Fly A Plane - our 30 minute flight option

  • $270.00 per person.
  • Allow one hour
  • 30 minutes flying
  • Distance 80km

Our Route: The 30 minute flight lesson combines a flight experience with stunning views over Lake Wanaka, and the islands that have been shaped by glaciers in the last ice age. Our flightpath heads out to the mouth of the Matukituki Valley – the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park then on to include Lake Wanaka's four islands, several of which are sanctuary’s for endangered flightless birds.

Views extend to the top of Lake Wanaka and wild Lake Hawea. This abundance of fresh water is a paradise for watersport lovers in the summer and is the start of the Clutha hydro-electric scheme. Before landing back at Wanaka Airport, the large pivot irrigators can be seen leaving outer worldly rings in the countryside below.

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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