Discounts available for: Students, travellers, groups and mid-week jumps.
Tandem skydiving from 9,000 feet = $325 (normally $410) Up to 30 seconds freefall
Tandem skydiving from 14,000 feet = $495 (normally $640) Up to 60 seconds freefall
Video or photos of your tandem skydiving jump = $120
Video and photos of your tandem skydiving jump = $140
* Outside camera flyer by arrangement = $150
Deluxe package includes Leconfield platter for two and two glasses of wine = additional $50. Skydive the Southern Vines is dedicated to helping others through their business, and a percentage of each jump price is donated to Beyond Blue to help those with depression and anxiety.
Tandem skydiving makes an ideal gift for a friend or family member, allowing a loved one to enjoy a unique experience, and create memories which will last a lifetime. Gift vouchers are valid for up to 12 months and can be redeemed at any time, subject to availability.
To purchase a gift voucher for Skydive the Southern Vines, contact the office on 0455 266 880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jump into the skydiving experience with Skydive the Southern Vines, and you’ll see South Australia in a whole new way.
Just over 30 minutes from Adelaide, Leconfield Wines in McLaren Vale is the starting point for you to Skydive the Southern Vines. This is where you’ll meet your world-class instructors, before travelling to Aldinga Airfield, where you’ll run through the training and safety procedures, and then gear up ready for your jump over the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula.
This is the only skydiving experience in Adelaide where you can take in views from Adelaide, right down to Kangaroo Island, the beaches of the Southern Fleurieu and the expansive vines of the McLaren Vale wine region.
Amongst the patchwork of vines, you’ll find your drop zone, the Leconfield Wines cellar door. As you freefall at around 220 kilometres per hour, the onboard high definition cameras will capture everything you’ll want to relive from the thrill of the jump.
Once the parachute opens you’ll have up to six minutes to take in the views as you glide over the coast and vines of the Fleurieu, and you can even take control of the parachute if you like, and steer towards the lush greens of Leconfield, where your friends and family will be waiting with a tasting plate and a glass of wine.
Your Chief Instructor will be Mark Pincombe, who has more than 24 years experience with over 10,000 jumps, and can’t wait to share with you the rush of skydiving, and a unique perspective on our world-famous Fleurieu Peninsula.
Mark was 16 years old and still in high school when he made his first solo jump. Mark was under the instruction of his best friend’s father Graeme Ricketts, who was representing Australia at international meets and competitions, as one of Australia’s best skydivers at the time.
Mark then went on to become Australia’s youngest skydiving instructor in 1996, and has been sharing his knowledge and passion through tandem skydiving experiences ever since.
Mark has worked across Australia as a skydiving instructor and competitor, taking part in high profile displays at football matches such as SANFL finals, demonstrations over golf courses, and participating with Australian skydiving teams competing and coaching at a national level.
From travelling, competing and sharing his knowledge around Australia, Mark is now bringing tandem skydiving to Adelaide, applying the same high levels of professionalism and safety. The love and dedication Mark has for his sport and his profession are obvious in the care and attention he takes to make sure his team deliver you the best possible tandem skydiving experience.
Our Cessna 206 is the newest plane of any skydiving operation in South Australia.
Flown by Senior Pilot Shannon Archbold who has over 600 flight hours to his name, the Cessna can take up to six passengers and is a comfortable and relaxing vantage point, from which to enjoy the world-class views from Aldinga Beach, along the Fleurieu coastline and over to the McLaren Vale wine region.
The aircraft is maintained to the highest quality standards, to meet all Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) and Australian Parachute Federation (APF) requirements.
The entire Skydive the Southern Vines operation are required to adhere to the
To Mark and the team,
We would just like to say thank you for the most amazing experience ever! From the office to the flight, the jump and back on land, you guys made it something which will always be remembered – you made us feel so comfortable and chilled out making the experience even more enjoyable. The video was awesome too!
All in all just had an F***ING unbelievable experience!
See you again Martika & Keaton
OMG! What an amazing experience.
The coastal views from Aldinga to the vineyards were awesome.
Thanks Mark & Dave.
Thank you very much for the amazing experience and the most beautiful view. Definitely will do that again and highly recommend others to do it too, especially with Skydive the Southern Vines.
What an experience! As an absolute beginner - I hadn't even been in a plane before - Mark made me, and my husband, feel confident and secure throughout the whole process. The whole team are excellent guys who make you feel relaxed and in safe hands.
The view from the plane was absolutely beautiful and the jump itself was insane! An excellent experience I would highly recommend.
Skydive the Southern Vines you can choose from a jump height of 9,000 feet or 14,000 feet. You will meet the Skydive the Southern Vines team at the Leconfield Wines cellar door in McLaren Vale, and then take a transfer to the airfield at Aldinga.
The entire tandem skydiving experience will take between 30 and 40 minutes, from take off in the Cessna 206, to landing your parachute on the lawns of Leconfield.
You’ll spend 20 minutes in the plane reaching your jump height, between 30 and 60 seconds in freefall, and around five minutes once the parachute opens.
The Leconfield Wines McLaren Vale cellar door is located at 439 Main Road,
McLaren Vale, and is Australia's only cellar door / winery skydive location.
(Port Lincoln -Boston Bay is available via appointment.)
The grounds of the cellar door provide the expansive, lush greens you’ll
be aiming for as you parachute down from your tandem skydive.
Located just outside the GPO of McLaren Vale, Leconfield Wines provides
you with the perfect view of the sweeping patchwork of vines across
the unique rolling hills and coastal vantage of the Southern Fleurieu wine region.
Family and friends can wait for your return at the Leconfield Wines cellar door,
where they will view your approach and landing on the lawns.
Leconfield can also provide a tasting platter and glass of wine for you to linger over at the cellar door, as you relive and recount your skydiving experience.
Whether you’re an experienced jumper or you’ve never been skydiving before, tandem skydiving means you don’t have to worry about a thing. Your highly experienced tandem skydiving instructor will take care of the jump from takeoff to landing, and give you the confidence and peace of mind to truly relish the experience.
You require just 15 minutes of training before taking off from the Aldinga Airfield, and tandem skydiving is a great way to experience the thrill of the jump without having to remember too many instructions. Once the plane reaches the jump altitude you have chosen, you will be connected to your instructor, final safety checks will be completed, take a big breath, open the door, and…JUMP!
From a 9,000 foot jump you will have up to 30 seconds of freefall, from a 14,000 foot jump you will have up to 60 seconds. After freefall you will be able to communicate with your instructor, and you can fly the parachute yourself if you choose.
Dress for your jump according to the weather on the day, for example a t-shirt in warmer weather or a jumper in cooler weather. You must wear fully enclosed footwear for your jump,
no thongs allowed.
Yes, you will be wearing goggles during your tandem skydive so your lenses will not be affected.
Some people do experience pressure in their ears when skydiving. While this is very uncommon, the pressure can be relieved by working your jaw or holding your nose and blowing. Your tandem instructor will be able to help you resolve any discomfort during your jump.
No, according to the safety rulings of the Australian Parachute Federation you can’t wear your own video or photographic equipment, however you can purchase a copy of the footage taken by the instructor’s approved equipment.
All skydiving depends on the weather and Mother Nature is free to dictate her terms. We can make arrangements for rescheduling your tandem skydiving booking if it is affected by weather conditions.
The entire team at Skydive the Southern Vines is dedicated to a safe, high quality tandem skydiving experience. As such we all have current licensing and safety requirements up to date, our plane is maintained according to CASA and APF requirements and our Chief Instructor Mark Pincombe attends the APF Annual Conference to remain informed and in control of current regulations and industry developments.
You can choose to jump seven days a week. The time of your jump will be specified when you book. The Leconfield Wines cellar door is also open seven days a week, including weekends and public holidays, for you to enjoy your deluxe package tasting plate and glass of wine upon landing.
Skydive the Southern Vines will always endeavour to provide the smoothest, safest and most exciting tandem skydiving experience. As such, your booking is subject to the following conditions:
We make every effort to ensure optimal video and photographic quality to record your jump. However, recording may be affected by mechanical failure or adverse weather conditions, in which case we will negotiate a partial refund for the video or photographic portion of your booking. A malfunction with video or photographic quality will not result in a refund for the price of your jump.
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