The Great Ocean Road in Victoria is world famous for its breathtaking beauty. The undulating coastal landscape has to be seen up close to be believed. What if you could gain a bird’s eye view of this spectacular terrain in an experience that is designed to take your breath away? With RedBalloon, this sky-high dream is a distinct reality with the range of exhilarating tandem skydiving packages on offer over the Great Ocean Road. For the ultimate adrenaline rush with astonishing coastal views, a skydiving experience over this 243-kilometre stretch of Australian Heritage-listed road, with its tortuous twists and turns, is quite simply unforgettable.
RedBalloon is proud to announce that the Tandem Skydive Over Great Ocean Road, Weekend or Mid-Week 15,000-feet experience is the highest on offer in Australia. Skydivers will take to the skies in their aircraft from Torquay. Following a safety briefing and gearing up in your skydiving suit, you’ll experience a 20-minute scenic flight over breathtaking Bells Beach and surroundings. Before you know it, you’ll be freefalling for up to 60 seconds from a plane moving at 220km per hour. But RedBalloon has saved the best until last. You’ll then dreamily drift earthwards under your canopy for five-to-seven minutes over some of the most spectacular coastal scenery this country has to offer.
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Early adopters are also encouraged. The minimum age for a tandem skydiving experience over the Great Ocean Road with RedBalloon is 12, so skydivers can feel free to start young. The only provision is for skydivers under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is merely a legal requirement so that they can sign safety documentation.
How fast do you hit the ground when skydiving?
You’ll hit the ground running, but your head will still be in the clouds once you have completed your unforgettable skydiving experience. The exact landing speed depends on the height from which you ascend. For a regular skydiving deployment, the speed of descent is generally up to 28 km per hour. But you’ll be on such an all-time high that your feet will barely touch the ground!
What are the best clothes to wear skydiving?
Lightweight, comfortable attire and footwear work best when it comes to skydiving. You’ll be suited up in all the right gear as part of your RedBalloon skydiving experience, but be mindful that if it’s a cool day to pack a jumper for the flight, just in case. Don’t forget your sunglasses to wear on your scenic flight. And also bring light camera equipment, so the unforgettable moment can be captured from the ground as you land.
Where is the most scenic drop zone when skydiving in the Great Ocean Road?
The Torquay Airport is your take-off point and with a scenic drop zone over Bells Beach and Torquay on the spectacular Great Ocean Road, you’ll be assured of awe-inspiring scenery and a breathtaking skydiving experience to match.