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Skydive Franz

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New Zealand's Highest Tandem Skydive - 19,000ft. 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...more
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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up from the centre of town and taken 15 mins to the jump site in a shuttle bus. The staff were friendly and helpful. We paid extra (quite a lot extra) for photos and videos. Looking back the photos were worth it,...More

Thank tomwarren93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are not planning to do a skydive when you visit New Zealand, think again!! And now that you are definitely planning to do one, you’ve got to do it with Skydive Franz. I’ve been travelling for almost 6 months across the world and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LiaNelson25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge thanks to Julian for guiding me through my first skydive. I was pretty nervous but he was informative, funny and reassuring at all times. Completely hassle free process booking with Sandy and the lady in reception was an absolute angel. Would 100% skydive here...More

1  Thank izzybailey2000
Reviewed December 10, 2018

I was travelling through NZ with my 30 year old son who had previously skydived. He booked himself prior to the trip. At 64 I was going to make a game time decision. I did and signed on with him for a 16,500 foot first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

A huge thank you to Henry and the team! To say I was terrified is an understatement. I don’t even go on rollercoasters or Ferris Wheels. I wanted to do this to experience something different but more importantly to conquer one of my biggest fears....More

Thank PMonte680
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I had the chance to skydive for my very first time with Skydive Franz. It was amazing! My instructor was Riley and he reassured me and explained everything to me. I was pretty nervous and I felt very safe with him. I had the best...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AutumnDryden
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Skydive Franz Josef was professional in their execution throughout. It was a full flight (12 paying pax split up into 3 flights) because of 3 days jump cancellations due bad weather. The view was awesome as the plane made the climb to 19,000 ft. Instructor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank soonm717
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Great coach and professional stuff, nice flight and amazing view from sky, also great video and photos, ALL PROFESSIONAL!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 源 李
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Our Skydive is an incredible way to see the local scenery with the thrill of a lifetime! Thank you for your review. Kind regards

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

So I had one goal when coming to NZ and that was to skydive in Franz Josef. Our first day in town the weather was not great and I knew my chances were slim to none. I bothered Joe at the front desk at least...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anoteson23
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for this great review! sounds like an epic climax to such an adventure. Our team are so used to these local weather conditions we do our best to accommodate every individuals circumstances. Worth the wait I am sure! an unforgettable, thrilling experience with...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Most exciting and adrenalin adventure I've ever done, thanks skydive franz for all the support during the dive. -gabby

Date of experience: September 2018
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SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Absolute pleasure to take you for a Skydive Gabby. Our team have such vast experience which makes you feel at ease, during this adrenaline filled adventure I am sure ;) Kind regards

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Li Wen L
July 16, 2018|
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Hi, We would be happy to accept walk in bookings :)
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Stephen R
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
No, on the phone and yes, on the glasses or contacts. They make you wear goggles, so I would guess contacts would be better.
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Prajakti K
April 9, 2017|
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Response from SkydiveFranz | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for contacting Skydive Franz. I am happy to say there is no reason at all not to try 19000ft! There is nothing more you have to do, just more views and more fun :) I would advise booking a day or 2 in... More
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Kailunnn
Singapore, null, Singapore
Trouble selecting which skydive company in South Island! (3 Replies)
Hi everyone! So far I've been looking at 5 companies to do my upcoming first skydiving this June! We will passing by all 5 locations so location isn't a concern. 1) NZone skydive(Queenstown) 2) Skydive paradise (Queenstown) 3) Skydive Wanaka 4) Skydive franz 5) Skydive Fox Glacier I'm looking at 12,000ft. Please advice on which location will be nice for a jump in winter! Any recommendation is appreciated
February 04, 2014|
Response fromPuk3k0|
I have never done a skydive (too scared!!) but I understand that either the Franz Josef or Fox Glacier (not sure which one) sky dives go the highest in the country. Just in case you wanted a bit of extra excitement. :-) As to which company to choose I would go with the first one you get to on a fine clear day.
ELKW
United States
skydive (0 Replies)
Did anyone join the skydive activity offered by the company called "Skydive Franz" which is located in the Franz Josef Glacier region? do you have any comments? I would like to join it, is it good? thanks.
December 16, 2010|
BlueGT
Singapore, Singapore
Start in Christchurch or Queenstown: 15 Days in South Island (1 Replies)
Hi everyone! I have been writing reviews here for a while, but my first time to get advice here on the forums. My girlfriend and I are taking a trip to NZ in January and I am hoping to get some advice on our itinerary. A few points: - Time: We will have 15 full days, day 0 and day 16 are travel days - Airports: We start and end in Auckland, we fly out of Auckland on day 16 at 11:30am - Activities: We like adventure activities so are hoping to include some combination of: bungee...More
November 24, 2013|
Response fromJean W|
In 16 days you are wise to stick to one island. If you want to do both the West Coast and Mt Cook, it makes the most sense to do a loop Christchurch - Christchurch. If you do a one-way trip, you would have to back-track to see both. However if you want to include much hiking you may not have time for the whole loop, so you will need to make a choice between having time for things like hiking or seeing it all. If you decide to go one way only, to include the West Coast start in Christchurch...More