Queenstown’s premier Tandem Hang Gliding and Paragliding Adventure Company.
At Skytrek Queenstown we have the highest take-offs in New Zealand for Tandem Flights and student pilots from the Coronet Peak Ski field with amazing views of Queenstown’s lakes and valleys.
Tandem Paragliding Queenstown
Treat yourself to an incredible paragliding experience, enjoying breathtaking views, taking off from Coronet Peak, the highest take off in Queenstown!
All our tandem pilots are also fully licensed paragliding instructors, so your flight will be an educational experience.
An easy laid-back ride or a thrilling extreme flight? Your choice! A simple briefing, a few steps and you are airborne.
That’s all it takes!
- Pick-up from Queenstown.
- No Previous Experience Needed
- Age: 8-88
- Max Weight: 130kg
- HD Video and Photos available on landing
- Gift vouchers and T-shirts available.
- RATES: Please use our enquiry form to request a personalised quote
Queenstown Tandem Hang Gliding
Have the flight of a life time with Skytrek, flying customers for over 20 years. Swoop and dive at up to 80kph or have a scenic gliding flight from stunning Coronet Peak. NZ’s Hang Gliding pioneers having flown over 44,000 people! No experience needed.
Max weight 100kg, In-flight photos available.
About Skytrek Paragliding School
Skytrek Paragliding School, based out of the Flight Park, Queenstown, has the best training facilities in New Zealand. There are 50 acres of rolling grassy slopes, plenty of room to run, ground handle and land. It’s a great place to relax between flights as you can get a drink or snack from the café and watch instructional videos on the wide-screen television.
We have one of the highest take-offs in New Zealand for student pilots, from the Coronet Peak Skifield, with amazing views of Queenstown’s lakes and valleys. With our experienced instructors, high international standards and quality new equipment we can offer you the best learning experience ever.
The sport of paragliding (Parapente) was born in the Alps in the mid 1980s by climbers who were looking for a quick and convenient way to descend from mountain tops. A common misconception links Paragliding to parachuting.
The sport is much closer to soaring disciplines such as hang gliding. We’re suspended under a soft wing, inflated by ram air, sitting in a very comfortable harness which, along with basic understanding and skill, allows us to stay aloft for several hours at a time.
Paragliding is a rather young sport, dynamically evolving every year in terms of equipment and fellowship worldwide. Of all aviation sports, paragliding is the simplest, most affordable and safest form of flying. It creates no polution. There is need for fuel or to get ATC clearance to take to the sky (We do however, respect air regulations!).
The entire gear fits in a backpack which weighs 10-25 Kg and can be prepared for flight in 5 minutes.
Learning to paraglide is easy, fast and accessible for anyone 15-65 years young.