An unforgettable and enlightening adventure

 

Explore ancient native forest on this award winning nature experience!

 

 

 

An unforgettable and enlightening adventure

The Original Canopy Tour is the best zipline in Rotorua! It is an unforgettable and enlightening adventure, perfect for all ages. Journey deep into ancient New Zealand 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….

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…

Zipline Rotorua Original Canopy Tour HIghlights
  • 3-hour zipline Rotorua adventure
  • Established 2012
  • Free photos!
  • Major award winner
  • Total 600m ziplines
  • Free shuttle service
  • Small group experience
  • Perfect for all ages (6 +)
  • Fun and educational
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 will drive you from our base to the secret forest entrance
Absolutely incredible in rain or shine – we will kit you out with top quality wet weather gear to keep you warm, dry and smiling.
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.
We want your memories to last for a lifetime. All the photos we take on tour are yours… FREE!
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.
  • 3-hour zipline Rotorua adventure
  • Free photos!
  • Total 600m ziplines
  • Free shuttle service
  • 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

Rotorua Canopy Tours zipline forest entrance

Secret Forest Entrance - Your Adventure Begins

Prehistoric World Walkway

Rotorua Forest tree walk tour

Prehistoric World Walkway

Launch Off

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Launch Off

Ancient Rimu Platform

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Ancient Rimu Platform

Silver Fern Selfie Swingbridge

Silver Fern Swingbridge Rotorua Forest tree walk

Silver Fern Selfie Swingbridge

Nature Spotting

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Nature Spotting

Bird Spotting Platform

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Bird Spotting Platform

Visitor Highlight: Stairs to nowhere

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Visitor Highlight: Stairs to nowhere

Canopy Challenge

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Canopy Challenge

Fern Gully 220m Zipline

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Fern Gully 220m Zipline

Conservation Forest Trail

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Conservation Forest Trail

Visitor Highlight: Wild Bird Feeding

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Visitor Highlight: Wild Bird Feeding

Nature Spotting

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Nature Spotting

Birds Eye View Highest Zipline

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Birds Eye View Highest Zipline

No Hands Bridge

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No Hands Bridge

Canopy Challenge

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Canopy Challenge

Final Flutter

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Final Flutter

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).
We pride ourselves on being able to offer an experience to almost everybody. Our two tours 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 both of these questions, then our Original Canopy Tour is perfect for you!

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
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

Venture deep into ancient native forest.

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Adult

$149

Child

$119

ages 6 to 15 years inclusive

Family

$499

2 Adults & 2 Children

 

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