Come Fly With Us
There are approximately 1500 members in the NZHGPA enjoying New Zealand’s uncrowded skies. There are 11 clubs throughout New Zealand and many commercial schools.
Hang gliding and paragliding are relatively inexpensive and easy to learn. You will fly solo after a few lessons with a certified instructor.
New Zealand is an awesome place to fly with coastal ridges and high mountains offering some of the best flying you can find anywhere in the world.
Both launches at Ocean Beach are temporarily closed for site negotiations. Please do not jeopardise this awesome flying site by flying before access is reopened. We will update here once...
It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mike Lissington on 25th November, 2022, aged 57. Loved partner of Debbie. Much loved son of John and Marion (deceased). Brother...
Date 02.12.2022 Subject Paraglider harnesses Karpofly Xalps 3 and 4 Sample test number: PH 045.2013 (Number was assigned by the test center www.para.test.com for the model Xalps 3) On a...
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It is important the NZHGPA website is kept up to date with the most releveant information. If you have information about site closures, a safety notice or an upcoming event, please contact us so we can update the website accordingly.
The NZHGPA is the governing body of paragliding and hang gliding in New Zealand and exists to develop, protect, and promote the sport of hang gliding and paragliding in New Zealand. On this site you can find information about paragliding schools, hang gliding schools, and local paragliding and hang gliding clubs. Login to the Members hub to access member information and resources.