Welcome to Wanaka Paragliding

Early-bird 9am Tandem Flight - $209

Treble Cone Tandem Paragliding Flight - $229

For Pickup from Wanaka just add $40 extra for return transport.

Flying safely needs specific weather conditions. Treble Cone faces into the morning sun and has reliable early conditions, we encourage you to book for the early morning flights by offering a $20 discount for the early booking.


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The Flight Experience

Up on the takeoff, you’ll put on your harness, helmet and gloves and run through a pre-flight briefing with your pilot. After some safety checks, you’ll simply walk down the hill and accelerate …and you’re airborne.

Just relax back in the comfortable harness, it’s smooth, quiet… pure flying!  You'll cruise along the valley walls and right up beside two massive twin waterfalls. You can choose a gentle descent or a more thrilling aerobatic manoeuvres before landing softly down next to your car.


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FLIGHT AND TRIP DURATION

We fly from the bottom of Treble Cone Ski area, 800m over the valley, which allows us to enjoy a beautiful long flight over the Matukituki valley. 

You’ll be airborne for 10-15 minutes depending on the conditions and your choice of descent method. The entire trip takes 2 hours from Wanaka back to Wanaka or 1 hour from the time we'll meet at the Landing Zone at Treble Cone.


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SAFETY MATTERS

If it is not completely safe to fly, we do not fly - ever.

Our tandem pilots are some of the most experienced in the world in their discipline, including Aus/NZ aerobatic champion Brooke Whatnall and aerobatic paragliding coach Michael Sean Muldoon.

We are 100% certified by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority, and follow strict regulations to ensure the safety of our equipment, pilots and the entire flying experience.


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SITE DETAILS

Wanaka Paragliding is NZ’s most Scenic Tandem Flight with lake, mountain views and the Twin Waterfalls. We fly from the bottom of Treble Cone Ski Field, 800m above the valley, and fly into the stunning Matukituki Valley.

On a clear day we have spectacular views of Mt Aspiring, Lake Wanaka, Roys Peak and the surrounding mountains.

 


Photos

Our pilots can capture professional quality photos and video of your flight, allowing you to focus on the experience. This is an extra $60 and we can download the photos and videos onto your phone or supply you a USB drive.

Alternatively bring your own camera that can be safely secured along on your flight and get some great shots of your feet looking down on the waterfalls.


Cost

$209 AM - $229 PM: Drive out and meeting us at Treble Cone or $40 with pickup from a Wanaka Central Location in our Passenger Service Licenced Van.

Online Bookings are preferred. If you can't fly because of weather conditions you'll get a full refund. Cash, VISA or MasterCard are welcome if don't book and prepay and decide to fly on the spur of the moment.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ The Experience

Paragliding is one of the purest forms of flight, which you'll quickly fall in love with as the wind blows through your hair and the majesty of the Southern Alps opens up around you.

We have beautiful panoramic views of Mount Aspiring, Lake Wanaka and the surrounding valleys, along with the highest top to bottom paragliding flight in New Zealand.

Your pilot will brief you on the takeoff, and after pre-flight checks and a few easy steps, you will be airborn and flying like a bird. Explore the Twin Falls and soar over the Matukituki valley taking in the beautiful surrounding landscape.

A choice of a gentle descent to the valley, or for the thrill seekers, a more exciting aerobatic desscent before landing softly by your car at the bottom.

+ Flight Trip & Duration

We fly from the bottom of Treble Cone Ski area, 800m above the valley. Our flight time ranges from 10-20 minutes depending on conditions, time of day and your chosen descent method.

The entire trip takes 2 hours from Wanaka back to Wanaka or 1 hour from the time we'll meet at the Landing Zone at Treble Cone.

+ Safety

If it isn't safe to fly, we do not fly - ever.

Our tandem pilots are some of the most experienced pilots in the world, and are all about giving you the best possible experience.

We thoroughly evaluate the weather before each flight, and discuss with you what you would like to get out of the flying experience.

Whether it is a gentle scenic flight, a taste of aerobatics, or a mix of both, we ensure the flight is suited to you.

We are 100% certified by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority, and follow strict regulations to ensure the safety of our equipment, pilots and the entire flying experience.

+ Need To Know

  • What to bring : Warm clothing, sunglasses and practical footwear are reccomended. We will provide gloves and a helmet.

  • Transport : Our meeting point is 25 minutes drive from Wanaka, alternatively we offer a pick up service for an extra $40.

  • Spectators : Friends and family are welcome to come for a ride up to the takeoff subject to capacity in the van. Otherwise we have chairs in our landing field and terrific views.

  • Photos : Our pilots will capture a range of high quality photos and videos in flight. These are avaliable to purchase for $60 after landing, and can be downloaded directly onto your phone or supplied on one of our USB drives.

  • Age and Weight Limits : Children under 18 require parental consent to fly. Our weight limits range from 20kg to 130kg.

 

Contact Us

To contact Wanaka Paragliding regarding bookings and enquiries, please


How to find the landing field.

Exit Wanaka along Ardmore street and continue straight onto the Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road.

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Continue for 19 kilometres until you see the Treble Cone Gate on your left.

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Turn left here, continue for 200m and wait for us at the next corner.

 

 

 

Use the Google Map above to check directions.