You've never felt more alive; the wind gushing through your hair, adrenaline coursing through your veins, pinwheeling in air and plummeting to the ground at a speed you've never imagined. Brace yourself to feel all of this and more when you go skydiving in Sydney! The Aussies love their adventure and Australia is known to have some of the best Skydiving locations in the world! If you're planning to tick your Skydiving off your bucketlist while in Sydney, here's all you need to know before you take that leap of faith and fun!
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Skydiving in Sydney
Sydney boasts an exceptionally breathtaking skyline and stunning views of the Australian coast. From the Newcastle Beach to the Wollongong Beach, the landscapes makes for a gorgeous backdrop to take the ultimate plunge. Apart from the views, Skydiving in Sydney is not exorbitantly expensive like the rest of the world. It is quite affordable and with discounts and cashbacks from buying your tickets online, you're likely to get a good deal!
While the views and price in itself is a massive plus, Skydive Australia - the team that runs the most popular skydiving experience in Sydney - also takes one of the top spots in terms of the safety parameters. Equipped with highly-experienced staff and failure-proof equipments such as the parachutes with AAD technology that auto-engage at preset altitudes, Sydney skydive has emerged as a popular option for skydiving enthusiasts visiting Australia. So whether you an adrenaline junkie or not, whether you have skydiving in your bucket list or not, skydiving in Sydney when visiting Australia is a must.
Skydive Sydney Locations & Prices
Quite a few skydive locations around Sydney are managed by Skydive Australia. Among them, the most sought after skydiving experiences for those in Sydney are the one in Wollongong and Newcastle.
Get ready for a special time as the Wollongong Skydive expereince is the only one in Sydney that takes place on the coast, directly over North Wollongong beach. Being Sydney’s only beach skydive, the Wollongong skydive will blow you away with specatacular coastal views of Wollongong and the Southern Sydney beaches, including the Royal National Park and Illawarra. Moreover, you may spot whales and dolphins on your way down.
The drop point is just one hour south of Sydney CB and just two minutes away from Wollongong city center; free return bus transfers are available every day. Check-in timings are from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with hourly intervals.
While the Wollongong Skydive location is situated an hour south of Sydney, the Newcastle skydive center is situated a couple hours drive north of Sydney in Newcastle. The Newcastle Skydive experience is also a stunning beach skydive experience and offers some of the most gorgeous skydiving views in the world. The jagged coastline of Lake Macquarie is a special sight.
The Newcastle skydive center is about one hour and forty-five minutes drive from Sydney CB. Check in timing vary for weekdays and weekends - 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM, 12:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM respectively. Everything from the failure-proof equipment to the experienced jumpmaster, from the crew to the view lends you an exceptionally wonderful, once in a lifetime experience.
Newcastle Beach VS Wollongong Beach - Which Dropzone is Better?
While both locations, promise a fantastic experience, here's a quick table to help you make up your mind.
Wollongong Beach Skydive
Newcastle Beach Skydive
|Experience|| Leap into the skies and freefall at speeds of up to 200 km/hr for about 60 seconds, and experience the thrill of letting go and plummeting towards golden sands and blue waters. |
| Take the leap of faith and experience the adrenaline rush of freefall at speeds of up to 200 km/hr for about 60 seconds with breathtakingly beautiful views surrounding you. |
Appreciate views of the famous Opera House and the golden beaches of Sydney from your aerial vantage point before touching the sands of Wollongong beach.
Peel your eyes for the best bird’s-eye views of Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, and its bewitching beaches.
|Skydive Ticket Inclusions|
7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM - Daily
Check-in times: 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM on weekdays
Your Sydney Skydive Experience Deconstructed
Upon your arrival at the skydive center, an expert skydiving support team will greet you. The team will take you through the safety procedures and will also readily answer any queries of yours.
After the session, you will be fitted up in your gear and prepped up for your skydiving adventure. The instructors will then lead you to the specially-outfitted plane. On the way to 15,000 feet, you will be fastened to your tandem jumpmaster. Before you make the jump, the jumpmaster will handle and re-check the technical aspects, such as going over your harnesses in order to ensure you have a safe jump.
Once all is set, catch hold of your nerves and just leap out of the door. As you freefall at a speed of around 200 km/hr, the sky will embrace you with all its glory and the earth will beckon you with all its awe-inspiring beauty. After a minute or so, the jumpmaster will deploy the parachute, which will gradually slow down your fall and enable you to float through the sky for 5-7 minutes. While you enjoy the weightlessness, you will be greeted with a panoramic view of the beautiful city and its notable landmarks.
Operating Hours - Check-in times are - 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM.
Location - Stuart Park, George Hanley Dr, Wollongong, NSW 2500
• Free shuttle bus transfer service available from Sydney.
• An hour's drive from Sydney. Get Directions.
Operating Hours - Check-in times are - 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM on weekdays and 11:00 AM, 12:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM on weekends.
Location - Lake Macquarie Airport, 864 Pacific Hwy, Marks Point, NSW 2280
• Free shuttle bus transfer service available from Sydney.
• Two hours drive from Sydney. Get Directions.
Skydive Sydney - The Crew
The brainchild of two young mates, Skydive Australia started off with a single six-seater Cessna 206 at the Wollongong NSW in 1988. With a mission to enable adventure seeking people from all over the world to experience the exhilarating and adrenaline pumping awesomeness of skydiving, the company has expanded to eighteen premium drop zones across Australia.
A key part of their success is attributed to their highly experienced skydiving instructors, some of whom also compete on a national and international level and a dedicated flight and ground crew. Whether first-timers of regulars, the crew endeavors to understand your internal monologue, in order to give you a safe, comfortable, unparalleled and unforgettable experience. In the words of the company itself, Skydive Australia is ‘one big love fest.’
Tips Before You go Skydiving in Sydney
Age Limit - The minimum age to skydive in Australia, as per law is 12 years. Under 18 years old will require the presence of a parent or legal guardian on the day of the jump. While there is no maximum age limit, reasonable fitness is necessary.
Weight Limit - Anyone who is above 110 kg will be subjected to tandem master’s assessment and Safety Officer approval, accordingly, instructors may or may not allow skydive. A surcharge will apply if the participant is or over 95 kg.
What to Wear - Loose, casual and comfortable clothing, along with sneakers. Heels or high boots are not allowed. Keep in mind that you will be provided with a custom jump pants to put over your clothes. During winters, fleeces and gloves are also provided.
The Night Before - You must not have consumed any drugs or alcohol in the eight hours preceding your skydive. You also cannot scuba dive 24 hours before skydiving.
Weather - Since skydiving will depend a lot on the weather, keep your day free and have no time constraints.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skydiving in Sydney
What is the total duration of the Skydive Sydney experience?
While the freefall is just a few minutes, the entire experience which involves training, kitting and safety briefing could take anything between 3-4 hours. However, we suggest keeping a whole day aside since you can expect unforeseen delays due to events such as unfavourable weather and air traffic control.
What do I do if my experience is cancelled due to bad weather?
If we have to cancel your jump due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, your booking will be re-scheduled to another date that suits you.
Can I cancel my Skydive Sydney Tickets once I book them?
Unfortunately, these tickets have a strict cancellation policy and cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled once booked.
Are my tickets inclusive of Skydiving Insurance?
Unfortunately, no. Your tickets are exclusive of an insurance policy but you can apply for one prior to your experience at your cost.
Is there any additional fee I have to pay on-site?
Yes. All jumpers have to be registered online on the Australian Parachute Federation prior to their skydive at the location and new members will be required to pay an AUD35 membership fee. If you're not a member, you will be required to pay this fee on-site. Your Headout tickets are not inclusive of this fee.