Skydive Cairns

Tour Code: 42

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Scare Yourself Silly!
  • Spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Rainforest and the Cairns coastline
  • Experience up to 60 seconds of freefall

Included In Price

  • Return transfers from Cairns accommodation
  • Up to 15,000ft of tandem skydiving
  • Up to 60 seconds free fall
  • 3 Month Australian Parachute Federation membership
  • Personalised certificate of achievement, loyalty rewards card and bumper sticker
  • Landing at Skydive Cairns exclusive drop zones
  • Customised jump pants to put on over your clothes
  • Fleeces and gloves provided in winter

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! 

Skydive Cairns

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.   

Check In

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.  

Skydive - Take Off!

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! 

Upgrade to a Night Skydive

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. 

Upgrade to include a Photo and / or Video Package

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.



Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time

Check in times are available every hour from 5:30am to 2:30pm

Departure Instructions

Pickup from Cairns and surrounding areas

Pickup Locations


Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - Sunday

May be affected by severe weather conditions


3 to 4 hours including return trip from accommodation.

Available for Purchase / Hire

Photo and video packages available - delivered to you via email

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

  • No alcohol is to be consumed 8 hours prior to your tandem skydive, we reserve the right to refuse clients we suspect to be intoxicated with no refund
  • Scuba Diving: due to medical restrictions, you must not scuba dive 24 hours prior to skydiving
  • Customers will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on arrival

Weight: Up to 110 Kg / 243 Lb

Additional Information
  • Factors such as wind, cloud, rain, thermal turbulence etc. and other factors such as air traffic can affect the time it takes to complete your skydive activity
  • Weather can change for better or worse in minutes, and you will be unable to skydive unless you are at the Drop Zone
  • Weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances can also require management to alter the altitude of the skydive
  • Aircraft changes and Air Traffic Control (ATC) may require management to change the required altitude and number of participants in a plane - management reserve the right to change aircraft type without notice
  • All bookings will be provided with an arrival and check in time only
  • Although Skydive Cairns endeavor to complete your skydive within 4 hours of arrival, please arrive with no time constraints
  • You should plan your skydive as a whole day’s activity
  • Casual clothing
  • Enclosed shoes such as running shoes or trainers
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases and APF Levy

  • Minimum age 12 years
  • Children 12 and over travel at adult price
  • If under 18 years old, a partent or legal guardian must be present on the day of the jump.

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.

  • All bookings are final, no refunds are given for change of mind or change of experience to a lesser value
  • Booking payments are non-refundable but are transferrable
  • Rebooking your skydive without 48 hours notice will incur a $110 rebooking fee
  • All skydives include a $110 administration fee which is non-refundable
  • To change your booking to a different date and time, Skydive Australia requires 48 hours notice or your booking payment(s) will be void
  • Failure to turn up at the ‘check-in’ time will result in a 100% cancellation fee
  • Failure to go through with your skydive will forfeit your jump, no refunds will be given
  • If your skydive is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, you will be required to book for another day, for the same experience

Skydive Cairns

Tour Code: 42

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Scare Yourself Silly!



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$199.00
Family: au$796.00

Tour Code: 42



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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