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Skydive Sensory Overload!

March 2020 Dariya was on holiday touring the West Coast and chose Skydive Franz for an adventure of a lifetime – jumping out of an aeroplane at 16500ft over the Southern Alps! Skydive Franz is one the most beautiful Dropzones in the world. Dariya could not stop smiling from take off until she returned to…

Adrenaline with a side of scenery

Of all the places to skydive, why Skydive Franz? The answer is simple – Skydive Franz is one of the most insane, exciting and beautiful drop zones in the world. Where else can you skydive over the Southern Alps, rainforests, two age old glaciers, lakes and a never ending coast line? It’s a one-stop-shot, an…

We’re excited to welcome our new Pacific Aerospace 750 XL to our team!

We’re thrilled to confirm the purchase of a PAC 750 XL aircraft. The PAC 750 is designed and manufactured by Pacific Aerospace in Hamilton and is the first plane in the world purpose-built for skydiving. With a load of up to 17 passengers the aircraft will enable us to double our daily capacity along New…

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 extremely rewarding and rapidly changing industry, striving to meet a wide range of people of different cultures and abilities. Skydivefranz is fully embracing…

Crew Beach Cleanup

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!

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

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

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

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 us. We have a fun, highly experienced team on board with us for this summer season!. Make sure that Skydivefranz is…

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

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…

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