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Sustainable travel: The NZ tourism operators changing the world for good
Source: NZ Herald
26 January, 2022
For many years tourism businesses were like most commercial operations – money in, money out and hopefully making some profit somewhere along the way.
But so much has changed in recent times and many operators are moving towards regenerative travel – how they can give back to and improve the community or regions they serve.
Sometimes this means improving the physical environment, sometimes supporting people in the community, and sometimes investing in nationwide conservation efforts.
Richie McCaw visit rewards MDA Experiences, Rotorua Canopy Tours and Kaitiaki Adventures for sustainable tourism
Source: NZ Herald
18 Nov, 2021
Three Rotorua tourism operators are being recognised for their dedication to community and environment with a visit from an All Blacks legend.
Richie McCaw is in Rotorua this week to present MDA Experiences, Rotorua Canopy Tours and Kaitiaki Adventures with their 2021 Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards.
The awards are given out annually in recognition of tourism operators’ commitment to people, community and place
Mushroom and spider species able to shine in pest free forest
14 Oct, 2021
Not so much a tale of a spider and a fly, but a spider and a mushroom.
The discovery of two undescribed species, a new kind of Porrhothele spider, (or tunnel web spider) and a variation of the pink Entoloma mushroom, at Rotorua’s Dansey Road Scenic Reserve has excited conservationists.
In taxonomy an undescribed species is one that has been discovered, but not yet formally described and named.
Rotorua rafting and ziplining experiences win worldwide accolades in TripAdvisor awards
29 June, 2021
Despite Covid keeping most international tourists out of New Zealand in 2020, two Kiwi attractions have been named among the best in the world.
Five-star ratings from people who went over a 7-metre waterfall with Rotorua Rafting earned it a second-in-the-world ranking through Tripadvisor.
It’s also ranked the top experience in New Zealand, in Tripadvisor’s 2021 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Things to Do awards.
Silver Ferns visit Rotorua Canopy Tours following Taini Jamison Trophy win
9 Nov, 2020
After a successful Cadbury Netball Series, the Silver Ferns have reconnected as a team with some adventures in Rotorua.
The full Silver Ferns squad spent Saturday afternoon flying over Rotorua Canopy Tours’ ancient native forest on zip lines, enjoying the opportunity to relax and regroup after three tests against England last week, winning the Taini Jamison Trophy.
“We’ve done the mahi on the court, and now we set our focus off the court, rebuilding and reconnecting as a team,” Silver Ferns team manager Esther Molloy said.
Stories from our backyard: Rotorua Canopy Tours
Source: Australia Expat Travel
4 August, 2020
Rotorua Canopy Tours is celebrating their latest win in the Top 10 experiences for South Pacific as judged by TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice awards Best of the Best for 2020.
Now this is not their only accolade, but the latest in a long string of awards the company has gathered in their eight years of operation.
Their motivation however is to go even better by delivering the best visitor experience on the planet…now that is an ambitious KPI!
Off the beaten track: Rotorua’s ecotourism revolution
23 March, 2020
Suspended 60m above the forest canopy, attached via harness to a zip line connected to two 1000-year-old rimus, a sense of calm descends.
The birds-eye view of ancient virgin native forest far below seems so natural, the way it’s supposed to be seen. The twists of the rata as it winds its way around the trunk of a giant of the forest.
That the rejuvenated forest is so lush is due to a collaborative effort between Rotorua Canopy Tours and the Department of Conservation to rid the forest of possum, stoats and rats.
American students spend holiday volunteering in Rotorua forest
16 Jan, 2020
Twenty-four American college students are spending today volunteering at Rotorua Canopy Tours today, learning about wildlife and environmental conservation.
Hosted by Canopy Tours Rotorua zipline guides, the University of Delaware students rebated a mix of Department of Conservation and Goodnature automatic pest traps, clearing tracks, and counting birds in the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve, a 250ha stretch of virgin bush near Rotorua, according to a written statement from Rotorua Canopy Tours.
Long-tailed cuckoo returns to Rotorua forest at long last
Source: www.nzherald.co.nz Rotorua Daily Post
13 Jan, 2020
The long-tailed cuckoo has returned to Rotorua’s Dansey Road Scenic Reserve after seven years of pest control.
The long-tailed cuckoo (koekoeā) is a summer migrant bird endemic to New Zealand and mainly frequents forest, so is often difficult to observe closely.
Long-tailed cuckoo migrate to the Pacific islands each winter and can be spotted throughout New Zealand when migrating during summer, autumn or spring, according to Rotorua zipline…
Record low possum numbers in Dansey Road Reserve
04 Dec, 2019
Record low numbers of possums have been found in the Dansey Scenic Reserve forest.
Rotorua Canopy Tours have completed pest monitoring work in the reserve and possums are tracking at 3 per cent.
The adventure eco-tourism outfit, near Mamaku, have been maintaining an extensive pest control operation in the forest for 7 years.
Tourism’s high achiever
4 November, 2019
Seven years after launching, eco-adventure tourism business Rotorua zipline Canopy Tours is flying high in popularity. Founder James Fitzgerald shares the milestones and lessons.
For the thousands of Kiwis and tourists from all over the globe who have experienced it, Rotorua Canopy Tours is a special place. It is educational, exhilarating, and it has a deeper purpose in its work to restore the flora and fauna and promote sustainability in what was originally regarded as 500 hectares of low priority conservation land.
Monster rat! Conservationist finds giant rat near Rotorua
30 Aug, 2019
A monster rat nearly 40cm long has been caught in a trap near Rotorua.
The beast was found by Rotorua Canopy Tours conservation lead and guide Scott Davis while guiding a group around the area near Mamaku Village last week.
And to say he was stunned was an understatement. “It was definitely the biggest one I’ve ever seen and the large head indicated it was a young rat, too,” Davis said.
Rotorua businesses finalists in Sustainable Business Awards
Source: www.nzherald.co.nz The Country
23 Aug, 2019
Two Rotorua businesses are finalists in the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Sustainable Business Network Awards.
Lux Organics and Rotorua Canopy Tours are both up for awards.
Ngongotahā’s Lux Organics is up for the ‘Transforming Food’ award while Rotorua zipline Canopy Tours is contending for the ‘Restoring Nature’ award.
‘Very rare’ shrub found in Rotorua forest
19 Aug, 2019
A falling tree in a 1000 year old forest has revealed the existence of a rare shrub.
The shrub, Pittosporum kirkii, is one of four endemic to New Zealand and has been listed as at risk by the Department of Conservation since 2012.
The discovery was made at the Dansey Scenic Reserve outside Rotorua by Shelley Ogle, a tour guide at Rotorua Canopy Tours, who was conducting…
World Famous in New Zealand: Rotorua Canopy Tours
23 June, 2019
Just outside Rotorua is the ordinary-sounding Dansey Road Scenic Reserve, which is actually very special.
It forms part of the scant five per cent of virgin forest left in New Zealand. It looks different the moment you enter it – lush, tall, varied and full of birds – but by far the best way to enjoy it is up close, on a zipline tour through the canopy.
Rotorua Canopy Tours offers two options: the Original, and the newer….
Nothing to be blue about as werewere-kōkako mushrooms spotted in Rotorua scenic reserve
Source: www.nzherald.co.nz The Country
9 May, 2019
The blue mushroom made famous by the $50 note and the kōkako bird have been found flourishing in the Rotorua district.
Werewere-kōkako blue mushrooms have been spotted this autumn by the team and visitors at Rotorua Canopy Tours.
In a statement, the tours team said it was an exciting find.
Three Bay of Plenty tourism businesses scoop up sustainability awards
Source: www.nzherald.co.nz The Country
3 May, 2019
Rotorua Canopy Tours, Kaitiaki Adventures, and Redwoods Treewalk have been announced as three of seven winners of the new prestigious Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience award at a ceremony hosted at Parliament.
The seven winners among 41 finalists celebrated during the awards ceremony in the Banquet Hall at the Beehive in Wellington on Wednesday night.
The winners were congratulated by Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis, who also hosted the ceremony
Could this be NZ’s best zipline adventure?
27 July, 2018
Finally, an adventure for adults.
I often find ziplining ends up being a little underwhelming; designed for kids or those who like to live in their comfort zone. But not any longer.
Canopy Tours in Rotorua has just launched its “Ultimate Canopy Tour” and with cliff walks, swing bridges, high-speed ziplining and even a tree abseil – it’s not for the faint-hearted.