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.

Loving Life sky diving
Lovin’ Life skydiving above New Zealand’s golden beaches

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.

Sky diving over Abel Tasman
Enjoy views of the blue skies and blue waters of Tasman Bay

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.

Sky diving above the mountains
Get panoramic views of the mountains on your sky dive

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.

Abel Tasman is New Zealand's most scenic skydive location
Getting high seeing North and South Island

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. Find out more about hiking in one of New Zealand’s best National Parks here.

Skydiving over three National Parks
Flying above three of New Zealand’s National Parks

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!

Stepping out of a skydiving plane
Stepping out of a plane at 16,500 feet

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.

Enjoying the sunshine of abel Tasman
Back down to earth and chillin’ out

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, find out more about Skydive Abel Tasman and check out their world first Google street view skydive!

Emily

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

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