- Most experienced hang gliding and paragliding company in Queenstown
- Highest commerical take-off in Queenstown
- Reach up to 3,800ft!
- Epic views over New Zealand's longest lake
- Highly trained and professional instructors
- Pick-up and drop-off at Kiwi Discovery Shop, 37 Camp Street, Queenstown
Queenstown Paragliding & Hang Gliding Combo
Try out two adventure sports in one day and get the best adrenaline kick in Queenstown!
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Learn two extreme sports in one day on our paragliding and hang gliding combo tour!
- What’s the difference between them?
- Paragliding is when you sit in a “seat” or harness and control the wing via suspension lines. In other words, you don’t have any rigid structure to hold on to.
- Hang gliding is where you “hang” from a rigid frame. This means that instead of sitting, you’re now in a face down position.
With paragliding and hang gliding, you use wind currents to change direction. Depending on the weather conditions, your flight can reach a height of 3,800ft – just imagine those views!
- More than 30 years of experience
We are the most experienced hang gliding and paragliding company in Queenstown. Our owner and chief pilot, Angus Tapper, has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. He is 4 times New Zealand champion, runner-up New Zealand Hang Gliding Champs 2010 and ranked as 8th in the world in 2001.
- Safety first
Along with our extensive experience, our team is highly qualified and your safety is our priority. We will give you the necessary safety training. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the flight!
- Fly from the highest commercial take-off point in Queenstown
We take off from Coronet Peak which is the highest commercial take-off point in Queenstown. You’ll be able to see beautiful Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand’s longest lake, and also the smaller Lake Hayes.
Queenstown Paragliding & Hang Gliding Combo
|11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Monday, 29-04-2016 11:00 AM - 12:00PM
How many participants are there?
What do I need to bring?
Sneakers or other sensible footwear, warm clothes (it can get chilly up there) and your sense of adventure!
How long am I in the air for?
We fly from the highest take off point in Queenstown, Coronet Peak. Average flight time on the paraglider 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.
Are there any weight restrictions?
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)
How do I get to the take-off point?
We provide free transport from Queenstown to take off and back.
Where is the pick-up point?
The tour starts and ends at the Kiwi Discovery Shop, 37 Camp Street, Queenstown.
How do I know if the trip goes ahead?
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.
Can I bring a friend to watch?
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.
What is the time of departure?
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.
Do I need to declare any medical conditions? If so, what are they?
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
Do you do photos?
Yes. Photos and videos are available. Ask your instructor about the possibility at the start of the tour.
Can I bring my own camera?
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.
- The supplier reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip or booking.
- Weight restrictions apply: minimum weight 15kg, maximum weight 110kg.
In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:
- Cancellations 48 hours before departure: 20% of the total cost
- Cancellations 1 hour before departure: 50% of the total cost
- No show or late arrivals: 100% of the cost
- Please note: there is no fee if the supplier cancels the trip due to unsuitable weather conditions
- 100% of the cost will be charged if the customer exceeds the maximum passenger weight of 90kg for hang gliding and 110 kg for paragliding.
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