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Making Trax

  Skydivefranz is excited to announce a partnership recently made with Making Trax!, this travel company is especially accommodating to persons with disabilities within the realm of adventure and tourism. Adventure Tourism is an…

Crew Beach Cleanup

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We’ve had a pretty tough week here in Franz Josef. On Tuesday afternoon the Waiho Bridge which connects Franz Josef township with the road South towards Haast and onto Wanaka was swept away with what some are saying was a 1 in 100yr flood. During the night matters were made worse when the stock bank…

We’ve just been awarded QUALMARD GOLD by Tourism NZ!

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We received a letter in the mail today. It was from the Qualmark team at Tourism New Zealand. Qualmark helps businesses become more sustainable from a people, planet and profit perspective. Only those businesses that are delivering a quality sustainable experience, who have safe principles and practices, and showcase true New Zealand hospitality, are recognised…

Launching NZ’s Highest Skydive – 20,000 ft above Franz Josef Glacier

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Are you looking for the ultimate bucket list activity during your New Zealand holiday? How about Skydiving? How about Skydiving from 20,000 ft above Franz Josef Glacier and the Westland National Park! The 20,000 ft Skydive replaces our 19,000 ft Skydive and you’ll get over 85 seconds of freefall once you’ve jumped (or been pushed)…

Wingsuiting Over Franz Josef

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Member of the French Free fly Team Vincent Cotte joined us this weekend for some free fly fun. Vincent has come and shared his knowledge and passion for skydiving and wing suiting with the Skydive Franz team! He ran some angle coaching sessions with the team and experienced wing suiting from 20,000ft! Vincent mentions how…

The Top 9 Free Walks in Aoraki/Mt Cook Village

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At 3764 metres, Aoraki/Mt Cook is the highest of the country’s 27 mountains over 3000 metres. It is higher by more than 1500 metres to Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciusko at 2228 metres.  Aoraki/Mt Cook sits at the heart of New Zealand’s Alpine country, within the 700 square kilometres of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. It has…

Free Fall Your Way Into 2019!

Our first free fall of 2019 from 20,000ft!!     We have had an amazing start to the year! With people coming from all across the world to complete their sky dive experience with…

Skydiving in NZ Makes Virtuoso’s 2019 Must Do List

In its 2019 Luxe Report, Virtuoso has gathered nine top experiences for travelers to do this upcoming year. Surveying 17,500 travel advisors, Virtuoso came up a list of 9 must do experiences for travellers in 2019 and featured activities such as sailing the Norwegian fjords, seeing the beaches at Normandy, attending the Rugby World Cup, or sailing…

Skydive Franz joins the Inflite Family

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INFLITE, one of New Zealand’s leading aviation tourism companies with bases across New Zealand have announced the purchase of Skydive Franz Josef Glacier, the country’s only skydive operator to offer the thrilling 19,000ft skydive. The Skydive Franz operation adds a dedicated team of Skydive staff to the INFLITE team and Pilatus PC-6 Porter to the…