Paramotoring in Christchurch, South Island, Canterbury New Zealand

500 ft/152 m
Take-off site:
Port Hill
Christchurch is situated in Canterbury region in the South Island, and is the second largest city of New Zealand. It represents the getaway to Antarctica, while lying next to Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73.4°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently). Extreme sport lovers can enjoy paramotoring here in Christchurch.

Take-off from the top of Port Hill (the highest take-off site in the city) and enjoy the spectacular Canterbury Plains and the impressive Port of Lyttelton. Paramotoring, or powered paragliding as it is usually called, is an ultralight aviation form, in which you will be wearing the motor on your back and you will be able to fly at an altitude of approximately 500 ft/152.40 m.

The motor can be launched either on air or on the ground, with no further assistance. Paramotoring is the ultimate aviation sport that gives you unique experience of flying at high speeds.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Lake Tekapo
225 km (139.8 miles), 2 hours 46 min
Follow State Highway 79 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Mt Cook National Park
328 km (203.8 miles), 3 hours 52 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Queenstown
480 km (298.3 miles), 5 hours 37 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 79.
Christchurch International Airport,
12 km/7.5 miles (15 min drive) from the center of the town


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Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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