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Glide Omarama

Airfield Road | Omarama Airfield, Omarama 9448, New Zealand
+64 3-438 9555
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The Absolute Highlight

Taking the flight with Glide Omarama was undoubtedly the highlight of our 10 day holiday in the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Paul F
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Sydney, Australia
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What a view

This was a must for my husband. April is getting towards the end of the gliding season & luckily we... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
AUtoUSAtoAU
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Adelaide, Australia
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An International Gliding School with Trial Flights - 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours long, and Learn-to-Fly courses. We teach new-comers and pilots from all over the world the art of Mountain Soaring in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Airfield Road | Omarama Airfield, Omarama 9448, New Zealand
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+64 3-438 9555

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Taking the flight with Glide Omarama was undoubtedly the highlight of our 10 day holiday in the south of the South Island. They were easy to contact, quick to respond, flexible and accommodating with the booking, and a very friendly team of professionals. The flight...More

Thank Paul F
Gavin W, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

We love our gliding too! We are very lucky that Omarama is one of the worlds very best mountain soaring sites. So happy that you had fun! Thanks for the kind words.

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This was a must for my husband. April is getting towards the end of the gliding season & luckily we had a campervan meaning we didn't have to be anywhere at a set time. (We could change days if needed ...and we did due to...More

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Gavin W, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

As your husband noticed, soaring gliders successfully is all about understanding and following cloud formations. In the spring, giant lenticular clouds are common. They mark huge atmospheric waves along which gliders can surf for hundreds and sometimes thousands of kilometers. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We chanced upon this when passing through Omarama and as the skies cleared we realised we were in for an exciting adventure. Having never gone Gliding before the staff and team were excellent at answering questions, and reassuring. The guide pilot was excellent and professional...More

Thank neil2015
Gavin W, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Thanks for your great review! Because of the spectacular scenery, excellent soaring conditions and crystal clear air, Omarama is one of the best places in the world to go gliding. This environment really helps us deliver a good first-time trial flight product and I am...More

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Absolutely unbelievable sensation, spectacular views , great pilot & staff. If ye haven’t been up in a glider this will blow your socks off, if ye have already then it’s a no brainer.More

Thank gcadogan
Gavin W, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thanks for your comments! We have had some quite wild weather lately but gliding can be at its best on windy days when the atmospheric waves are pumping. Yesterday Dan flew his guest to Mount Cook and back in just over an hour. That's nearly...More

Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had really good afternoon for gliding - was my second time in a glider and booked just 30 minutes ride but that was more than enough. The instructor circled above hills and fields with amazing views, we even saw Mt. Cook at the backround!...More

Thank kmakricka
Gavin W, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2016

Yes the views are amazing! On some flights its the mountains and lakes that take your breath away on others its the extraordinary cloud-scapes. Today the serious pilots are attempting a 2,500 km long world record flight by gliding twice up to the middle of...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016

Gliding was on hubby's wish list & he was not disappointed. The weather had been iffy but came right & the views were amazing. The staff were really helpful & friendly.

Thank HON1963
Gavin W, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2016

Thank you! After 20 years of soaring around here we too never get tired of the views or the experience. Its ever changing and never boring!

Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is a great and spectacular experience. Just wonderful. Clear blue winters day, snow everywhere .. friendly and skillful pilot. Do anything you need to. . Just get in the cockpit

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Reviewed 19 February 2016

Just had the very best adrenaline experience ever Went gliding with Lemmy at Omarama True gentleman old school pilot who just made the whole experience exhilarating,mind blowing but feeling totally safe in his hands

Thank martintovey
Gavin W, Owner at Glide Omarama, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Thank you! Our pilots all love to fly gliders. We fly two seasons per year - once in the Southern Hemisphere then once in the Northern Hemisphere. Its a challenging and exhilarating sport and somewhat addictive.

Reviewed 15 December 2015

If you're a glider pilot, you'll know this already, and the only issue is 'when ' (..or 'how soon can I get back?') If you're a kiwi, you may have heard that pilots from all over the world flock here to fly. You may even...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

I didn't plan on doing this but i m so glad i did. Got the 30 min trial flight on a deal for 165$ which was money well spent. The staff was friendly and my co-pilot also did a great job of explaining most things...More

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Chris W
13 January 2017|
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Response from Gavin W | Property representative |
Hi Garth, We can lift your wife into the glider no problem and can arrange two gliders to fly at the same time. It a good idea to stay a couple of nights in Omarama to pick the best soaring conditions. To book please go... More
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happytraveller523
28 August 2016|
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Response from Gavin W | Property representative |
Yes it gets full in the summer as we only fly between 10 and 20 people each day. Book your flight in advance and then ring us a day or two ahead to check the weather. We do juggle bookings around the weather at the last... More
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P and E S
21 June 2016|
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Response from Gavin W | Property representative |
Good Question. Flight times are approximately the time in the air which does include the towing time. A typical flight will have 3 to 6 minutes on tow and the total time maybe plus or minus 10% depending on the soaring... More
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