7 Reasons Why Abel Tasman is NZ’s Most Scenic Skydive Location

It’s a no-brainer that the Abel Tasman features on the list of best places to skydive in New Zealand. But when it comes to stunning scenery, the region is arguably in a league of its own.

Skydiving in the Abel Tasman, near Nelson at the top of the South Island, offers a smorgasbord of incredible views that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the country.

If skydiving is one of your must-dos in New Zealand, here are 7 reasons why the Abel Tasman is the most scenic location to do it:

1. Golden beaches

Experience a bird’s eye view of New Zealand’s most beautiful golden beaches in Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay.

2. Turquoise waters

As you free fall from 16,500 feet, take in the pristine blue waters of Tasman Bay, one of New Zealand’s most iconic coastlines.

3. Snow-capped mountains

Skydiving in winter? You’ll be treated to spectacular views of snow-capped mountains. In the warmer months, you’ll still get to enjoy a panoramic mountain scene.

4. Views of both islands

The only skydive in New Zealand where you’ll get views of both the north and south islands. On a clear day, you’ll even see Mount Taranaki in the distance.

5. Three national parks

Not only will you soar above Abel Tasman National Park, you’ll also have views of Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes national parks – some of New Zealand’s most popular wilderness areas.

6. Coast-to-coast views

The unique location at the top of the South Island means you get to see from coast-to-coast – that’s both horizons at the same time!

7. Unbeatable weather

The Nelson-Tasman region is routinely crowned the sunshine capital of New Zealand, so you’re more likely to get clear, sunny days to make the most of all of the incredible scenery.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to skydiving in New Zealand, but if it’s breathtaking, diverse scenery you’re after, then skydiving over the Abel Tasman is the choice for you.

To get a taste of what the jump is like, check out Skydive Abel Tasman‘s world first Google street view skydive!

 

Emily

Emily is a native creative nerd. This creative crew member's favourite stop is Bay of Islands.

These New Zealand Tours will depart soon

Fantail South Island Tour

14 days - starts & ends in Picton (optional: Wellington or Christchurch)

Explore the best the South Island has to offer: highlights and lots of hidden gems.

Morepork All of NZ Tour

24 days - starts & ends in Auckland

Explore the North and South Island. Hike some of NZ's best tracks and kayak at sunrise and more, much more.

Weka South Island Tour

10 days - starts & ends in Christchurch.

This tour is all about the scenery. Each day delivers more breathtaking views, epic hikes & landscapes.

Or check out these articles for more travel inspiration

How to stay fit while travelling: our best tips to stay active while on the road in NZ

Travellers say it’s hard to stay in shape, but when you’re in New Zealand that seems like an excuse. Around every corner there’s something to do – something to challenge you. It doesn’t take a gruelling workout at the gym […]

Read More

Experience an amazing summer in New Zealand: party at the best festivals in the most amazing places

No New Zealand summer experience is truly complete without attending one of the many world-class music festivals held around the country. We’ve collated a list of some of the very best festivals New Zealand has to offer.

Read More

Life speeds up in winter in Queenstown: how to experience the winter adrenaline rush in this picturesque alpine town

Picture this: You’re sipping on a mulled wine surrounded by snow-capped mountains and starlit skies after a jam-packed day of activities including skiing and skydiving. The dream, right?! It’s no surprise that our travellers love to spend winter in Queenstown […]

Read More
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Scroll to Top