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Skydive Franz

Address: Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 458 677
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Franz Josef
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: New Zealand's Highest Tandem Skydive - 18,000ft. Be surrounded by Aoraki/ Mount Cook & Tasman...
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Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Outdoor Activities
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: New Zealand's Highest Tandem Skydive - 18,000ft. Be surrounded by Aoraki/ Mount Cook & Tasman, Franz & Fox Glaciers, Rainforest & Ocean for your Skydive. Our Friendly team and epic surroundings provide simply the best skydiving experience available in New Zealand! Choose From: 12,000ft - 45+ seconds free-fall 15,000ft - 60+ seconds free-fall 18,000ft - 75+ seconds free-fall All of these options include a scenic flight over Franz Josef Glacier and a 6-8 minute parachute ride. We use the world's most advanced and most comfortable parachute systems.Our aircraft is maintained and operated to the highest standard in the industry. Photo & DVD options available.

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Washington, DC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I don't have enough good things to say about this operation! The instructors, photographers and office staff are amazing at calming pre-skydiving nerves. The views up to 19,000 ft and the view coming down are unreal. I was a first time skydiver and extremely nervous. The chutes are packed in front of you and everything is checked and double checked.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Jumping out of a plane was not what I planned to do, but the Team of Skydive Franz made it a lot easier to fall nearly fearless out of a plane. From all the popular skydive locations in New Zealand the franz Josef glacier was my choice and I was rewarded. The view was amazing, incredible and unique. Everything from... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had been driving around South Island for some time and had wanted to skydive when we visited Queenstown and Wanaka, but the weather at those places was unfavaourable. It was even raining on the day we drove into Franz Josef, but the lady at the counter assured us that it would be sunny the next day. We thus booked... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We knew we wanted to go sky diving, but where, we were unsure. After a few days of rain we arrived in Franz Joseph, there to hike the glacier we found ourselves on one of the most beautiful days yet, clear blue skies and as we drove in we see the sign for Skydive Franz. How can you beat the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We just had the most fabulous venture with our family of five in Franz Josef. We went sky diving with the Skydive Franz team - Chris, Taka, John, Jack and others! Very professional. Very safety conscious and VERY VERY fun. We would encourage everyone to save your dollars and have the experience of a lifetime. The views of the area...from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I booked a skydive through bookme and it is one of the absolute best things I've done in my life! I first booked to jump 10am but becouse of the weather it got moved to 1pm and then to 4pm before it got canceled. Then the sky cleared up, I got a phonecall and 30 min later I was at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Awesome staff, they really made our first skydive experience something to never forget. We had a perfect day with the weather cooperating so the views of Franz Josef were amazing! Definitely would recommend this company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Before we are came here today , We has waiting 3 days for jump in queenstown , but still doesn't working, it is very luck and exciting to know we can jump tonight ! anyway , thanks u guys , very great team ! I really really had a great experience !

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Galway, Ireland
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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful staff, was very nervous arriving and was put at ease by a lovely lady from Edinburgh, who explained the whole process and steps involved. We arrived at the jump site and the staff were really chilled out and great fun , The plane trip has stunning scenery. The instructors are very calm and clear and helpful and when the... More 

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SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Often people are nervous when they enter our office and it is our job to help you relax and enjoy the awesome scenery and the buzz of the skydive. We hope you return again one day! Many Thanks from the team :) More 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was brilliant. The most amazing skydiving team in the world. Took care of every concern and helped us jump from 18,000 feet, teh highest in the world !!!

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SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this review

Fantastic! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your skydive! Please come again :) Many thanks from the team at Skydive Franz! More 

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