About us

Coronet Peak Tandems is the most experienced dual tandem paragliding and hang gliding company at Coronet Peak, Queenstown – in fact within New Zealand.

We have flown more tandems at Coronet Peak than any other company.

Our take off is the highest commercial take off point for Queenstown Paragliding and Hang Gliding activities.

Coronet Peak Tandems offers you Paragliding and Hang Gliding in Queenstown. The choice is yours!

If you are very adventurous try our Paragliding and Hang Gliding Combo!

Fly with the Champion!
Chief pilot and owner of Coronet Peak TandemsThe pilot team is fronted by Angus Tapper, owner and chief pilot of Coronet Peak Tandems.
He has been 4 times New Zealand Champion, Runner-up New Zealand Hang Gliding Champs 2010 and placed 8th in the World 2001.
He also has over 30 years experience in the aviation industry.


Let me introduce you to the 2018/2019 Coronet Peak Tandems Paragliding and Hang gliding team:

If you are ready to book your Queenstown flying experience?

Book now your Paragliding or Hang gliding adventure

Inside NZ call 0800 46 7325 (0800 GO PEAK)
or 021 826336 (021 TANDEM)
From overseas call +64 21 826336


Here is what others have to say about us:      What others have to say about Coronet Peak Tandems

02/01/19 – Fiona M
Hi Gitti,

I just want to say a huge thank you for arranging the flights for the LS group on Sat 29th you were awesome. The kids loved it and the youngest one landed and said – “Can we do it again tomorrow?” So please pass our gratitude to your team and we will be back.

16/11/18 – Harvey G
Hi Tandem Hang Gliding!!
I had a hang gliding experience today in the morning and I just wanted to email to say it was brilliant. I loved every minute!!! The instructor was so lovely and so patient (I was very nervous!!). My instructor was the young gentleman from the States. Please could you pass on my message to him and let him know that I am so grateful for this absolutely fabulous experience!
Thank you.

30/08/18, Carl
A big thanks to Tony and Rene for an awesome day. Still grinning like a school kid and seriously considering taking up this activity ourselves, very addictive soaring like a bird 😀

01/05/2017, Ellen
I would just like to say that my paragliding experience with Marika on 15th April was fantastic. I was so excited that it was going ahead since my booking was cancelled due to bad weather last year when I was visiting NZ. I can see that she would put anyone at ease.
Thanks, Ellen

24/02/2017, Anne
I had an absolutely brilliant paragliding experience with Istvan a few weeks ago. I was a bit nervous and he completely put me at ease. Jumping off wasn’t’ nearly so scary as I anticipated because of the uplift and the next 10 minutes was amazing. Istvan asked me if I wanted to be a bit more adventurous with the moves and we gave it a brief go but ‘losing my stomach’ was not for me and he was completely respectful of that! Looking forward to the next time and I didn’t expect that!!
Thanks, Anne

27/07/2015 – Amanda
I am Amanda. I was a customer playing paragliding this early July.
Big thanks to your help and I had a really good time in Queenstown.😁I edited and the Gopro vedio you took and just want to share with you and Again Thank U sooooo much😇 !!!  I’ve uploaded the vedio on Youtube as below.
Best Regards, Amanda

Maree – 28/06/2015
Amazing! This was my second time paragliding. The view from Coronet Peak during Winter was spectacular and the flight down such a peaceful way to see the sights. Tony was a brilliant pilot who made my birthday so special. He got my friends and the other pilots to sing happy birthday on top of Coronet Peak and recorded it on my video which will be a special memory keepsake for years to come. My video and pictures were so good. Thank you Tony.

Ariane – 11/09/14
Hi Angus,
I just want to thank you again for this great experience! It was amazing and my boyfriend and I we really enjoyed it.
See you soon,
Chelsea – 25/08/14
Hi Angus,
Just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday! That jump was one of the most exciting things I have ever done!! Each pilot was lovely and welcoming, your driver (I am so sorry I have forgotten her name!!) was awesome, so lovely!! Also, I was getting slightly nervous (as I am sure you noticed later on!!) and Keith was chatting to me and made me feel so comfortable and easy. Please thank everyone for a great experience all round!!!
Warm regards, Chelsea

Virginia – 09/07/14
I did a tandem paraglide with Keith a couple of Sundays back. I felt motion sick during the landing (and subsequent bus journey back!) so was a bit useless afterwards and didn’t really thank Keith properly, so I’m emailing to say what a fab time I had. Keith was brilliant and had the perfect attitude – he was really professional, friendly and pragmatic so I felt safe and had no need to be nervous. The whole morning was slick (no waiting about anywhere!) and I’m very grateful to the whole team. Best wishes.

Archimedes – 19/05/2014
Hello hello
I just wanna thank the whole team and espacially tony for a unforgetable day(combo). I just returned to Switzerland 3 days ago and because of you guys I will start my Licence course tomorrow morning to become an Paragliding pilot. 🙂 Thank you for one of the best expirience in New Zealand and keep doing your business in such a professional way.
I will recomend you guys to every one who is looking for a safe, very professional and very friendliy company to have a day full of fun and the feeling of freedom up in the sky:)
Cheers from Switzerland

LeeAnn – 25/03/2014
Thank you so much  – it was a highlight of our trip!

Kay – 25/03/2014
Thank you guys I had a great time it was a blast for an old lady the videos are great recommend totally the combo package Kay

Valmai – 01/01/2014
28 Dec and I had a fabulous experience. With such a great pilot – Pete, I took off from the Coronet site. My Grandson Trent & my daughter Hilary were there to see me off and then down to the landing field to join the other relatives awaiting my landing. I was the last & the only “senior” – I’m 76 !! They said that I had the smoothest landin !! The voucher was a gift from grandson Wade in London & Trent in Chch. Now I have the record to enjoy & maybe encourage other “seniors” to have a go !!

Craig – 19/11/2013
Hi Gitti
Just wanted to let you know that I booked my tandem paragliding flight  at the Tourist Information Office whilst in Queenstown last week. Got to fly with Omar who was just great (ask him about the little pony that flew with me J). For someone as scared of heights as I am, this was a sensational experience and I can highly recommend others with a fear of heights to give it a go.Thanks so much, this was a highlight of my Queenstown trip.
Regards, Craig

May – 14/11/2013
Hi Keith,
Thank you so much for making my very first tandem paragliding adventure a wonderful and memorable experience.  I can’t explain the feeling of being in the air… but to sum it all up it was simply awesome and breathtaking!  You could probably sense that I was a little nervous at the thought of running off a cliff but it all disappeared under your professional care and guidance, thanks to the years of experience behind you.  This is the next best thing to flying.
The pictures and video recording were superb.  You did a good job of that too, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I hope to do this adventure again in future.  Liked the smiley face on the lawn!!

Blake – 26/07/2013
We had a blast and thanks to all of you guys for the experience.

Mireya – 12/07/2013
Again I want to thank you for an awesome paragliding experience! The pictures and the video were fantastic! A few of my friends have commented on the photos as they are in awe of the whole experience. Will most definitely do it again! (Thanks to David & Angus too;)
Thanks, Mireya

Tushar – 18/06/2013
Thank you Coronet Peak Tandems!! We ( my wife and me)  had a great time paragliding with you in May. This was our first time at paragliding and we had FUN. We still don’t get tired of watching the video and photographs. Drop an Email if anyone is visiting India from the team.

Jade – 10/05/2013
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the great hang glides! Angus, Anders, Anja and team – you create a great experience, door to door. Loved the flying so much I am booking in for lessons here in Sydney.

Lesley – 16/04/2013
Hello Keith
I’m Lesley, form China. I played paragliding on 12th of April. The photos and videos are very beautiful. Thanks very much!

Shauna S – 09/04/2013
What a wonderful experience with fantastic views of the sun and mountains! There’s not much I can think of for future improvement. You all do a terrific job – thank you!

Joe M – 20-Jan-2013
Absolutely AMAZING!! Probably the best activity I did in New Zealand, I just wish I could have spent the whole day up with the birds! Great instructors and a wonderful experience.

Francisco F – Chief Concierge Millbrook Resort – 18/02/2013
Thanks Team,The four guests we had with you guys the other day had a fantastic time! Thanks for looking after our guests.
Thanks a million, Fran

Sue H – 11/02/2013
Hi Keith,
You probably won’t remember me what with all the people you take up but I’ve just managed to look at the photos you took of our journey in the air.  They are really good and I will be happy to show them to my friends. Thanks for taking so many.  The scenery is breathtaking. I was too busy enjoying the ride to take in everything  around me. Again thanks for the photos, Sue H

Noosa Van Lines – 20/09/2012
Thanks guys from the Noosa Van Lines team. Have just finished collating our movies from our three flights on 30 August. What an experience!!!! One to be remembered forever (and hopefully repeated again). Thanks to all your team.

Lisa Edwards – 5th August 2012
Hey Omar! Thanks for the ride. It was one of the best things I did in beautiful NZ. 🙂

David M – 2012/7/27
Kia Ora Omar,
I just watched the video that you took of our flight on Thursday.It was FANTASTIC and the photos were the same. Thanks to you and Angus and the whole lot of you guys for such a great time.
Cheers, David M

Kelly Simpson – April 03 2012
Thanks for a great flight!

Hilde Weinberg – March 26, 2012
Hi Angus,
I want to thank you very much for the great hang gliding experience. It was a brilliant experience and I can definitely recommend it to anyone!
Kind regards,
Hilde Weinberg

Vera Duane – Thursday, March 08, 2012
Hi Angus,
Please thank Mark for me. The tandem hang glide was fantastic and Mark very patient and professional.
Regards to you both,
Vera Duane.

Diane Weinstein – Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Subject: wonderful flight
Hello dear people,
Wanted to let you know i had a great time in the air and wanna thank you for the wonderful experience.

Frank – 7 Oct 2011
Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding – first time experience for two 65+ year-olds! Awesome – as they say in NZ.

Gregor – 20 Apr 2011
Hanggliding is an amazing experience. The crew is really experienced and takes away any lingering fear you might have.

20 February 2011 19:58
Hi guys,

Just a quick email to thank you (and your colleagues) for taking us “city girls” up in a paraglider on Friday – we absolutely loved it!  I might have whimpered like a guy on death-row (well, just when we did some tricks!), but it’s really given me the appetite to find out more about paragliding and perhaps, find a club in Auckland to join. So I thank you for that!  
Cheers, Louise

Dear Angus,

I just wanted to send you and your crew (especially Augusto) an email to say thank you for taking me out on the tandem paraglide on Sunday. I had a brilliant time and absolutely loved the flight. The views were breathtaking and the flight was so much fun. I felt safe and relaxed the whole time. Augusto was a brilliant pilot. Your crew are all lovely and a great team.
It was great to meet you and thanks once again.
Kind Regards,

26 May 2010 13:26:
Hi Guys,

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for taking us Paragliding on Saturday I had such an amazing time and would love to do it again!
I have referred one of my friends on to you as she will be coming over to Queenstown in a month and I know you will show her an awesome time too J
Thank you again!

February 06, 2010 7:06 PM
Subject: thanks to tandem hanggliding

Thanks to the pilots at tandemhanggliding for our hanggliding experience during January 2010!
Never did the sport before, but we both felt we had a momentous time …. and what a magical view …. great feeling to be flying up with the birds …. feeling the power of the wind …. great choice to have the photo and video footage …. Proof to friends and family back home!
Would certainly recommend this for anyone looking for something more adventurous.
Maybe next time, the weather conditions will favour the paragliding option for me ….
Vicki (Australia)

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6 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hey Joe,
    I want to thank you for an awesome Hang Gliding experience! I had a great time in the air & the music was bonus. Pictures and the video were fantastic!

  2. Despite my wife’s fear of height, we agreed that this is one of our best decision we ever made. The experience is way beyond our expectation. We are very grateful to our friendly, very professional and fun-loving paragliding guides, Istvan and Marika, for creating us a wonderful memories.

    Thank you,
    Amy and Philip (Singapore)

  3. Hello hello
    I just wanna thank the whole team and espacially tony for a unforgetable day(combo). I just returned to Switzerland 3 days ago and because of you guys I will start my Licence course tomorrow morning to become an Paragliding pilot. 🙂 Thank you for one of the best expirience in New Zealand and keep doing your business in such a professional way.
    I will recomend you guys to every one who is looking for a safe, very professional and very friendliy company to have a day full of fun and the feeling of freedom up in the sky:)

    Cheers from Switzerland

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