Get your adrenaline pumping with the most experienced hang gliding company in Queenstown!
Queenstown Summer Hang Gliding Instructional Highlights
- 10-12 minutes of thrilling hang gliding over New Zealand's longest lake
- The most experienced dual tandem paragliding and hang gliding company in New Zealand
- 30 years experience in aviation
- Highest take off point in Queenstown
- Reach an altitude of about 3,800 feet
- Professional and friendly pilots
- Free pick-up and drop-off
What to Expect
Frequently Asked Questions
With Paragliding you are in a sitting position and with Hang Gliding you are in a prone, facing down position. Both activities are a lot of fun. Give it a go! Why not try both in a combo!?
Bring some good footwear (sneakers, running shoes), something that can give you good ankle support, as you are required to do a short run on take off. Also, bring a warm top to wear. The views are just fantastic. And your adventurous mood!
Allow about 2 hours in summer and 2 1/2 hours in winter for the round trip – that is from the time we pick you up to the time you will be back in Queenstown.
We fly from the highest take off point in Queenstown, Coronet Peak. Average flight time on the parglider is 12-15 mins, on the hang glider 10-12 mins. We rely on mother nature, so it can vary quite a bit, sometimes the flights are longer than the average, sometimes a bit shorter.
Yes. The minimum weight for a passenger on a paraglider is 20 kg, the maximum is 110 kg. For hang gliding the minimum weight we can carry is 20 kg and the maximum is 90 kg (conditions apply).
We provide free transport from Queenstown to take off and back.
The tour starts and ends at the Kiwi Discovery Shop, 37 Camp Street, Queenstown.
As our activities are weather dependent, we would recommend to book your paragliding/hang gliding experience earlier during your stay in Queenstown rather than later. That way you have got a greater chance of flying.
If the trip has to be cancelled due to weather conditions, there are no cancellation fees. However, if you cancel your trip within 48hr of departure, there is a 20% cancellation fee applicable. Cancellations within an hour of departure require a 50% cancellation fee.
No refund is given, if customer is not turning up on time for departure of the trip.
We’d love you to bring a friend along to watch as long as we have got room in the van. There is a small charge of NZ$20 per spectators.
Time of departure varies with the time of the year and weather. We'll send you further details about the exact time of departure once you fulfilled the booking.
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 our activities.
– Heart Condition
– Recent Sprains or Muscular injuries
– Panic/Anxiety Attacks
– High/low Blood Pressure
– Bone Disorders
– Fragile Skin
– Neurological Disorders
– Physical Impairment
– Motion sickness
Yes. Photos and videos are available. Ask your instructor about the possibility at the start of the tour.
It is a no go for cameras for the hang gliding, I am afraid. You can bring your little action camera on your paragliding flight as long as it is mounted on a chest or wristharness. Big SLR cameras are a no go as well.
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