Tandem paragliding flight over Queenstown, New Zealand

Tandem paragliding flight over Queenstown, New Zealand

This offer is very popular
109 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Skytrek Tandem Hang Gliding & Paragliding (Ziptrek Ecotours Office), 45 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

How about conquering New Zealand's sky? Skytrek Tandem Hang Gliding & Paragliding provides you with flights over Queenstown from Coronet Peak, located just 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre. This is one of the best adventure activities you can experience while discovering the South Island.

Skytrek courtesy shuttle will pick you up from town and drives you to one of the launch areas ranging from 3800 feet (1100m) to 5500 feet (1700m) high. The highest commercial take-off in New Zealand for Tandemparagldidng all year round!

Your pilot will gently guide you through the steps required to become airborne with him, so you can enjoy the breathtaking views from Coronet Peak across the Queenstown Surrounds and Lake Wakatipu. The friendly and professional team of tandem pilots are highly experienced and will ensure your adventure will be one to remember!

 

Offers

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Summer flight

Get ready for your unforgettable adventure above Queenstown! Try tandem paragliding surrounded by New Zealand's breathtaking nature.

The Summer tandem flights take place from September 16th to April 30th from Coronet Peak Ski field.

The flight duration is up to 20 minutes. Please allow 2 hours for the whole paragliding experience (flight including the transfer and preparation).

Skytrek courtesy van departs from Ziptrek Ecotours Office, 45 Camp Street, Queenstown.

Objectives

- Discover New Zealand's spectacular nature from the sky and enjoy beautiful views over Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, and the surrounding mountains.

- Feel free like a bird, feel the wind in your hair and live the unique sensations of paragliding.

Itinerary

- Meet at the Skytrek Shop (Ziptrek Ecotours Office) on 45 Camp Street, Queenstown from where a courtesy van brings you to one of the launch areas on Coronet Peak (20 minutes ride).

- The professional pilot will brief you on all you need to know before taking off. Thanks to their years of experience your flight will be a safe and unforgettable adventure. 

- A few gentle steps and you'll glide into the air with your pilot. Now lean back and enjoy the amazing views over Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, and the nearby mountains like The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak.

- After up to 20 minutes in the air you'll get ready for landing. Just like take-off, landing is very soft as well.

- In order to take home a nice memory of your flight over Queenstown to show to your family and friends, you can buy pictures and videos just after the flight. 

- You'll be brought back to Queenstown. 

Activity requirements

- Maximum weight to do the activity is 120kg (265lb).

- Skytrek has flown passengers aged 4 to 90.

- Passengers aged 16 or under require parents' or guardians' permission.

- Waiver: You will be required to complete a waiver and medical condition disclosure form.

- Make sure to bring warm clothes and suitable footwear (ideally hiking boots or sneakers). Gloves and Jackets are provided on request.

Special terms

- Please arrive at the center at least 20 min. before your flight.

- Spectators: If you're accompanying a fare-paying passenger, come along for the ride and enjoy the panorama (on a space-available basis).

- Photos : Photos and Videos are available using a GoPro that captures you, your pilot, and the amazing scenery around you. They are available to purchase on landing ($60) as a package with a memory card.

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothing (windbreaker)
  • Suitable footwear
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 2 hrs
Minimum Age: minimum 4 y/o
Meeting point:
Skytrek Tandem Hang Gliding & Paragliding (Ziptrek Ecotours Office), 45 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Transfer from Queenstown to launch area and back
Excluded:
  • Photos & video
2
Winter flight

Get ready for your unforgettable adventure above Queenstown! Try tandem paragliding surrounded by New Zealand's breathtaking nature.

The Winter tandem flights take place from May 1st to September 15th from the top of Coronet Peak Ski field. There are fewer flight slots than in Summer.

The flight duration is up to 20 minutes. Please allow 2 hours for the whole paragliding experience (flight including the transfer and preparation).

Skytrek courtesy van departs from Ziptrek Ecotours Office, 45 Camp Street, Queenstown.

Objectives

- Discover New Zealand's spectacular nature from the sky and enjoy beautiful views over Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, and the surrounding mountains.

- Feel free like a bird, feel the wind in your hair and live the unique sensations of paragliding.

Itinerary

- Meet at the Skytrek Shop (Ziptrek Ecotours Office) on 45 Camp Street, Queenstown from where a courtesy van brings you to one of the launch areas on Coronet Peak (20 minutes ride).

- The professional pilot will brief you on all you need to know before taking off. Thanks to their years of experience your flight will be a safe and unforgettable adventure. 

- A few gentle steps and you'll glide into the air with your pilot. Now lean back and enjoy the amazing views over Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, and the nearby mountains like The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak.

- After up to 20 minutes in the air you'll get ready for landing. Just like take-off, landing is very soft as well.

- In order to take home a nice memory of your flight over Queenstown to show to your family and friends, you can buy pictures and videos just after the flight. 

- You'll be brought back to Queenstown. 

Activity requirements

- Maximum weight to do the activity is 120kg (265lb).

- Skytrek has flown passengers aged 4 to 90.

- Passengers aged 16 or under require parents' or guardians' permission.

- Waiver: You will be required to complete a waiver and medical condition disclosure form.

- Make sure to bring warm clothes and suitable footwear (ideally hiking boots or sneakers). Gloves and Jackets are provided on request.

Special terms

- Please arrive at the center at least 20 min. before your flight.

- Spectators: If you're accompanying a fare-paying passenger, come along for the ride and enjoy the panorama (on a space-available basis).

- Photos : Photos and Videos are available using a GoPro that captures you, your pilot, and the amazing scenery around you. They are available to purchase on landing ($60) as a package with a memory card.

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothing (windbreaker)
  • Suitable footwear
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 2 hrs
Minimum Age: minimum 4 y/o
Meeting point:
Skytrek Tandem Hang Gliding & Paragliding (Ziptrek Ecotours Office), 45 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Transfer from Queenstown to launch area and back
Excluded:
  • Photos & video

Meeting point

Skytrek Tandem Hang Gliding & Paragliding (Ziptrek Ecotours Office), 45 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Get directions

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Awesome experience
  • 5 / 5
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Amazing views and ran smoothly!

Ahhh the serenity!
  • 5 / 5
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Fabulous flight with spectacular views.

Paragliding
  • 5 / 5
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Amazing and beautiful

Tree tops
  • 4.8 / 5
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Very impressive just gliding over tree tops

Peaceful, perfect views
  • 5 / 5
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Very peaceful! Just hanging out in the air for 10-15 min was a great way to check out the great views. If you wanted a little thrill, that was fun too! Few spins and twist! Loved it!

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