our training sites around auckland
The Auckland Club lists about 40 flying sites around the city, most within 60mins of driving.
They include a wonderful variety of coastal soaring sites, some easy and 30odd km long, some small, challenging and beautiful.
Both North and South of the city are also gorgeous XC sites within 30-60 mins of town. Check out some photos in the photo gallery.
While we fly many of them, only some are suitable for teaching and training. Below are the sites we meet at regularly.
Moirs Hill is Auckland's favourite thermalling and XC site for SW conditions
Eva taking off at Moirs Hill
Beautiful East Coast site for light N conditions.
XC flying North of Auckland
in Devonport is a very special, small, technical site with wonderful scenery of town, beach, islands, Hauraki Gulf. Get some instructions to fly there to avoid issues.
by Mark Hoksbergen
in the Waikato is a great XC site
30+km of wonderful wild West Coast, easy to soar, often flyable in our prevailing SW wind. About 45 mins from town.
flying from Moirs Hill offers amazing views over the East Coast Islands, downtown, the Kaipara Harbour, all at the same time
Mangawhai Heads flying site, North of Auckland, NE conditions
North Head works if seabreeze / NE conditions. It is a very small site with a bunch of obstacles and restriction, but amazingly scenic.
North of Auckland, we have a bunch of beautiful and challenging XC sites which offer flights across the North Island farm land with amazing views to both coasts, the Kaipara harbour, the eastern Islands and downtown Skytower at the same time. Stunning!
North of Auckland, inland, Dill's hill is on a private farm, accessible with club members. It is a beautifully easy thermalling and soarable XC site for light NE conditions.
We run thermalling / XC courses in Wanaka once a year
Raglan is on the West Coast, west of Hamilton. It is best on a NW or W wind.