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, 200 metres across the Huon River, to stop 41 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.

December to April: 9.00am – 5.00pm
May to November 10.00am – 4.00 pm
Closed Christmas day
(Subject to weather conditions and maintenance requirements)

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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10 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. [...]

    452 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 [...]

    326 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?

    267 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

      263 days agoReply
  4. Sarah Packe

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

    263 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

      262 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

    263 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

      262 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.

    263 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

      262 days agoReply

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