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Coronet Peak: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

    1. Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

    Enjoy a thrilling day out with the most experienced paragliding team in New Zealand.  At 1,100 vertical meters, it is the highest of the flying sites in New Zealand, more than twice the height of the Gondola in Queenstown. This flight option, the instructional paraglide, is for those that want to learn more about paragliding and actually want to have a go at steering a glider under the guidance of a highly experienced pilot (conditions permitting).  If you choose the option to meet the team at Coronet Peak, an optional free transfer will be provided from downtown Queenstown up to the Coronet Peak ski field. Your pilot will lead a safety briefing with you and then after a short practice, you will be away flying with your highly qualified pilot. Enjoy amazing views of the whole Wakatipu area.

    Fantastic experience. Instructor was helping in building my confidence and guiding me through the process. The feeling of flying in the sky the first time is priceless and memorable. Truly thankful.

  • Queenstown: Summer Tandem Paragliding

    2. Queenstown: Summer Tandem Paragliding

    There’s no better place to try paragliding than from Coronet peak, the highest of all the flying sites in Queenstown. This take-off gives thrill-seekers the opportunity to experience more spins and turns in the air, but a gentle flight is also possible from this spot. This friendly and highly qualified team is led by Angus Tapper, a 4-time New Zealand Paragliding Champion and runner-up in the 2010 National Hang Gliding championships. He has over 30 years of aviation experience. After a short drive up to the ski field, you’ll be teamed up with your highly experienced pilot. He’ll do a safety briefing with you followed by a short practice. Soon, you and your pilot will be flying away. Once up in the air, you’ll have amazing views of the whole Wakatipu area. There’s nothing better than seeing the spectacular Queenstown region from the air. Once you’re done, a courtesy van will pick you u...

    The entire experience went very smoothly. We were picked up from queenstown after each person was weighed on a scale and assigned with pilots. The view at the starting point is also quite nice. The pilots were friendly and very encouraging. Jan was a great pilot, explained clearly each step and gave me a sense of security during the flight.

  • Panoramic View Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

    3. Panoramic View Helicopter Flight with Alpine Landing

    See how glaciers and the movement of the earth’s crust formed New Zealand's unique mountains and valleys over thousands of years–from the sky! Swoop low over mountain valleys and high above meandering rivers. Plenty of evidence also remains of the rich gold mining history left by Europeans and Chinese gold miners in the late 1800s. Today, many of the local landscapes can be recognized because of their use as film locations. You can even fly over where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed! The pilots regularly work with film production crews and are happy to share plenty of stories of life on the film set. Finally, for the photo opportunity of a lifetime, alight on a mountaintop with panoramic views of the entire range and its lakes and valleys. These highly experienced, well-known local pilots can’t wait to share with you their extensive knowledge and history of the area while show...

    Right for the word go, the staff were superb. Incredible knowledge of the local area, places to go and things to do. During the experience, I proposed to my partner and the pilot got the whole thing on camera. Couldn't have done a better job.

  • Lake Wakatipu Extended 30-Minute Heli Tour & Alpine Landing

    4. Lake Wakatipu Extended 30-Minute Heli Tour & Alpine Landing

    Discover Queenstown from above on an extended scenic 30-minute helicopter flight with an alpine landing. Admire the beauty and diverse landscapes of the Wakatipu Basin as you take to the skys. After pickup from your central Queenstown hotel, enjoy the short drive to the helicopter base at the airport. Check-in and meet the friendly crew who will ensure you make the most of your aerial experience. Climb aboard and take flight, flying past the canyons of the Shotover River, the ski slopes of Coronet Peak, and rural retreats and villages that Queenstowners call home. Land high above Queenstown on a craggy mountain precipice. In winter, stand in snow as you take in the striking views. Your experienced pilot will share local insights and point out points of interest. Tour concludes with the return flight to the helicopter base and transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Coronet Peak

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 389 reviews

Most incredible experience, from getting picked up from the hotel the friendly staff was very informative. I was slightly nervous as i had never been in a helicopter before but the staff and pilot made me feel at ease. The flight it self was very smooth and enjoyable, the pilot (Matt) was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out cool landmarks. Overall very impressed would do it again next time we are back in queenstown.

It was just amazing! My first time paragliding and I loved it! The team was very friendly and the location soo beautiful! You'll fly over the valleys of Coronet peak with a beautiful view on the Arrowtown valley and Lake Wakatipu in the back. Of course the flight is too short ;-) But my partner did his best to meet optimal wind conditions.

Right for the word go, the staff were superb. Incredible knowledge of the local area, places to go and things to do. During the experience, I proposed to my partner and the pilot got the whole thing on camera. Couldn't have done a better job.

The staff were all friendly and very helpful organising the trip. The flight and landing was amazing, highly recommend to everyone visiting queens town

Super professional and punctual team. Makes it safe and leaves only space for fun