Skydive Fox Glacier

“With a backdrop of the Southern Alps, glaciers, rain forrest and the ocean, its hard to imagine a better place to jump out of a plane than Fox Glacier”

- the Lonely Planet

The original glacier skydivers

 

Welcome to Skydive Fox Glacier

We are the original glacier skydivers. Since 1997 we have taken over 11,000 very happy customers on the ride of a lifetime. We have been voted ’2nd most scenic skydive in the world’ – Everest came first – but we think we have the best dropzone in the world.

Our leisurely flight to altitude takes us around the Westland National Park, over subtropical rainforests, rivers, lakes, the Tasman sea, New Zealand’s highest mountains – Mt Tasman and Aoraki/Mt Cook – and of course the largest glaciers and snow fields in the Southern Alps. No other Skydive Company in New Zealand can offer these views, winter or summer.

We take care of everything, so all you have to do, is concentrate on the magnificent scenery and the ultimate freefall experience you will never forget.

25 Year of Experience

Skydive Fox Glacier was relocated from Hokitika to the glaciers in 1997. The business is owned and operated by people who have been involved in the skydiving and aviation industry for more than 25 years. Our Parachute systems are top of the line and maintained to impeccable industry standards. We are a company dedicated to providing an unparalleled skydiving experience with exceptional personal service.

All our tandem instructors are internationally qualified with thousands of skydives under their belt and are associate members of the New Zealand Parachute Industry Association – NZPIA.

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FAQS

 

Fox or Franz Josef? Which glacier is better for skydiving?

We are the original Glacier Skydivers. We have been jumping here since 1997. We had the choice of the two glaciers for our base. Both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef are unbelievable sights, but we chose Fox Glacier because it is the largest and highest of the West Coast Glaciers, its has the largest snowfields and is closest to Aoraki/Mt Cook and our other highest peaks. Franz Josef is a great town and has a wide selection of accomodation, so for people that stay there we provide complimentary transfers to our base.

What weather conditions do we jump in?

Skydiving is very weather dependant. We would not be operating in strong winds or rainy conditions. However, always ring us – Freephone 0800 751 0080 – to confirm, if you are worried about the weather, as it can   be very different between Fox Glacier and Franz Josef.

What is the most popular height to jump from?

The most popular height is 16,000ft above ground level, 4000′ above Aoraki / Mt Cook with views of the East & West Coasts, including Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki . From 16000′ you will have 65 seconds of freefall at 200 kph (120 mph). Oxygen is provided on all 16000′ skydives.

If you are not quite up for the higher altitude, the 12000′ skydive is an option, you will exit the aircraft level with the top of Aoraki/Mt. Cook, with spectacular views of the glaciers, rainforests and the West Coast,  and have 45 seconds of freefall.

How do I get to Fox Glacier?

Fox Glacier is 25 minutes drive south of Franz Josef Glacier and 4 hours north of Queenstown. Our airstrip is only a 5 minute walk from the Fox Glacier village. If you don’t have your own transport, let us know when you make your booking as we can arrange complimentary pick up and drop off from Franz Josef township.

What do I wear?

Wear reasonably warm clothing and sandshoes or sturdy shoes. We will provide jumpsuits, gloves, goggles (glasses or contact lenses are not a problem) and helmets.

Will I see snow in the summer?

Yes. The head of the Fox Glacier has some of the biggest and most spectacular snowfields in New Zealand. As the snow and ice move down the valley giant crevasses open up. It is a sight of such granduer that it must be seen to be believed. Our flight to altitude will take you over the glacier and snowfields, summer and winter. This is why we know we have the most spectacular skydiving experience in New Zealand.

Is there a weight limit?

We can accommodate up to 120 kgs depending on physical condition, talk to us if you exceed 100kg. Please let us know if you have any medical conditions, most will not stop you skydiving, but your safety is our primary concern and we can advise you if you have any concerns.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept NZ$, EFTPOS, Visa, Maestro, Mastercard and NZ$ travelers cheques.

 

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Get in touch

0800 751 0080

Freephone within NZ

+64 3 751 0080

From elsewhere

 jump@skydivefox.co.nz

PO Box 80
Fox Glacier 7859
New Zealand

We are easy to find

Based in the heart of Fox Glacier, our airstrip is only a 5 minute walk from the Fox Glacier village.

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