An unforgettable and enlightening kiwi adventure

 

Explore ancient native forest on this award-winning nature zipline Rotorua experience!

Original Canopy Tour

An unforgettable and enlightening kiwi adventure
Zipline Rotorua Original Canopy Tour HIghlights

 

The Original Canopy Tour is a must do for every kiwi! It is an unforgettable and enlightening adventure, perfect for all ages.

Journey deep into ancient native forest in small groups, of up to 10 people. Experience New Zealand like it once was from the top of the forest canopy.

Your amazing kiwi guides will lead your personal and unforgettable adventure. They are highly trained to keep you safe, make you smile, teach you amazing things and create memories that last you a lifetime. They will even hold your hand if required…

Experience a 1st generation native forest from the forest floor to the tops of the canopy.
22 meters up an ancient rimu tree is the Original Canopy Tour’s highest platform.
We want your memories to last for a lifetime. All the photos we take on tour are yours… FREE!
We will drive you from our base to the secret forest entrance
Challenge yourself – Step off backwards down the longest of 6 ziplines on the Original Canopy Tour.
Every customer contributes to the restoration of the forest – over 250 hectares is now under pest control, thanks to you!
The Original Canopy Tour is perfect for team building, education and small groups.
Absolutely incredible in rain or shine – we will kit you out with top quality wet weather gear to keep you warm, dry and smiling.
Handfeeding native wild birds is another customer highlight on the Original Canopy Tour.
The Original Canopy Tour connect people of all ages – from 6 – 96 years old!
Our Canopy Tours small and personal – 10 people maximum per tour.
Stairs to nowhere can have your legs shaking, but our kiwi guides will be there to hold your hand if needed.
The Original Canopy Tour is a secluded experience – just you, your small tour group and surrounded by incredible nature.

Our experienced guides are all kiwis, they will look after you and share stories about the forest that will bring your experience to life.

This is truly an experience of a lifetime – every kiwi and visitor should experience the magic for themselves.
  • 6 ziplines – total 600m of ziplining
  • 2 swingbridges
  • Established 2012
  • 3-hour adventure zipline Rotorua
  • Free photos!
  • Major award winner
  • Small group experience
  • Perfect for all ages (6 +)
  • Fun and educational
Zipline Rotorua Original Canopy Tour HIghlights

EST. 2012

The Original Canopy Tour is an unforgettable and enlightening adventure, perfect for all ages.

Your amazing kiwi guides will lead your small group on an unforgettable adventure. Experience New Zealand like it once was…

All the photos we take on tour are yours... FREE!

Experience native forest from the tops of the canopy

Original Canopy Tour's highest platform - 22m

Step off backwards down the longest of 6 ziplines

Every customer contributes to the restoration of the forest

Our experienced guides are all kiwis

 

  • 6 ziplines – total 600m of ziplining
  • 2 swingbridges
  • Estabilished 2012
  • 3-hour adventure zipline Rotorua
  • Free photos!
  • Major award winner
  • Small group experience
  • Perfect for all ages (6 +)
  • Fun and educational
Original Experience Map
Secret Forest Entrance - Your Adventure Begins Prehistoric World Walkway Launch Off Ancient Rimu Platform Silver Fern Selfie Swingbridge Nature Spotting Bird Spotting Platform Visitor Highlight: Stairs to nowhere Canopy Challenge Fern Gully 220m Zipline Conservation Forest Trail Visitor Highlight: Wild Bird Feeding Nature Spotting Birds Eye View Highest Zipline No Hands Bridge Canopy Challenge Final Flutter

Secret Forest Entrance - Your Adventure Begins

Journey Into The Forest In Small Groups Min

Secret Forest Entrance - Your Adventure Begins

Prehistoric World Walkway

Walk Amongst New Zealand Native Forest Min

Prehistoric World Walkway

Launch Off

Take In The Views Of 1000 Year Old Forest Min

Launch Off

Ancient Rimu Platform

Only Place In The World You Can Fly From The Tops Of Rimu Trees Min

Ancient Rimu Platform

Silver Fern Selfie Swingbridge

Snap The Iconic Selfie On The Silver Fern Swingbridge Min

Silver Fern Selfie Swingbridge

Nature Spotting

Admire The Giant Silver Ferns Below Min

Nature Spotting

Bird Spotting Platform

Spot The Native Birds. Learn All About Them From Your Kiwi Guides Min

Bird Spotting Platform

Visitor Highlight: Stairs to nowhere

Step Off The Stairs To Nowhere, Backwards If You Dare! Min

Visitor Highlight: Stairs to nowhere

Canopy Challenge

Our Highest Platform, 22 Metres Up A Giant Rimu Tree Min

Canopy Challenge

Fern Gully 220m Zipline

Fly Down Fern Gully – The Longest, 220 Metre Original Tour Zipline! Min

Fern Gully 220m Zipline

Conservation Forest Trail

Learn How You Are Helping Us To Restore The Forest Min

Conservation Forest Trail

Visitor Highlight: Wild Bird Feeding

Hand Feed Wild Native Birds Min

Visitor Highlight: Wild Bird Feeding

Nature Spotting

Spot Unique Native Flora And Fauna Min

Nature Spotting

Birds Eye View Highest Zipline

Get A Birds Eye View As You Soar High Above The Tops Of The Canopy Min

Birds Eye View Highest Zipline

No Hands Bridge

Trust Fall If You Are Brave Enough On The No Hands Bridge Min

No Hands Bridge

Canopy Challenge

Go Upside Down On The Final Zipline If You Dare! Min

Canopy Challenge

Final Flutter

Fly Down The Final Flutter Back To The Forest Floor Min

Final Flutter

(Currency is in NZD).

Adult

$149

Child

$119

ages 6 to 15 years inclusive

Family Package 1

1 adult + 2 children

$349

 

 + additional children only $75

Additional child price only valid when purchasing family packages. 

Family Package 2

2 adults + 2 children

$449

 

 + additional children only $75

Additional child price only valid when purchasing family packages. 

Venture deep into ancient native forest.

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Weight or age restrictions?

There run two different tours that have different restrictions, please see below for the restrictions for The Original Canopy Tour:

 

  • Maximum weight limit of 120kg.
  • Minimum age of six years old. There is no upper age limit – so far our oldest customer was 93! 
  • Children (15 years and under) must be accompanied by a responsible adult (16 years or over).
How physically fit do I need to be?
We pride ourselves on being able to offer an experience to almost everybody. Our two ours require different levels of fitness.

 

The Original Canopy Tour requirements:

  • Are you able to raise both legs to a seated position?
  • Would you be comfortable going for a one hour forest walk or hill walk?
  • Can you easily walk up 3 flights of stairs unassisted?

…If you answered Yes to these questions, the Original tour is perfect for you. 

 

Still have questions about your ability or fitness, please contact us prior to making your booking.

Which tour is for me?
The Original Canopy Tour is our flagship and has won many awards. To date over 150,000 people have been thrilled, challenged and inspired by it’s wonders. We suggest it for:

  • Families
  • Those with even a hint of anxiousness
  • First timers
  • Most New Zealanders (do it and return for the Ultimate another time)
  • Those of lesser fitness
Original Canopy Tour pricing

Tour Prices

(Currency is in NZD).

Adult  $149

Child  $119
ages 6 to 15 years inclusive

Family Package 1  $349
1 Adult & 2 Children

+ additional children only $75 (only valid when purchasing family packages).

Family Package 2  $429
2 Adult & 2 Children

+ additional children only $75 (only valid when purchasing family packages).

My husband and I have been on zipline rotorua tour before and had a great time, so we wanted to bring my mum, our children and their partners along.

It was pretty fun! The guides were really delightful and we really enjoyed the safety aspect. My mum commented how safe you feel all the time as you see them going through procedure meticulously and the guides are very easy going and laugh with you and make jokes. The guides take their time and don’t make you feel nervous, you feel confident because of their confidence in you.

My advice to everyone would be to just do it! Everyone was grinning at the end of the tour and we were all saying we wanna come back and do the Ultimate one.

Andrea – New Zealand
Original Canopy Tour  2020

I had been told about Rotorua Canopy Tours by a friend when my 60th birthday was coming up. I wanted to do something with my family for my birthday that was memorable and everyone would find fun.

I really enjoyed the whole thing from start to finish. Everyone was friendly to us and it was very well run.

I was bit nervous on the first zipline but the guides were professional, fun and knowledgeable. I loved the beautiful pristine bush, it felt like we were the only people there. The tour was a good mix of information and fun. I enjoyed learning about the conservation and knowing that something was being done for the environment. It was quite a unique experience and I’ve never done something like that before.

I would say to any family to do it!

Suzanne – New Zealand
Original Canopy Tour  2020

 

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