Screengrab via Alex Mather/Google Street View

This stunning Google Street View takes you skydiving over New Zealand

Google may want to rename this Maps feature to Sky View.


Posted on Jan 16, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 5:00 am CDT

You can now skydive over the stunning northern coast of New Zealand’s South Island by using Google Street View.

In December, a certified Google Street View photographer teamed with a New Zealand-based skydiving company to capture 360-degree images while freefalling at 125 miles per hour.

The result of this 16,500 foot altitude jump is one of the most spectacular Street View sequences ever recorded and a newfound appreciation for the beauty of the island nation.  

You can navigate the Street View using the on-screen arrow keys. The sequence goes from inside the plane all the way to the ground, with the majority of images captured while floating above the stunning scenery of Abel Tasman National Park in Nelson, New Zealand.

The team also posted a 360-degree video of the fall for those of you who’d prefer to just sit back and take in the view.

H/T Mashable 

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*First Published: Jan 16, 2017, 5:22 am CST