Tandem Flights

CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND

QLD Tandem Flights

With our QLD tandem paragliding flights you'll soar above the stunning tropical coastline between Cairns and Port Douglas, soaking in the breath-taking panoramic views from rainforest to reef.

An unforgettable experience where tranquillity meets adrenaline!

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Queensland

Location

With the stunning backdrop of the Coral Sea, beautiful beaches and the lush rainforest-clad mountains, our tropical coastal location is a paragliding paradise.

We take flight from Wangetti Beach, just a 2 minute drive from the popular Rex Lookout, 30mins from Port Douglas and 40mins from Cairns.

Paragliding

Launching & Landing

Experience the thrill of tandem paragliding like never before with our unique tow launch. Skip the cliff-jumping and instead feel yourself gently lifted into the sky in a smooth and effortless beach take-off.

Land gracefully back on the beach, a soft and gentle return to earth after your unforgettable journey high in the sky.

Options & Pricing

Queensland

$295

Flight Only

Paragliding

$345

Flight + Video

Important Information

Duration

Flight times average 15mins.

Please allow at least 60 - 90mins from your scheduled booking time to allow for paperwork, briefing, weather and flight.

Weather

Tandem flights are weather dependent so there may be delays or changes to your booking if weather conditions change or are unsuitable for flying.

Availability

Tandem flights will be available in June and September 2024.

Flights are available daily, between 12pm and 5pm.

FAQs

  • Minimum age is 11 years (no maximum age limit!).
  • Weight range is between 30 - 120kg.
  • Basic fitness and good general health are required for safety.
  • Passengers are required to walk up to 300m along the beach (3-5mins) to get to the launch area. Then on take-off, passengers are required to walk briskly for approximately 4 - 5 steps.
  • If you are unsure whether you meet the requirements, contact us for an individual assessment.

We are located at the end of Wangetti Beach Road:

  • 2min drive from Rex Lookout and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.
  • 30min drive from Port Douglas.
  • 40min drive from Cairns.

Please arrange your own transport.

There are various transport services available from hotels and transfer companies in Cairns and Port Douglas. Many services already go to/from Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, so since our location is just a short 2-minute drive from Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, you may be able to request a drop-off to, and pick-up from, Wangetti Beach Road.

Car parking is available.

Arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled flight time.

  • Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions on the day. Perhaps a long sleeved top or a light jacket as it may be cooler at higher altitudes.
  • Wear enclosed footwear (e.g. running shoes).
  • We recommend wearing sunglasses and applying sunscreen.

Unfortunately personal cameras and phones are not permitted during the flight. A video package is available if you would like to capture your experience.

If you bought a video package, you will receive your GoPro video immediately after your flight, directly to your phone.

Your friends and family are welcome to come along and take photos and videos as you prepare for your flight.

Tandem flights are weather dependent so there may be delays to your flight or changes to your booking if weather conditions change or are unsuitable for flying. We kindly ask for your patience, understanding and flexibility should this situation arise – the weather is out of our control and your safety is our top priority.

We recommend customers organise their transportation with ample buffer time to account for potential weather delays. We suggest allowing at least 60-90mins from your booking time to allow for the signing of all documentation, pre-flight briefing, possible weather-related delays and actual flying time. Missed transportation due to weather is unfortunately not eligible for compensation.

If we cannot fly due to weather (or other unforeseen circumstances) we will reschedule your flight free of charge.

Before flying, all passengers must sign an insurance waiver and SAFA (Sports Aviation Federation of Australia) registration form. This is done electronically on site with your tandem pilot. Passengers under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian present to sign the insurance waiver on their behalf. Refusing to complete the waiver will result in the cancellation of the flight and no refund will be given.

  • If you need to change or cancel your flight, at least 24 hours' notice is required.
  • If you cancel your flight within 24 hours of your flight time, your payment will be forfeited.

Absolutely! Stay at Wangetti Beach to soak up the sun, head to Rex Lookout for more panoramic views, or make your way to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for another exciting encounter.

Testimonials

★★★★★

This was the most amazing experience I've ever had! Dave is such a professional, makes it feel safe and exciting at the same time. The views were spectacular. I would definitely recommend all my friends and family to go and enjoy this beautiful experience!

Eli M
★★★★★

Had the best time ever! Couldn’t stop smiling the whole flight. Dave and Nikki are such a great people, explained everything very clearly and give me and my girlfriend such a great time and experience. Will recommend everyone who has some time to go and explore this wonderful experience!

Yishay M
★★★★★

A fantastic experience! Absolutely exhilarating but I always felt safe with Dave. It was surprisingly comfortable as well!! I recommend this to anyone.

Peter B
★★★★★

Dave is a great instructor and we felt safe throughout the whole process. What a great way to enjoy the scenery of the coast of far north Queensland. Very impressed with the precise and gentle landing as well! Highly recommended and thanks again for the great memory. We went to Hartleys Crocodile in the morning and paragliding in the afternoon which worked out perfect.

Jeff C
★★★★★

This was an awesome experience would definitely recommend. Dave is a great instructor very calm and knowledgeable and calmed any nerves I had.

Katy R