Skytrek Winter Tandem Hang gliding

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Fly like a bird. Enjoy breath-taking views of Glenorchy’s dramatic snow-capped mountains, crystal clear rivers and lakes and pristine national parks. This scenery has provided an inspirational backdrop for feature films such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Wolverine

At Skytrek we use the latest tandem aero-towing techniques to provide the safest, most enjoyable experience possible. Tandem hang gliders are built for two and operated by an experienced pilot. The tandem hang glider is towed into the air by a specially designed tow-plane called a ‘tug’. Unlike hill launching, aero-towing allows us to take you as high as you want and release you anywhere.

Skytrek and Tasman Sky Adventures have joined forces to create the trip. Both are certified by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority as adventure aviation operators. Skytrek pioneered tandem hang gliding in New Zealand, having been in operation in Queenstown for over 20 years.

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  • Other Facilities: Basic toilet facilities are available at the Glenorchy airstrip


Flight Time: Between 20 – 30 minutes. Queenstown Departure Times: May to June - 9 am, 1 pm. July to September - 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm. Trip Duration: Allow 2-4 hours.

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