30 years after our last visit to Queenstown, finally got to try tandem paragliding. It was a great experience, with a couple of caveats. The pilot was super ... friendly, professional ... everything was spot on ... couldn't be faulted. The flight was great, unlike anything I'd done before ... a real buzz. The only question ... $80 for flight photos seemed a bit of gold plating, on top of $299 for the flight, plus $50 for the gondola ... and the word of advice ... for that amount of cash make sure you only choose to go on a sunny/warm day, to increase your chances of picking up some thermals and gaining a bit of extra flight time. My pilot was fantastic, and found all the lift there was to be found, but $430 for less than 10 minutes makes the $650 fly/cruise trip to Milford Sound amazing value ... 2x1 hour+ mountain flights plus a 2 hour boat cruise ... I know which one I am recommending to friends. The paragliding was a once-in-a-lifetime experience ... just wish it had been longer.