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Gforce Paragliding

Address: Skyline Gondola | Brecon Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-441 8581
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Ranked #28 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Take an exhilarating Tandem Paragliding flight from the top of the Skyline Gondola! An adrenalised...
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Owner description: Take an exhilarating Tandem Paragliding flight from the top of the Skyline Gondola! An adrenalised flying trip or a relaxed sightseeing tour - it's your choice. GFORCE Paragliding are the only company permitted to fly over spectacular Queenstown and stunning Lake Wakatipu. We are Queenstown's most experienced tandem paragliding company, established 1991.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful experience! Our first foray into "adventuring" and would recommend for all. Ben and Clem were great pilots and you feel safe even when you are doing aerial maneuvers. A must-do when you visit Queenstown!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The experience was amazing with stunning views that will leave you feeling like a bird flying. You have to walk up from the Gondola site to reach the take off site for the paragliding This activity is only safe when the weather is good though in my opinion. However, I had some problems in the beginning shortly after take off... More 

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Katherine NT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had butterflies in tummy going up the Gondala. Forced a smile to the paraglider team. Watched my family run & jump & float above Queenstown. (Even my wife was gliding about the countryside, ...what is going on in the world) My turn & once we ran & jumped & slid into the safety of my guides lap I didnt want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I (62 & 56 years young ) have just run offf the top ledge of the hill next to the Gondola and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We both felt perfectly safe in the capable hands of our paragliding pilots. The views as expected are the best in Queenstown but the experience of soaring high above the town... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Queenstown is action capital, and everyone is doing something high speed. You cannot even ride the spinning tea cups in Disneyland. You feel like you are missing out. What do you do? You do this. See the photos. You stay seated throughout the journey and enjoy the view. Staff member behind you does the running and controlling. You are stay... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Gforce Paragliding was a great experience! The cost includes not only the paragliding itself, but also the Gondola ride - which is $30. The ticket you get for the Gondola ride allows you to return anytime on that day, which allowed us to go back up for some sightseeing several hours after our flight! The guides were very nice and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife tried purchasing a gift voucher for myself to go paragliding on our visit to NZ in March 2015. She was asked to supply her credit card details to pay for the voucher which she did. Three weeks later, despite numerous emails, no reply has been recieved from Gforce confirming our booking or receipt of payment. I have now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great setting to do a paraglide. Was booked to do it off the skyline gondola hill but wind was up so diverted to Coronet Peak which was fantastic. Slick, professional crew, felt very safe. Our 2 kids (ages 10 & 13) did it as well and loved it.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Although the receptionist isn't helpful with returning emails or giving basic information, the pilots are great and very experienced, and that's what counts. I wish the flight had been slightly longer for the price and taken off from the further mountain, but that's no reason not to take the flight because it's still awesome and you feel totally safe.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Absolutely fantastic experience. Brilliantly organised, felt very safe and the pilots were great. Was lucky to fly with Clem and if my wallet and travel schedule would allow me, I'd happily do another flight tomorrow. Recommend!

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GavinQT, Owner at Gforce Paragliding, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review Gforce on Trip Advisor. I will pass your feedback onto Clem, I am sure she will be very pleased to hear that you are ready for a second flight. :) More 

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