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Franz Josef Tandem Skydive: 10,000ft, 13,000ft, 16,500ft or 18,000ft

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Freefall anywhere between 30 to 85 seconds from an incredible height of 10,000ft to 18,000ft over the Franz Josef Glacier as you skydive with an experienced diver.


  • Whether you're a daredevil or a newbie, this is for you. Feel the rush of tandem skydiving from 10,000ft above the southern Alps with an experienced instructor.

  • Let the wave of euphoria wash over you as you dive at 200kph/120mph for 30-85 seconds. Your parachute and harness system will ensure you have a worry-free dive.

  • Just when you think it can't get any better, your parachute opens, and you're soaking in vistas of the glaciers, mirror lakes, braided river beds, and the vast Tasman Sea.

  • Customize your jump with altitudes ranging from 10,000ft, 13,000ft, 16,500ft, or 18,000ft. Upgrade your experience for maximum thrills!

  • Fun fact: The Franz Josef Glacier is the fastest-moving glacier in New Zealand. It has been recorded to move close to 4 meters each day, making the landform so unique.


  • Tandem skydive from 10,000ft/13,000ft/16,500ft/18,000ft

  • Freefall for 30/45/60/85-seconds at 120 miles/hour

  • Professionally trained instructor

  • World-class safety measures

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Unforgettable views, unmatched thrill

Imagine this: strapped securely to a professional skydiver, you hurtle out of a plane at 10,000 feet (or even 15,000 feet if you're feeling daring) with the mighty Franz Josef Glacier sprawling beneath you. Go for tandem skydiving over Franz Josef Glacier, an experience that will leave you breathless (in a good way) and with memories that last a lifetime. Franz Josef Glacier, nestled in New Zealand's Southern Alps is also a Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area and one of the most stunning natural wonders on the planet. But what if you could see it from a whole new perspective? Tandem skydiving allows you to do just that. Secured to your instructor, you'll take the plunge, enjoying a freefall of 30-85 seconds unlike any other.

View of Southern Alps from above

The adrenaline rush is undeniable. As you hurtle towards the ground, the world seems to stretch out endlessly beneath you. The Franz Josef Glacier, with its crevasses and icy peaks, takes on a new majesty from this vantage point. You'll also see the lush rainforests, the Southern Alps rising into the distance, and a glimpse of the Tasman Sea sparkling on the horizon. But the freefall isn't all. Once the initial rush subsides, your instructor will deploy the parachute, and you'll gently drift down toward the earth, soaking in the panoramic views. This is your chance to truly appreciate the grandeur of Franz Josef and its surrounding landscape.

What to bring

  • Clothing: It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that won’t fall off.

What’s not allowed

  • Keep your selfie sticks, GoPro and drones tucked away – photography is not allowed for this experience.

  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests over the weight of 100kg.

Additional information

  • Parental or guardian consent is required for anyone under the age of 18.

  • Children under 12 will be evaluated on an individual basis.

  • The weight restriction may occasionally be raised to 120kg, subject to the discretion of the Tandem Master and prevailing weather conditions. Additional charges may be applicable in such cases.

  • It's usually best to eat before the skydiving issues, however, some people may be susceptible to stomach upset and/or motion sickness from all the excitement.

  • Plan for 1.5‐3 hours, but it can vary due to the busy summer season, large groups, and the weather.

  • You can keep your contact lenses and glasses on. It's up to you whether you want to remove false teeth. Just a heads up, there's a lot of joyful screaming!

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point well in advance before the scheduled time of your activity to avoid any delays.

Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Skydive Franz.

  • Address: Franz Josef Glacier Base, 69 Cron Street, Franz Josef / Waiau 7886, New Zealand.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Franz Josef 58 On Cron Motel. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Intercity buses will get you there.

By Car

  • Take route 'New Zealand State Highway 6' and drive onto the Cron Street to reach the attraction.
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