Developing, protecting and promoting the sport of hang gliding and paragliding in New Zealand. 

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.

Flying in NZ

New Zealand welcomes visitors, we have fantastic flying sites and something to offer every pilot.

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Finding a school

There are a range of schools available to teach the skills every pilot needs. See the range to find one close to you.

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Airborn Magazine

Featuring content from memebers and instructors, the Airborn magazine is published 4 times a year.

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News and Events

Wanaka Hike and Fly

Wanaka Hike and Fly

(From Airborn Magazine, issue #222. Written by Lorraine Johns.) When race director Kinga Masztalerz told me she would be running the second edition of the Wanaka Hike and Fly on 11 to 13...

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Members Hub

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.