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Winter Skytrek Paragliding & Hang Gliding
From $349.66

Skytrek has been operating since 2011 and is renowned to be one of the best adventure activities in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Skytrek takes flights year round, offering the most stunning 360 degree view of Queenstown and its surrounding mountain ranges. Skytrek offers a variety of products ranging from Summer Hang gliding and both summer and winter paragliding, letting you enjoy an unforgettable life experience that can be enjoyed all year round.

If you’re wondering how paragliding feels, the only way to describe it is an overwhelming adrenaline rush mixed with unparalleled calmness. Imagine insane views of Queenstown’s mountain peaks but from 5500ft. The real question people ask though is whether they should do Paragliding or Hang Gliding. We say try out both!

The main difference between paragliding and hang gliding is the flight position. With paragliding you are sitting in an upright position, like you would see at the end of a skydive, however you are in a seated position. Hang gliding is different because you are laying in a horizontal position ( very similar to superman). Paragliding offers an experience with a canopy again similar to a skydiving or kite canopy, however a hang gliding experience has a triangle metal frame to keep the glider stable and is in a fixed position changing direction from the momentum of the pilot as opposed to the strings and pulley system of paragliding.

Both paragliding and hang gliding are incredible experiences and there is no about in our minds that the team at Skytrek will give you a fulfilling experience soaring through the air.

Trip Intinerary

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Let the Skytrek courtesy shuttle pick you up from town and drive you to one of our launch areas ranging from 3800 feet to 5500 feet high. The highest commercial take-off in New Zealand.
The Skytrek shuttle bus will pick you up from your pre-chosen pick up location at the time specified.
On route to your take off destination, you will meet your pilot and get familiar with how the flight will plan out and what you can expect from your flight.
As you take the 20 minute drive to the top of coronet peak your pilot will talk you through the basics of take off, in flight and landing procedures.
After getting your harness and equipment ready You are now ready for take off…
Your pilot will initiate the steps to become airborne so you can start to embrace the stunning views over coronet peak and take in Queenstown’s beautiful surroundings.
During your flight, you will feel completely safe as the Skytrek pilots are highly experienced and they will ensure your flight is unforgettable!
Once you have completed your flight, Skytrek will pick you up from the landing zone at the bottom of coronet peak in the Skytrek shuttle bus and you will begin your transfer back to your original pick up location.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Certified Tandem Pilot
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • 3800ft or 5500ft Jump

Not Included

  • Skydiving
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

What to bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Suitable Footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and Jackets Can Be Provided Upon Request

Pick Ups & Departures

Pickups available from and back to the designated area in Queenstown.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Age and Weight limitations:
Maximum limit of 120kg for Paragliding
100kg for Hang gliding.
Skytrek has flown passengers aged 4 to 90. Passengers aged 16 or under require parents’ or guardians’ permission.

Cancellations and Refunds
If the flight is cancelled by Skytrek due to weather conditions the flight can be transferred to another date or a full refund can be given.

There is no refund given on cancelations under 24 hours of departure if the customer cancels the flight. If you are late for departure and miss check-in there will be no refund given.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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