Queenstown: Summer Tandem Paragliding

4.9 / 5

12 reviews

Queenstown: Summer Tandem Paragliding

From $154.37 per person

Fly freely over stunning Queenstown on a paraglider with a highly experienced instructor. This flight is from the highest summer launch point in Queenstown. Have a gently scenic flight or an adrenaline pumping joyride: the choice is yours.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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Instructor
English, German, Czech, Japanese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Fly from the highest flying site in Queenstown
  • Paraglide with the champion or a highly experienced pilot
  • Enjoy free transportation from and back to Queenstown
Full description
There’s no better place to try paragliding than from Coronet peak, the highest of all the flying sites in Queenstown. This take-off gives thrill-seekers the opportunity to experience more spins and turns in the air, but a gentle flight is also possible from this spot. This friendly and highly qualified team is led by Angus Tapper, a 4-time New Zealand Paragliding Champion and runner-up in the 2010 National Hang Gliding championships. He has over 30 years of aviation experience. After a short drive up to the ski field, you’ll be teamed up with your highly experienced pilot. He’ll do a safety briefing with you followed by a short practice. Soon, you and your pilot will be flying away. Once up in the air, you’ll have amazing views of the whole Wakatipu area. There’s nothing better than seeing the spectacular Queenstown region from the air. Once you’re done, a courtesy van will pick you up from the purpose-built landing site, which has a café that offers hot food and drinks.
Includes
  • 12 to 15-minute paragliding flight
  • Shuttle service from Queenstown
  • Photos and videos (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Hiking shoes

Know before you go

  • As paragliding is a weather dependent activity, it is recommended to plan your flight for the beginning of your stay in Queenstown for a better chance of flying
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required (must be able to do a short run on take off)
  • Minimum passenger weight is 20kg, maximum passenger weight is 110kg, and minimum height is 80cm.
  • It is important for all customers to declare any of the below medical conditions (please note this does not necessarily exclude a person from doing this activity): pregnancy, heart condition, recent sprains or muscular injuries, panic/anxiety attacks, high/low blood pressure, bone disorders, fragile skin, dislocations, diabetes, epilepsy, prosthetics, neurological disorders, disabilities, physical impairment, motion sickness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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The entire experience went very smoothly. We were picked up from queenstown after each person was weighed on a scale and assigned with pilots. The view at the starting point is also quite nice. The pilots were friendly and very encouraging. Jan was a great pilot, explained clearly each step and gave me a sense of security during the flight.

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January 21, 2020

The day I booked was windy and the next day, but I am convinced that there are enough of these things because nature is the partner. I think that it is more safe to put a spare day in the schedule. I was not confident in English, so I wanted a Japanese instructor. After all, I was able to communicate finely, so it was good. Paragliding was an intoxicating activity. At the beginning, I got a little drunk with a moving car and flew afterwards, so I got even more drunk, but when I told it to a professional instructor, he responded flexibly. I think it was good to be a Japanese instructor, considering what happened. And it's a worthwhile activity to get a little drunk! That excitement, which only the person who did it knows, and the flight here are 10-15 minutes longer than others. Since this is also a natural partner, it can change a lot, but I flew about 10 minutes. I am very satisfied.

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January 10, 2020

It was just amazing! My first time paragliding and I loved it! The team was very friendly and the location soo beautiful! You'll fly over the valleys of Coronet peak with a beautiful view on the Arrowtown valley and Lake Wakatipu in the back. Of course the flight is too short ;-) But my partner did his best to meet optimal wind conditions.

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February 29, 2020

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