Forget indoor skydiving – we’re taking adrenaline lovers on an adventure around Australia’s amazing skydiving locations.
When we say we want adrenaline-fueled adventures, we mean it. Us Aussies love to test our limits and fuel our bodies with excitement. Sometimes, that includes jumping out of a plane 15,000ft above ground level. And although it sounds extremely daunting, those who have experienced skydiving can agree that it’s an experience like no other.
Thankfully, Australia is home to so many natural sights that sometimes we sign-up to these activities just for the view and to experience something different. So whether you’re a first-timer or you have a few skydives behind you, we’re taking you on a blood-pumping journey on a guide to skydiving in Australia.
Hold your breath or even close your eyes, here at the best places to skydive in Australia!
The Best Skydiving Experiences in New South Wales:
Just an hour south of the Gold Coast is one of the best skydiving locations in Australia. Although Byron Bay is renowned as a laidback coastal town with stunning beaches, surfing and scuba diving experiences; it also is an amazing location to jump out of a plane and skydive your way down. Jumping out at 15,000ft, adrenaline seekers will free fall up to 60 seconds. Guaranteeing a picture-perfect view, if you skydive between June and November you may even be able to sight a humpback whale if you’re lucky!
If you’re looking for the best skydiving in Sydney, Wollongong is you’re place to be this weekend. An hour-and-a-half drive from Sydney’s CBD, Wollongong promises breathtaking views of the south coast regardless of the season you visit. Perfect year-round, skydiving in Wollongong is just as adrenaline pumping as it is charming. Better yet, pending on the wind conditions, you may even be lucky enough to land on the beach. If you’re looking for the best skydiving in Australia, this is it.
The Best Skydiving Experiences in Victoria:
For a skydiving experience close to Melbourne, your best bet is St Kilda. Just a short tram ride away from the CBD will find you beachside with yachts and windsurfers lining the waters. However, if you look up you’ll see some serious daredevils floating around in the sky. Although Melbourne is usually known for its fine dining and shopping, this is an experience you must try at least one. Promising 360 degree views of Melbourne’s CBD, Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula, we couldn’t ask for anything more. Once done, why not nibble your way through Melbourne’s Best Scenic Picnic Spots?
You’ve driven over the Great Ocean Road, but have you ever flown over it? Tick two things off your bucket list at once thanks to one of Australia’s best places to skydive: Barwon Heads. Jumping out of a propeller plane 15,000ft above ground level you’ll then free fall at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour. You’ll scream at first, but then we promise that you’ll be laughing and smiling at how extraordinary this experience is. Despite flapping facial skin and air-blown hair, guests are guaranteed stunning views of Victoria’s famed coastline.
The Best Skydiving Experiences in South Australia:
Although it’s one of Adelaide’s most prized wine regions, Fleurieu Peninsula is also home to the best skydiving in Australia. Thirty minutes west will wind you up in a town called Goolwa. A historic river port on the Murray River, Goolwa will also send you falling out of a plane from 15,000ft at over 200 kilometres. The tandem skydive will be a jump of a lifetime, especially for first timers. Strike a funny pose or just scream it off, we bet you can’t say “Fleurieu Peninsula” at this skydiving experience.
The Best Skydiving Experiences in Western Australia:
What does a protected nature reserve, a quokka and Radar Reef have in common? It’s all of the things that make up Rottnest Island. But, little do many people know, it’s also home to one of Australia’s best places to skydive. Opt to free-fall from 10,000, 14,000 or 15,000ft. From up above you’ll have views of the entire island and if you have extremely good eyesight, maybe even a free spot on the beach. Be sure to add skydiving on your bucket list alongside these Top 10 Things to Do on Rottnest Island.
The Best Skydiving Experiences in Queensland:
Put aside the snorkel set. Just a touch away from the tip of Australia you’ll find one of the best places to skydive. It’s Cairns – a gateway to a tropical haven filled with Indigenous culture, swimming lagoons, rainforests, restaurants and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef. Although when you think of Cairns you may not think of skydiving, we can assure you that it’s an amazing location to fly up and then fly down. Opt to tandem skydive at 14,000 or 15,000ft for undescribeable views of down below.
It’s time to trust your wit in Whitsundays. If you’ve ever wanted to go skydiving in Australia but you can’t find a location that encapsulates the thrill with dense rainforest, white sandy beaches and brightly coloured marine life, then skydiving in the Whitsundays is for you. Landing on Airlie Beach, thrill seekers will have enjoyed a 60 second free fall and seven minutes of floating around enjoying the breathtaking views – all with the help of a parachute of course. Needless to say, we guarantee that you will be splashing back for a second skydive here.
Although she’s no Felix Baumgartner, the writer of this article, Rebecca Magro, skydived in Wollongong on her birthday.
After you’ve enjoyed the best skydiving in Australia, treat yourself to some more birds-eye view at these 9 Unmissable Paragliding Locations around Australia. Or if you prefer underwater gardens, here are the 12 Best Snorkelling Spots around Australia.
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