• Half A Day Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • No Transfer
  • No Meals Included

Wanaka Flying Adventure

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What to Expect
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Fly over the beautiful mountains and crystal-clear waters of Lake Wanaka on your own Wanaka Flying Adventure!

See some of the finest alpine scenery in the South Island of New Zealand from above with U-Fly. We guarantee this will be one of the highlights of your holiday. You get to have control of the plane and will be accompanied by an experienced and friendly flight instructor throughout the flight. But be warned, flying can be addictive! Once in the air, you'll climb, descend, and do some turns together with your instructor before it is time to take control. You don't need more than a few minutes to learn to fly these safe and easy-to-use planes.

From time to time your instructor may take control so you can snap some photos of the area's amazing landscapes. This is an unforgettable day and you can even share it with your friends and family – up to 2 additional passengers can ride in the back of the plane. Choose from a range of amazing routes showing the different scenery of the region, starting from a 20-minute scenic flight up to a comprehensive 50-minute flying adventure.

Come fly a plane over beautiful Wanaka – book your flight with us today!

Wanaka Highlights 20 Minute Flight (green line on map):

  • Fly over Lake Wanaka township, out over Glendhu Bay and back via Mount Iron and the sparkling Clutha River.

  • Admire the beautiful vastness of Lake Wanaka and her islands.

  • Allow 40 minutes for this tour.

Wanaka Lakes 30 Minute Flight (blue line on map):

  • Experience with stunning views over Lake Wanaka and the islands that have been shaped by glaciers in the last ice age. 

  • The flightpath heads out to the mouth of the Matukituki Valley – the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park then on to include Lake Wanaka's four islands.

  • Views extend to the top of Lake Wanaka and wild Lake Hawea. 

  • Allow 60 minutes for this tour.

Southern Alps 50 Minute Flight (red line on map, change to 60 minute flight from 1 September 2019 ): 

  • Pass by picturesque Glendhu Bay area, Rocky Mountain, the ski area of Treble Cone and into Mount Aspiring National Park. 

  • View the glaciers in their true glistening glory and fly through a magical alpine wonderland that is only seen by a very privileged few.

  • The turnaround point is right under Mount Aspiring where you can see waterfalls cascading down.

  • Allow 80 minutes for this tour.

Flight times:

  • Summer (October to April): 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

  • Winter (May to September): 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • The flight departs on every hour. The time is subject to different seasons.


Assembling arrangement:
  • Meeting point: 8 Spitfire Lane, Wanaka Airfield, Wanaka 9343

  • Please check-in at the meeting point at least 30 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time.

  • This tour does not include hotel transfers. Please make your way to the activity location where free parking is available.

  • This tour is suitable for anyone over 10 years of age. 

  • Infants may join the tour at the operator's discretion.

  • Written consent from a parent or guardian is required for anyone under 18 years of age. 

  • There is no age limit for the additional passengers. 

  • Maximum weight: 135kg

  • Participants must have very good English in order to participate in this activity.

  • Free tea, coffee and Wi-Fi are available prior to the flight.

  • Experienced pilot will encourage and assist you to fly the plane.

  • Flight routes may vary depending on weather conditions.

  • The plane can take up to 2 additional passengers riding in the back. The first passenger can purchase the add-on package and the 2nd passenger should pay $30 NZD on site.

What to bring:

  • Normal clothing

  • Sunglasses

  • Footwear

  • Camera

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the activity.
  • Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 30% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • In the event that the tour is cancelled due to bad weather, you can choose to take part in the tour on another day, or receive a full refund.
  • Q:Can my wife and 9-year-old son sit behind me to watch me flying the plane? Does that cost?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. The plane can take up to 2 additional passengers riding in the back. You can purchase the add-on package for your wife and pay $30 NZD on site for your son. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Cynthia
  • Q:Is it difficult for me to learn to fly the plane? And will I be safe?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. It's not difficult to learn to fly a plane as your experienced instructor will encourage and assist you by your side. From time to time he/she may take control so you don't have to worry about your safety. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Cynthia

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