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Paragliding In Australia For Perfect Views Of The Australian Landscape

By Rajoo - May 22, 2020
Paragliding In Australia

Australia – the diverse land down under, home to many fascinating natural landmarks and a country that is thought of in so many different ways. It is a multicultural country that welcomes all nations, backgrounds and religions. But there are still many interesting facts about Australia that you may not be aware of. Enriched with a mecca of natural surroundings and wildlife and it’s amazing tropical biodiversity, outdoor beaches, fascinating Aussie lifestyle, metropolitan areas and cosmopolitan fusion. Australia is a perfect hub for adventure seekers, giving an amazing adventure opportunity to the adventure enthusiasts.  As they say, the best way to watch a bird is to become one, Australia is a paradise for Paragliding. Paragliding is for adrenaline junkies. It is full of adventure, fun, and excitement. A perfect sport that lets you float in the air and let you enjoy the spectacular views of the earth below. Australia has the best location for paragliding, find out more below.

10 Best Spots To Enjoy The Aussie Paragliding

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1. Stanwell Park, NSW

One of the premier flying sites in Australia. Adventure enthusiasts having a high passion for flying can hit this place to experience the thrill and excitement of flying. It is a beautiful stretch of the coastline between Sydney and Wollongong. This is a popular location, One can decide whether in tandem or by oneself. Among the most scenic beach sites for paragliding in Australia, Stanwell Park is one.  You can see the unique view of the ocean, thick forest, sprawling landscape and hear the crashing waves, below your feet.

Location: About 40 km south of Sydney

Type: Coastal

Height: 600 ft/ 180 meter

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2. Lake George. Collector

Lake George is an excellent inland soaring site. The collector launch is at the northern end of the ridge. Adrenaline seekers can take part in regular tandem flights, and appreciate the beauty of the world seen from above. As adrenalin rewards the thrill-seeker, so too does exhilaration, bringing paragliders out into an icy breeze with early sunlight on their shoulders.

Location: About 40 minutes north of Canberra on the road to Sydney.

Type: Inland Ridge

Height: 3000 ft/ 910 m asl, 730 ft/ 220 m agl

3. Lake George [South Launch]

Lake George is an excellent inland soaring site. The primary site is known as the South launch. It is just to the south of Gearys Gap where the highway heads down to the lake. Access is from Weereewa Lookout carpark. Pilots can either land on top of the escarpment or anywhere on the lake bed.

Location: About 30 minutes north of Canberra on the road to Sydney.

Type: Inland Ridge

Height: 2400 ft / 730 m ASL, 180 ft / 56 m AGL

4. Rocky Beach

This place is really good and ranked well for the afternoon east or the north-easterly sea breeze. To get the pass or the entry here should come after reading the MNCF entry guide. 

Location: In Port Macquarie.

Type: Small Coastal Ridge

Height: 2400 ft / 700 m ASL, 180 ft / 56 m AGL.

5. Strzelecki Lookout

Strzelecki Lookout is named in honour of a geologist and explorer whose chemical analysis and research into coal deposits influenced multiple fields. This place is one of the mainstream hubs for parasailing. Found at the top of Shepherds Hill at the junction of Memorial Drive and High Street, the lookout is a popular location to glide. Make the most of your visit and follow the nearby ANZAC Memorial Walk for unbeaten views of the city, harbour and ocean, and take a moment to soak up the sun and refuel with a coffee at Bar Beach before venturing back uphill to Strzelecki Lookout.

Location: Strzelecki lookout car park, Memorial Drive, Bar Beach

Type: Coastal Cliff

Height: 250 ft, 75 m

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6. Bungan

Bungan is one of the most difficult sites for paragliding in Australia. There are cliffs and slopes which makes landing difficult, hence flying with an experienced professional is suggested. There is a rotor on this site which makes it unsuitable for training. This place is an ENE site and can be regarded as the deceptive site.

Location: Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Type: Coastal Cliff

Height: 100′ / 30 m

7. Newport

Eric Green Reserve, A cliff facing South to South East, with a grassy park above the beach. Parasailing is a great way to see Newport from a whole new view. This is a definite fun adventure. All parasail equipment (parasails, harnesses, multi-flyer bars) are inspected daily to ensure and maintain a perfect safety record. It is advisable to read the rules and regulations carefully, To ensure you have the best of your time flying.

Location: Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Type: Small coastal cliff 

Height: 80′ / 25 m

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8. Cambewarra

Cambewarra is a village located on the South Coast of NSW. Cambewarra Lookout is known for its amazing views across the northern Shoalhaven. At its peak, the Cambewarra Lookout Cafe which is open daily makes a good morning tea or lunch stop, and on weekends is a popular gliding location with panoramic views across farms, the Shoalhaven River and the South Coast beaches. This site is open to taking flights only on weekends. The place well and good for the fun activities offers best while keeping the good check of safety measures.

Location: Near Nowra, 120 km S of Sydney. Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Type: Ridge soarable, thermals

Height: 2225 ft / 680 m

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9. Turimetta

Turimetta is a mixture of cliffs and steep slopes making it appear to be a simple site quite tricky with compression and with a lot of changes in wind direction. If you are one of the adrenaline junkies, then you should visit this place. There is many rotors, so avoid getting in too close behind the knoll. Admire the stunning views of the beach and the surrounding area while you are floating through the air. This site is appropriate for advanced para-gliders.

Location: Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Type: Mixture of coastal cliffs and steeply sloping faces with many knolls

Height: 60′ / 20 m

10.  Cooks Terrace 

Robert Dunn Reserve, a large grassy park atop a sandstone cliff which faces almost due East but has a turn towards the North West at the northern end. This is a great fun site that is very popular due to the large grass park and non-metered parking at the site. This is a popular public shared space.

Location: Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Type: Coastal Cliff

Height: 130′ / 40 m

It’s easy to see why this bewitching country is such a complete travel destination. It delivers some unique experiences almost impossible to find somewhere else. From amazing sightseeing to extraordinary land and aquatic adventures, there’s absolutely nothing you can’t do during your holiday in Australia. Discover the Best Information for unforgettable holidays to Australia  Best locations, itineraries and customize at  Pickyourtrail.

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