Queenstown: Tandem Hang Gliding Experience

4.8 / 5

5 reviews

Queenstown: Tandem Hang Gliding Experience

From $176.78 per person

Experience Queenstown's fantastic views with one of it's best activities! Fly side by side with a highly experienced hang gliding pilot as you feel the thrill of natural flight. Have a go at the controls if you're feeling comfortable.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 hours
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English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience the thrill of hang gliding from the highest take off point in Queenstown
  • Fly with a hang gliding champion or a highly experienced pilot
  • Admire picturesque views over Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu
  • Take advantage of free transport from/back to Queenstown
  • Enjoy the option to ask for the controls to fly a hang glider (conditions apply)
Full description
Enjoy an amazing hang gliding experience with the most experienced hang gliding and paragliding team in New Zealand. From September to April tours are available from the stunning Coronet Peak, the highest of the flying sites in Queenstown. Learn more about hang gliding and have a chance at the hands-on experience to fly the glider yourself under the supervision of a highly experienced pilot (conditions permitting). Transfers from Queenstown are included to the Cornet Peak ski-field and trips depart throughout the day. After a short drive up to the ski-field, you get partnered up with your pilot. He will do a safety brief as well as some practice with you before launching. Soon you and your pilot will be flying away, cruising through 700 m vertical and a distance of approximately 4 kms. Make sure you ask your pilot for the controls if you wish to have a go at flying a hang glider yourself. After this incredible experience, the courtesy van will pick you up from the purpose-built landing site, which has got a cafe with hot food and drinks.
  • Tandem hang gliding flight
  • Free transport to/from Queenstown
  • Inflight photos and videos (available for purchase after the flight)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

39 Camp Street, Queenstown (outside the art gallery).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Hiking shoes

Not allowed

  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • You will need a reasonable level of fitness in order to do the short run as you take off
  • There are no age restrictions for this experience
  • Minimum passenger weight is 20 kg, and the maximum passenger weight is 90 kg
  • There is also a minimum height of 80 cm
  • It is important for all customers to declare any of the following medical conditions upon check out. Please note this does not necessarily exclude a person from doing the activities: Pregnancy, Heart Condition, Recent Sprains or Muscular injuries, Panic/Anxiety Attacks, High/low Blood Pressure, Bone Disorders, Fragile Skin, Dislocations, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Prosthetics, Neurological Disorders, Disabilities, Physical Impairment, Motion Sickness
  • Please bring warm long-sleeved clothes, long pants, and sturdy footwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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Well organized, great experience. The flight time was about 10 minutes in the air and the landing did not take place on the city side. Photos and videos cost NZD 60. In the end, I was in a hurry to get the pictures on my phone and pay the fees before the guides went on board with the new ones.

November 16, 2019

It was a must do! The view is gorgeous you can see everything. The guides were amazing, they were fun and made you feel safe in the air. I highly recommend you try it.

January 7, 2020

It’s a very great experience with a nice coach. He taught me how to control the flight into different direction. Finally, he let me control it by myself for a while.

December 27, 2019

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