Wanaka: Glacier Ridge Scenic Trial Flight

Wanaka: Glacier Ridge Scenic Trial Flight

From $319.90 per person

Enjoy a hands-on scenic flight over Glacier Ridge flight while you admire fantastic views of the Southern Alps. Have the opportunity to take control of the plane with an expert pilot by your side throughout the journey.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 1 hour
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a hands-on flying experience with a scenic flight over Glacier Ride and the Southern Alps
  • Experience the thrill of flying with a qualified instructor
  • Learn the basics of flying a plane in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere
Full description
After a pilot briefing with your qualified instructor, take off and climb up to 3500 meters heading west up the majestic Matukituki Valley and over Mount Aspiring National Park. Fly over picturesque Glendhu Bay, Rocky Mountain, and the spectacular ridgeline of Treble Cone and its ski fields on the way. See glaciers in their glistening glory and fly through a magical alpine wonderland only seen by a privileged few. Turn near Mount Aspiring where waterfalls cascade into valleys of untouched beauty right at the heart of the Southern Alps. On the return journey, fly at a lower altitude down the Minaret Burn Valley following the stunning braided river to the clear blue of Lake Wanaka. The journey home also takes allows for a flying visit past the wilderness of Lake Hawea. As with all scenic trial flights, no previous experience is necessary as you will be sat with an experienced pilot/instructor throughout the flight in a dual control aircraft. Take the plane’s controls as much or as little as you like in a relaxed and enjoyable manner, as you learn the basics of flying a plane.
  • Headsets
  • Instructor
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Sunglasses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Look for "U-FLY Wanaka" office to check-in. Please arrive 25 minutes before the reserved departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Cancellation or amendments are required to be notified at least 48 hours before the reserved departure time
  • Free cancellation or amendments can be arranged in case of adverse weather
  • Extra passenger fees can be paid for at reception on the day of the flight
  • Not recommended for pregnant women who have more than 30 weeks of pregnancy
  • Subject to weight limits
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Product ID: 395501