Nestled between New Zealand’s highest mountains, the Tasman Sea, stunning temperate rainforest, glowing glaciers, mirror lakes and braided river beds, Franz Josef Glacier has been described as one of the most beautiful place on earth. For this reason and many others, the region was included in the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area.
Skydive Franz is one of only nine skydiving companies to make the Red Bull list of the Most Insane Places to Skydive in the World. The list features the most stunningly beautiful skydives in the world and Red Bull say if you’re going to skydive you might as well have a jaw dropping view in the background.
Price: $339 per person
Jump Height: 13,000 feet
FreeFall: 20 secs
Price: $429 per person
Jump Height: 16,500 feet
FreeFall: 60 secs of awesome freeefall
Price: $599 per person
Jump Height: 20,000 feet
FreeFall: 85+ secs ultimate freefall!
Skydive Franz has New Zealand’s highest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook and the biggest glaciers Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers immediately on the right and the wide blue ocean on the left. Skydive amongst mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean views. Need more proof this is the best place in the world to skydive? Check out gallery below, the photos and video speak for themselves.
It’s not all about the iconic scenery though, Skydive Franz is New Zealand’s premier skydive company specialising in safety and fun. Although we’re a large company we only take small groups at each time slot so we can spend time with you and ensure you get an encouraging, friendly experience. We’re one of only a few government safety approved skydive operators and are dedicated to the highest level of health and safety practices.
We are the only skydiving operation in the region’s largest town – Franz Josef Glacier. Franz is the area’s main visitor destination and has numerous world-class restaurants and cafes, a multitude of accommodation options, supermarket, hot pools, great bars, friendly people and more. Our booking office is on the main street and we’ll transport you to our dropzone at the region’s largest airport which is only five minutes drive from the office.
Tandem skydiving is the fastest, easiest and safest way for an inexperienced skydiver to enjoy the thrill of jumping out of a plane, free falling through the sky at 200kph/120mph and floating safely to the ground under a parachute. The system includes a harness and parachute system for both the passenger and the instructor to share, so you can simply enjoy the thrill of the experience knowing your instructor has everything under control.
All skydive videos include a pre-jump interview, interview on the way up in the plane, scenery shots from the plane, skydive and post-jump interview.
Skydive Photos only options provide between 45 and 60 high quality images of your skydive.
Your Tandem Master has a GoPro camera attached to their hand, and films your entire skydive from close-up in wide angle. Video & Photographs $189.00
Our Tandem Master has a GoPro camera attached to their hand, and films your entire skydive from close-up in wide angle. Photographs only $150
A personal photographer is a separate skydiver who jumps with you wearing camera equipment on their helmet.
Receive high quality digital SLR photos of your entire experience emailed to you. $199
Receive high quality digital SLR photos & video footage of your entire experience emailed to you. $249
Includes video from both instructor cam and personal photographer. Receive high quality photos & video footage of your entire experience taken from two angles, emailed to you.