Skydive Newcastle: Experience freefall at 15,000 ft!

Skydiving from Newcastle, Sydney

Prepare for views like no other while skydiving from Newcastle! This vibrant city, boasting a rich history as Australia's second-oldest, offers an exhilarating twist – skydiving! Watch Lake Macquarie and the Newcastle coastline unfold beneath you as you freefall from 15,000 ft in the sky! Get ready to have a safe and adrenaline fuelled skydiving experience at Skydive Newcastle.

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Know before you go skydive at Newcastle

What to wear
What to eat
Health/age/weight restrictions
What to carry
Timings - Skydive Newcastle
  • Operating hours: Skydive Newcastle is open from 8am to 8pm daily. 
  • Tandem skydiving slots are available every hour, starting at 8am. 
  • Arriving at the dropzone: Reach the zone at least 15 minutes prior to your assigned time slot to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
  • Best time to skydive: We’d recommend scheduling your skydive as early in the day as possible – for clear skies and less crowds.

  • Address: Lake Macquarie Airport, 864 Pacific Highway, Marks Point NSW 2280, Australia
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  • Driving: Most convenient option, less than 2 hours from Newcastle and 2 hours north of Sydney.
  • Bus: Take buses #14, #29, or #99 to the Pacific Highway stop near Lake Macquarie Airport.
  • Train: Take the Central Coast line to Newcastle Station, then connect to a taxi for the final leg to Belmont Airport.
Safety - Skydive Newcastle
  • Expert instructors: Jump with confidence knowing you're paired with a professional certified by the Australian Parachute Federation.
  • Rigorous equipment checks: Rest assured your skydiving equipment undergoes multiple safety inspections before every jump.
  • Emergency procedures training: Receive a briefing on important manoeuvres and procedures to handle unexpected situations.
  • Automatic Activation Device (AAD): For ultimate peace of mind, your equipment is equipped with a backup system that automatically deploys the parachute if needed.
  • Medical insurance included: Enjoy an added layer of security with AU$50,000 medical insurance coverage during your skydiving experience.
What to wear - Skydive Australia
  • Comfort is key: Opt for athletic clothing like track pants, joggers, t-shirts, and jumpers.
  • Wear fitting clothes: Avoid loose clothing, scarves, or anything that could snag on the harness.
  • Ditch accessories: Leave necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories at home to avoid losing them in mid-air.
  • Secure your feet: Closed-toe shoes like sneakers or sports shoes are a must for safety and stability.
  • Jumpsuit included: The dropzone will provide a jumpsuit to wear over your clothes for the jump.
What to eat - Skydive Newcastle
  • Stay sober: Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs for 12 hours before your jump. The Australian Parachute Federation requires this, and the dropzone may use breathalysers.
  • Fuel your body wisely: Eat a light, balanced meal beforehand. Skip the fast food, grease, and spice. Opt for fruits, vegetables, and light snacks.
  • Hydration is key: Don't overdo it, but drink enough water (1-2 glasses) to avoid dehydration. Avoid sugary and caffeinated drinks – they might cause anxiety and palpitations.
Health/age/weight restrictions - Skydive Newcastle


  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Parental consent required for jumpers under 18


  • Maximum weight: 95 kg (without surcharge)
  • Weight above 95 kg may require fitness assessment and surcharge for additional equipment.
What to carry - Skydive Newcastle


  • Medication (as required)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sun protection

Don’t carry:

  • Electronics
  • Bags
  • Gum
  • Sharp objects

Tips for skydiving in Newcastle, Sydney

  • Instructor's gospel: Their years of experience are your lifeline. Pay close attention to their pre-jump instructions.
  • Capture the moment: Go for the photo/video option! It'll be the ultimate souvenir of your epic jump.
  • Honesty is best: Feeling unwell? Don't hesitate to reschedule. Skydiving is all about feeling your best.
  • Tame the nerves: Anxiety is normal! Focus on deep breaths and calming techniques. Talk openly to your instructor, as communication is key.
  • Ask away: No question is too small. Feeling comfortable and informed ensures a smooth jump.

Frequently asked questions about skydiving in Newcastle

Is it worth going to Skydive Newcastle?

Definitely! Skydive Newcastle isn't your average sightseeing trip. You’ll get strapped in for a heart-pounding freefall over unparalleled views of Lake Macquarie and the Newcastle coastline.

What are my ticket options for Skydive Newcastle?

Your Skydive Newcastle ticket gives you the chance to tandem jump from 15,000 feet up in the sky! Choose the Photos & Video option so you can document your entire skydiving experience.

What can I see at this dropzone?

As you soar through the sky, you'll be treated to views of Lake Macquarie, Australia's largest coastal saltwater lake. Keep your eyes peeled for the iconic Newcastle coastline, and if weather permits, you might even land right on the beach!

Can I cancel my booking?

While your Skydive Newcastle tickets cannot be cancelled, you can reschedule them up to 24 hours before your booking.

What is the best way to get to this dropzone?

Skydive Newcastle’s dropzone is located at Belmont Airport, which is about 30 minutes south of Newcastle city centre. While there's no public transport directly to the airport, a taxi or rental car will get you there conveniently.

How old do I have to be to skydive from Newcastle?

In order to jump from Skydive Newcastle’s dropzone, you’ll have to be at least 16 years of age. Jumpers aged 16-18 will have to get their guardian’s written permission, and bring them along to the jump.