Queenstown
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Queenstown: Summer Tandem Paragliding Instructional

1. Queenstown: Summer Tandem Paragliding Instructional

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 you the opportunity to give flying a paraglider yourself a go (conditions apply). The 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. Try your hand at flying a glider yourself while under the safe supervision of your instructor (conditions apply). 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.

Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

2. Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

Enjoy a thrilling day out with the most experienced paragliding team in New Zealand.  At 1,100 vertical meters, it is the highest of the flying sites in New Zealand, more than twice the height of the Gondola in Queenstown. This flight option, the instructional paraglide, is for those that want to learn more about paragliding and actually want to have a go at steering a glider under the guidance of a highly experienced pilot (conditions permitting).  If you choose the option to meet the team at Coronet Peak, an optional free transfer will be provided from downtown Queenstown up to the Coronet Peak ski field. Your pilot will lead a safety briefing with you and then after a short practice, you will be away flying with your highly qualified pilot. Enjoy amazing views of the whole Wakatipu area.

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What people are saying about Queenstown

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.

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.

It was exciting, fun and yet so comfortable. Cima the instructor made me feel as I was made for doing it everyday. Pick up amd drop off offered and a must do for all.

Super professional and punctual team. Makes it safe and leaves only space for fun

Awesome is not a word I use often, but this experience really was awesome.