Queenstown Summer Paragliding - Main Take Off

Soar through the sky with Queenstown’s most experienced paragliding company!
Queenstown, New Zealand
12 min
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
9:00 am
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Not included
What's Included

  • Awesome 12-15-minute flight over New Zealand's longest lake
  • Most experienced hang gliding and tandem paragliding company in Queenstown
  • Highest commercial take-off point in Queenstown
  • Reach an altitude of about 3,800ft
  • Training and safety briefing
  • Professional pilots
  • Free pick-up and drop-off at Kiwi Discovery Shop, 37 Camp Street, Queenstown
What to Expect


Paragliding in Queenstown is the ultimate adventure sport! It’s adrenaline fuelled, so much fun and you get to soar like a bird across New Zealand’s epic scenery! What’s not to love?


  • The most experienced paragliding company in Queenstown


Coronet Peak Tandems is the most experienced hang gliding and tandem paragliding company in Queenstown. Owner and chief pilot, Angus Tapper, has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. He is been 4 times New Zealand champion, runner-up New Zealand Hang Gliding Champs 2010, and a rank as 8th in the world in 2001.



  • The highest commercial take-off point in Queenstown


Coronet Peak is the highest commercial take-off point for paragliding in Queenstown. The views are pretty spectacular, you’ll be able to see New Zealand’s longest lake, Lake Wakatipu, and the smaller Lake Hayes.


  • Get ready for take-off!


Our pilots will take you through the training and safety instructions. Your safety is their priority. Now you’re ready for take-off, all you have to do is a short run and bam, off you go! We recommend you wear practical footwear such as sneakers or running shoes. It’s also a good idea to wear an extra shirt as it can get a bit chilly up there.


  • Feel the adrenaline pumping


For the next 12-15 minutes, soar like a bird over Queenstown’s most beautiful scenery. With paragliding you’re able to use the wind currents to go up and down as you wish, it will make you feel as light as a feather. Our paragliding flights reach an altitude of around 3,800ft, the views are incredible from there!


  • Want an action shot?


You’ll be having too much fun on your paragliding flight to worry about pictures! That’s why we’re more than happy to take photos for you. If you’re interested in this option, just talk to your pilot before your flight. Once you land, we’ll have your videos and photos ready for purchase.





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!?

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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. And don’t forget your camera. The views are just fantastic.

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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. 

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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.

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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).

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We provide free transport from Queenstown to take off and back.

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We pick up from outside the Ivan Clarke Gallery, 39 Camp Street, in Queenstown.

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You will need to weather check with us half an hour before departure time on freephone 0800 46 7325 (0800 GO PEAK) or 021 826336 (021 TANDEM). If we can’t fly due to the weather conditions we will try and accommodate you at another time/day.
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.

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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.

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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.

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You can bring your little action camera on your paragliding flight as long as it is mounted on a chest or wrist harness. Big SLR cameras are a no go.

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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.
– 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

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Yes. Photos and videos are available.

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For hang gliding we do have an Instructional Tandem Hang gliding product, which allows you to fly the glider – again conditions permitting.

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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.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The supplier reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip or booking. 
  • Weight restrictions apply: minimum weight 15kg, maximum weight 110kg.

Cancellation Policy:

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 110 kg for paragliding. 

Pickup Locations
  • Outside Ivan Clarke Gallery, Queenstown

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