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Glacier Ridge Scenic Trial Flight - 60 Minutes

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For 1 person
60 minutes
$239 each
$239 each

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  • Unforgettable hands-on taste of flying a plane
  • Fly up the Matukituki Valley over glistening glaciers
  • Have as much or as little control as you want

Soar 3500 meters up the majestic Matukituki Valley and into the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park during this hour trial lesson. Grip the controls with an instructor by your side and witness a magical alpine wonderland below you, all whilst feeling the thrill of flying a plane.

What's Included?

  • 60 minute scenic trial flight
  • Experienced instructor
  • Briefing

Witness otherworldly sights only seen by a privileged few during this one hour trial flight. A qualified instructor will have dual control of the plane, guiding you through take off, flight and landing, meaning that you'll only have full control when you feel confident, and can pass them the reigns if you're wanting to drink up the scenery a little more. After a safety briefing, you will head west and climb up to 3500 metres up the mind-blowing Matukituki Valley and into the heart of Mount Aspiring National Park. Soar past the stunning Glendhu Bay, Rocky Mountain and Treble Cone ski fields along the way, as well as above a wonderland of shimmering glaciers. You'll make the turn back to base under Mount Aspiring, where magical waterfalls cascade into valleys of pristine beauty. Enjoy the thrill as you fly low level down the Minaret Burn Valley to Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. It's a wonder-filled location to learn to fly!

Session Length

  • Please allow 90 minutes for the total experience. The trial flight is 60 minutes in duration
  • Check-in 30 minutes before departure


Under 125KG. Extra passengers onboard subject to weight limitation.


  • Participants must be under 125kg
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Minimum 2 people required, only 1 can have hands-on experience


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • No cancellation or rescheduling is permitted within 48 hours of the booking date

Numbers on the Day

Maximum 3 customers allowed onboard for each flight subject to weight limitation. Thrid passenger is $39, the fee can be paid to the provider directly on the day.


This experience may be affected by weather. In the event of adverse weather conditions, you will be rescheduled.

Dress Code

Sunglasses are recommended.

This experience takes place in Wanaka.