Canungra Paragliding and Hang Gliding School - Canungra Sky Sports

Tandem Paragliding

Introductory Flights

Come fly with us and experience for yourself the freedom of Paragliding with an experienced HGFA Instructor (FEI). Let us show you why thousands of people have enjoyed this adventure of free flight.

Tandem Paragliding Instructional Flights are conducted in the Canungra, Beechmont and Mount Tamborine area of the Gold Coast hinterland in South East Queensland Australia.

At Canungra Sky Sports we offer you the instructional tandem paragliding experience of a lifetime, for many people a dream come true.  Picture yourself gracefully gliding above the scenic mountains of Tamborine or Beechmont, feeling a light breeze on your face whilst you and your instructor soar over the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland of Australia.

No experience is necessary, your instructor will show you how to fly and control the paraglider. You will be exposed to the basics of paragliding and learn first hand what it is like to fly like a bird.

Contrary to popular belief it does not involve a leap off a cliff. All you have to do is run a few steps to be airborne. Your instructor can tailor your flight to suit you. Your flight will end after 10 to 20 minutes, depending on weather conditions.

We fly tandem year round on scheduled days. All adventure activities have an element of fear, that´s what makes them exciting. Our Instructors are highly skilled professionals licensed from the Hang Gliding Federatsion of Australia. They have many years experience. We take every precaution to make your flying experience as safe as possible and to give you the best understanding of this great sport.

 

Location

Canungra Sky Sports is in south east Qeensland only a short drives from the Gold Coast and Brisbane. We are situated in the Gold Coast hinterland, 35 km  west of the Gold Coast and 90 km  south of Brisbane.

Canungra is nestled in the middle of the three major tourist destination, and is the gateway to the Gold Coast hinterlandMount TamborineLamington National ParkO'Reilly's Guesthouse and Binna Burra

 

Mt Tamborine and Beachmont are out main sites. The site we fly will depend on the weather conditions at that time.

 

Tandem Flying Sites

Beechmont Launch

Beechmont Launch, known as Rosin's Lookout, over-looks the stunning Numinbah Valley. The area has remained largely undeveloped in recent decades. To the east is the Springbrook plateau. On the eastern side of the valley is the Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park and to the west lies the Lamington Plateau and the Lamington National Park. To the south is the Tweed Valley.

The Launch is adjacent to a peaceful picnic area, with dedicated electric BBQ facilities, toilets and undercover seating area. Open to all pilots, as well as the public, it is often an area families come to enjoy a picnic while watching the hang gliders and paragliders fly above them.

 

Altitude: 1738ft / 530m ASL

Coordinates:  Take off Beechmont -28.1192 S, 153.2010E 530 m ASL.

Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/Gh2qggZHeVS2

Access to Launch:

Beechmont Launch is easy to get to. There is a sealed road to the site from Canungra along Beechmont Rd, this is a public road. The launch area is adjacent to Rosin's Lookout. 

Facilities: Toilets at launch site.

 

Tamborine Mountain

 

Tamborine Mountain Launch overlooks the beautiful Canungra Valley and is approximately 30km from the Gold Coast and 70km from Brisbane. With it's breath-taking views and scenery, it's clean mountain air and local art shops, quaint coffee shops and restaurants, and with it's country markets and friendly atmosphere, it is a popular site any weekend for pilots and spectators.

 

Altitude: 1916ft/584m ASL

Address:  294-298 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine QLD 4272

Google maps link:  https://goo.gl/maps/VEQxjNsy6zG2

Facilities: Toilets at launch site.

 

The Tandem 

Cost: $285-

Allow: 3 hours

Flight Time: 10 – 20 min (depending on weather conditions)

Maximum weight of passenger is 100kg. (Some exceptions are made)

Minimum passenger age is 14 years

Extra cost: HGFA student membership fee $11- to be paid on the day before the flight.

Bookings:

We operate 7 days a week and bookings are essential.

 

Gift vouchers available, Please click link below.

 

 

Paragliding has an element of risk, you will need to sign the HGFA wavers and become a student of the HGFA before your instructor takes you flying. Your instructor will help you with this.

 

Canungra Sky Sports:

For more information, please feel free to contact us.

To book a tandem flight please mail: info@canungraskysports.com.au

 Ring Lisa on: 04572 87200 or Dave on:  04297 75554

 

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