Lake Wanaka: 20-Minute Scenic Pilot Trial Flight

Lake Wanaka: 20-Minute Scenic Pilot Trial Flight

From US$ 149.82 per person

Pilot a plane and enjoy flying around Lake Wanaka, one of the world’s beautiful destinations. Soar above the picturesque Wanaka town and the stunning and glass-like waters of Glendhu Bay.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 20 minutes
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  • Take in beautiful panoramic views of Lake Wanaka on a scenic trial flight
  • Enjoy a hands-on flying experience with a qualified instructor
  • Learn the basics of flying in a relaxed atmosphere
Full description
Experience the thrill of flying on a trial flight around Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains in a dual-control aircraft. No previous experience is necessary as you will be with an experienced pilot/instructor and can take the controls as much or as little as you like. See stunning views across the mountain range of the Southern Alps out to the West Coast. You’ll then take a sweeping turn over the lake to return to the base at Wanaka airport, skirting past wedge-shaped Mount Iron and the sparkling Clutha River. Learn the basics of flying a plane in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. Everyone can learn to fly whether you’re 10 or 100! With breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Wanaka, the islands, and valleys, you’ll see why this is such a popular global tourist destination.
  • Headset
  • Qualified instructor
  • Pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Look for "U-FLY Wanaka" office to check in. Please arrive 25 minutes before the reserved departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Free cancellation or amendments can be arranged in case of adverse weather.
  • An extra passenger fee of 39 NZD can be paid at reception on the day of the flight.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women who are over 30 weeks.
  • Subject to weight limits.
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Product ID: 395482