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Rotorua ziplines original canopy tour

 

 

The Original Canopy Tour is a must do for every Kiwi! It is an unforgettable and enlightening adventure, perfect for all ages. It has even been voted the #1 Nature Activity in the World!

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…

“All I can say is wow!”

– Reviewed by a TripAdvisor traveler Nichola – Original Canopy Tour – Jan 2022 Read review

rotorua ziplines adventure

“All I can say is wow!”

– Reviewed by a TripAdvisor traveler Nichola – Jan 2022 Read review

Highlights include:

  • 6 Rotorua 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
  • Experienced kiwi zipline guides

The Original Rotorua ziplines adventure

Voted the #1 Nature Activity on the planet! – TripAdvisor

 

After nine years of operating, eight years of pest management and over 260,000 guests through our Rotorua ziplines. Our Original Zipline Canopy Tour has been voted the #1 Nature Activity on the planet!

To say we are humbled and proud of the accomplishment is an understatement. For a small kiwi company, this is absolutely huge! And it can’t go without a huge thank you to all those people that have come to see us, supported us, talked about us and of course reviewed us.

From over 5000 reviews on TripAdvisor, over 97% of those are 5 star. They are not just rating, they are stories of moments never to be forgotten, tears of joy, excitement and connections which makes us happy to do what we do best – give a world class experience!

 

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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 Zipline 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 on the Original Canopy walk Rotorua
  • 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 canopy walk Rotorua  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

“Beautiful virgin forest, Adrenalin inducing zip lines, professional operation, funny and informative guides. A truly wonderful experience and great value for money. Not to be missed!”

– Reviewed by a TripAdvisor traveler Hannah C – Jan 2022 Read review

 

Original Canopy Tour is our multi award winning adventure – named #1 Nature Activity in the world on TripAdvisor!

Unforgettable experience for all ages – from 6 – 96 years old!

The longest zipline on the Original Tour is spectacular! It is 200m long, taking off from a 1000-year-old rimu tree 22 meters high!

We want your memories to last for a lifetime. All the photos we take on tour are yours… FREE!

This 3-hour adventure is absolutely incredible in rain or shine – we will kit you out with top quality wet weather gear to keep you warm, dry and smiling.

Over 200,000 people have experienced the magic of this ancient native forest. Every kiwi and visitor should experience this adventure of a lifetime.

Every Rotorua Canopy Tours experience is 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or your money back!

 

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

 

Hand feed wild native birds while on tour at Rotorua Canopy Tours.

Since 2012 we have been working to restore the native forest Rotorua Canopy Tours operates in. With the help of every customer the forest is flourishing, and the transformation of the native eco-system has been incredible!

 

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Since 2012 we have been working to restore the native forest Rotorua Canopy Tours operates in.

With the help of every customer the forest is flourishing, and the transformation of the native eco-system has been incredible!

 

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Original Canopy Tour course map

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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

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