Lake Taupo | New Zealand :: Skydiving Is For Tourists Too!

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To keep up with Terry and these adventure loving Kiwis, Manali decided to throw herself 15,000 feet out of a perfectly good plane over a lake. Where else but in the sky diving capital of the world where 30,000 crazies perform the same feat each year?  She was a little hesitant after seeing her young, afro-clad, uni-browed tandem partner and tried to convince others to switch, but to no avail.  Luckily, he had already surpassed 3,000+ jumps and landed her safely back in one piece!

Details: Freefall Bungy at Lake Taupo Airport

Cost: $339 NZD for 15,000 ft tandem jump with 1 minute free fall

Extras: $179 for a camera person to jump along side you to document with video and photos; 10% off for YHA members

Manali Patel Bettendorf
Manali Patel Bettendorf
Manali+Terry are world travelers with a passion for exploration, learning new things and connecting with people of different cultures.


  1. Awesome video!! Was watching…but saw no hang-ups in your shoot being pulled. BIG PLUS!! No "thumbs ups" signals to decipher (-; hehe

  2. Congratulations! I so wanted to do this but we were at the tail end of our trip and didn't have the time to make it happen. But, I am absolutely going to sky dive somewhere in the world. 🙂


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