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Welcome to Skytrek Tandem Hang Gliding & Paragliding based in Queenstown,
New Zealand

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Skytrek is where tandem hang gliding all began in New Zealand. The company pioneered the adventure sport here ! If you want to watch a video of the whole experience it's right here !

Tandem Hang gliding or Paragliding is one of the best adventure activities you can experience while visiting Queenstown. We fly year round bringing you the most incredible flights as the seasons change in one of the most scenic places in the world.

CAA Approved Adventure Aviation part 115 Operator since 2011

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What we offer

Summer Paragliding

New Zealand’s highest commercial launch site from the top of Coronet Peak.
Flight time up to 20 minutes depending on conditions.
Departs every hour and a half from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. from 45 Camp Street.

Winter Paragliding

Fly from the top of Coronet Peak Ski field. Flight time is up to 20 minutes.
Departs 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. or meet on the ski field.

Summer Hang gliding

New Zealand’s highest commercial launch site from the top of Coronet Peak.
Flight time up to 20 minutes depending on conditions.
Departs 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Winter Hang gliding

Aero-tow flying over Lake Wakatipu and Glenorchy. Alllow 3-4 hours, flight time is 20 minutes
Departs 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.


We provide flights from Coronet Peak located just 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of town. Let the Skytrek courtesy shuttle pick you up from town and drive you to one of our launch areas ranging from 3800 feet to 5500 feet high. The highest commercial take-off in New Zealand.

Your pilot will gently guide you through the steps required to become airborne with us so you can enjoy the breath taking views from Coronet Peak across the Queenstown Surrounds. Our friendly and professional team of tandem pilots are highly experienced and will ensure your experience will be one to remember!

Skytrek pioneered tandem Hang Gliding in New Zealand and has been established for over 20 years and during that time we have flown over 75,000 customers. Co-owner and pilot Ian Clark 2011 NZ Hang Gliding National Champion. Co-owner and pilot Shai Lanuel most experienced paragliding instructor in New Zealand. Let our internationally qualified tandem pilots show you what it's like to fly like a bird

Skytrek is weather dependant, we fly most days but to avoid disappointment, we recommend you book early during your stay in Queenstown rather than leaving it to your last day.

If the flight is cancelled by Skytrek due to weather conditions the flight can be transferred to another date or a full refund can be given. There is no refund given on cancelations under 24 hours of departure if the customer cancels the flight. If you are late for departure and miss check-in there will be no refund given.

What to bring : Warm clothing and suitable footwear are recommended. Gloves and Jackets are also provided on request.

Transport : We supply a courtesy van which departs from Ziptrek Ecotours Office, 45 Camp Street, Queenstown. Allow two hours for the Paragliding and up to three hours ffor a Hang Gliding Flight.

Spectators : If you're accompanying a fare-paying passenger, come along for the ride and enjoy the panorama (on a space-available basis).

Photos : Photos and Videos are available using a GoPro that captures you, your pilot and the amazing scenery around you. They area available to purchase on landing and are given to you on a 4GB SD card.

Waiver : You will be required to commplete a waiver and medical condition disclosure form.

Age and Weight limitations : Maximum limit of 130kg for Paragliding, 100kg for Hang gliding. Skytrek has flown passengers aged 4 to 90. Passengers aged 16 or under require parents' or guardians' permission.

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Ready to start your experience with us but want more information ? Give us a Phone call, email us or come in and see us.

Ziptrek Ecotours Office, 45 Camp Street, Queenstown.

0800 SKYTREK (0800 759 873)

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