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Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

1. Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

Enjoy a thrilling day out with the most experienced paragliding team in New Zealand.  At 1,100 vertical meters, it is the highest of the flying sites in New Zealand, more than twice the height of the Gondola in Queenstown. This flight option, the instructional paraglide, is for those that want to learn more about paragliding and actually want to have a go at steering a glider under the guidance of a highly experienced pilot (conditions permitting).  If you choose the option to meet the team at Coronet Peak, an optional free transfer will be provided from downtown Queenstown up to the Coronet Peak ski field. Your pilot will lead a safety briefing with you and then after a short practice, you will be away flying with your highly qualified pilot. Enjoy amazing views of the whole Wakatipu area.

Lake Wakatipu Extended 30-Minute Heli Tour & Alpine Landing

2. Lake Wakatipu Extended 30-Minute Heli Tour & Alpine Landing

Discover Queenstown from above on an extended scenic 30-minute helicopter flight with an alpine landing. Admire the beauty and diverse landscapes of the Wakatipu Basin as you take to the skys. After pickup from your central Queenstown hotel, enjoy the short drive to the helicopter base at the airport. Check-in and meet the friendly crew who will ensure you make the most of your aerial experience. Climb aboard and take flight, flying past the canyons of the Shotover River, the ski slopes of Coronet Peak, and rural retreats and villages that Queenstowners call home. Land high above Queenstown on a craggy mountain precipice. In winter, stand in snow as you take in the striking views. Your experienced pilot will share local insights and point out points of interest. Tour concludes with the return flight to the helicopter base and transfer back to your hotel.

Panoramic View Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

3. Panoramic View Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

See how glaciers and the movement of the earth’s crust formed New Zealand's unique mountains and valleys over thousands of years–from the sky! Swoop low over mountain valleys and high above meandering rivers. Plenty of evidence also remains of the rich gold mining history left by Europeans and Chinese gold miners in the late 1800s. Today, many of the local landscapes can be recognized because of their use as film locations. You can even fly over where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed! The pilots regularly work with film production crews and are happy to share plenty of stories of life on the film set. Finally, for the photo opportunity of a lifetime, alight on a mountaintop with panoramic views of the entire range and its lakes and valleys. These highly experienced, well-known local pilots can’t wait to share with you their extensive knowledge and history of the area while showing you the best of New Zealand's amazing scenery.

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What people are saying about Coronet Peak

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 394 reviews

Most incredible experience, from getting picked up from the hotel the friendly staff was very informative. I was slightly nervous as i had never been in a helicopter before but the staff and pilot made me feel at ease. The flight it self was very smooth and enjoyable, the pilot (Matt) was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out cool landmarks. Overall very impressed would do it again next time we are back in queenstown.

Great scenic flight with excellent service

We had a superior experience for 4 People with an excellent scenic Heli flight over Queenstown. The Service and communication around was excellent. It was worth ist Money and the People in Charge were very friendly and helpful. Strong recommendation!

Right for the word go, the staff were superb. Incredible knowledge of the local area, places to go and things to do. During the experience, I proposed to my partner and the pilot got the whole thing on camera. Couldn't have done a better job.

Fantastic experience. Instructor was helping in building my confidence and guiding me through the process. The feeling of flying in the sky the first time is priceless and memorable. Truly thankful.

The staff were all friendly and very helpful organising the trip. The flight and landing was amazing, highly recommend to everyone visiting queens town