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Gforce Paragliding

Address: Skyline Gondola | Brecon Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-441 8581
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I never thought I would do this as I am uncomfortable with heights, but got talked into this and LOVED IT!! and would do it again. Pilots great, calm, funny but not too funny, you can tell they are experienced and serious in their job. Thank you Gavin, will do it again one day !

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have never paraglided or anything of the sort, but so glad we decided to do this! We felt totally safe and what an amazing view!!!! My pilot did a few tricks and I just giggled myself silly! So much fun!!! I definitely recommend this activity and company. Be aware, though, that sometimes a bit of a steep hike can... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and i were only in queenstown for a week and were looking forward to the paragliding experience all week. As instructed my wife called half hour before scheduled flight at 9am. She was told to try again at 10am. So we headed to town for coffee and waited around till 10. Called through from different pay phones 4... More 

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GavinQT, Owner at Gforce Paragliding, responded to this review

Hi Jason. I am sorry that you are disappointed that you were unable to paraglide due to the terrible weather. This is one of the reasons we advise everyone to not leave your booking with Gforce until the end of your trip, unfortunately the weather is out of our control. This week is a very busy time for us (and... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Once we jumped off of the chair lifts to do the paraglide we were given the option of going up higher if we were prepared to walk further and therefore be in the air a little longer. We went for this option but the climb is not for the faint hearted - 10-15 minute steep uphill climb through woodland. Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing view, great experience, I was a bit scare to do it. But when i met my pilot Richard i feel better we did some sharp turns. Photos and video on the USB for 50$

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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This late 50's mum has been trying to help her nervy teen daughter gain a higher courage level. When daughter said she'd try paragliding I booked straightaway. Then we ran off the mountain, both with tandem guides, and flew! We were both utterly enchanted and I still can't quite believe I did it. Great guides, sensitive to fear levels, concentrating... More 

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Queenstown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Wicked time paragliding above Queenstown with wicked photos. Such a good experience but I wish it would last longer than it did for the extreme cost. Would definitely do it again, only if I wasn't paying for it.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Short trip up the gondola and to the paragliding office, I was on my way, strapped up and helmet on. Walking forward to then run off the side of a mountain is a odd feeling but so awesome. In the air great views of the lake, Queenstown, remarks etc.....then proceeded to do wing overs great fun! So worth doing. Highly... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

For my wife who wanted to do it- I've given up that sort of activity but she was keen and had a wonderful time. It wasn't till she viewed the video- warning- you pay $50 extra for this- that she realised they had done some steep turns and swings; she was just enthralled. She would go again and next time... More 

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London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I had a wonderful experience with Kade: thoroughly professional, reassuring and friendly. We jumped off Coronet Peak on our first attempt, and made our way along the ridge to the landing zone. The paragliding itself was unbelievable. Beautiful views and the sensation of flying. I would strongly recommend to any visitor to Queenstown.

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