Matthew Staal


Nothing screams adventure like hurling yourself out of a plane up to 15,000 feet in the air – and Down Under, you’ll never be short on incredible skydiving locations. But if you’re not sure exactly where to skydive in Australia, we’ve got you covered, from cool coastal jumps to incredible inland drop zones. Whether it’s your first time skydiving in Australia or you’re a seasoned pro, check out our ultimate guide to skydiving in Australia.
BEST SKYDIVING IN NSW
Skydiving In Wollongong
Skydiving In Wollongong
 

Just a 90-minute drive out of Sydney lies Wollongong – a vibrant city and home to some of the best skydiving in Australia, with its epic coastal locale. Take the leap and be rewarded with not only the best adrenaline rush of your life but also phenomenal views of the pristine beach and native bushland panoramas. Want to up the extreme factor even more? Pair your Wollongong jump with an aerobatics flight in a Red Baron stunt plane for an extra heart-stopping adventure.

Skydiving in Newcastle
Skydiving in Newcastle
 

Head north of Sydney – about two hours on the freeway – and you’ll hit Newcastle, a vibrant beachside city packed with top-notch restaurants, a pumping nightlife scene and a truly epic spot for skydiving in Australia. Strapped to your expert instructor, you’ll freefall for 60 thrilling seconds before launching the chute and peacefully gliding over the city, taking in views of the district’s lakes and arguably one of the prettiest parts of Australia’s east coast.

Skydiving in Byron Bay
Skydiving in Byron Bay
 

Byron Bay may have a reputation as a chilled-out beachside village but don’t mistake that for boring. There’s plenty of adventure to be had in this sweet spot just south of the Queensland border. Freefall at speeds of up to 220km-per-hour – and once that parachute has opened and your heart has found its way out of your mouth, chill out with incredible views of the pristine area from Cape Byron Headlands and the infamous lighthouse to Julian Rocks.

BEST SKYDIVING IN VICTORIA
Skydiving in Great Ocean Road
Skydiving in Great Ocean Road
 

No guide to skydiving in Australia is complete without a mention of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Start your adventure in either Torquay or Barwon Heads – both beautiful beachside towns dotted along the famous stretch of coastline. From up to 15,000 feet, you’ll get incredible views of not just the picturesque Great Ocean Road but also beautiful Port Phillip Bay stretching out below, plus the Melbourne CBD. Up for a seriously unique jump? Hop in your ride at the Great Ocean Road Airport, head skyward, then take the leap over the 12 Apostles, checking out views of the Bay of Islands, Loch Ard Gorge and the Bay of Martyrs, too.

Skydiving in Yarra Valley
Skydiving in Yarra Valley
 

The Yarra Valley is known for its wine country, which looks nothing short of incredible from 15,000 feet above. When you’re done hurtling towards the earth at more than 200km per hour, relax and take in the rolling pastures, sprawling vineyards, quaint hedge mazes and sustainable farms, plus Melbourne city and the bay, all from what is hands-down the best vantage point.

BEST SKYDIVING IN QUEENSLAND
Skydiving in Gold Coast
Skydiving in Gold Coast
 

What could be more iconic than a skydive over Queensland’s famous Gold Coast beach? Floating above the golden sand and crystal-clear blue waters of Surfers Paradise… this, folks, is what skydiving in Australia is truly all about. If you want to try your hand at something a little different), why not try a tandem helicopter skydive – also on offer on the Gold Coast. Leap, fall and then enjoy that adrenaline kick as you float to the ground below.

Skydiving in Sunshine Coast
Skydiving in Sunshine Coast
 

Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast has everything you could want from a holiday town: sun, sand, surf, sweet eats, trendy boutiques… and some of the best skydiving in Australia, of course. From 14,000 feet in the air, you’re treated to seriously incredible panoramic views of Queensland’s epic coastline. Take it all in as you sail through the sky, coming in to land on the golden shores of one of the area’s iconic beaches.

Skydiving in Whitsundays
Skydiving in Whitsundays
 

From the air, the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays look pretty unreal. Like, It’s pure paradise through the window of a plane, so imagine freefalling over this phenomenal part of the world. Tiny islands dotted throughout a perfect aquamarine sea stretch as far as you can see as you casually wind your way back towards heaven on earth. Not to mention this is a seriously action-packed way to see the Great Barrier Reef. Opt for a landing on one of the area’s most beautiful stretches of coastline, Whitehaven Beach.

BEST SKYDIVING IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Skydiving in Rottnest Island
Skydiving in Rottnest Island
 

Not sure where to skydive in Australia’s west? We’ve got you sorted with a drop zone right over WA’s Rottnest Island. Kissing quokkas is all well and good, but if you need something a bit more exhilarating on your holiday itinerary, this is the heart-pumping adventure for you. Plus, this isn’t the way most people get to see Rotty – a bird’s eye view of the entire island following a 30-second freefall from 10,000 feet.

Skydiving in Rockingham
Skydiving in Rockingham
 

Just outside Perth, you’ll find Rockingham – and in Rockingham, you’ll find even more of the best skydiving in Australia. It’s the closest you can skydive to the Perth CBD, yet you’ll still get your fill of incredible views – and island lovers, this is the jump for you. As you head for the ground (strapped to a pro instructor, of course), you’ll get to soak up sweet views of the Shoalwater Island Marine Park, covering Penguin Island, Cockburn Sound, Garden Island and Rottnest Island.

BEST SKYDIVING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Skydiving in McLaren Vale
Skydiving in McLaren Vale
 

Falling from the sky to land in a vineyard sounds like the stuff dreams are made of. But it’s for real when you take a jump out of a plane in the McLaren Vale. An easy 40-minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, head up to the heavens knowing there’s a cheese plate and bottle of vino waiting for you when you touch down.

Skydiving in Adelaide
Skydiving in Adelaide
 

If you’re looking for awesome locations for skydiving in Australia, you’re spoilt for choice in the Adelaide area. With jump zones over Goolwa, Semaphore Beach and Aldinga Beach, you can take in the South Australian capital from any angle you like (or, you know, book three – to get the full perspective). Want an adventure that includes a beach landing? Semaphore Beach is the pick for you.

 

 

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