Paramotoring is probably the easiest and most convenient kind of motorised flying. The entire equipment fits into the back of your car and weighs about 25kg. It takes minutes to set up and you need only a small clear area to take off or land. A few steps and you are off.
On a nice, calm day, take off in your back yard, fly around the country side, land back home or drop in on a friend - if you don't live in town! Check out the country side, check out remote areas of your farm or fly to your local paragliding site.
With a tank of gas, you fly for about 2-3 hrs non-stop, at 20-60km/h ground speed on a light wind day.
With good instructions, it will take you a few days to learn to fly confidently and safely.
So far, the European countries have been far ahead on NZ in terms of paramotoring instructions. NZ is mostly following the very old system of teaching intermediate paragliding first, in order the then convert to paramotoring. Europe - where paramotoring is a big and fast growing sport - has moved on to more direct and more intense and efficient training some years ago.
At Wings & Waves, we are teaching to European standards, which gets you better results faster.