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. And don’t forget your camera. The views are just fantastic.
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 15 kg, the maximum is 110 kg. For hang gliding the minimum weight we can carry is 20 kg and the maximum is 90 kg.
We provide free transport from Queenstown to take off and back.
We pick up from outside the Kiwi Discovery Shop, 37 Camp Street, in Queenstown.
You will need to weather check with us half an hour before departure time on freephone 0800 46 7325 (0800 GO PEAK). 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.
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 courtesy coach. We do not charge for spectators, so it is on a space available basis.
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.
Yes. Photos and videos are available.
We certainly like to give you a go at flying the glider, as long as the conditions allow the pilot to hand over the controls to you.