What you need to know
WINTER Big Mountain Tandem
10AM & 11AM morning Drive out & meet at Treble Cone - $209
12PM & 1PM afternoon Drive out & meet at Treble Cone - $239
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 $30 discount for the early booking.
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 maneuvers before landing softly down next to your car.
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.
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 X-Pyrenees competitor Giuseppe Jo Mastromichele.
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.
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.
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.
$209 AM, $239 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.