If you love the idea of sky diving from 10,000 -15,000 ft above sea level, you’re going to love the Great Barrier Reef – which is surrounded by the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
From surf beaches, islands, the reef, to the Cairns rainforest, Queensland has great locations where adventure seekers can take in the views when they take to the skies. But where is the best skydiving on the Great Barrier Reef?
Whether you’re well trained in sky diving or you’re jumping for the first time, there are many places for sky diving in Queensland. Here’s our top 4 picks for the best places to skydive on the Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns Sky Diving
Sky Dive Cairns has a location in Far North Queensland surrounded by the beautiful Queensland rainforest. The sky dive drop zone assures that the tandem sky dive with Cairns takes you over the breathtaking rainforest views. Sky Dive Cairns is not only meant for tandem Sky diving! Certified skydivers should visit the Cairns. They can arrange a solo jump in the tropical rainforest.
Sky diving in Cairns is a full-day excursion. You get to sky dive at 15,000 feet at the highest beach in Australia and get great views of the nearby Great Barrier Reef with the lush rainforest after floating down the beach. The full-day tour also has a complimentary breakfast, lunch, free bike hire, and ample time to take a swim in the ocean.
Mission Beach Sky Dive
Mission beach is one of the finest sky diving locations near the Great Barrier Reef. Visitors are welcomed with a tropical warm climate year-round, with the most idyllic landing on the shimmering sands of Misson Beach.
- From here you can sky dive from 15,000 feet over the Mission Beach of Australia
- The sky diving excursion offers stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef along the magnificent coastline
- Travelers get a bus service for a round trip from Cairns to The Mission Beach
- Beach, Dunk Island, Bedarra Island, and reef views
Overall the adventure is adrenaline boosted with mesmerizing rainforest, island, and reef views. Depending on the weather you’ll get the experience of landing directly on the beach!
Land On Whitehaven Beach!
In this sky diving adventure, you get the thrill and the experience of falling for more than a minute before you float for 5 to 7 mins above the blue turquoise waters and coastlines of Whitsunday Islands.
Regarding safety, you can relax as the Airlie Beach team of Tandem Sky diving consists of professional world champions. Sky diving is a great experience and there’s nothing like doing it for the first time in such a beautiful location. What do you get on a Whitehaven Beach sky dive?
- Qualified Jumpers
- Professional Training from world-class tandem masters
- Commemorative certificate for skydiving
- Return transfers to Airlie Beach on the ferry
- Oh, and landing on Whitehaven Beach!!!
Pick up location on Airlie Beach and exact pick up time must be confirmed at the time of booking.
Airlie Beach Sky diving
This is one of the most popular skydiving spots that offers skydivers a 360 degree view of the famous Great Barrier Reef – jumping with the team at the Sky Dive Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast. Spend the first 60 seconds hurtling to earth and enjoy 7 minutes of bliss above the turquoise waters panorama, coral cays, and fringing reef.
Just minutes from the beautiful town of Airlie Beach, you are provided free return transfers to your accommodation. Your skydive includes, professional training and instructions, 20-minute scenic flight over the Whitsundays, 60 seconds of freefall during this experience of a lifetime!
As you make your jump out of the plane after being attached to the instructor, enjoy a thrilling freefall before releasing the parachute to float down to the ground. If you want to preserve the adventure, you’re able to buy videos and photos of the day.