As this was my fist time paragliding I didn't have any idea what to expect but what happened was beyond my wildest expectations!
I thought there would be a sense of free fall as we took off (similar to a bungee or skydive) but actually the feeling was that of being lifted into the air by the wind!
If you are going I do paragliding in Queenstown make sure you do it from Corronet peak as the view over the Remarkables is truly spectacular!
What was really good about 'fly paragliding' is they really made an effort to keep you in the air as long as possible! People who took off before and after us just headed straight for the landing zone but we managed to stay up probably twice as long as we hunted out thermals!
As with all extreme sports nowadays every one is keen to get proof of their exploits and fly paragliding didn't disappoint! GoPro pictures (included) and video ($40 extra) were top quality and you get to control the process yourself so you can make sure you get the shots you want!
All in all an epic experience that I would recommend to anyone! While it may be a 'softer' option to a bungee/skydive I can genuinely say I enjoyed it more as you had time to look around and really enjoy the view and the sensation of flying!
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