• How to make your New Zealand Holiday ‘Fly’

How to make your New Zealand Holiday ‘Fly’


New Zealand is a land of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and endless adventure. And if you are looking for a place to experience the ultimate thrill, look no further than Queenstown, the adrenaline capital of Aotearoa. Whether you’re a seasoned thrill-seeker or a curious traveler who wants to step out of your comfort zone, Queenstown has something for you.  

From skydiving to ziplining, from indoor skydiving to Flite boarding, Queenstown offers a range of different flying activities that will make your heart race and your spirit soar. In this guide, let us introduce you to some of the best air adventures in Queenstown and help you make your holiday fly. 

iFLY Queenstown: Indoor Skydiving 

Make your dream of flying a reality with iFLY in Queenstown. You’ll literally be blown away as you experience the sensation of freefall, floating on a smooth cushion of air. With no parachute or a plane to jump out of, indoor skydiving will make you feel as free as a bird. 

iFLY Queenstown is the first and only indoor skydiving facility in New Zealand, and one of the most advanced in the world. It uses a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel that creates a powerful airflow that supports your body in mid-air. You don’t need any previous experience or skills to enjoy this exhilarating activity. All you need is a sense of adventure and a willingness to try something new. 

You’ll start with a short training session, followed by two, four (or more!) flights of 60 seconds each, with each pair of flights equivalent to three skydives from 12,000 feet (about half the height of Mount Everest).  

It’s a perfect activity for families, friends, couples, or solo travelers who want to have some fun and challenge themselves. It is also a great way to celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, or team-building event. Just a few minutes from the town centre, don’t miss this opportunity to fly like a superhero and feel the rush of indoor skydiving with iFLY Queenstown. 

Flite School Queenstown 

Imagine hovering above Lake Wakatipu, with the Remarkables mountain range as your backdrop, feeling weightless and free as you fly across the water. Now picture the sensation of carving fresh powder on a snowboard, but with the freedom to ride any day of the year! 

Flite School Queenstown offers Fliteboard eFoil lessons and guided tours on the lake, an experience not offered anywhere else in New Zealand. Whether you’re an absolute newbie or have kiteboarded or snowboarded in the past, your instructor will get you up to speed on your electric hydrofoil in no time. Gliding across the water with no waves or wind to hold you back? Now that’s one for the bucket list. 

Glenorchy Air 

Glenorchy Air is a trusted and reputable scenic flight company that has been operating for over 30 years. They offer a range of flights that showcase the best of New Zealand’s natural wonders, from the majestic fiords and glaciers of Milford Sound and Mt. Cook to the rugged peaks and valleys of Mt. Aspiring and Stewart Island. You’ll also get to see the famous locations from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, such as Isengard, Lothlorien, and the Misty Mountains. The most scenic window seat you’ll ever have! 

Glenorchy Air

Ziptrek Ecotours 

Ziptrek Ecotours is a fun and eco-friendly zipline adventure that takes you on a journey through the native forest of Queenstown. You’ll get to experience the thrill of flying from tree to tree, while enjoying the spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. You’ll also get to learn about the history, culture, and ecology of the area from your friendly and knowledgeable guides. 

Ziptrek Ecotours 

Sunrise Balloons 

Sunrise Balloons is a family-owned and operated company that has been flying hot air balloons in Queenstown since 1998. It offers a unique and magical way to enjoy the stunning landscape of Queenstown and its surrounds. You’ll get to experience the tranquility and beauty of flying at dawn, while admiring the panoramic views of the Southern Alps, lakes, rivers, and golf courses. You’ll get to share an incredible morning with your friends or family, and can even celebrate your flight with a champagne breakfast in the field where you land. 


Sunrise Balloons Queenstown


These are just some of the amazing flying activities that you can enjoy in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. Whether you want to soar above the clouds, glide over the water, or zip through the trees, Queenstown will help your dream superpower come true. But if you are looking for the ultimate thrill, you can’t go wrong with iFLY Queenstown, the first and only indoor skydiving facility in New Zealand. Book your adventure today and make your New Zealand holiday fly.