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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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Most awesome skydive ever!!

Super friendly + professional crew, welcomed by everyone from start to finish. Most beautiful... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
penderkathryn
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Best experience ever!

We were lucky with the weather and managed to get on the 16:00 skydive. What an absolutely... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2016
JessicaOrrey
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England, United Kingdom
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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 in New Zealand! Choose From: 13,000ft - 50+ seconds free-fall 16,000ft - 65+ seconds free-fall 19,000ft - 80+ 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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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

Super friendly + professional crew, welcomed by everyone from start to finish. Most beautiful scenery ever, from glaciers to ocean, what an absolute buzz to see it from the highest skydive in NZ!! Thanks guys!! Would recommend to everyone!!!

Thank penderkathryn
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2016

Thanks a lot for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoy skydiving with us:)

Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky with the weather and managed to get on the 16:00 skydive. What an absolutely incredible experience! We would advise anyone thinking of doing their skydive to do it at Franz Josef - the views over the snowy mountains, glacier and even out...More

Thank JessicaOrrey
Reviewed October 3, 2016

This was an incredible experience! The scenery was absolutely amazing and I still can't believe I went skydiving :D The staff were great and I love all the photos and the video. I definitely recommend this experience.

Thank Tarni v
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2016

Thanks for your review! It's nice to hear that you enjoy skydiving with us. Our guys are trying to do their best with editing photos and videos so you can have a nice memory of your first jump. Cheers!

Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This is my 1st time experience and it's great! Did 13,000 ft 50 sec freefall. The tandem instructor is great. He makes the dive more exciting. No regrets! Value for money...

Thank Farah S
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Thank you for the review. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed your first tandem jump. Thanks for skydiving with us and all the best!

Reviewed September 25, 2016

I really cannot think of a better place to jump out of a plane than Franz Josef! The cloud-piercing Mt Cook, the magnificent and expansive Franz Josef Glacier, the boundless wetland and the sparkling sea all unravel under you, and that felt so unreal to...More

Thank sofiel379
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2016

Thank you for your awesome review! We are happy to hear that you enjoy skydiving with us. Jumping out of the 19000 feet is not a peace of cake. Well done!

Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Very professional and friendly tandem masters. Great experience of jump. Did 13000 ft. Higher jumps are higher on pocket as well! They took full care of our safety. The video could have been better though. Other than that, all good.

Thank g0ar0und
Reviewed September 21, 2016

First time to skydive and the highest jump in NZ! Awesome views with snow mountains, the glacier and big sea. Exciting 75 seconds freefall. Super nice and cool instructor. Nice photos and video. Never think it is expensive as it is really worth. Best jump...More

Thank yeungyf
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

Thank you very much for your review! Franz Josef is a small but special place for sure. It's hard to beat the views from above, right? So glad you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed September 21, 2016

The small team at Skydive Franz is on the ball, fun, friendly, professional and ultra motivated, they made our experience and unforgettable one. Also, jumping over NZ's 4th largest Glacier from 19.000ft was pretty unforgettable as well ;) We had the best time ever with...More

Thank Robin_Laura
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with our team and you enjoyed our Kea Jump. Jumping from 19000 feet is for sure special experience. Well done!

Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you're willing to spend some money on adventure tourism activities in Franz Josef, then I think this is the best value. You could probably pay 200-300 for a scenic flight over the Franz Josef Glacier and Mount Cook, but why not pay a little...More

Thank Jason C
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

Thanks for your awesome review! We are happy to hear that you had a good time jumping with us. Cheers!

Reviewed August 24, 2016

Still buzzing!!!!! Best thing I have ever done. Did the BIG one 19,000 ft and so glad I did. Freefall of 75sec, and then floating down to the ground taking in the scenery. Staff were amazing/funny/professional from frontline to tandem master & pilot. First time...More

Thank Melanie A
SkydiveFranz, Front Office Manager at Skydive Franz, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

Thanks Melanie for your awesome review! Jumping from 19000 feet is rock n' roll, right?We are happy to hear that you had a great time skydiving with us.

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prajaktik25
I am 58 year old and my wife is 53. We want to try 19000 ft. and never did it before.We are healthy but having mild BP under control. Is it advisable for us to try 19000 ft. sky dive ??????? How many days in advance we should book since our tentative date is 3rd may????
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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Dawn M
I would love to try this skydive but I am a real scaredy cat. I know if I got up there and didn't have the bottle to jump I'd later regret it. Is your tandem allowed to just jump out with you even if you say you have changed your mind and don't want to do it, if agreeded earlier?
October 30, 2016|
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Response from SkydiveFranz | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. If you tell us before you go on the plane that no matter what, you want to jump, we will make sure you do that! :) Many people think they may chicken out, but more often than not the team help... More
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Keith C
Hi! I'd like to try 19000 ft, and have never been skydiving before. I will be arriving on about 23/7 and stay for 2 days. How's the weather been recently? And I wear glasses (large frame, wayfarer-like). I don't know whether the goggles could fit over it. Thank you so much!
July 15, 2015|
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Response from SkydiveFranz | Property representative |
Hi Keith! Thanks for your interest in Skydive Franz. (and thank you, Tomas, for your recommendation!) The 19,000 ft skydive is indeed phenomenal and we're glad you want to join us for some fun in the sky. The end of next... More
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