BIG MOUNTAIN TANDEM
$189/$199 with pickup from Wanaka. Flying 365 days a year subject to weather.
THE BIG MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE
High above the valley you’ll put on harness, helmet and gloves, your pilot gives a comprehensive briefing and after some double safety checks you’ll simply walk, jog, run…and you’re airborne. Relax back in the comfortable harness, it’s smooth, quiet… pure flying! Cruise along the valley walls and right beside two massive waterfalls. Choose a gentle descent or wingovers and spirals to land softly down next to your car.
FLIGHT AND TRIP DURATION
You’ll be airborne for 15-25 minutes depending on conditions and your choice of descent method.The entire trip takes 2 hours from Wanaka back to Wanaka or 1 hour from Treble Cone.
Bring a camera along and get some great shots of your feet looking down on the waterfalls. Or your pilot can take unique photos in-flight using a remote controlled camera on an extending boom, this is an $55 optional extra recorded on a 4GB SD card you get to keep.
Wanaka Paragliding is NZ’s Highest Tandem Flight at Treble Cone Launch Altitude 1100m or 800metres (2400ft) from takeoff to landing in the Matukituki Valley. Big is Best when you're choosing where to fly.
- $189 meeting at Treble Cone or
- $199 with pickup from Wanaka in our Licenced Van.
VISA or Mastercard welcome.
To meet us at the Landing Zone, pickup a copy of the free Wanaka Map and follow the directions to Treble Cone Ski Area, an easy and very scenic 19km drive along Mt Aspiring Road, past Glendhu Bay and into the Matukituki Valley. Look for the spectacular Twin Falls on your left and turn in through the Treble Cone Ski Area gate. We'll meet you here and transfer up to take off in our 4WD van. If one of your non-flying friends would like to come up to take off instead of watching you land we charge $5 to ride up and down.
From Wanaka 9am and approximately every two hours. We can pick you up and drop you back at your accommodation, allow 2 hours for the entire trip which costs $199.
WHEN TO FLY
Morning Flights are often more reliable but we often fly well into the evening. Ring and we can check the forecast. Tandem Paragliding is available all year around.
AFTER YOUR FLIGHT
From Treble Cone you may want to carry on and explore the valleys great walks, extensive rock climbing and world class fishing. canyoning and jet boating is available in summer and in winter Treble Cone has superb skiing and snowboarding. The Mt Aspiring National Park is just half an hour down the road and you make like to combine your tandem flight with a short hike.
Bring along a camera or have your pilot take in-flight photos for you, sunscreen is a good idea.
Wear sturdy footwear, hiking boots are perfect if you have them but running shoes are fine, slip on shoes or sandals are not a good option.
Some layers of comfortable outdoor clothing a fleece and windproof are ideal , we supply the rest including lightweight gloves in summer and thicker fleece gloves in winter.
Bring sunglasses if it is a sunny day, prescription glasses or contact lens are fine to wear on your flight.
Maximum passenger weight is 100 kg. Minimum is 35 kg. You are weighed before flying.
Before flying please check your pockets for keys, wallets or small change that could drop and injure some one below.