We jumped out of a plane in New Zealand!

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There is only one word to describe this experience: Awesome, absolutely awesome. It was quite possibly the most amazing adventure we have had yet – skydiving from 15,000 feet in Taupo, New Zealand! We jumped over Lake Taupo where the scenery was spectacular –  from the plane right before we jumped, we could see the eastern and western points of the North Island of New Zealand – fantastic view! It is truly hard to put into words just how great it was so I’ll let the pictures do it for me…

We headed up in the plane on our way to 15,000 feet on an absolutely beautiful day! Part of the way up, they had us put on oxygen masks (that’s how high up we were going) but it was all smiles from both of us…

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 When it’s your turn, they have you sit down at the very edge of the door of the plane with your feet dangling outside…there’s no way to go but down from here…

Ready to JumpAnd down you go…Ryan jumped first and his guy did a barrel roll right out of the plane…

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There was a lot more screaming when I exited the plane…the free fall feeling was crazy!

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Don’t worry, we got to smiles eventually during the free fall…

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This was my favorite picture – it was such a rush! Check out the plane from over my shoulder! I was having a blast! I promise those are screams of pure joy! IMG_0030Ryan was equally having a great time during his fall…

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The views the whole time were absolutely stunning – what a remarkable place to do our first sky dive!

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Erin’s Skydive

Ryan Skydive Collage

Ryan’s Skydive

And after about 60 full seconds of free fall, they pull the parachute…

Parachute Pull CollageAnd then it’s a smooth ride down where you are happy to have your feet back on firm ground after an unforgettable experience!

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Ryan is clearly the more bad ass of the two of us….he landed on his feet and they made me slide back to land on my bum.

Erin Landing Collage

We absolutely loved this adventure and will keep it as one of our favorite memories! Not sure if or when we’ll go again but we’re certainly glad we’ve been once! We HIGHLY recommend this adventure so I hope you will be able to experience the rush of skydiving at some point in your life! I’m sure you will love every minute of it just like we did! If you find yourself in Taupo and want to Skydive, Skydive Taupo is a great place to go! 

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  • Jennifer Flanders

    This ALMOST makes me want to jump out of a plane while Keith and I are living in New Zealand…almost… ;)

    • http://traveling-techies.com/ Erin @ Traveling Techies

      You should DEFINITELY do it! It’s totally worth it! I was nervous but was so happy I did it…it was an absolute blast! You only live once, girlie! Since you’re on the South Island, you should do the Skydive onto Franz Joseph Glacier – that would certainly be a once in a lifetime experience!

2 Responses to We jumped out of a plane in New Zealand!

  1. Jennifer Flanders says:

    This ALMOST makes me want to jump out of a plane while Keith and I are living in New Zealand…almost… ;)

    • You should DEFINITELY do it! It’s totally worth it! I was nervous but was so happy I did it…it was an absolute blast! You only live once, girlie! Since you’re on the South Island, you should do the Skydive onto Franz Joseph Glacier – that would certainly be a once in a lifetime experience!

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