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“A must do in your lifetime...”

Flying Kiwi Parasail
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Parasailing Adventure over the Bay of Islands
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: NZ's HIGHEST Parasail and FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1998 Offer breathtaking views of the Bay of Islands from 1200ft of towline, New Zealand's HIGHEST PARASAIL. No physical restrictions or experience required. Fun for the whole family. Single, Tandem or Triple flights available.
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must do in your lifetime...”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I spent the whole afternoon convincing the bloke to do this...from start (the booking agent was super cool and relaxed...he never pressured us to go, I like that treatment) to finish this was an amazing buzz. I never intended to go up with my boyfriend but I was encouraged by the two-70 year old sibling's (who wanted to have an experience of a lifetime and probably bragging rights) on our boat trip. I did feel pretty hopeless....so decided to take the plunge...it was simply amazing and an outstanding challenge to achieve. Floating high in the sky was a real buzz.

Definitely a must do in your lifetime. Thanks to the wonderful on boat operators....you guys were fabulous. Would not have gone there... but it really looked so effortless and safe when you are launched off the back of the boat and float effortlessly behind until your shute is reeled in.

Now we are looking for greater thrills and chills...you have released the inner adrenaline demon!

Visited April 2014
Thank Buttarboyz
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Was absolutely freaked out about going para sailing for the first time however the staff were brilliant and were very comforting and understanding. They acted very professionally and it was on of the best experiences I have ever had.

Visited May 2014
Thank Jonathon H
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Was definitely not going to do this 😃”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Went out as a spectator only , watched the first two go up , a six year old mind you, and was given the opportunity to try.
The staff were great and assured me if I was not comfortable they would bring me down pronto.
Amazing experience , very glad I did it,felt safe at all times but not for the faint hearted it is a long way up.
Brilliant !

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Jacsbak
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Cairns, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The gang at FLYING KIWI PARASAIL out of Paihia, Bay of Islands NZ are great.... Safety is paramount. You feel so relaxed as you soar high above the beautiful Bay taking in all the views. And it's true in saying it's the highest in NZ... Not much prepares you for high high you actually are! If you don't want to skydive or bungy in NZ.... But want a little bit of a thrill.... GO PARASAILING!

Visited April 2014
Thank Tara R
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Orewa, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fly like a bird”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This is just one of the most awesome things to do in the Bay of Islands. The views are amazing, the whole experience is amazing and I would recommend this for anyone. Give it a go and you won't be disappointed.

The crew were great and took great care of everything.

Visited March 2014
Thank Christopher H
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