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U-Fly Wanaka

#16 of 58 Tours in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 8 Spitfire Lane | Wanaka Airfield, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 4005
09:00 - 17:00
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2 in 1 incredible scenic flight plus your fun chance to fly a plane. Show...

2 in 1 incredible scenic flight plus your fun chance to fly a plane. Show up, get in and fly! Sit back and enjoy a truly superb personalised scenic flight over the lakes, mountains and glaciers. We use highly reliable training aircraft that have dual controls for the person flying and experienced instructor. Some of our aircraft also have two extra seats in the back for you to bring along friends and family for the ride.

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My partner and I both booked a flight, we were passengers on each others flights. Our pilot, Byron, was very good at explaining what we could and couldn't do and judging each of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andy H
London, England, United Kingdom

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I both booked a flight, we were passengers on each others flights. Our pilot, Byron, was very good at explaining what we could and couldn't do and judging each of our levels of comfort and nerves. Even when you're flying their is time to enjoy the views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring. We arrived in Wanaka... More 

1 Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with my husband and just like that we decided to fly a plane for 30 min each. And we are so thankful we made that decision. We ad total control of the plane and that was exhilarating! We went with an instructor whose name was very difficult to understand and pronounce, but he made it very smooth... More 

1 Thank Ri R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on solo because my friend doesn't trust my driving skills lol the reception lady kindly picked me up from wanaka I centre since we didn't rent a car. I got the 50 minute golden tour and flew over lakes and valleys. The weather was nice but clouds were hanging over the mountain top, yet the glacier was spectacular.... More 

Thank 595priscillal
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best experiences you can have in the South Island...5Stars. Would definitely recommend for young or old

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Was a childhood dream to fly an airplane and thanks to the wonderful folks at Ufly Wanaka it came true. Had sent several emails asking lots of questions and was always answered promptly. Even requested and got a pickup and drop off - I did not have a car and had just one evening in Wanaka. On arrival at the... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I booked this flight as a surprise for my partners birthday and we both absolutely loved it!! It was amazing that he got to fly the plane and I loved sitting in the back and watching the mountains, lakes, glaciers and waterfalls from above. Byron was great and gave us loads of info about the plane and geography, etc. Highly... More 

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's really an amazing and memorable experience. I was surprised to know a place where I could fly a plane! Ben was very patient, supportive throughout the trip. He showed me how to control the plane and also calmed me down when it became a bit bumpy. I took an 1 hour trip, in which the price was quite good... More 

Thank Jennifer T
Kylie K, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks Jennifer it was our pleasure to share the backyard of lakes, mountains and glaciers with you. Thanks for looking after Ben for us! More 

Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Wanaka is one of my favourite places of all time, and to experience it in flight was just an amazing moment. My husband and I booked seperate flights with U-Fly - I did the 20 minute scenic flight, and my husband did the longer acrobatic lesson. The 20-minute flight was done in a 4-seater plane, so my husband was able... More 

1 Thank rwyhuang
Kylie K, Manager at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review!! Ben is still blushing ; ) We enjoyed you flying us! Next time you can try the aerobatics while you sit in the back of your hubby's flight... More 

Owaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The staff at U-Fly are the most amazing people I have ever meet. My husband has had flying lessons recently over the last two months in his microlight nothing has been a problem with the staff. Today one staff member flew his microlight to Gore with him to get it closer to home on his day off. Just show the... More 

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Kylie K, Owner at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for the highly comment! Also it's always our pleasure to make sure you and your husband enjoy the time being with us. It always makes us proud that we can show our customers the best view in New Zealand. Hope to see you again. Cheers, Sakura. More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

What great fun u fly is. You are met by your pilot who gives you a brief of the plane and safety requirements then it's down to business. Your pilot takes off, gets you to a safe height and then hands the controls over to you. You are now flying. And you get to see Wanaka from a whole different... More 

1 Thank David D
Kylie K, Manager at U-Fly Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi there Dave Thanks very much for the feedback, we are pleased you had a fun flight. That is what it is all about, having fun and hoping that more people will get the flying bug!! See you next time for an aerobatic lesson??? More 

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