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Wanaka Paragliding: BIG Mountain Tandem Paragliding

BIG MOUNTAIN TANDEM $199 Fly year round THE BIG MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCE High over the valley your pilot gives a full briefing and you walk, jog, run into the air. Smooth, quiet, pure flying Cruise right beside two massive waterfalls. Choose a gentle descent or spiral down to ...

BIG MOUNTAIN TANDEM
SITE DETAILS
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.
COST
  • $199 meeting at Treble Cone or
  • $215 with pickup from Wanaka in our Licenced Van.
 
VISA or Mastercard welcome.
 
FOOTWEAR
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.
 
CLOTHING
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.
 
EYEWEAR
bring sunglasses if it is a sunny day, prescription glasses or contact lens are fine to wear on your flight.
 
OTHER
Anything you don't need on the flight can go down to landing in the van and please empty your pockets of keys, wallets or small change that could drop and injure some one below.  

BIG MOUNTAIN TANDEM 
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. 
 
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. 

BIG MOUNTAIN TANDEM 
GETTING THERE
 
Allow 20min to drive from Wanaka. We will confirm the exact meeting time when you book.
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.
 
PICK-UPS
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 $215.
 
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. 
  

 

BIG MOUNTAIN TANDEM 
PHOTOS
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 optional extra on 4GB SD card that is yours to take away.