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Gold Tour

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[U-Fly Gold Tour]
The Gold Tour - An exhilarating 50 minute South Island alpine flight experience covering 135km

* Allow 1½ hours
* 50 minutes flying, covering 135km

Our Route: After a pilot briefing we take off and climb up to 330 Meters above the ground heading west up the majestic Matukituki valley into the heart of Mount Aspiring World Heritage Park. Passing over the stunning Glendhu Bay area, the Motatapu, the ski area of Treble Cone and into Mount Aspiring National Park we can then view the glaciers in their true glistening glory. You will be flying through a magical scenic wonderland that is only seen by a very privileged few.

Our turn around point is right under Mount Aspiring where we can see her waterfalls cascading down and we are literally at the heart of the Southern Alps. Then we have a low level fly down the Matukituki River. We follow the braided river with its meandering channels down to sparkling Lake Wanaka. On the homeward leg we fly over Mou Wahu Island with a local legend to be learned as we pass by.
Your chance to fly a plane with U-Fly

Our experienced pilot will encourage you to do as little or as much flying as you like. This is a completely unique New Zealand South Island tour that you will never forget.

Once we are in the air you will be able to do some turns together with our pilot, and then it is up to you if you wish to have a go yourself. You don't need more than a few minutes to learn to fly this bird. The brand new plane is light and easy to fly.

You wear your normal clothing, footwear and sunglasses - it is not cold up there. But don't forget your camera.


U-Fly's scenic flights over the beautiful mountains and crystal clear Lake Wanaka, highlight some of the finest alpine sightseeing in the South Island of New Zealand. Our flight experience is the scenic tour that will be a highlight of your South Island holiday.

You can even have a go at flying the plane

U-Fly's planes have dual controls so you can even have a go at flying the plane if you like. Its really great fun, and much easier than you would imagine, and of course, our experienced pilot is right by your side. Absolutely no experience is required - it could be your stepping stone to learn to fly!

Our plane is the latest Light Sports aircraft. Relax in the new leather seats, and take in the wonderful view through the large windows. We think its the best view in the world. But don't take our word for it, you'll see for yourself when you come. Click on the red CHOOSE A TOUR button to see the flight options and please call or email to make a reservation.