NZ's Highest Skydive at Franz Josef Glacier

NZ’s Highest Skydive at Franz Josef Glacier

NZ’s Highest Skydive Experience


Seeking an adventure that combines sheer exhilaration with breathtaking scenery? Look no further than the skydiving experience offered by Skydive Franz and Fox Glacier, where you can take part in NZ’s highest skydive. This unique experience not only promises the thrill of freefall but also showcases the stunning landscapes of Franz Josef Glacier, making it a must-do for adrenaline junkies and nature lovers alike.

Tandem Skydivers Franz Josef Glacier

At Skydive Franz, the 18,000ft Kea Jump stands as the pinnacle of skydiving experiences in New Zealand. Offering up to 85 seconds of freefall, this jump is not just about the adrenaline rush; it’s a scenic flight and parachute ride all rolled into one. From 30 minutes of scenic flight to altitude, followed by 5-7 minutes under the canopy, participants are treated to unparalleled views of the Westland & Aoraki/Mt Cook National Parks.

Choose Your Adventure

Skydive Franz offers a range of jumping options to suit every thrill-seeker’s desire:

  • 10,000ft Tandem Skydive: Up to 30 seconds of freefall, with a 10-minute flight to altitude and 3-5 minutes under the canopy.
  • 13,000ft Tandem Skydive: Experience 45 seconds of freefall, complemented by a 15-minute ascent and another 3-5 minutes gliding under the parachute.
  • 16,500ft Tandem Skydive: Enjoy 60 seconds plummeting through the air, after a 20-minute scenic climb, followed by 3-5 minutes of serene canopy time.
  • 18,000ft Kea Jump: The ultimate skydive, offering up to 85 seconds of freefall and an extensive 30-minute scenic flight, making it the most popular choice among adventurers.


NZ's Highest Sky Dive Franz Josef Plane

Why Skydive Franz and Fox Glacier?

Skydive Franz and Fox Glacier are not only celebrated for offering NZ’s highest skydive but also for their commitment to safety and personalised experiences. Despite being a large operation, they maintain the feel of a small, intimate group by focusing on individual experiences. Their reputation for safety is backed by government approval and dedication to the highest health and safety practices.

The Experience

Imagine jumping out of a plane with New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook, on one side, and the expansive blue ocean on the other. The contrast between the towering glaciers and the lush landscapes provides a skydiving backdrop that’s hard to beat anywhere in the world. And with media packages available to book in advance, you can capture every exhilarating moment of your jump to share with friends and family.

NZ's Highest Skydive Kea Jump

Whether you’re looking to push your limits or simply want to enjoy some of the most spectacular views New Zealand has to offer, Skydive Franz and Fox Glacier provide an unforgettable experience. With jumps ranging from 10,000ft to NZ’s highest skydive at 18,000ft, there’s something for everyone.

Ready to take the plunge? Visit Skydive Franz and Fox Glacier for more information on how to book your adventure amongst the mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers, and ocean views that make this the best place in the world to skydive.

For inspiration on more things to do during your visit to Franz Josef Glacier visit our Explore page.

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