This 3 hour adventure is the only native forest zipline canopy tour in New Zealand and was ranked the number one activity out of 654 activities in the North Island on Trip Advisor
This is an unforgettable eco tourism adventure catering to small groups, accompanied by highly trained and knowledgeable guides who will escort you high amongst ancient trees in the 500 hectare forest, combining fun and excitement in this pristine natural environment.
The tour starts at Rotorua Canopy tours headquarters for a safety briefing and harness fitting before being transported on a short entertaining drive from Rotorua to deep into the 500 hectare Department of Conservation forest that has stood for centuries. A 400 metre walk through the forest takes you to the first launch platform, allowing for time to stop and take a deep breath as you listen to the beautiful orchestral sound of native bird song resonating throughout the forest.
This 3 Hour adventure travels along a 1.2 kilometre network of ziplines (flying fox), swing bridges, tree top platforms and walking trails deep into this virgin New Zealand native forest. In between the thrill of the ziplines and the suspended tree bridges your guides will share their passion and knowledge of the history of the forest and the conservation challenges to maintain the forests natural environment.
Rotorua Canopy Tours is an all-weather experience – the canopy in wet weather is magical beyond belief equipped to suit the conditions with high quality wet weather clothing.
Throughout the summer, tours depart as early as 8am through to 5pm.
Rotorua Canopy Tours appeals to all ages and is suitable for a wide range of people from children through to grandparents – no experience is required. The tour infrastructure has been built to ensure minimal environmental impact while also delivering unprecedented safety and comfort for all guests.