Byron Paragliding invites you to join our Paragliding Tag Along Safari in FNQ

Date 1  6th July 2024 – 16th July 2024.    ( August Dates TBC )

Date 2 20th July 2024 -30th July 2024

A once in a lifetime adventure that will take you on an epic outback journey from  Charters Towers Queensland  all the way to the picturesque coastal fishing town of Karumba in the Gulf of Caprentaria.

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable paragliding tow safari, covering a total distance of 700 kilometres  across seven exhilarating legs. This is your chance to discover the beauty of Far North Queensland from a unique perspective and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Choose From Tag-A-Long Tour or Retrieve and Support crew


  • Pilots shall be PG3 Minimum
  •  SAFA Tow Endorsement
  •  VHF Endorsement
  • Current SAFA Member
  • Reserve parachute
  • Recommended to have some XC experience
  • Have UHF & VHF Radio communications
  • Hook Knife
  • Spot or Inreach tracking device highly recommended

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Expedition Itinerary:

Our Paragliding Tag Along Safari is divided into six legs, each offering its own set of challenges and technical flying.

The launch sites are from local airstrips on route, with a few alternative  options should the south easterlies not play ball.

  1. Day 1 – Charters Towers to Hillgrove  ( Straight Line Distance 70Km )  Camping at Hillgrove Airstrip.
  2. Day 2 – Hillgrove to Greenvale ( Straight Line Distance 110Km ) Camping at Greenvale
  3. Day 3 – Greenvale to Kidston ( Straight Line Distance 90km ) Camping at Kidston
  4. Day 4 – Kidston to Forsayth or Georgetown ( 40 Km ) Camping and Pub meal at Einasleigh
  5. Day 5 – Forsayth to Croydon (143 Km ) Camping and Pub meal at Croydon
  6. Day 6- Croydon to Normanton ( 130 Km ) Camping and Pub Meal at Normanton
  7. Day 7- Normanton to Karumba ( 45 Km ) Camping at Karumba
  8. Day 8- Start Drive Back to Charters Towers
  9. Day 9 – reserved for Bad weather
  10. Dy 10 – Reserved for Bad weather

Please note that the destinations between Charters Towers and Karumba may change due to weather conditions and some flexibility is required. This will be updated on the fly with regular weather briefings.

Package Options

Tag-a-Long Option $225 / Flyable Day


  1. All Towing & Airstrip Fees up to 5 Tows / Day
  2. Detailed Pre Flight Briefings & Coaching

NOTE: Tag-a-long Pilots will require a self organised retrieve vehicle and driver


Fully Inclusive Option Includes: $ 375 /  Flyable day

  1. All Towing & Airstrip Fees up to 5 Tows / Day
  2. All retrieve drives and pick up for each leg along the agreed flight path corridor for the expedition period.
  3. Support vehicle with pilots Bivi equipment *
  4. Detailed Pre flight Briefing & Coaching
  5. Tow Bridal
  6. Return Trip to Charters Towers

Collection and drop off to Townsville Airport can be arranged *

*Support Vehicle

An Allocation will be made in our support vehicle for Pilots  personal Bivi equipment ,food rations & water. This can either be onboarded at Charters Towers or when we depart from Mullumbimby / Gold Coast.

For those pilots flying up into Townsville using our shuttle service you will have the opportunity to purchase provisions in Charters Towers.

NOTE: Pilots are responsible for their own food, accommodation & camping fees where applicable. If A pilot choose to stay in the Ritz Hotel  🙂


Additional information




DATE 1 6th July to 16th July, Date 2 20th July to 30th July

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