- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Gliding is a unique activity in a natural environment. From the front seat you have an incredible view and see everything. It's very quiet. With the duplicate controls you can practice flying the glider under the supervision of your instructor.
On this flight your instructor will find atmospheric energy to power the glider deep into the Southern Alps. Its soaring magic. In suitable conditions you may soar like an Eagle to to Mount Cook at back!
Omarama is Gliding Mecca. Some of the world's greatest glider flights have been made from here. World Records include the longest flight (2,500 km), the highest flight (38,000 feet) and the fastest flight (255 kph over 500 km).
Glide Omarama operates a fleet of 11 gliders from a purpose-built airfield and is NZ's only professional gliding school. Internationally renowned, Glide Omarama trains pilots from all over the world. They are real experts and enthusiasts at what they do!
Nowhere in the world can you experience a glider flight like this!
- A Certificate of Achievement
- A thorough pre-briefing
- Passengers over 110 kg
- Children under 12 years
31 Airport Rd, 31 Airport Rd, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
6/6/2019 - 6/6/2021
|Monday:||09:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||09:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||09:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Thursday:||09:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Friday:||09:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Saturday:||09:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
|Sunday:||09:30 AM - 06:00 PM|
Returns to original departure point
Great scenery, optimum soaring conditions, hands-on instruction and the possibility to fly over Mount Cook. Even if you dont reach all the way over Mt Cook you will get close and have a lot of fun trying!
Discover why so many become addicted to the sport of soaring!
When conditions permit these flights may reach Mount Cook in the north, a favorite destination, or Mount Aspiring in the west or the Pacific Ocean to the south.
If the wind blows strong you can truly enjoy “New Zealand from Above” by surfing to over 20,000 ft above sea level in the gigantic atmospheric waves for which Omarama is famous.
These long flights are between 2 and 2.5 hours in the air and are dependent on suitable soaring conditions. We will advise you the day before or certainly on the day, if prevailing conditions make long flights worth attempting.
It is advisable to have had some previous light plane or soaring experience before undertaking this flight.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.