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Skydiving In Cairns: A Guide To The Ultimate Flying Experience

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Adrenaline in your veins, heart on your sleeve, and the world at your feet - experience the leap of a lifetime. Explore the tropical paradise from a unique perspective with a tandem skydive, Australia. Breathtaking views from thrilling heights mark your journey from the sky to the ground. If you are craving a sense of adventure or freedom - a skydiving experience is unparalleled for these joys. While in Australia, take that leap of faith with some of the best skydiving experiences in the world. Take a tour of how Skydiving in Cairns is dedicated to sketching an unforgettable experience for you.

Why You Should Skydive in Cairns

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Planning to go for your first skydive? Skydiving in Cairns is a perfect place to experience this great fall. Fly high from the sky and catch spectacular sights of the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical Rainforests, and the wonderful Cairns skyline. The tandem skydiving experience lets you take on this jump with a trained professional, for a safe and enjoyable ride. Fall freely for 15,000 feet before the parachute opens and takes you for a smooth landing.

Tandem Skydiving in Cairns provides you with the best services and equipment for an anxiety-free jump at an affordable price. If you are a beginner or a seasoned skydiver, they would cater to your every need. Record your entire journey and get to take pictures and videos home to relive your adventurous moment anytime. Different dropzone options are available to you with Skydive Cairns. You can choose one that fits you best and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime ride.

Skydiving in Cairns - Prices and Location

Planning your skydive can be tough. Gather all the information and courage before you step on the plane. This tandem skydiving in Cairns provides personalized training by professionals for a safe experience. Take the plunge and free fall for 60 seconds before your 6-minute parachute ride to the landing. Different dropzone locations are tailored for different experiences. Pick out the one that suits your itinerary.

Your Tandem Skydiving in Cairns Experience Deconstructed

Prepare for a memorable journey of tandem skydiving in Cairns by reaching your chosen drop location. Once you reach the location, redeem the booking ticket after which you will be taken to meet your tandem professional guides and partners. Undergo a training session to prepare you for the ultimate leap of faith. Feel free to ask questions and get all the queries answered by the trainers.

The next step is fitting into your skydiving armor and gather up all the courage for this adventure. A quick flight will take you to the height of 15,000 ft, where your tandem master will take care of the equipment and all the technicalities. Finally, it is time to live your great experience. Take in the gorgeous views as you glide through the sky. The freefall lasting around 60 seconds at speeds that can go up to 200 kilometers per hour, will be the highlight of this adventure. After your tandem partner deploys the parachute, you can enjoy drifting in the winds for 6-7 minutes before landing on the ground.

Which Tandem Skydiving Cairns Dropzone is Better?

While every tandem Skydive Australia location ensures a safe and wonderful experience, each one brings its unique flavor to your skydive. This glimpse into each location will help you choose the best one for you.

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Skydive Mission Beach
from AU$429
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Skydive Airlie Beach
from AU$369
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Skydive Cairns
from AU$319
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ExperienceWide sky is waiting for you as you head over to live your adventure. Your tandem skydiving partner would deploy the parachute for a breezy 6 to 7 minutes glide in the air before a smooth landing.
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This heart-pounding journey begins from your drop location and ends with a smooth landing. Enjoy all of this surrounded by the best of mother nature.
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Choose this location for spectacular views and a breathtaking experience of Cairns, Cape York Peninsula, and North Queensland.
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Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:00 AM.

Monday to Sunday at 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, and 9:00 AM.

Saturday to Sunday at 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM Tuesday & Thursday at 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM, and 9:30 AM.


You are privy to extraordinary views of Tropical North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef, and more.

Explore the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, and North Queensland from a unique vantage point.

Wonderful views of the rainforest. Great Barrier Reef and blue oceans.

Ticket Inclusions

Skydive from 15,000ft with your tandem skydive master, safety guide, and safety equipment.

Get a professional guide and all your safety equipment along with the tandem skydive from 15,000ft with your tandem partner.

At Cairns, you can redeem your ticket for a skydive from 15,000 ft with a tandem master, safety equipment, and guide.

Skydiving in Cairns - Know Before You Go

Skydive Mission Beach

Operating Hours
Slots are available on Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:00 AM.

Getting There
The nearest Railway station to Mission Beach is Tully which is 22 kilometers inland from the beach. You can hire a taxi from this station to reach Mission Beach. Hop on the Mission Link Bus in Cairns to reach Mission Beach. They also have shuttles available running between Mission Beach, Cairns, and the Airport on weekdays. You can also take a car to reach Mission Beach from Cairns. The journey takes 2 hours on one side.

Best Time To Skydive
Enjoy cooler weather, no crowding, and lesser delays in the morning slots for tandem skydiving at Mission Beach.


  • A Tandem Skydiving Partner.
  • Safety training from experts and also all the safety equipment.
  • Buy a picture and video of your adventure with a payment of a small fee.

Skydive Airlie Beach

Operating Hours
Slots are available from Monday to Sunday at 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, and 9:00 AM.

Getting There
Shuttle buses run from the Whitsunday Airport to Airlie Beach and take up to 40 minutes. You can get a Rail Travel Pass to reach Airlie. The closest station is the Proserpine Station on Whitsunday Coast. Coach transfer from Proserpine to Airlie is included in the rail pass.

Best Time To Skydive
Enjoy cooler weather, no crowding, and lesser delays in the morning slots for tandem skydiving at Airlie Beach.


  • Get a Tandem Skydiving Partner.
  • Get safety training from experts and also all the safety equipment.
  • You can buy a picture and video of your adventure.

Skydive Cairns

Operating Hours
Skydiving in Cairns can be experienced from Saturday to Sunday at 5:30 AM, 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM From Tuesday & Thursday, slots are available at 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM, and 9:30 AM.

Getting There
Book a direct flight internationally or from within Australia to reach Cairns. You can take a bus and reach anywhere comfortably in Cairns or hop on the Spirit of Queensland train to travel from Brisbane to Cairns.

Best Time To Skydive
Enjoy cooler weather, no crowding, and lesser delays in the morning slots for tandem skydiving at Airlie Beach.


  • Tandem Skydiving Partner.
  • Safety equipments will be provided with safety training from experts.
  • Purchase a picture and video of your adventure.

Tips For First Timers Skydiving In Cairns

  • Only people above the age of 12 years can participate in Tandem Skydiving in Cairns. People under the age of 18 years should be accompanied by adult guardians.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes for this experience. Do not wear heels or open shoes. Trainers and sports shoes would work best.
  • Consumption of Alcohol or other drugs is strictly prohibited for about 24 hours from skydiving.
  • Due to COVID-19, the protocol ensures that no unnecessary contact is made thus shared clothing is temporarily closed. Carry your jumpers to the location.

Skydiving in Cairns Reviews

One of the greatest experience in Cairns was skydiving. The team was very friendly and encouraging. They are usually very flexible in communication and if you're running late or missed out. The drop zone wasn't that great, it was mostly the landscape. But worth the money if you are looking for a good active time in Cairns

Nidhi, Google, March 2021

6 months ago I had an amazing experience with Skydive Cairns! My friend and I are absolutely happy with the staff and their professionalism. Definitely an unforgettable experience. Highly recommend!

Christma, Google, January 2021

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