I'm sure some people here have gone skydiving. So just wondering what are some good spots around Brisbane (1-2 hour drive is ok too). Any feedback about businesses that do it too would be super!
Not in Brisbane, but on the Gold Coast at Coolangatta. About 10 minutes from the Gold Coast airport is Gold Coast Skydive, definitely recommend them as it was well worth the money (and cheaper then I thought) and very professional. Was heaps of fun and I would love to do it again though there is a bit of a pull when the parachute opens that gives your groin a testing. Also they allow you to take reigns and steer for a bit before landing on the beach.
The guys at Redcliffe have the most experienced tandem masters and a lot of great/safe landing zones.
Pro Tip: Wear a parachute.
pro tips noted. even the parachute one
I just spent a week at Kirra in a beach front apartment and watched the skydivers landing on the beach there everyday (most were tandems). Was very cool seeing how close they managed to get to their large X each time.
I started the AFF (Accelerated Free Fall) course in November last year so I could jump solo (most accidents happen on tandem jumps) and I also wanted the most from the experience.
First two solo jumps (1 zipline jump @ 3k feet and 1 with instructors @ 10k feet) I did at Ripcord Skydiving at Gatton. Found the guys there to be a great group and the price not too expensive.
I have heard some horror stories about the owner being a rip off merchant though (will charge you $100+ if you lose the $10 plastic ripcord on the hired rig). But the AFF instructors out there were otherwise fantastic and made my first foray into skydiving an absolute pleasure.
If you get the opportunity to jump over the ocean / beach, do it. There are definitely better scenes than the vista that is Gatton. lol
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Heard the one at Byron is awesome and supposedly the highest.