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Address: Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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+64 800 458 677
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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New Zealand's Highest Tandem Skydive - 19,000ft. Be surrounded by Aoraki/...

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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We did the 19000 ft Skydive and it was one of the greatest adventures we've ever done! The entire team was very friendly and professional and the jump was absolutely fantastic. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Anwar B

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 19000 ft Skydive and it was one of the greatest adventures we've ever done! The entire team was very friendly and professional and the jump was absolutely fantastic. It was an absolute blast!

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Tarporley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 19000 foot skydive on 5 Jan and cannot say how much we enjoyed it. Yes it is a lot of money - but for us it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. We were very lucky as we had a perfectly clear, sunny day so the views on the flight up were just as brilliant as... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had my fist skydive with the skydive franz-team! The whole team was very friendly, funny and professional! The flight was amazing and the view was awesome. It was a great day for me :-D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time diving for the both of us and it was amazing. The tandem jumpers were incredibly professional and such a laugh. They calmed our nerves so much due to their friendly attitude and overall laid back nature. They understood that we were worried (as most people would be) but managed to make us feel safe throughout the whole experience.

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Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did Tandem Skydiving from 13000 feet height. The team is very professional, friendly, helpful and at the same time funny. I felt very safe and relaxed, because I jumped with a guide that already had 4000 jumps. The receptionists Petra and Julia are awesome ladies with a positive attitude and customer service oriented, Christina is lovely and friendly. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience. My first time and definitely my last however, glad i did it! One off the bucket list. I cannot praise the team enough, they were amazing and made the whole experience incredible. Christina, was very informative. Petra on the desk was fab at booking and asking all my silly questions. And Jordan my tandem buddie was great and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most incredible and fascinating thing I did in New Zealand and I will be back and do it again some day!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the acitivity is very weather dependence, do cater 2-3 days at least at Franz Josef as you will really want to jump here instead of other locations. At the point of my jump, 19,000 feet is the highest provided. As this was my first time jumping, i booked the 13,000 feet. Thinking back, I should have done 19,000 feet... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The wife did a 19000 jump. She really enjoyed it. A girl called Christina was really friendly and helpful and informative. We did opt for a video and photo, but they refunded us the cost for that as it was a bit misty at 19000 feet although they said that they would email us what they had, but nothing has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I suggest everyone to do skydiving when u r in newzealand it's amazing experience its a safe and very well trained tandem skydiver who has experience of 2000 - 10000 jumps free fall is amazing experience book in advance preferred depends on weather so have extra time 1-2 days in hand if weather bad then they don't charge refund yr... More 

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