Tandem Skydive 16,500ft from Franz Josef

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Skydive amongst mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and ocean views. 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. Multiple departure times. Allow 3 hours for your tandem skydive experience.


  • Round-trip shared transfer from booking office to airport except under covid restrictions
  • Use of skydive equipment
  • Use of helmet, gloves, goggles and jumpsuit

What to expect


Nestled between New Zealand’s highest mountains, the Tasman Sea, stunning rainforests, glowing glaciers, mirror lakes and braided river beds, Franz Josef Glacier has been described as one of the most beautiful places to skydive in the world.

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. You can simply enjoy the thrill of the experience knowing your tandem instructor has everything under control.

Stop At:

• Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland Tai Poutini National Park New Zealand

Meeting point

69 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear warm lightweight clothes and secure shoes (preferably with laces)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers


  • Photo and Video options (available to purchase)
  • T-shirt and Hoodies (available to purchase)

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
March 2022

What an absolutely amazing experience!! The two ladies working at Skydive Franz are absolutely lovely and were excited as we were. Unfortunately after going up in the plane in the morning we had to land as cloud came rolling in, so we were rescheduled for in the afternoon. Although it was pretty ...

July 2020

Sooooo glad I went with Franz for my first skydive adventure! The views and pictures I received were PHENOMENAL!!!! I LOVED my tandem instructor Robbie. I felt safe and secure the whole time with him at my back. Thank you SkydiveFranz for an amazing first but not last skydive adventure. 💙💙💙

rajiv k
March 2020

They put you at ease. My tandem guide was Riley he was super professional and reassuring. The set up and check in was straight forward. The video was really good quality and awesome to see riley doing a backflip and spin when we left the plane. Made for some great photos

Utsav M
October 2019

Disclaimer: We couldn't do the skydive due to crappy weather BUT... Am specifically writing this comment to commend the team at Sky Dive FJ. We had been in Franz Joseph and Fox for a couple of days. Despite our Skydive getting cancelled due to bad weather, the team constantly helped us every step...

August 2019

After three days of waiting (because of bad weather) we finally got to jump. It was for me and my girlfriend our first time. We wanted to jump from 20 000 ft but it was to cold up there (-32° brrrr) so we could 'only' jump from 16 500. The staff was really helpful and professional. We loved it. B...

June 2019

Kelly was so good! I had so much fun, the whole team from the office to the sky were so welcoming and just overall amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone! Camera man Mattis was awesome too! Thanks to everyone! See you again very soon!

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