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