Skydiving in Cairns is more than just a thrilling once in a lifetime experience. With warm climates and spectacular views of not just one, but two World Heritage natural wonders, where else would you rather jump from a perfectly good airplane with someone on your back?
The Cairns drop zone offers warm climates, highly experienced instructors, breath taking views and the opportunity to experience tandem skydives of 6000ft up to 15,000ft of pure adrenalin and 60 seconds of freefall.
Free coach transfers and free upgrade from 14,000 skydive to 15,000ft skydive
Time to tick your Cairns skydive off the bucket list!
Choose either a 14,000ft or 6,000ft skydive with the opportunity to upgrade to a 15,000ft skydive. Departing from Cairns, there are a number of check in times available. Check in times are available every hour between 5:30am and 2:30pm. Although your skydive experience should take around 3 to 4 hours to complete with return transfers from Cairns included, skydiving is a weather dependent activity. We suggest allocating an entire day to complete your skydive as your jump may be delayed due to factors such as weather, air traffic, cloud, turbulence and other unforeseen circumstances.
Your once in a lifetime experience will begin with a pick up from your accommodation in Cairns. If self driving, you can make your own way to check in at the Skydive Cairns Office, Shop 5, 47 Shields St, Cairns. Your pick up and check in times will be provided at the time of booking. Upon arrival at the Skydive Cairns office, you will meet your highly experienced instructor and asked to complete a few forms and a medical questionnaire. You will also have the opportunity to add a Photo or Video package to your experience… something that we highly recommend! Once the weather has given the all clear, you will then make your way to the airport by coach ready for your departure.
Your adventure starts at Cairns General Aviation airport where you will board the purpose built skydiving aircraft. Once onboard, you will be strapped safely to your instructor and provided with instructions in preparation for the jump. This is when reality really begins to sink in! Taking off, you will immediately be greeted with spectacular views of Cairns and its northern beaches. As you continue your ascent to the drop zone, Cairns city will grow smaller in size giving way to breath taking views of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest. Your skydive instructor will then make final preparations to the parachute before the plane reaches its desired altitude. Once there, the door will open.
This is it. The moment when pure fear and excitement begins to transform your body into a whirlwind of heart pumping adrenalin. Your instructor will lead you to the edge of the plane as you take in the views below. Legs back, arms wide and ready, your instructor will give the signal as you begin your freefall, a moment of absolute and total exhilaration. Reaching speeds of up to 220 km/hr, this is the moment when fear transcends into pure euphoria. The sweeping coastline, islands and reef formations and lush rainforest canopies below are truly a spectacle from above! Soon your freefall will come to an end as your instructor pulls the chord to open the parachute.
From here you will float under the canopy for 5 to 7 minutes as you slowly make your way back to earth. Arriving back to aviation, you will then be transported back to the Skydive Cairns office. If you have purchased a photo of video package you will have the opportunity to view the footage in pride. You will be given your very own Certificate of Achievement to take home with you, along with a bumper sticker and loyalty rewards card to be used in Cairns before enjoying return transfers to your accommodation. A truly once in a lifetime experience!
For a truly unique and thrilling experience, why not upgrade to a Nighttime Skydive? Jump from a perfectly good aeroplane at dark and take in the twinkling lights of Cairns city before landing in Cairns showgrounds. Not for the faint hearted! Departures take place on selected days of the year so make sure you book in advance. Check in times are available between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.
Capture your once in a lifetime and thrilling skydive experience by including a photo and/or video package of your proud moment.
You will get a 2-3 minute video, a 30 second highlights video, a 40 second freefall video AND over 100 images all delivered direct to your inbox.
Check in times are available every hour from 5:30am to 2:30pm
Pickup from Cairns and surrounding areas
January - December
May be affected by severe weather conditions
3 to 4 hours including return trip from accommodation.
Photo and video packages available - delivered to you via email
Weight: Up to 110 Kg / 243 Lb
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.