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Glacier Ridge Scenic Trial Flight - 60 Minutes

Glacier Ridge Scenic Trial Flight - 60 Minutes


  • Unforgettable hands-on taste of flying a plane
  • Fly up the Matukituki Valley over glistening glaciers

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

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


Individuals must be under 125kg. Customers who have medical conditions that will likely be affected by the flight are not allowed to participate in this experience. You can take a maximum of 2 extra passengers on board subject to weight limitations.


  • Individuals must be strictly under 125kg
  • Suitable for all ages


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience


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

Dress Code

Sunglasses are recommended.

This experience takes place at Wanaka Airport.

For 1 person
60 minutes
$668 each
$668 each
$668 each

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