Tandem skydiving – jumping out of a plane while you’re attached to another person – is a once in a lifetime way to see Western Australia. If you are not sure if it’s a great way to spend the day, keep reading, because we’re sure you won’t be able to say no to these adventures!
Tandem skydiving isn’t something that you can do every day, or everywhere. WA is a gorgeous part of the world; its isolation creates a unique landscape. You’ll get a 20 minute flight to your jump zone to enjoy the views of the Geographe Bay, Busselton Jetty, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and the Margaret River Region, and get ready to take the leap.
Jumping from a plane near Perth or Busselton allows you to land on the beach or jump over the Margaret River wine region, and continue your adventure from there.
You’ll get a rush as soon as you leap – you will be in freefall at 200 kilometres per hour until your main parachute is deployed around 5,000 ft from the ground. You’ll slow down for the last five minutes so you can enjoy the ever changing view of WA. At Southern Skydivers, we’ll have a complimentary beer or wine waiting for you when you land.
Western Australia has a beautiful wine region. When you want both adventure and relaxation, this all inclusive tour gives you the best of both worlds.
The friendly team at Skydive Geronimo will pick you up in the morning and take you up in a plane over the southwest wine region, where you’ll jump into the gorgeous scenery below (with an experienced tandem skydiving instructor). After your safe landing, your adrenaline will be pumping, and the team from Wine for Dudes will take you on a food and wine tour of the Margaret River wine region, including four wineries, two gourmet food producers and a brewery, as well as a gourmet lunch and their exclusive Wine Blending experience.
Luke and Rachel found tandem skydiving to be a unique and adventurous way to propose. (And you can too!) Luke knew he wanted the special moment to happen in Busselton, and skydiving met his standards for making it unique and personal. He arranged to have the entire event recorded on video. They jumped out over the gorgeous Geographe Bay, and he landed before Rachel, next to a large “Marry Me?” sign with roses, a ring and a bottle of bubbly.
This one-day adventure starts early in the morning as you get your adrenaline pumping by skydiving over the gorgeous Geographe Bay, maybe even catching a few whales from above! There are few places in the world as scenic as WA that offer whale watching. In the afternoon, hop aboard the Cetacean Explorer for the opportunity to see Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, and even the hard to spot Blue and Minke Whales.
Whether you’re from WA, or it’s your first time in Australia, skydiving is one of the best ways to get acquainted with Western Australia. You’ll get a unique view of the western coast of Australia, the Margaret River wine region, the famous Busselton Jetty, and the beach. What more could you ask for?
Once you’ve landed from your jump, there will be numerous opportunities to explore wineries, breweries, art galleries, beaches, shopping, and more. If you need it, Southern Skydivers also offers transfers to and from Perth or your accommodation.
Author Bio: This post was written by Glenn Stutt the Chief Tandem Skydiving Instructor at Skydive Geronimo in Busselton, Western Australia. Glen has done over 16,000 skydives over the past 19 years and can’t wait to show you a good time from up above!