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Address: Skyline Gondola | Brecon Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-441 8581
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Take an exhilarating Tandem Paragliding flight from the top of the Skyline...

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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Breathtaking views!

I have never paraglided before and didn't expect to the day I did. I saw the booth once we were up the mountain and decided on a whim to give it a try! I paid and the pilot was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sophie M
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never paraglided before and didn't expect to the day I did. I saw the booth once we were up the mountain and decided on a whim to give it a try! I paid and the pilot was ready to take me right then. The pilots were really friendly and chatty which made me feel more at ease. There... More 

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Thank Sophie M
Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my 9 year old went tandem paragliding with instructors Tim & George. They were awesome and made our unique experience wonderful. From registration to checking in to gliding this is one unforgettable experience.Thanks for making our visit to New Zealand extraordinary!!

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Thank ManjuEeshan
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a first time paraglider this was an awesome experience. I had no intention of paragliding this day, but then when I saw the nice weather I thought why not. Very very helpful and friendly instructors, the ones I met were both French actually and now locals in Queenstown. The paragliding itself is very relaxing and suitable for almost anyone.... More 

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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pilots were friendly and encouraging. Tour was $219 which I thought was reasonable. There is a big, steep walk to the take off site which they don't tell you (maybe so as not to scare us off!) The pilots walked us up and encouraged us to rest as often as we needed on the way up. The take off... More 

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Thank Dani F
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son saw this on our arrival and wanted to do it. The staff were great. He flew with Thomas but we interacted with several other people at Gforce and were very impressed with their experience and friendliness. The trip looked thrilling and the landing was very soft.

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Thank Seth M
Wollongong, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to call before the gondola, finally called 30 mins before hand told it was ok. Paid $33 only to get up and and they cancelled the whole day. No refund on the gondola, apprently cancellations are common because of wind conditions during winter. Dont bother with GFORCE they have very little management and extremely bad communication.

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Thank Austin T
GavinQT, Owner at Gforce Paragliding, responded to this review

Hi Austin. Paragliding is an extremely weather dependant activity and the weather conditions are obviously beyond our control. We are constantly appraising the weather to ensure both the safety and the quality of the experience we provide. Unfortunately, the forecast is not always correct and weather conditions in the mountains can change rapidly. While I understand that people are disappointed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time! I'm scared of heights and this was just beautiful! I was so close to tears! Happy tears of course! The whole thing felt like a dream! So happy I have had this experience! Thank you Clem for being Amazing!

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Thank Peta_lucas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

GForce paragliding was a great experience. I was a bit nervous at first but my pilot talked me through it and made sure we gently floated instead of doing the fast acrobatic turns that he wanted to do. Make sure you tuck some cash in your pocket to purchase the photos and videos too. Worth it! We also got discount... More 

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Thank Mary R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great afternoon session with Brady, he went out of his way to make the paragliding experience as fun and memorable as possible. If anyone wants to try paragliding go To GFORCE the view is absolutely amazing of Queenstown and you will be glad you did it like myself!!

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Thank Emma S
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Paragliding was amazing beyond words. I've been skydiving before in Hawaii, and I would say this beats that experience. The scenery in Queenstown is unreal, so it's even better soaring in the sky! They also include a ticket back up the gondola after you're done paragliding to the ground so that you can continue to enjoy the view even after... More 

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