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River Valley Scenic Trial Flight - 30 Min - U-Fly Wanaka

Put yourself in the Pilots seat on our scenic trial flight.

Highlights

  • No experience necessary - you FLY the plane!
  • 100% safety record after decades of flying and flight training
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery over Lake Wanaka and the Matukituki Valley
  • Experience the thrill of flying with our certified instructors

Enjoy the unforgettable experience of flying a plane - with no experience necessary!

Our certified instructor pilot will take care of the take-off and landing, letting you safely take control of the plane during the flight.

Enjoy stunning views over Lake Wakana, Lake Hawea, the Matukituki Valley and surrounding National Park as you fly high above.

Bring up to two friends or family members as passengers to enjoy the ride - available through checkout - $39.00 pp.

We have a 100% safety record after decades of flying and flight training in our aircraft which is equipped with dual control for your peace of mind.

Book now for the experience of a lifetime!

Per person $259.00

What's included

  • 30 minute scenic flight and flying lesson

Duration

  • 30 min flight time

Location

  • 8 Spitfire Lane, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand. Check-in 30 minutes prior to flight time.

Restrictions

  • Max weight: 125KG..

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please allow 1 hour for the whole activity..

Available Bookings from October 21 to October 27

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Julie Findlay from New Zealand wrote on 04 October 2021

a fantastic experience

A lot of fun and very professional, would highly recommend

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kujalk from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2021

Great Experience!

As someone who has never flown a plane before, I had all the feelings of nervousness and excitement prior to flight. However, my pilot, Tommy, made it very comfortable from take-off to landing. He explained everything carefully and I felt very safe while in the air. To top it off, the scenery was absolutely stunning and made the experience even more memorable. Thanks for a great flight, U-Fly!

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Bradley Dawson from Australia wrote on 01 July 2021

Fantastic view and great instructor

I booked the 30min flight but changed it to the 1hr flight which was well worth the extra. The scenery was stunning and we had Fox Lee as the instructor who was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out many different glaciers and other interesting things. Was allowed to take off, fly and land the plane with Fox Lee taking me through everything. If you have a desire to fly a plane I couldn’t recommend a better place to do a trial. With the $39 for additional passengers it also makes it a great scenic flight for the family.

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From River Valley Scenic Trial Flight - 30 Min - U-Fly Wanaka

Thank you for your comment. It's glad to hear you enjoy the flight! Looking forward to flying with you again captain!

fritzrjm from New Zealand wrote on 01 July 2021

Fantastic Experience

We had an awesome time. It's like being a learner driver in the sky but with an amazing view and scenery. Very much worth it. Highly recommend don't just do the 30 min, do the full hour to the glacier and mt aspiring.

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From River Valley Scenic Trial Flight - 30 Min - U-Fly Wanaka

Thank you for your valuable feedback. That is a really nice photo showing snowy mountains and Matukituki river mouth! On a beautiful day, the 1hr glacier ridge flight you will fly the plane yourself all the way to Mt Aspiring and explore the incredible scenery over the glacier!

ripekas from New Zealand wrote on 27 June 2021

Flying experience

It was awesome. Now my husband wants to get his plane license all thanks too the awesome instructor. Who did an awesome job!!!

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From River Valley Scenic Trial Flight - 30 Min - U-Fly Wanaka

Thank you for your valuable feedback. It's good to have a license as New Zealand is absolutely a slice of paradise for flying. Please do not hesitate to give us a call if your husband decides to get a license. We offer personalized, flexible training packages to guide you through every step of the learning journey to obtain your private pilot license (PPL) or commercial pilot license (CPL) in the time frame you choose.

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