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Top 10 Must Do’s in the Nelson Tasman Region

Make the most of your Nelson Tasman experience by ticking off these incredible must do’s as selected by our team of passionate adventurers! 1. Skydive from 16,500ft with Skydive Abel Tasman You will have the best view of New Zealand seeing both the North and South islands. The scenery is breathtaking! Three National Parks, rivers,…

Gutsy Grandmother Jumps for Cancer Charity

Cancer. The big “C” word nobody likes to hear, yet sadly and unavoidably it affects 1 in 3 kiwis. Betty Van Rooyen, a very young and comical 80 year old had decided to do something to help those in need.. by skydiving from 16,500ft! She teamed up with The Nelson Cancer Society and managed to…

10 New Zealand Must Do’s

Make the most of your New Zealand experience by ticking off these incredible must do’s as selected by our team of passionate adventurers! Hobbiton On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour. The set has been completely rebuilt for The Hobbit and will remain as it was seen in these films and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. During your tour you will see Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, double arched bridge and other structures and gardens built for the films. Tongariro Crossing New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery. Unique landforms, including the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu ensure…

The World’s First Skydive on Google Streetview

Skydive Abel Tasman has taken part in the world’s first skydiving street view, with the help of photographer Alex Mather. Skydive Abel Tasman received a call from a London based Google Street View Photographer on holiday in New Zealand. He proposed creating the world’s first Skydive Experience on Google Street View. A quick phone call…

Free fallin’: The story of Stuart Bean, jumpmaster, pilot, family man, Skydive Abel Tasman founder

It was March 25, 1979, when Stuart Bean first threw himself out of an aeroplane at 3000 feet. The parachute on his back was known as a “cheapo” – a big, round, cumbersome piece of material that was deployed via a cord attached to the plane. Stuart was just 19. Skydiving was a relatively new…

5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Skydive in New Zealand

When’s the best time to skydive in New Zealand? Anytime, of course. Skydiving is often seen as a summer activity, but every season – yes, even the middle of winter – offers a unique experience. Summer is the peak tourism season in the Nelson-Tasman region, so that’s generally the busiest time for Skydive Abel Tasman….

7 Best Places to Eat in Motueka After your Abel Tasman Skydive

Skydiving over the Abel Tasman is a feast for the senses. Spectacular sights of snow-capped mountains, golden beaches, and three national parks. The sound of the wind as you free-fall from 16,000 feet. The feeling of weightlessness as your parachute opens. The taste of adventure as you launch yourself into the unknown. All of the…

Our Epic Labour Weekend with Lift Off Abel Tasman!

Skydiving Abel Tasman had an epic Labour Weekend, hosting over 40 sports skydivers from around the world for the inaugural Lift Off Abel Tasman Festival. Over 10,000 people came along to Lift Off Abel Tasman which was hosted across two days, Saturday at the Motueka Aerodrome and Sunday at Kaiteriteri Beach where crowds were entertained with skydiving…

The World’s Most Exciting Job: A Day in the life of a Skydive Abel Tasman Tandem Master

Skydiving in New Zealand is something that everyone should do at least once. It’s an experience like no other, an unforgettable combination of fear, excitement, and accomplishment. But what drives someone to skydive for a job? To throw themselves out of planes and free fall 16,500 feet back down to earth over and over again?…

New Zealand Skydiving Bucket List Experience with Will

Whilst cruising around New Zealand with the awesome Flying Kiwi Tours, Will and Chantelle Tang did something that they never thought was on the cards for their kiwi adventure, they jumped out of a plane with us at 13,000 ft! “I’m totally afraid of heights, so I’m not sure how this is going to go…” Will expressed pre-jump. Skydiving was not on Chantelle’s bucket-list who put all her faith in her husband to plan their dream New Zealand trip. “I knew NZ was the adventure capital but no, I did not think I would be skydiving… I didn’t plan the trip,” Chantelle says laughing with Will. It wasn’t hard for to Chantelle to leave the planning to Will as he is a fairly seasoned traveller with an inspiring blog Going Awesome Places showcasing his epic adventures. Upon landing, Will & Chantelle were over…

72 Hours in the Abel Tasman

So you’re planning to visit the Abel Tasman, but you only have a few days up your sleeve? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with the local’s guide to making the most of your time in and around Abel Tasman National Park, the crown jewel of the Nelson-Tasman region. In 72 hours, you can…

5 Excuses to Skydive

Skydiving in New Zealand is one of the most exhilarating, memorable experiences you can have, and Skydive Abel Tasman is the best place to do it. But so many of us keep putting off experiences like this, forever waiting for the right reason to bite the bullet and make it happen. Or maybe you’ve done skydiving before and you’re looking for an excuse to do it again? We’re really good at making excuses not to do things. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to concoct this helpful list of excuses to skydive. Think of it as a gentle nudge towards what could very well be the best day of your life. #1. Birthday This one’s pretty obvious, right. Ask your loved ones to shout you a skydive for your birthday. Or better yet, shout your mate a surprise skydive for…

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