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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 #6 of 17 Attractions in Franz Josef
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Adventure
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, Adventure
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were in New Zealand last month on our honeymoon and couldn't leave without doing a skydive so we picked the beautiful Franz Josef region to do it. It is a short drive from the village to the jump site and after a short safety briefing it was time to get on the plane. Although we had both done 2... More 

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

What an amazing memory for your honeymoon! Thank you for choosing to jump with us! The decent above the glaciers is indeed a rush and provides breath taking views to top it off! I am glad our team looked after you well..hopefully we will see you in a few years for a refresher :) Thanks again from the team at... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

It is so nice to know that your memories of your trip with us have not faded! Franz Josef really is a stunning area, and what better way to see it! We are lucky to have such a friendly and relaxed team..and nice to know they can roll their sleeves up and help with your camper van! I hope you... More 

Bransgore, England, United Kingdom
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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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SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this review

Hello..and Thank you for your review! Our 18,000ft jump is definitely a popular activity that lets you see Franz Josef at its best! The flight up is certainly an attraction in itself . Being a small team we take pride in giving you a friendly and personal service and I am glad to hear it helped you enjoy your experience!... More 

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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
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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 

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