Photo taken from a tandem flight controlled by Ryan high above the Craigieburn Range in Canterbury


Christchurch Paragliding is certified by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority under Part 115.  We follow strict regulation designed to ensure safety in every aspect of our operation.  Rest easy in the knowledge our equipment is meticulously maintained and controlled, our pilots are talented and experienced and the work behind the scenes has been done in order for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight.   


Fun Facts

  • We are the only tandem paragliding center in Christchurch.  

  • The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.  

  • We fly at one of New Zealand's best coastal soaring sites just 25 min from the center of Christchurch. 

  • A high portion of people who are left-handed are also redheads. 

  • Paragliding is fun.

Need to know


$200 per flight. We aim to stay in the air for 20 - 25 min.  Allow 1 hour for the whole experience.


Minimum 30 kg, maximum 110 kg.  Weight limits will depend on wind strength on the day. You must be taller than 130 cm for safety reasons.


Dress for the conditions and ideally bring a windproof jacket.  We can provide one if necessary.  Sturdy footwear is required.  


We recommend you bring a camera or phone to capture a perspective very few people are lucky enough to see!  It just needs to be secured so it cannot be dropped.  We can provide a selfie stick with tether if you want, free of charge.


We are not agest! Though people under the age of 16 are required to have guardian consent. 


We will contact you on the day of your scheduled flight to confirm if we are flying.  If we cannot fly due to the weather and you cannot or wish not to reschedule, we will provide a full refund.  If you cancel more than 24 hours before your scheduled flight we will provide a full refund.  If you cancel less than 24 hours before your flight we will refund half the cost.  If you do not turn up for your scheduled flight you will not be refunded.


You are required to disclosure any medical conditions when you fill in our wavier of liability contract.  Your condition may not exclude you from flying.  Please inform us in advance if you have any concerns about a condition. 


Ideally you will provide your own transport to and from the flying site.  If this is not possible then we can provide courtesy transport within 30 min drive from site.



Ryan is an adventure aviation sport addict who has been flying parachutes for 15 years.

From wingsuit BASE jumping down some of the gnarliest lines in Europe to paragliding cross-country through the remote back-country of New Zealand, Ryan is a hazard identifying, risk assessing machine with the skills to match!  

Operations Manager

Grey is a true OG of New Zealand paragliding with a record of adventure longer than you could poke a stick at.

With over 20 years in the game Grey has made a life from paragliding and continues to rule the sky to this day. If you are interested in learning to paraglide visit Grey's site here.   

Safety Manager

Anton is a true aviation legend with an incredible knowledge on many things!  Paragliding for 12 years, 16000 hours flying experience as an airline pilot and instructor, skydiver, speedflyer, rock climber, kayaker. Anton knows what is needed in order to stay safe in aviation. 

Oh, did we mention the BASE jumping? 

Christchurch, New Zealand | chchpara@gmail.com | Phone: 0220 457 254