Eagle Hang Glider

Feel the wind beneath your wings…
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Thrill seekers, you can’t go past the Eagle hang glide adventure. Feel the wind beneath your wings as you glide through tall trees and over the Huon River. You can even touch Tasmania’s famous Huon pine from the viewing platform.

Passengers are fitted with a harness by their instructor and given a safety briefing. The automated glider whisks you from the forest floor, 250 metres across the Huon River, to stop 50 metres in the air. You then automatically glide back to terra firma. No passenger participation required (apart from the occasional scream!). Passengers fly solo. Remember to wear enclosed footwear, allow for safety briefing time and enjoy the rush.

Due to safety requirements passengers must weigh between 25kg and 100kg.

SITE OPENING HOURS

9am-5pm October to March

10am-4pm April to September

closed Christmas Day and during hazardous weather conditions

Prices
Adult $15.00
Child $13.50
Concession $14.00
Family $50.00 (2 adults and 2 children)
Extra child $10.00

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16 Comments

  1. Tahune AirWalk Lodge Accommodation, South of Hobart

    [...] One of the benefits of staying over in the cooler months is that it’s possible to have the place to yourself. Just ask the team at Tahune when you are booking if that appeals to you. It certainly appealed to us. So after making ourselves at home throughout the entire lodge, Susan and I were keen to try the Eagle Hang Glider. [...]

    516 days agoReply
  2. Ever thought about hang gliding?

    [...] up for an Eagle Hang Gliding tour and you'll get two shots at a 400 metre flight above the forest. This makes for a truly [...]

    390 days agoReply
  3. Nana

    I have been thinking about trying for the Hang Gliding tour in early January. Would the weather be appropriate?
    I am aware hiring car is the best option. but do you have other means of transpotation like
    local bus from hobert city?
    or a tours leaving hobert after 10am in the morning?

    331 days agoReply
    • Sarah Lockyer

      Dear Nana,
      Thank you for your interest in Tahune and the Eagle hang glider. The weather is perfect for this activity in early January. The Eagle hang glider and Tahune AirWalk only close during hazardous weather such as high winds, thunder storm and flood. Stay turned to our website and Facebook pages for any closures (unlikely during January).

      Hiring a car is the easiest way to reach the AirWalk from Hobart. There is no local bus from Hobart and the two tour companies depart earlier than 10:00am.
      See you in January!
      Cheers,
      Sarah

      327 days agoReply
  4. Sarah Packe

    Can 2 people (adult and child) go together if they weigh less than 100kg together?

    327 days agoReply
    • Sarah Lockyer

      Dear Sarah,
      Thanks for your interest in the Eagle hang glider for your family. Unfortunately the hang glider is for solo flying only, we do not have the safety equipment for tandem flights. If you are interested in tandem zip lines, you might like to try Hollybank Treetops Adventure near Launceston in the north of Tasmania: http://www.treetopsadventure.com.au
      Cheers,
      Sarah

      326 days agoReply
  5. Emma

    Hi there,
    I see the minimum weight for children flying solo is 25kg, does that mean my 22kg 8 year old could fly together with an adult?
    I’m sure she would love it!
    Cheers
    Emma

    327 days agoReply
    • Sarah Lockyer

      Hi Emma,
      Thanks for your interest in the Eagle hang glider for your family. Unfortunately the hang glider is for solo flying only, we do not have the safety equipment for tandem flights. If you are interested in tandem zip lines, you might like to try Hollybank Treetops Adventure near Launceston in the north of Tasmania: http://www.treetopsadventure.com.au
      Cheers,
      Sarah

      326 days agoReply
  6. Peter McHugh

    Sarah: I was interested in Tahune and the Eagle hang glider for 3-5 March, 2014. What are the websites and information about two tour companies that depart Hobart in the mornings? It appears that the hang glide is similar to a zip line? How long does the glide take?
    Thanks in advance.

    -Peter.

    327 days agoReply
    • Sarah Lockyer

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your comment and questions regarding your visit to the AirWalk and Eagle hang glider in March next year.

      Here is info about the two tour companies than run day tours by bus from Hobart, including Tahune.
      Experience Tasmania
      http://www.experiencetas.com.au/index.php/our-tours/huon-valley

      Tours Tasmania
      http://www.tourstas.com.au/day-tours/tahune.php

      The Eagle hang glider is a fully automated 200m long cable hang gliding experience. The instructor will fit you with the harness and connect you to the glider. You start on the ground and are automatically pulled backwards 200m across the Huon River, stopping 41 metres above the forest floor. You then automatically glide back to the ground. It is similar to a zip line with a glider above you and a bar to hold onto. You will be airborne for about 1 minute, however please allow 30 minutes all up (including walking from the Tahune Visitor Centre to the glider and return; safety briefing; harness fitting and gliding).

      We hope that helps. Please feel free to phone the Heritage Centre for further information on 1300 720 507.

      See you in March!

      Cheers,
      Sarah

      326 days agoReply
  7. Rachael Blewitt

    Hi there,
    How long would it take for a group of 40 students and 4 staff to do the hang glider activity,
    Also are students at the concession rate? Would staff need to pay?

    Rachael.

    211 days agoReply
    • janelle.keynes

      our group rate is $10 per person – including staff. This is a very big discount.
      We would probably split you into 2 groups to help maximize your day and not have to many people wait around.
      So 20 people do the Airwalk while the other 20 do the hang glider and then swap over.
      It would take 1.5 hours for 20 people to do the hang glider and about 1 hour to do the Airwalk.
      We recommend for the group who do the airwalk to then have time for lunch and then swap groups and activities.
      For more information call 1300 720 507 or email tahune-bookings@forestrytas.com.au as we recommend booking in advance for a group of that size.

      Have a great day.

      24 days agoReply
  8. May

    Hi, I’m planning to come in Nov but wonder if Mid Nov or End Nov will be better for hang gliding. Pls give me some advise and wonder if temp will be too cold to do this in Nov.

    If we book, what is the best time and best scenery to do this? We were thinking to do the air walk as well which will take us 3hrs as I know.

    Looking forward for your advice, thanks.

    81 days agoReply
    • janelle.keynes

      Hi May,
      The AirWalk will only take you an hour to complete at the maximum. However we do have 2 other beautiful walks on site.
      To complete all three will generally take around 2.5 hours.
      The Eagle Hang Gliding is subject to weight restrictions (between 25-100kg) and also weather conditions.
      Generally, we have very beautiful weather in November but being a rainforest, we still experience rainy, windy and overcast days.
      If you have no set day for coming to Tahune AirWalk we recommend looking at the weather forecast a few days before and choosing the least windy day to visit.
      There are some amazing places to visit on the way through from Geeveston to the AirWalk – short walking tracks.
      Please wear appropriate clothing when you visit ie. comfortable and practical – closed shoes are best.
      Keep in mind that high school on the mainland generally finishes mid november and thats when we will start to get busy at Tahune.
      Hope this information helps.
      For more information please call 1300 720 507

      25 days agoReply
  9. Charlene

    Hi could you let me know whether we could book the eagle hang glider while at the park rather than online.

    59 days agoReply

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