19th - 28th April 2018
Skydive Nagambie, Victoria, Australia
The next World POPS meet will be held at Skydive Nagambie, located in country Victoria, Australia. The dropzone is surrounded by Australian bush and kangaroos, and offers excellent purpose-built modern facilities that are perfect for this meet. Conditions are usually perfect at this time and the average temperature is around 22 degrees Celsius.
Skydive Nagambie is no stranger to such events, having hosted the 2017 Australian Sequential Record and Dan BC Bigway Camp, the 2016 and 2015 Australian Skydiving Championships and the Australian 2015 CReW record.
Registration closed as draws have commenced
Getting to the dropzone
Skydive Nagambie is located just an hour and a half drive from Melbourne, in the beautiful Strathbogie region. The township of Nagambie is famous as the birthplace of racehorse Black Caviar, and is the last of Victoria’s great Lake Communities. Surrounded by world famous Tahbilk and Michelton wineries, and with plenty of local attractions and accommodation, this is a popular location for both locals and tourists alike.
Melbourne International Airport (MEL) is one hour drive from Nagambie, and is well served with regular international flights from major transport hubs. There are extensive hire car options from the airport and easy transfer to Melbourne city with the Skybus.
The dropzone is easily accessible by main roads, and is just an hour and a half drive from Melbourne city.
Trains run to Nagambie train station twice a day. The dropzone is approximately 15kms from the train station, and pickup can be arranged by the dropzone if notified in advance.
There are plenty of accomodation options available, both on the dropzone and in the surrounding area depending on your preferences.
The dropzone has a 36 bed air-conditioned bunkhouse for $10 per night, On-site camping and RV parking is free for registered participants and $10 per night for all others. Hot showers and toilets are provided for everyone staying on-site.
Hotels and Motels
Nagambie township is a short 15km from the dropzone and provides comfortable accommodation. Local options include:
- Nagambie Motor Inn - Rooms available
- Michelton Hotel
- Gatehouse Cottage
- Roscrea Bed & Breakfast
- Centre Town Motel
- Nagambie Caravan Park
- Nagambie Lakes Park
- Waterfront Motel
- The Jetty
Further afield, there are bed and breakfast and holiday short-term lets available in the area.
Nagambie is famous for Tahbilk and Michelton wineries. Both are great names in Australian winemaking and their cellar doors and cafés are popular venues. Another 20km up the road you will find Heathcote - is also famed for its wine.
Nagambie township has many cafés and pubs for a casual day out and evening meals off the dropzone. Nagambie itself is famous for its lake, with picturesque walks and even the chance to take a dip on a hot day!
Further afield are the towns of Bendigo, Shepparton and Benalla – which offer art galleries, cinemas and shopping. Locally, Echuca Moama has the largest operating fleet of Paddlesteamers in the World offering day and night cruises.
We highly recommend registering for the day trips, including the popular River Boat Cruise and the fantastic Healesville Animal Sanctuary full of native Australian wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and tasmanian devils!
And of course Melbourne itself – consistently voted the most liveable city in the world is perfect for a day trip. Famous for its bustling cafés and laneways, it is a vibrant mix of heritage and culture.
The POPS World Meet will be held from 19th to 28th April 2018. Attendees are welcome to arrive at the dropzone and complete all paperwork and briefs prior to the first day, and to undertake any familiarisation jumps.
Registration is open until 19th March 2018, as final numbers are required by event organisers at this time. Don't leave your registration until the last minute!