Queenstown Tours
Tandem Hang Gliding
4.5

Tandem Hang Gliding

By SkyTrek
Recommended by 90% of travellers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Soar through the skies and feel what it's like to fly like a bird with two wings on your back! Experience the exhilaration of flight as you take-off from our launch site amidst the stunning landscapes of Queenstown. Our professional and certified hang gliding pilots will guide you through every step, ensuring your safety and providing expert instruction. Once securely strapped into the lightweight and and aerodynamic hang glider, you will feel the thrill of gliding through the air, witnessing breathtaking panoramic views of Queenstown's majestic mountains, lush forests, and pristine lakes. This unforgettable adventure offers an intimate connection with nature and an unparalleled sense of freedom. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast seeking an adrenaline-pumping experience or a nature lover wanting to witness the beauty of Queenstown from a unique perspective, our hang gliding trip is perfect for you.
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Ages 6-99, max of 5 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Pilot
  • Hang gliding with instructor


Start:
  • 45 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Find our desk in the Ziptrek Ecotours ground floor office.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 127650P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Weight restriction: 100 kg (Oct-Feb), 90kg (March-April)
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 127650P2

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    • SkyTrek
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      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in November 2009
    • Sushigirl725
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      Amazing experience Great staff, super friendly, knowledgeable and puts safety first! First day I went they canceled because of the change direction of the wind. Shows they put safety first Next day got lucky with the weather My instructor was great! Super friendly and nice to chit chat with.
      Written 9 April 2024
    • GRAINNE N
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing, would definitely do it again
      Amazing. Pat made sure that I felt safe the whole time and was joking with me the whole time. Also he did a great job at getting photos and videos that I could send home
      Written 19 March 2024
    • malbrunning
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just Amazing
      What an experience Another one off my bucket list My pilot was amazing and did a fantastic job He made it all worthwhile and made me sel at ease He was fantastic Recommend this to everyone What’s great day
      Written 18 March 2024
    • kdunnewald
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An experience of a lifetime!
      What an amazing experience! My pilot, Cagri, was fantastic--so much fun and kind, and he knew what he was doing, which meant that I could relax and enjoy myself and really take in both the peace and the excitement (the good kind!) of the whole experience--wow! Cagri also took great pictures and video, letting me relive this memory of a lifetime--truly, I can't believe I did this, jumped off that mountain into the sky! But I did! Unforgettable! The rest of the staff I dealt with was great, too, and the booking and process was easy. I highly recommend this! Thank you, SkyTrek!
      Written 13 March 2024
    • thijmeni2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Flight
      This is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had!! The feeling at take off when the wind picks you up and during the flight is just not possible to put into words. All the crew were really nice and friendly and especially the pilot was fantastic! He gave me an extremely relaxed feeling by making jokes and explaining all kinds of things. This experience was everything you could have asked for, would recommend to anyone!
      Written 13 December 2023
    • Gracie566
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unreal experience
      Amazing experience with Skytrek ! Absolutely stunning views and the tandem master, Jack, made me feel safe and relaxed. He even let me take control at one point! Thoroughly enjoyed all the spins and turns as well! Great mix of scenic and excitement, though if you’d prefer a more relaxed flight they would happily do that for you as well! Highly recommend, thanks team!
      Written 20 October 2023
    • Cshanley1981
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing is an understatement!
      This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Queenstown. Paragliding was so much fun and the staff were fantastic. It seemed like we were in the air for ages, so we really got to settle in and enjoy it. We were also given heaps of great photos and videos to choose from. A once in a lifetime experience!
      Written 28 July 2023
    • N2097AYdianew
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      CREATION is awe inspiring from above!!!
      How beautiful CREATION is from above!!! Not only did I have a wonderful time, but Keith/ParaGliding Pilot was most accommodating!!! And…from start-to-finish (our meeting point at Camp Street, the check-in team, flight team and van driver while all of us were enroute to the launching site/s, etc…), this was a memorable experience in fondness. Should I return to Queenstown, I’d fly with SkyTrek again!!!! Enjoy!
      Written 14 July 2023
    • maddisonj654
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must Do!
      Had such an amazing time, that I booked a hand glide within an hour of landing. Thanks to Turgi for being an awesome guide!
      Written 22 April 2023
    • Meander56818337887
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      Amazing experience.
      Really great experience. Not cheap but at least 15 minutes of flight over spectacular scenery. Amazing to sit 500 metres above the valley with a big chute holding you in the air. Many thanks to Tugi, my pilot.
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    • MasterPlanner14
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect Experience
      This was everything we hoped for and more. They are very professional and make sure everyone has a great experience. My wife has mobility issues and they had a few extra employees help with the takeoff for support. Very fun, very peaceful and highly recommended - do not hesitate.
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    • newzea2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bucket List Check
      Tugi was great! Very patient and accommodating to my needs. Incredible experience definitely recommend.
      Written 18 March 2023
    • barbc555
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing “bucket list” experience!
      I wanted to try something new on our recent trip to New Zealand and paragliding fit the bill. Tuni was an incredible pilot and he even made me feel comfortable running off Coronet Peak! The flight was magnificent and I enjoyed everything minute. We did some acrobatics and I even got to control the chute for a time. We had a perfect landing standing up. Tuni took some wonderful photos and videos during our flight and uploaded them to my phone after we landed. I was happy to purchase them ( we were advised prior to the flight that this was the case) because, at 75, I’m not sure where I might be able go again (I live in a very flat part of the US). I would definitely do this again if I have the opportunity.
      Written 12 March 2023
    • joycerR3739XP
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome !
      I was paragliding with Turgi. An amazing experience. Turgi was a great instructor, he made me feel very safe and comfortable. Did some nice acrobatics and let me fly a little bit on my own. Had a great flight!
      Written 27 February 2023
    • W5830CEmichellen
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful!
      The whole experience was easy, smooth, and delightful. The staff are real pros, it always felt very safe. It was EXTREMELY fun and exhilarating. I would recommend it to any thrill seeker visiting Queenstown!
      Written 18 February 2023
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    rtrusler
    Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020 • Couples
    Absolutely magic. Would definitely do again next time in Queenstown. The team were super friendly and professional. Highly recommend.
    Written 22 October 2020
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    Vanessa Chance
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Family
    Thank you so much for having me guys!! The whole team were so friendly and enthusiastic and the experience was amazing from start to finish. Great weather, beautiful views & awesome photos! Special shout out to Ian for being an absolute legend! I will definitely be back!!
    Written 13 January 2020
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    Phoebe M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019
    I had the most incredible experience hang gliding with Skytrek!! It was thrilling! Fly with Andrea if you can! He was an excellent, fun, and clear instructor. The flight was exhilarating from take-off, taking in the amazing view, doing some tricks (just tell them you want some!), and landing smoothly. Andrea also had great picture and video ideas -- you'll want them to take with you!
    Written 25 November 2019
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    jarrodandsilvia
    Perth, Australia1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2019 • Couples
    Not a breath of wind, blue skies, the driver and my guide said these are great conditions for hang gliding, so how could I not be disappointed when my airtime was at the max, 9mins?
    I had a great experience but when you’re thinking your glide will get near to the advertised ‘up to 20mins’ one can’t help but feel flat, no matter how good the experience, when you’re down in 8-9mins?
    Btw I’m 76kg pretty average I would’ve thought (if weight is even a factor into flight time duration).

    Advice, book a day or two prior and ask approx how long you’re expected to glide for in the given conditions.

    If I was told up front my glide time would be under 10 mins I would’ve given a much better rating.
    Written 29 April 2019
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    Hi. Thanks for writing a review. Yes, understand that you are disappointed. Glide times do vary for a number of reasons outside the pilots control but we do try to do our best. Our aerotow hang gliding flight might have been a good alternative as we can tow you up for a guaranteed 15 mins of fun.
    Written 26 July 2019
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    Fearless797289
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2019 • Solo
    Great experience! SkyTrek were very flexible and accommodating as I had to change the date twice due to weather conditions. Would recommend.
    Written 24 April 2019
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    minutocm
    Arlington, VA18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My brother and I went in April, we liked that this company starts from a higher elevation. My guide was Andre and he did a great job making me feel comfortable and making sure I understood the take off process. Once airborne he had great photo pose ideas. It is $60 for the photos.
    Written 16 April 2019
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    Carol P
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2019 • Couples
    My husband talked me into hang gliding, oh my what a rush! Actually running off the mountain top was way easier than I thought it would be, you are flying before you even have time to think about it. The staff were truly amazing, friendly, fun and explained everything really well. You can tell they love their job. We both totally enjoyed hang gliding with spectacular views. We are so glad we both purchased the photo's and videos, which took no time to down load to my phone. When we look back at the photos and videos, we feel like we are flying all over again! It was totally amazing and awesome experience, the both of us could not stop talking about how much we loved the feeling of flying like a bird. It is a must do adventure, you will never regret it!
    Written 13 April 2019
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