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Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding Higher Take off - Aerobatic flight INSTRUCTIONAL provided by Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding and Hang Gliding

Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding Higher Take off - Aerobatic flight INSTRUCTIONAL

Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding Higher Take off - Aerobatic flight INSTRUCTIONAL
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Last updated: Jun 27, 2020
A note from Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding Higher Take off - Aerobatic flight INSTRUCTIONAL
With NZ being currently in Covid19 Alert Level 1, PPE equipment is not required to be used, but masks and gloves are available, should participants wish to use it. Appropriate spacing in the vans is in place as well as contact tracing.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks provided for travelers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Swedish, Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Swedish, Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Enjoy a scenic drive up to the Coronet Peak ski field after you get picked up from outside the Cardrona Shop in downtown Queenstown. The transport up to the skifield and return is all included. When you are on take off you will get a full briefing for your paragliding activity. This take off is higher than the regular summer take off and allows for extra swoops and turns during your flight. If you wish to take off from higher but want a gentle scenic flight, this take off is also for you. Breathtaking views over the whole Wakatipu area with Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, Arrowtown, the Gibbston Valley of Wines are guaranteed. Coronet Peak is the highest of all the flying sites in Queenstown. Flight times vary, depending on what Mother Nature is providing and are around 10-15 minutes. After your flight you land at the purpose built Flight Park. You will be able to view the fabulous photo and video footage your pilot took of your flight. No obligation to buy. Following that you will be driven back into Queenstown in our free shuttle service. Allow about 2 hours for the round trip.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15753P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Centrally located pickup point • All necessary equipment • Air-conditioned vehicle • Go instructional and get to fly a paraglider yourself
Exclusions
In-flight photos and videos available • T-shirts available and other souvenirs • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
Ivan Clarke Gallery, 39 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please be ready outside the Ivan Clarke Gallery, 39 Camp Street, Queenstown, 15 mins before departure time.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Centrally located pickup point • All necessary equipment • Air-conditioned vehicle • Go instructional and get to fly a paraglider yourself
Exclusions
In-flight photos and videos available • T-shirts available and other souvenirs • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Ivan Clarke Gallery, 39 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please be ready outside the Ivan Clarke Gallery, 39 Camp Street, Queenstown, 15 mins before departure time.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Weight restrictions apply: minimum weight 20kg, maximum weight 110kg
Dress warm
Wear sturdy footwear
Please make reservations aware of any medical issues you have.
Infant seats available
It is important for all customers to declare any of the following medical conditions. Please note this does not necessarily exclude a person from doing our activities. - Pregnancy, Heart Condition, Recent Sprains or Muscular injuries, Panic/Anxiety Attacks, High/low Blood Pressure, Bone Disorders, Fragile Skin, Dislocations, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Prosthetics, Neurological Disorders, Disabilities, Physical Impairment, Motionsickness
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
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Maisie Macdonnell
Upper Hutt, New Zealand4 contributions
Amazing experience!
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our paragliding experience! Our pilots were Luke and Rene, who were professional, friendly and so good at their jobs from start to finish. Was actually more thrilling than I imagined as well with the awesome aerobatics! 100% would highly recommend
Written December 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi maisiemacdonnell, It's great to hear that you made the most out of the paragliding experience over the Wakatipu basin :) Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Safe travels, Julia
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TaniaYorwarth
Wellington, New Zealand49 contributions
Closest thing to flying like a bird
My 16 year old wanted to do this so I decided to as well. The team were incredibly professional, nice easy instructions and calm which made me more confident. Simple launch and once airborne such amazing views, my tandem partner Jack let me just cruise, I didn’t want to do any tricks and Jack found us gentle currents so no bouncing about which I just loved. My daughter with her tandem partner Senda did a roll over and a few other things and she loved her ride too. I would highly recommend this, the team do a fantastic job and tailor the tide to what you want. Videos and photos taken by your tandem partner are reasonably priced and goes directly to your partner. Thanks team look forward to doing it again!
Written December 25, 2020
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Hi Tania, We're really happy to read that you both made the most of the experience and that you enjoyed the outstanding views that the Wakatipu basin has to offer :) Looking forward to taking you guys again in the future! Warm regards, Julia
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lauraross2015
Toronto, Ontario32 contributions
Epic paragliding with Theo - Queenstown at its best
Mar 2020
This adventure although a bit pricey is worth every cent. This company is extremely professional and safe. Theo, our tandem pilot is a world class pilot and despite being nervous it was a fantastic experience. A wonderful way to see Queenstown and surrounding area by air. Coronet peak is the way to go.
Written March 24, 2020
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Awesome, lauraross2015. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your flight with Theo. I will pass on your comments. Thank you for taking the time to review us here on Tripadvisor. Stay safe and take care, Gitti Tapper
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kcconnors6
Saint Paul, MN8 contributions
Breathtaking views of Queenstown
I went paragliding with PJ and it was a wonderful experience. PJ was our ‘host’ for the group and made everyone feel comfortable right away. PJ is highly knowledgeable and was willing to walk me through some of the things he has learned in his years of experience. Overall a great time and I would highly recommend.
Written March 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hello kcconnors6, Thank you for that great feedback you've left us! It's great to hear that you had such a good experience and you've gain some more knowledge about flying :) Looking forward to take you flying with us again in the future. Safe travels and regards for the whole group. Julia
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Lui
5 contributions
Best day of my life!
It’s hard to describe the feeling when you fly like this the first time, but long story short. Perfect!
The view, the guide, the flight and the atmosphere, top shelf experience!
Written March 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi luikhan, Thank you for that kind review you've left us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your flight with us and it was a highlight on your trip :) Have a lovely time in New Zealand. Regards, Julia
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TBoneDiver
DSM8 contributions
Paragliding Coronet Peak
Mar 2020
What an incredible adventure! Peter and Pat (our pilots) were so amazing! The views were stunning, the heights were spectacular, and the tricks / aerobatics were especially thrilling. We had perfect weather, friendly pilots, and a wonderful flight. It was easy for us to be picked up by the guide right outside of town (or you can be picked up in town) and it was a nice drive to the launching area. We received instructions and practiced a bit for takeoff to make sure we felt comfortable. The video and camera recordings were fun to view after our flight and while we were in air we were just overcome with the beauty of this land in NZ. Such a great experience. Peter and Pat make us feel comfortable and confident every step of the way and we enjoyed our experience so much! A must do.
Written March 1, 2020
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Hi TBoneDiver, Many thanks for that lovely review you've left us. It's great to hear that you've enjoyed every minute of your experience with us, from the ride up , the flight with Peter and Pat and the amazing views from the air :) Thanks again for the feedback and keep enjoying this beautiful country. Regards, Julia
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Ajith Kubatoor
4 contributions
Fantastic fly
Fantastic Crew who supports us
My pilot Gonza was awesome. I always had fear of height but crew supported me so well that I took the glide and had lifetime memorable experience
Being a wheelchair user it’s always tough to move around n transfer but coronet peak tandem team helped me lot in transfer and ensured that there was no hassle
I strongly recommend them for your awesome paragliding experience
Written February 23, 2020
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Hi ajithkubatoor, Many thanks for that nice review. It was our pleasure to take you flying with us and we're glad your experience was great :) See you next time you come to visit Queenstown. Regards, Julia
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James Southwell
St. Albans, UK62 contributions
Good but watch out for them
Tandem were inially very helpful to accomodate us around inclement weather conditions. However when we booked we paid an additional fee for a higher takeoff and an element of self drive and when it came to flying we did exactly the same as everyone else and the guide was more interested waving his go pro around than showing us how to paraglide. (Which he then tried to sell at the end for $65)

So in summary the paragling experience was ok but don't pay for any extras as you never get them!
Written January 11, 2020
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coronetpeaktandems
Many thanks for the feedback, southwelljames. Correct, all participants on your trip flew from the higher take off. This was due to an operational safety decision as winds were on the increase from the east, making it difficult to reach the landing spot for flights off our main take off. Your pilot was not comfortable to hand over the controls due to turbulent conditions. We do advise on our website when you book that conditions may not permit this at times. Most of our passengers do want photos and videos of their flight hence pilots do take them. Pilots currently sell photos and videos for NZ$60. You get to view before you buy at the landing spot. No obligations. Hope this explains things and you enjoyed the rest of your Time in New Zealand. Regards, Gitti Tapper
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Royce
Gwangju, South Korea1 contribution
The best thing you can do in queenstowm
Dec 2019 • Solo
It was my first time going paragliding, but I really enjoyed it and it was proparbly the best experience I had in queenstown. The team was great, looking professional, and made me feel really safe. My pilot made sure I felt safe and assured me before the take of so I don't feel so nervous. He explained what we are looking at, took some photos, videos, and did some tricks, which I enjoyed a lot. He even let me take the glider and drive it around for a bit, which was amazing. He did all the things that he could possibly do to make sure that I am making the 100% out of that time.

However, after all the great experience, we had some technical trouble with photos and videos, which I was willing to purchase. As I am not the most "technical" guy, and my phone isn't those main Samsung or iPhone phones (had LG), it was hard for us to work out what was wrong. We couldn't work out what was wrong until he had to leave for another flight, so didn't end up purchasing anything. However, I do understand that this was a problem with my phone, which is majorly my fault, and my pilot did his best to offer me alternative ways, but I rejected his options as I did not want to go through all the hassle, and after struggling with technology for few minutes, I didn't really feel like I wanted the photo anymore,and didn't want to ruin my day with more hassle. Just to emphasise, this has got nothing to do with the pilot, and he was amazing throughout the tour. I hope tandem paragliding does something to fix the system to make the photo and video purchases a bit easier.

Nonetheless, I 200% recommend this tour, and I can guarantee you will have an experience of a lifetime.
Written December 10, 2019
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Many thanks for reviewing us here on Tripadvisor, royce8636. I am glad you had a fabulous time flying with us. Pilots are set up to accommodate anyone to receive the photos and videos taken from the flight. Most people can have it on their phones, alternatively they offer it on USB. We do not want anyone to miss out. :-) Stay well and healthy during these uncertain times. Regards, Gitti Tapper
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chile_1234
London, UK16 contributions
Potentially good experience ruined by a GoPro
What could have been a lot of fun was ultimately ruined by the ‘pilot’ shoving his GoPro selfie stick in my face every few seconds. I couldn’t really take in the flight as I was made to pose for photos and videos for which you are then expected to cough up another $60 at the end. I’ve travelled in Thailand, a country much poorer than New Zealand, and they take lots photos on tours made available free of charge. One Kiwi told me he was embarrassed of how Queenstown rips off its tourists and now I see why.
Written May 21, 2019
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Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback for us here on Tripadvisor, chile_1234. I am sorry to hear you did not like the pilot taking photos of you during your flight. Pilots do take photos and videos of their clients unless the passengers ask them not to. Most of our clients do want the photo/video evidence of their paragliding or hang gliding experience. After the flight passengers are able to view the footage before deciding whether to purchase it or not, no obligations. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip through New Zealand. Regards, Gitti Tapper
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Pauly_Mc_12
Pauly_Mc_12
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Go do it!
My wife, 10 year-old daughter and I all flew with these guys and all thought it was amazing. The pilots were super
freya885
freya885
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Awesome!
Highly recommend paragliding from coronet peak, the scenery is awesome and the staff are great and very friendly! H
fleurcars
fleurcars
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Paragliding
Professional, friendly staff, beautiful day and an awesome flight thank you. We’ll recommend to anyone.
nickw812021
nickw812021
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Awesome Gliding
Did hang gliding and paragliding. Loved both. Hang gliding was my favourite and I can't recommend it enough. Amazin
raidend2021
raidend2021
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Hand gliding - Epic adventure
Definitely worth doing. The staff were awesome and everything was set up really quickly. Luke was a great pilot and
kdcha
kdcha
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Very exciting and fun
Great experience. Bit cold by wind during gliding. Need to warm jacket. Very safe and great pilot. You must do this
dllilburne
dllilburne
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Best part of our South Island trip
10/10 ; All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Pilots Geoff and George (!) were fantastic .My two teenage d
camvanphan36
camvanphan36
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Paragliding
Great service and Jack was so nicely, the group was friendly. 5start hight recommended . Will come back when we hav
KarlSavagenz
KarlSavagenz
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Fabulous experience- this just topped off our anniversary weekend
what a wonderful time we had. The guys taking us couldn't make us feel any more relaxed or at home . The take offs
reshmasureshgokulam
reshmasureshgokulam
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EXCELLENT
My 1st time doing this and had a great experience. My pilot name was JACK and he was super cool, thank you so much
Rolo_Latin
Rolo_Latin
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Fun and extraordinary experience
You can feel safe during the whole experience and the instructor are very friendly and professional.
TongNZL
TongNZL
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Amazing
Very excellent the pilot was very friendly it was a great experience it was not as scary as you think it is and wou
piyushgr0ver
piyushgr0ver
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Paragliding
Perfection! Whole team is full of professionals. Great motivators and helps to build confidence and can do attitude
Mad_Computerist
Mad_Computerist
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Amazing Hang Gliding Experience
It was an excellent experience doing Hang Gliding with Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding and Hang Gliding. The pilot
Safari09062289999
Safari09062289999
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Great
Nice weather and wonderful views. Friendly staffs. They even prepare gloves and coat for us. Quite high and safe
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