Skydive Franz - Number 40 in 'AA's 101 Must Do's for Kiwis'

Skydiving over Franz Josef Glacier has been voted one of the best things to do in New Zealand by the Kiwis themselves. Skydive Franz couldn't be happier.

Out of the myriad of amazing things to do in New Zealand, Skydive Franz have been ranked at number 40.

The AA launched their '101 Must Do's for Kiwis' in 2011, refreshing it for a new round of voting this year with many more attractions to vote for than in it's first year.

When voting closed 280,000 votes had been cast over 1600 different attractions.

Skydive Franz are the only skydive company to make it onto the list. 'We are so happy and a little bit surprised to be honest,' said Clare Robinson, Marketing Manager for Skydive Franz, 'Obviously we all think skydiving over the glaciers can't be beaten but we are only just coming up for our third birthday in January, so are a relatively small fish in a big pond.  The fact that we placed at number 40 is brilliant.  We want to thank all the people out there who voted for us,' says Clare.

Franz Josef was well represented on the list with the Franz Josef Glacier Guides at number 73 and the Glacier Hot pools ranked 93rd. Already a popular tourist destination, hopefully the AA's list will encourage more Kiwis to come and discover the wonderful West Coast. 

"We know from recent research that 69 per cent of Kiwis would like to travel more domestically and that 62 per cent of us research our holidays online, so engaging people in the 101 Must-Do's' online poll is a perfect way to increase awareness of New Zealand's diverse domestic travel offering," says Rebecca Cherry, General Manager for Marketing for the AA.

'Everyone at Skydive Franz is looking forward to seeing where we place next year' says Clare. 'Maybe number one!' 

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