Skydiving in

New Zealand

An Introduction

When you take to the skies above NZ, breathtaking views are guaranteed. The NZ skydiving calendar is now packed full of very fun sky events from boogies and skills camps to record attempts. We are super proud of our small but growing skydiving community in the land of the long white cloud. New Zealand is also home to some world-class skydiving instructors and coaches so if learning to skydive or progressing your skills is what you’re after, we’ve got you covered. 

Here’s a map that will help you find sports-friendly drop zones around NZ and info about what they offer:

NZ Skydiving Licences

Before you can skydive solo in NZ you will first need a licence. If you are new to skydiving you can learn how to get your first licence on our Learn to Skydive page. If you are an experienced skydiver looking to jump in New Zealand, read on…

You may have heard that there are a number of organisations involved in regulating skydiving in NZ. You heard right! But it’s really not that complicated. Here at the NZPF, we look after sports and competition skydiving. However, we don’t issue skydiving licences.

Two separate organisations in NZ issue skydiving licences and you should check out their websites to learn more about them:

1. New Zealand Parachute Industry Association (NZPIA)

2. New Zealand Parachute Organisation (NZPO)

If you are a skydiver visiting NZ you need to get a temporary licence from either NZPIA or NZPO depending on where you are planning to skydive. You can apply for a temporary licence by visiting a drop zone with your skydiving gear and documentation. Click on the map above to learn more about drop zones in New Zealand.