Fly A Plane - 50 minute Flight – fly into the heart of the Southern Alps where it will feel like the glaciers are within your grasp.

  • $450.00 per flight
  • Allow 1½ hours
  • 60 minutes flying
  • Distance 135km

Our Route: After a pilot briefing we take off and climb up to 3500 meters above the ground heading west up the majestic Matukituki valley & into the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park. Passing by picturesque Glendhu Bay area, Rocky Mountain, the ski area of Treble Cone and into Mount Aspiring National Park. we can then view the glaciers in their true glistening glory. You will be flying through a magical alpine wonderland that is only seen by a very privileged few.

Our turn around point is right under Mount Aspiring where we can see waterfalls cascading down and we are literally at the heart of the Southern Alps. We then fly low level down the Matukituki River following the braided river to the clear blue of Lake Wanaka. On the homeward leg we fly over Mou Wahu Island with a local legend to be learned as we pass by.

Your chance to fly a plane with U-Fly

Our experienced pilot will encourage and assist you to fly the plane. Be warned, flying is rewarding and fun and can be addictive!

The photographic opportunities are abundant in the region so your instructor will take the controls from time to time to allow you to shoot some pictures.

Once in the air, you will be able to climb, descend, and do some turns together with our instructor, and then it is your turn . You don’t need more than a few minutes to learn to fly this bird.

The aircraft on offer are safe & easy to fly. The fleet consists of: Cessna 172 (4 seater), Cessna 152 taildragger aerobat (2 seater), Robin HR200 (2 seater), and a modern Light Sport Aircraft.

Just wear your normal clothing, footwear and sunglasses - it is not cold up there. But don't forget your camera.

An unforgettable day for locals and visitors alike and we won’t be surprised to see you back again for your next flight lesson with U-FLY Wanaka.

"This is a must do when visiting New Zealand - the U-Fly staff are so helpful and obliging - nothing is a trouble + the opportunity to fly a plane yourself is sensational."

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