20-110 kg. No experience needed
Kids (16 years and younger): $250
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Our flights can relax, inspire, and thrill all in one flight!
Feel free to choose a site or let the winds decide for you. We have a few incedible sites which offer a wide range of stunning views across the Pacific Ocean, Port Hills, and the city of Christchurch. Each site offers something different.
Taylor's is the premier flying site in Christchurch and one of the best coastal flying sites in Aotearoa. Our takeoff site is only 10 minutes drive from both quirky Lyttelton and the beautiful Sumner Village - great places to explore, shop or grab a coffee after your flight. We fly on the sea breeze which means when 'its on' we can continually stay in the air and explore the beautiful coast line around Taylor's Mistake bay and Scarborough Cliffs.
Barnett offers a long cruisy cross-country flight from the top of Mt Pleasant, the highest point on the Port Hills, down the valley to Moncks Bay. At a distance of 2.7 km it's one of the longest flights in town. Light thermals can sometimes be felt popping off to give you a taste of what cross-country paragliding is all about.
An awesome cross country flight only 10 min out of Little River township. You may have done the road to Akaroa a few times before but you probably haven't seen it from this angle before! Nice views of the surrounding hills and Lake Forsyth.
The tandem operation of Christchurch Paragliding is certified by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority under Part 115. We follow strict regulations designed to ensure safety in every aspect of our operation. Rest easy in the knowledge our equipment is well maintained, our pilots are talented and experienced and the work behind the scenes has been done in order for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight. With this said, a waiver of liability must be signed before flying.
Weight, Height & Age
- 20 to 110 kg, though weight limits will depend on the wind strength on the day.
- You must be taller than 130 cm for safety reasons.
- No age limits, though people under the age of 16 are required to have guardian consent.
Depending on the wind, we fly anywhere between 10 - 30 min. Allow 1 hour for the whole experience.
Photos & Video
All flights include photos and video. We aim to capture a good range of high quality photos and around 2 min of raw video footage; enough to edit into a stunning 30 sec clip to show your family and friends.
What to bring
Dress for the conditions and ideally bring a windproof jacket. We can provide one if necessary. Sturdy footwear is required.
Paragliding is very weather dependent. Please be patient as we will only fly in the right conditions. Parawaiting is a thing.
Wind is a tricky one to forecast. Generally we have a fair idea what it'll be like 2-3 days out. We will contact you then with a planned day and time and then confirm 1 hour before your flight that all is good (or not).
You are required to disclose any medical conditions when you fill in our wavier of liability contract. Your condition may not exclude you from flying. Please inform us in advance if you have any concerns about a condition.
We are all inclusive!
We are proud to partner with the team at Making Trax to help make adventure tourism accessible to everyone. We have a specially designed flight chair which enables people of all mobility to experience the joy of flight. Due to the extra weight of the chair though, this does limit participants to a maximum weight of 85 kg.