basin is Wollongong, colloquially known as the Gong. Take a plunge from 15,000 ft above Wollongong with pristine views of the New South Wales coastline. 

Why skydive here?

  • Spot the famous Nan Tien temple, the biggest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere.
  • Watch the roads move over water at the Sea Cliff Bridge.  

Recommended experiences:

sydney skydiving - Skydive Hunter Valley

Skydive Hunter Valley

Distance from Sydney: 180 km
Travel time: approx. 2 hours 10 minutes
Home to some of the finest wines in the country, Hunter Valley is covered in sprawling vineyards in the outskirts of Newcastle. 

Why skydive here?

  • Situated away from the large metropolitan cities, skydiving here is a serene escape from the city’s bustle. 
  • Spot the many vineyards and wineries situated in the area and the Hunter River and its many tributaries that flow through them. 

Recommended experiences

Tandem Skydive At Hunter Valley - 15,000 ft

Know before you skydive in Sydney

What to wear
What to eat
Health & age restrictions
Best time to skydive in Sydney
Woman and instructor tandem skydiving in Newcastle, Australia
  • Expert divers: The professional diver paired with you will be certified under the Australian Parachute Federation. 
  • Skydiving equipment: Your skydiving equipment undergoes multiple security checks to ensure your absolute safety. 
  • Training: You will receive a brief on the important manoeuvres and procedures you’ll have to follow under unforeseen circumstances.
  • Automatic activation device: If under unusual circumstances the chute doesn’t deploy, there is an emergency device fitted in your equipment that deploys the chute.  
  • Medical insurance: An AU$50,000 medical insurance is included in your skydiving experience.
Skydive Sydney tickets - What to wear
  • Remain comfortable: Wear athletic clothes like track pants, joggers, t-shirts and jumpers. 
  • Avoid loose clothing: Flared sleeves and pants, scarves and other loosely fitting clothing can get caught between your harnesses. 
  • Leave behind accessories: Remember to remove accessories like necklaces, bracelets, chains and other items that may get lost during the fall.
  • Wear closed footwear: Avoid heels and sandals. Sneakers or sports shoes are your best pick. 
  • Jumpsuit provided: The skydiving facility will provide you with a jumpsuit that you will have to wear before your dive.
Skydive Sydney tickets - What to eat
  • Avoid heavy meals: Greasy food and heavy meals can make you queasy during the fall. 
  • Light meal choices: Try a salad, a sandwich, a smoothie, or something similar that is light and easy to digest. 
  • Strictly no alcohol: It is recommended that you don’t indulge in alcohol or any narcotics for at least 8 hours before your dive. Being hungover is a no no. If the staff suspects that you are under the influence of any substance, they will decline your dive and ask you to leave the premises. 
  • Prepare for sickness: If you tend to get nauseous quite easily, we suggest that you take your precautionary medication before the jump. 
Skydive Sydney tickets - Health & age restrictions

Age limit

Min legal age: 16 years
Parental guidance: for below 18 years

According to Australian law, you need to be at least 16 years old to go tandem skydiving. You will need to get written consent from a parent or guardian if you’re under 18. 

Body Weight

Max weight: 95 kg
Max weight with surcharge: 110 kg

If you weigh above 95 kg, you will need to take a fitness assessment to determine whether the dive would really be safe for you. There is a surcharge fee as well for additional harnesses and safety equipment required for the dive. 

View from the plane during tandem skydiving in Newcastle, Australia

Clear skies are required.

Skydiving is a largely weather-dependent activity. In case of sudden rains, fog, poor visibility or heavy winds, the dive may be cancelled. We suggest that you check the forecast before booking your skydiving tickets. 

Tip: If you’re making an advanced booking and don’t have accurate weather forecasts, you can always book your skydiving slot in the early morning hours when the weather is usually warm, sunny and devoid of clouds. 

Tandem sky diving in Australia

Duration: 3-4 hours

  • While the dive itself takes about 10 minutes, the entire experience, including health checks, training and flight, will take 3-4 hours. 
  • We recommend that you set aside one day for a comfortable skydive, including transfers to and from Sydney CBD.

Sydney Newcastle timings: 8am to 7pm every day, slot available every hour.

Sydney Wollongong timings: 8am to 7pm every day, slot available every hour.

Sydney Hunter Valley timings: 8am to 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays, slot available every hour.

Note: If weather conditions become extremely poor without signs of clearing up, the skydiving facility may shut down for the day and your dive rescheduled. 

Skydive Sydney tickets - Best time to skydive in Sydney

Summer months (September to February)

  • Pleasant weather through the year: While the weather remains quite pleasant in Sydney throughout the year, the summer months usually have the ideal weather conditions for a skydive. 
  • Winter may get rains: June to August is when Sydney experiences winter during which showers are more frequent and it may get quite cold at the jump height. June sees the most rain. However, you will be provided with a warmer jumpsuit at this time to beat the cold. 
  • Pick an early slot: If you’re visiting Sydney in an off-peak season we suggest that you pick a slot slightly earlier in the day to improve your chances to avoid rain disruption. 

Tips for skydiving in Sydney

  • Keep your clothing simple: If you can’t decide what to wear, keep it simple. Some track pants and a T-shirt with comfortable sneakers is ideal. Avoid wearing clothing that can get stuck or hang loose.
  • Eat light before the jump: Ensure to eat a healthy, yet light meal before your skydive.
  • Deep breaths for when you’re nervous: If you feel the anxiety kicking in before the jump, take slow, deep breaths in regular intervals to help calm your nerves.
  • Video package highly recommended: Tandem skydiving is an expensive experience that you might not indulge in quite frequently. So, we suggest that you pay the extra buck to upgrade to a photos and videos package so that you can keep these memories with you forever.
  • Jumpmaster of your choice: Women can request a female jumpmaster to dive with if they wish.
  • Plan skydive early in your trip: Since skydiving is a weather-dependent sport, schedule your skydive at the beginning of your trip to Sydney. In case it gets rescheduled, you always have the option of going again before you leave the city.

Frequently asked questions about skydiving in Sydney

Where can I skydive in Sydney?

Sydney has three skydiving dropzones to choose from: Newcastle, Wollongong and Hunter Valley.

What are the different types of skydive Sydney tickets?

Your Skydive Sydney tickets will not just come with dropzone options but also height options (8000 ft or 15000 ft). You will also be able to upgrade your tickets further to include professional photos and videos of your dive.

What is the price of a skydive Sydney ticket?

Skydiving in Sydney usually starts from $319 and can go up depending on the height you pick, ticket inclusions like video footage, weight limit, etc.

How far in advance should I book Sydney skydiving tickets?

You can book Sydney skydiving tickets up to 6 months in advance. During peak season, it is recommended that a booking is done two weeks in advance.

What is the cancellation policy of skydive Sydney tickets?

You can cancel your ticket up to 48 hours in advance and get a full refund.

What if my skydive in Sydney gets cancelled?

If your booking needs to be cancelled on the skydiving facilities’ end, you will be assigned a fresh date and time slot based on your preference.

How long will my Sydney skydive take?

Including the instructions and unforeseen delays, the entire activity from when you reach the facility to landing back at base, may take up to 5 hours.

What is the age limit to go tandem skydiving in Sydney?

Any individual above the age of 16 can go skydiving in Sydney. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or local guardian.

Are there any weight-related regulations to go tandem skydiving in Sydney?

Any individual under 95 kg weight can go skydiving in Sydney. Those weighing between 95-110 kg will need to pay an additional fee on their ticket to try skydiving, while those above 110 kg will have to go through a fitness assessment.

What should I wear to go skydiving in Sydney?

You'll be provided with all the necessary gear and equipment to go skydiving in Sydney. From your end, please wear comfortable, athletic clothing; avoid any loose garments, jewelry or other accessories. We recommend wearing t-shirts and comfortable leggings or track pants for the experience.

What is the best time to go skydiving in Sydney?

Sydney experiences favorable weather throughout the year. The best time to go would be between October to March.

Are my Sydney skydive photos and videos free?

No, photos and videos can be purchased during the booking of the tickets or later online.

At what height will my parachute open?

Jumpmasters generally launch their parachute at a height of 4,000 ft.

What if my parachute doesn’t open?

All parachutes are equipped with an Automatic Activation Device that launches the canopy at a pre-determined height.