Thinking of taking a scenic flight over the glaciers? Well, why not take it one step further and jump out of the plane to experience one of the world’s most scenic tandem skydives.
Not only is this one of the most scenic skydives, but skydiving in Franz Josef gives you the opportunity to jump from a breathtaking 5790 metres (19,000ft), which is New Zealand’s highest commercial tandem skydive giving you over 75 seconds of freefall. There is also the option for the more conventional – and cheaper – jumps from 2740 metres (9000ft) with around 20 seconds of freefall, 3960 metres (13,000ft) with 45 seconds freefall and 5030 metres (16,500ft) with a 60-second freefall.
Along with Skydive Fox Glacier, Skydive Franz is one of the only tandem skydiving operators in New Zealand to cater to customers over 100kg, although a small surcharge does apply.