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Address: Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 458 677
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Description: New Zealand's Highest Tandem Skydive - 18,000ft. Be surrounded by Aoraki...
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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Totally awesome and safe

Birthday present for two of us and totally impressed with service. Started in the office with no fuss talk to Becky then usual form filling and then out to the airstrip. Good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Birthday present for two of us and totally impressed with service. Started in the office with no fuss talk to Becky then usual form filling and then out to the airstrip. Good one-on-one safety briefing and kit up with instructor. Clean tidy hanger with toilet across the road.....be careful open speed limit on the road.....We chose the 18000 foot jump.... More 

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

Thank you for your awesome review! What a fabulous birthday present! We are very glad you enjoyed your experience! The views are definitely second to none and our team take pride in providing a service to match! I hope the memories will always make you smile. Thank you again for jumping with us!! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The guys at the Skydive stayed open late because they knew that we were coming straight off the ice at the glacier! With the sun setting over the sea on one side and the mountains snowy peaks on the other I conquered my fear with the help of some great jumpers and jumped from 16,000 feet! I want to do... More 

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

Thank you for a great review! It is nice to hear that your skydive was a highlight of your trip..and very pleased we could cater for your partner and have you jump together! It sounds like you captured a little sunset up there..always a fantastic time to jump!! Hopefully you will come back to see us and jump again and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've been wanting to try skydiving since forever, and I'm so glad Skydive Franz made the whole experience worth waiting for. The scenery was beyond gorgeous, you get to see greenery, snow-peaked mountains and even the sea. It all seemed to happen very fast, but my skydive instructor, Chris was absolutely reassuring and funny as well. He helped to lighten... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad we were able to help you achieve your dream! We are very lucky to have such beautiful scenery..it really does take your breath away! The fact that you and all your friends went in one plane certainly makes it a once in a life time experience! It is very normal... More 

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

As it was my first dive, i was evidently scared and nervous. The instructors at Skydive Franz Joseph were extremely comforting and supportive. Right from the time you enter the store till you are flying over the glacier, you will never have a dull moment . also its a dive with a view that is hard to get elsewhere :)

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

Thank you for your great review! As a first time jumper it is very normal to be nervous and it is our job to support you and make sure you feel safe at all times during your time with us..If you are having fun, we are happy!!. we are definitely placed in one of the most superb locations as far... More 

Grimsby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband surprised me by organising this for my 50th Birthday ! A day we will never forget! AMAZING! Very professional highly skilled and highly spirited team. Great fun in an amazing location. Fantastic and definitely was the most scenic skydive with views of glaciers and Mount Cook surrounding you as you free fall WOW ! Film footage worth every... More 

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

Thank you for your review. What a fantastic Birthday present! We are glad we were able to give you such a memorable experience and that you can share with friends and keep re-living the memories with your photos and video! Hopefully we will see you back here one day! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This skydive center serves jumps at an amazing place. Basically your jump is preceded by a beautiful scenic flight over the glaciers and alongside Mt. Cook, which by itself is worth the money. They offer a nice variety of jumps, of which the lowest altitude option is great value for money! The crew were a playful bunch and they radiate... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your jump over the stunning scenery we have here in Franz Josef. Our team are indeed very enthusiastic and we feel this adds to the excitement of such an awesome activity..who wants to jump out of a plane with someone who is not enjoying their job? We offer a range... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is an amazing experience, great way to see the whole area... I would recommend this to anyone, the instructors were great, funny which helped the anxiety for myself, one of the best things I have done in nz... Do it when you can... The weather might not be on your side the next day....

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

Thank you for your review. We agree there is no better way to see the spectacular views that are on offer in this area! Im glad our instructors helped you feel at ease, we think it is a very important part of giving our customers the best experience we can! Maybe we will see you back here one day for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I never write a review before but I seriously have to write for this!! I'm scare of height but my instructor Jack is a funny guy and experienced so he makes me don't feel scare as much as I thought I would be!! The view from the top is amazing and when I Jumped out I'm so scare but everything's... More 

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SkydiveFranz, Owner at Skydive Franz, responded to this review

We're super glad that you had a great time. It is a long way up - and the views get better the higher you go. Thank you for your review. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

ok so i usually dont write too many reviews on trip advisor but i had to c all this one out, since it is work so much money and ppl want to get a great experience. So first of all let me call this out, it is great thing to do so dont be discouraged. BUT, it all depends on... More 

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SkydiveFranz, Owner at Skydive Franz, responded to this review

Thank you for your long review. We always appreciate feedback - whether it be positive or not. I have reviewed your video and your partners video and will address your issues: I have timed your free-fall and it was exactly 60 seconds. It does not feel like that long to some people during the jump, but that is normal due... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

It has been a week since we've returned from New Zealand but I find myself still reeling from the experience with skydive franz! The staff were very patient and assuring despite having done this thousands of times. I especially liked how they attend to our anxiety and fear. My instructor Taka is an experienced skydiver and I feel safe jumping... More 

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SkydiveFranz, Owner at Skydive Franz, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. It is great when you get to jump with a plane full of friends. It can make it that much more special. We are so pleased you found our staff so helpful and relaxed. Skydiving does indeed change peoples lives for the better. More 

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