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Glacial Ridge Scenic Trial Flight - 1 Hour - U-Fly Wanaka

You get to be the pilot on our scenic trial flight!


  • 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 the Matukituki Valley and Mount Aspiring National Park as you fly high above the glaciers over the magnificent alpine landscape.

On the way back you will be treated to scenic waterfalls and the beautiful turquoise water of Lake Wanaka.

Bring up to two friends or family members as passengers to enjoy the ride - available through checkout - $30pp.

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 $429.00

What's included

  • 1 hour scenic flight and flying lesson


  • 1 hour flight time


  • 8 Spitfire Lane, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand


  • 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.


  • Please allow 1.5 hours for the whole activity.

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Sam from New Zealand wrote on 27 October 2020

What an experience!

Wow! My first time flying a plane- and I loved it. "Co-pilot" Tommy was great- gave me confidence and explained everything clearly, while still providing a great commentary about the amazing scenery we flew over. Being able to take hubby as a passenger was great- we could both enjoy the views. I highly recommend the full one hour flight for the best views of Mount Aspiring, lake Wanaka and the surrounding area.

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We are glad to hear that you enjoy the flight! Thank you so much for flying with us.

jibinb from New Zealand wrote on 17 November 2020

Best combo deal you can have

Scenic flight + Hands on PILOT experience. The pilot and the team are so friendly. Pilot lets you even have a go with the take off and landing as well. Amazing views from the top.

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