Pretty much all backpackers do a skydive or a bungy jump when in New Zealand, but an aerobatic flight in Wanaka is just as much of an adrenaline rush and scary (if not scarier)!
Learn to fly an aerobatic plane in Wanaka with a 2 times National Aerobatic Champion with Southern Lakes Learn to Fly. There are many options to choose from and the flight can be tailored whilst in the air to meet your comfort levels: opt for a very basic training flight whilst you sit back and enjoy the views, learn how to control the plane to perform loops and rolls, or ask Ivan to 'scare the hell out of you' and experience some extreme Aerobatics!
The views over Lake Wanaka are absolutely stunning and the lessons you complete actually go towards your 'learn to fly' certification. This experience is fit for those interested in becoming a pilot, to those looking for a fun, scenic view of Wanaka or to those (like myself) searching for a hit of adrenalin.
Trial Flights start from $199 and range through to $399 depending on what you are after. A GoPro DVD can be purchased for just $70.
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Check out the video! I think you can tell I went through many emotions - there was a definite mixture of fear, adrenaline and pure joy (and maybe a little screaming).
Check out our Top 10Things to Do in Wanaka for some more awesome activities and things to do in this stunning part of New Zealand.
Need somewhere to stay? Head to Base Backpackers Wanaka!