- A 9,000ft skydive over glaciers, the alps, coastline and rainforests with Skydive Franz & Fox. You are welcome to upgrade to a higher skydive at a discounted rate.
- A 3 hour Kayak Classic Tour to experience Lake Mapourika’s reflections
- 2 Nights in the Rainforest Retreat’s Gecko Village
** Please call the Rainforest Retreat ahead of time to check availability for this package prior to making a booking: 03 752 0220
Photography packages available.
- Per Person
2 Nights accommodation in the Rainforest Retreat’s Gecko Village
Secluded in the Gecko Village, our Gecko Cottages are forestry worker’s huts that have been given an attractive modern makeover. Each room features a king bed, a compact bathroom, tea/coffee and breakfast making facilities, and TV. Your package includes a welcome breakfast hamper. The Gecko village features 5 Gecko Cottages and a stylish modern Tree House in a tranquil rainforest setting with a shared outdoor spa pool exclusively for Gecko Village guests
3 Hour classic kayak tour on Lake Mapourika
The Original Franz Josef Kayak Adventure awaits… Glide effortlessly across the water taking in the panoramic views of the Southern Alps, glaciers, and untouched Jurassic rainforest reflected on the glassy waters of Lake Mapourika.
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.
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.
All skydive videos include a pre-jump interview, footage on your way to altitude in the plane, scenery and free-falls shots and a post-jump interview.
1) Handcam: Inside Camera – NZ$150
Choose to be filmed by your Tandem Master and get the up-close shots that will capture every expression as you free fall from the plane. This package films the entire skydive experience from a close – up wide angle lens.
2) Personal Photographer – Outside Camera – (currently unavailable, sorry for any inconvenience caused)
A personal photographer is a separate skydiver who jumps with you wearing the camera equipment on their helmet. The outside perspective includes full panoramic views over the beautiful region, during your freefall experience. A jumping buddy that will capture you pre-jump and meet you on the ground for a post jump interview.
3) Best of Both Worlds Combo – Personal Photographer & Handcam – NZ$259
This epic experience of a lifetime can be captured in two different ways, includes photos and videos from both your Tandem Masters handcam and your personal photographer.
Booking Terms and Conditions:
Package deals are non-refundable but are transferable. The Kayak Tour is an all-weather activity and provides equipment for all the activities in any weather. However, should your skydive be cancelled due to inclement weather, a refund for the skydiving portion of the package will be applicable if we cannot reschedule your skydive within the time of your stay.
This package is for a minimum of 2 people.
**Please note that there is limited availability for this package around public holidays. All operators are open during these dates. Please call the Rainforest Retreat to check availability prior to booking this activity: 03 752 0220.
Once you have booked you will receive an email from each operator to confirm your reservation and booking details.
Please call us on 0800 458 677 or email [email protected] with any further questions