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Paragliding Over Queenstown New Zealand

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We caught the Skyline Gondola just a 5 minute walk from central Queenstown to the top of the mountain overlooking the city.  G-Force Paragliding is the only Paragliding company allowed to soar over Queenstown from the top of the Gondola. They are easy to find and with the cost of your ticket, your trip up the Gondola is free. Just going up the gondola is a great tip on it’s own, so you get two adventures in one!

I met my guide Peter and felt instantly at ease. He is a friendly man from Switzerland who runs his own paragliding business there during the summer.  He comes to New Zealand during the off season to take flight. It wasn’t long before we were harnessed up and ready to go. I was a little nervous about running and jumping off of the cliff, but the amazing thing about paragliding is that you don’t do any free fall whatsoever. Once the wind catches the parachute you are already gaining altitude.

It was exhilarating.

We floated over the top of the mountain waving at tourists hanging out at the Skyline Restaurant terrace. We sailed close enough to yell out a hello.  We then went on to whiz over the tops of trees and over the luge track below.

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Written by  Dave and Deb.

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