Here you can see the range of flying sites that we use in and around Nelson. Most of the following information is intended to assist visiting pilots.

There is a wide variety of accommodation types in Nelson, ranging from Back-packers to hotels. We recommend checking out the LATTITUDE NELSON web site for info on the Nelson area.

For location maps click here


Free Flyers (qualified pilots)

If your are already a qualified pilot and wish to take advantage of the excellent flying that Nelson has to offer the following rules apply:

  • You must be a member of the NZ association. Four and twelve month memberships are available from $45. The forms can be downloaded from the NZHGPA web site
  • You must be accompanied by a club member on most Nelson sites. If you wish to stay for a longer time in the Nelson area you may become a club member for a small fee.

The team at Adventure Paragliding will be happy to provide you with transport to the take-off and assist you with all your questions.



Take of: 600 m

Location: Behind Stoke on Richmond Ranges

Wind : North - West


Take off: 50 m

Location: On cliff straight at the beach at Ruby Bay.

Wind: North West - North East


Take off: 900m

Location: Between Nelson and Golden Bay.

Wind: West


Take off: 350m

Location: South west from Nelson.

Wind: south to Southwest.


Take off: 300 m.

Location: North of Nelson.

Wind: North West - West.



Take off: 1050m

Location: Above Golden Downs

Wind: North -South


Take off: 1600m

Location: Nelson Lakes

Wind: Best light winds from sector west.

Free phone 0800 21 2 FLY (359)
Mobile 021 762 769
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