Skytrek is where tandem hang gliding all began in New Zealand. The company pioneered the adventure sport 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.
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Experience the highest & longest flight in NZ! All year round and less weather dependant than foot launching, we use a small plane called a ‘tug’ to pull you and your pilot up into the sky.
Alllow 3-4 hours, flight time is 20 minutes
Departs 7.45 a.m., 9.45 a.m., 12.30 p.m., and 2.30 p.m.
We provide foot launched 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!
Our hang gliding aerotow flight operates from a private airstrip 50 minutes’ drive east from the centre of town. Ideal for those with their own transport and who want to explore Wanaka and/or Central Otago, the private and exclusive location sits in a valley under the majestic Mount Pisa. No transport, no problem – we can provide courtesy transport as well!
The flight launches and lands on wheels, no running required – just hold on and enjoy. We use a small plane called a ‘tug’ to pull you and your pilot into the sky. Want an even higher flight? Talk to us about our ‘mile high’ flight options. We can specialise any trip to your requirements. New Zealand’s only aerotow hang gliding operation.
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 Skytrek Shop, 26b Shotover Street, Queenstown. Allow one and a half hours for either the tandem Paragliding or 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 are available to purchase on landing.
Waiver : You will be required to commplete a waiver and medical condition disclosure form.
Age and Weight limitations : Maximum limit of 120kg 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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We are company number 6268152 registered in New Zealand.
Our registered office is at 47 Woodstock Road, Lower Shotover, Queenstown.
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Skytrek Shop, 26b Shotover Street, Queenstown
0800 SKYTREK (0800 759 873)