This is the home of Hang Gliding & Paragliding in Hawkes Bay!

We are a small group of Hang Gliding and paragliding enthusiasts.
Sites around Hawkes Bay include gentle coastal soaring to more
extreme summer thermalling.
If you are a visiting flyer to Hawkes Bay please contact one of our members
before you fly.

If you have any old photos, logos, records or history of the Hawkes Bay Hang Gliding & Paragliding club. Please let me know as I would love to add details to this site..

Thanks. – Tim Whittaker


We are mostly based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand but sites all over the country draw us to fly.

Check out this epic flight from a gaggle from Te Mata Peak
Click on the “people” icon top right to select a pilot to watch.. hint: watch SHAUN


The launch & landing site for the Ocean Beach area at present are a NO FLY ZONE until further notice.

Please refrain from flying at this site UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

It is one of the busiest times of the year for beach / camping areas and discussions are underway with the owner & manager of the launch site land to ensure continued use of this site.

Do not jeopardise future access to this site. Please respect the owners request and DO NOT LAUNCH, FLY OR LAND at this site.

An update will be posted here and on the Hawkes Bay Hang gliding and Paragliding Facebook page


With the constant sea breezes streaming in lately Te Mata Peak has shown some wonderful evening soaring.


HB Weather
December 11, 2018, 12:10 am
real feel: 15°C
current pressure: 1020 mb
humidity: 89%
wind speed: 7 km/h SW
wind gusts: 11 km/h
sunrise: 5:39 am
sunset: 8:33 pm
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