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Skydive Franz

Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 800 458 677
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Ranked #9 of 16 Attractions in Franz Josef
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Traveler Description: This is an experience that cant be missed. Doesnt matter what age you are, the team make you feel special. An awesome experience, free-... the Tasman... more »
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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Going in New Zealand is a blessing itself. But tandem skydiving at Franz Josef Glacier was the highlight of our trip back in November 2011. I've been wanting to do so for so long and the scenery was mesmerising! when arriving at Franz Josef the weather was stormy and I had the skydiving planned on the next day. I went... More

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Bransgore, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did our first ever skydive at Skydive Franz and of course went for the highest 18,000ft one. My girlfriend is really anxious about flying but she was determined to do it, the team were brilliant and we both absolutely loved it. The flight is an attraction in itself as the views are just phenomenal. It was just 2 people... More

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kuala lumpur
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124 reviews 124 reviews
49 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

chose to do my first skydive with SkyDive Franz and have absolutely no regrets. Great experience and something I won't ever forget for my entire life!!! The jump is INCREDIBLY scenic and I was on a natural high for the rest of the day. I never felt unsafe, and thoroughly enjoyed every micro second of this. WOULD DO AGAIN. oh!... More

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

Thank you for your review, It is always awesome to hear customer feed back! I am so glad you enjoyed your 'First' skydive with us..I am guessing we have you hooked! :) It definitely is an amazing way to view the spectacular scenery in Franz Josef! I am glad you felt relaxed and safe with our team, that is very... More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great experience sky diving with wtih Skydive Franz. The jump was incredibly scenic and the staff were are all very encouraging and fun to talk to (especially the lady from Scotland on the front desk- Superb service) One gripe I had was the photography. I took the personal photographer with videos at $199 but the photos did not do the... More

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

Hello and Thank you for reviewing us at Skydive Franz. It is always nice to hear that our customers have had a positive experience. We are lucky to have a very professional and friendly staff team and believe that their positive input is a very important part of your experience! I am very sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went Skydiving on the 1st of April (no joke) with Franz Joseph Skydive and I had a great time. 18000 ft was just epic! Great views and 75 seconds a free fall was just to good to be true. The whole team was really nice and before jumping my tandem master made me feel very comfortable with some good... More

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a great jump and awesome to hear our team made you feel so welcome! I am sorry to hear you have had trouble with your ears, This is very rare and, as became apparent in our emails, is the result of an undiagnosed ear condition. I hope you have... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Helpful staff.. friendly .. The best thing about this skydive is that it's really scenic.. A jump that sums up your nz trip.. U get to see the tasman sea, the snow capped mountains & the green fields.. its by far the most scenic ones.. though it's a little costly as compared from the rest but you're jumping from a... More

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

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your skydive experience! You describe it very well..It really is the perfect way to wrap up your trip! I am glad our team looked after you well, hopefully we will see you back here again one day for another jump!. More

Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We got a gift voucher for our wedding that we wanted to redeem at Skydive Franz. We made our booking well in advance a week before the jump for the 10am slot in the morning. When we arrived there we were told that we can just go when we also book 2 personal phtographer. The first plane seemed to be... More

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SkydiveFranz, Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It is very unfortunate you did not get to skydive with us. The reason we could not offer you both your preference of a personal photographer to video your experience was because one of our camera jumpers was very sick, and off work. We did explain this to you, and as... More

Wellington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Great crew. Stunning scenery, best place to jump!! I wasn't planning on jumping here, but so glad I did! The weather was causing problems and after a few unsettling hours...there was a glimmer of hope. A glimmer indeed. Grey and miserable on the ground, and above the cloud the sun was shining! You have to see it to believe or... More

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

Hello. We are glad you jumped with us too! Quite often here on the west coast the weather can be very changeable! Quite often there is a layer of cloud on the mountains and people do not believe us how beautiful it still is up there! The extra wait is definitely worth it if you can though! We are glad... More

Hanover
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Friend and I went all out for the 18,000 ft. jump, after booking on a discount site. The prep time, plane take off, and initial jump went fast and I felt there was no wasted time on anything which helped if you have nerves. Awesome scenic plane ride close to the mountains and great views of the glacier. We both... More

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

Hi Phil thanks so much for your review! We love to hear about peoples experiences with us. The team are quiet efficient at getting you going out there, rather than thinking about it too much and raising the nerves! haha However the views and experience i believe are amazing here on the coast, no better way to see the scenery... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The drive to the jump site, getting strapped up and flying to 12,000ft was the most horrible moments of my life but my god was it worth it! This was my first jump and I'd do it a thousand times more! The most amazing thing I have ever done! The free fall was fantastic. I don't thing I've ever screamed... More

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

Thank you for your review! yes it is a big decision to make to do make your first jump out of a plane and if you weren't nervous than there would be something wrong with you! haha. We are so glad you enjoyed it, nothing like a little fear in your life to keep you alive! Enjoy the memories and... More

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