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River Valley Scenic Trial Flight - 30 Minutes

Wanaka - Show on map
For 1 person
30 minutes
$149 each
$149 each

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  • Unforgettable hands-on taste of flying a plane
  • Take in views of the beautiful Lake Wanaka and its islands
  • Have as much or as little control as you want

Combine your dream of flying a plane with a stunning scenic flight over Lake Wanaka and its islands during this half hour trial flight. Take to the skies with an experienced instructor by your side and feel the thrill of the controls, whilst admiring the natural beauty below you.

What's Included?

  • 30 minute scenic trial flight
  • Experienced instructor

Learn to pilot your own plane whilst enjoying a breathtaking scenic flight over Lake Wanaka and its islands. 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. The flight path heads to the mouth of the Matukituki Valley, the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park then onto Lake Wanaka's four islands shaped by glaciers. Revel in blankets views of both Lake Wanaka and the wild Lake Hawea, characterised from above by surreal circles made by pivot-irrigators. It's a wonder-filled location to learn to fly!

Session Length

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


Price option 1 for a minimum of two people


  • 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 per person, 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 Airport.