18,000ft Kea Jump – Franz Josef
- 2-3 hours total (85 seconds of freefall after jumping)
Photography packages available.
Franz Josef Skydiving 18000 Feet Jump Details
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. The system includes a harness and parachute system for both the passenger and the instructor to share, so you can simply enjoy the thrill of the experience knowing your instructor has everything under control.
Nestled between New Zealand’s highest mountains, the Tasman Sea, stunning temperate rainforest, glowing glaciers, mirror lakes and braided river beds, Franz Josef Glacier has been described as one of the most beautiful places on earth. For this reason and many others, the region was included in the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area.
You’ll jump from flight level 18,000 ft, landing at our drop zone which is approximately 300 ft above sea level. If this is a little too high, check out our jumps from 16,500 and 13,000 ft!
18000 ft Skydiving Photography Packages
All skydive videos include a pre-jump interview, footage on your way to altitude in the plane, scenery and free-falls shots and a post-jump interview.
1) Instructor Camera – NZ$229
Choose to be filmed by your Tandem Master and get the up-close shots that will capture every expression as you free fall from the plane. This package films the entire skydive experience from a close – up wide angle lens.
2) Personal Photographer – Outside Camera – Must be booked on the day of your skydive, subject to availability. This option cannot be pre-booked. – $299
A personal photographer is a separate skydiver who jumps with you wearing the camera equipment on their helmet. The outside perspective includes full panoramic views over the beautiful region, during your freefall experience. A jumping buddy that will capture you pre-jump and meet you on the ground for a post jump interview.
3) Best of Both – Personal Photographer & Instructor Cam – Must be booked on the day of your skydive, subject to availability. This option cannot be pre-booked. – $399
This epic experience of a lifetime can be captured in two different ways, includes photos and videos from both your Tandem Masters camera and your personal photographer.