We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

U-Fly Wanaka

#12 of 49 Tours in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 8 Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airfield, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number: +6434434005
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

2 in 1 incredible scenic flight plus your fun chance to fly a plane. Show...

2 in 1 incredible scenic flight plus your fun chance to fly a plane. Show up, get in and fly! Sit back and enjoy a truly superb personalised scenic flight over the lakes, mountains and glaciers. We use highly reliable training aircraft that have dual controls for the person flying and experienced instructor. Some of our aircraft also have two extra seats in the back for you to bring along friends and family for the ride.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 128 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A Must do for anyone's bucket list!!

My partner arranged this trip for me back in March for my 30th but I've only just set up on trip advisor so backdating a little!!! Flying a plane! What a once in a lifetime (for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carly H
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Wanaka

Add Photo Write a Review

128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 123: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner arranged this trip for me back in March for my 30th but I've only just set up on trip advisor so backdating a little!!! Flying a plane! What a once in a lifetime (for most of us) incredible experience! Defiantly one of the best activities I've done in NZ!! The staff were great too. Super friendly but very... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carly H
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This was one of the most thrilling and fun activity in New Zealand. Not only I got the chance to be on a private plane ride overlooking the beauty of Wanaka, I got to fly it on my own, with a supervision of a certified pilot of course. I was basically in control of the plane right from the start,... More 

Helpful?
Thank JohnAri
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This was one of my favorite experiences in NZ during my vacation. Great location to fly, friendly staff and reasonable charges. I will be back Mr. Krippener!

Helpful?
Thank Ranjan W
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Want to see the Wanaka lake and river from the top? It’s amazing. And you can bring your friend or family with you for free so both of you can enjoy the beautiful views with less cost. 教练人非常好,讲解生动,英语不好也不用担心,都是很基本的交流,很容易哒。:)

Helpful?
Thank gao_ying
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

we went wanaka and wanted to fly a actual plane , we had wonderful experiace of flying a actual plane with this company . my instructor was very good he actually gave me full knowledge of flying a plane . our total flight was for 20 minutes , we could see very beautiful wanaka lake from my plane , this... More 

Helpful?
Thank MUKESH61
Kylie W, Manager at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for the review - you did a fine job as a pilot! See you for your 2nd lesson : ) More 

St. Davids, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Brilliant experience and fabulous close-up views of the glaciers. Wonderful colours in the lakes below too. The people at U-fly were very relaxed and friendly and it felt very safe and without pressure taking control of an aircraft for the first time! Our pilot was happy for me to take us in the directions we were interested in and spend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris S
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

For $435 (or cheaper if you have a discount coupon) you fly a plane for 50 mins (cheaper 20min and 30 min flights available). The experienced pilot (Alyce in our case, who is excellent) does the take-off and landing, but you do most of the steering in the air. I have zero flying experience or knowledge but that was not... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank raypierce
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

What a great experience to not only take in the beautiful sites around Wanaka but also have the chance to do some flying. Elise is a very safe, competent pilot and did a great job showing us around. She was patient with both my flying and the kids in the back. Elise was more then happy to coordinate the trip... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jonathan K
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Went for my first ever flying lesson last week with Kylie - wow! If you have ever thought about going for a flying lesson or even a scenic flight U-Fly in Wanaka is the place to do it - fabulous scenery of the mountains, town, lake and a wonderful instructor. Kylie is confident, knowledgeable and calm making you feel totally... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank KristyO2302
London
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

I have a UK private pilot's licence and wanted the chance to fly in NZ. The guys gave me an hour long introduction to mountain and valley flying. Truly incredible flying that far exceeded my expectations! Great, friendly, helpful team - thank you!

Helpful?
1 Thank Modbridge

Travelers who viewed U-Fly Wanaka also viewed

 

Been to U-Fly Wanaka? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from U-Fly Wanaka staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?