Director Lee Barraclough says the award-winning tourism operation has been working hard on these two projects for nearly two years and is now in the final stages of being able to take visitors skydiving over both the expansive Christchurch coastline, and the stunning alpine scenery around Hanmer Springs.
Barraclough aims for the first Hanmer Springs jumps to coincide with the hot pools reopening on May 26.
Barraclough also wants to offer the community the opportunity to use skydiving as a vehicle for fundraising.
“This year, we have done seven charity events with our Ashburton operation and the last one raised $52,000, so we hope we can replicate this in Christchurch and Hanmer Springs.”
While the New Zealand tourism industry is fearing the near future without foreign visitors, Barraclough is confident the domestic appetite for adventure will enable many adventure activity businesses to create a sustainable and innovative business model.