Australia is an amazing country and our paragliding is world class. We Aussies have a abundance of spectacular coastal and inland sites to rival the world's best. I've even lept from a couple of snow capped peaks with the resulting scenery taking my breath away.


There's nothing quite like a road trip to your favourite recreation or wilderness area, especially when you have your wing packed, and paragliders know the temptation of calling in Monday morning and giving your resignation to the boss!Map of Australia


So you have never flown before

Paragliding is a fun, safe way to experience flight in its simplest form. You simply lay out a wing on a hillside or mountain, inflate it over your head like a kite, then walk to the edge of the hill and step off into the sky! Once in the air, a pilot is able to maintain and even gain altitude using lifting air currents and thermals.

The entire paragliding set up weighs around 15kgs and easily fits into a backpack. Flights of several hours are common and the record distance travelled by a paraglider is over 400kms! Landing a paraglider is extremely easy. A pilot simply steers it into the landing area, and glides down for a very gentle return to earth.

There are over 100,000 paraglider pilots around the world. The number of pilots is increasing at a staggering rate as people realize how safe, easy, and affordable it is to learn this silent form of flight.



You are a pilot and your heading downunder

Then read on, all the information your looking for will hopefully be found in the following pages. Site information, weather, geographical distaces, pilot, instructor and safety officer contact details will all be included as this site grows.


If your mad keen on the sport or just a little inquisitive I've included some cool links and the beginnings of a great gallery, the photo's are all linked back to other great paragliding sites on the net. If you like the photo you'll love the site

Thanks for flying by.



[Selected Links][Photo Gallery]
[Australian Club Info][Site & School Info]
[Australian Weather][Chief Flying Instructors - Getting Local Knowledge]

Send your questions and comments to tom.moschitz@asx.com.au



Last Updated Nov 27th, 2003

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