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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua provided by Rotorua Canopy Tours

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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua
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Tour snapshot
Fly through the forest on a zipline canopy adventure suitable for all ages
Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Lose yourself ziplining through Rotorua’s lush native forest that has stood for centuries. Voted TripAdvisor’s #1 Nature Activity in the world, this 3-hour adventure mixes fun, education, and conservation together to create unforgettable memories. You'll soar across 600m of ziplines and cross some phenomenal swing bridges. These vantage points will give you a whole new perspective on how special New Zealand’s native forests really are.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Sail along six lines 72 feet (22 meters) above the Rotorua forest floor
  • Includes all safety gear plus convenient Rotorua hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Your ticket helps pay for conservation of the local ecosystem
What to expect
Your canopy zipline adventure begins with pickup from your Rotorua hotel. Upon arrival in the Rotorua forest protected ecosystem, make your way to the first platform, perched 72 feet (22 meters) above the forest floor. Hereyour guide gives you safety gear and an instructional briefing. Before setting off into the canopy, your guide also tells you about local history, wildlife, and conservation efforts.  Before you know it, the thrills begin! Take off and zip along six lines, the longest of which is 722 feet (220 meters). See the thick forest from high above while soaring through the canopy, and stop at two suspended bridges between lines.  Get back on firm ground and finish the tour with drop-off back at your hotel.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Sail along six lines 72 feet (22 meters) above the Rotorua forest floor
  • Includes all safety gear plus convenient Rotorua hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Your ticket helps pay for conservation of the local ecosystem
What to expect
Your canopy zipline adventure begins with pickup from your Rotorua hotel. Upon arrival in the Rotorua forest protected ecosystem, make your way to the first platform, perched 72 feet (22 meters) above the forest floor. Hereyour guide gives you safety gear and an instructional briefing. Before setting off into the canopy, your guide also tells you about local history, wildlife, and conservation efforts.  Before you know it, the thrills begin! Take off and zip along six lines, the longest of which is 722 feet (220 meters). See the thick forest from high above while soaring through the canopy, and stop at two suspended bridges between lines.  Get back on firm ground and finish the tour with drop-off back at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5810ROTOZIP
Important information
Inclusions
  • Safety equipment
  • Two professional guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if needed)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Photos available for download
  • Wet weather clothing and warmer garments
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from any Rotorua central accommodation, restaurants or iconic location. Just wait in the main reception/check-in area or let us know where you need to be collected from!
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours | Zipline Experience, 147 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand Everyone meets at our base prior to their expereince. This is just a 5 -10 minute drive from Rotorua's Center. Call us if you need any help with directions!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • We can help with pickup and drop-off to Rotorua Central. Please contact us with any questions, all contact details are found on your confirmation voucher/email
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Maximum weight is 265 pounds (120kg)
  • Closed-toe footwear is required; supportive footwear such as trainers or hiking boots is recommended
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Availability: This tour is for small groups of no more than 10 people. We will do our best to book you for your preferred departure time but due to other bookings, this may not always be available. If your preferred time is not available, we will contact you to offer an alternative departure
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Safety equipment
  • Two professional guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if needed)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Photos available for download
  • Wet weather clothing and warmer garments
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from any Rotorua central accommodation, restaurants or iconic location. Just wait in the main reception/check-in area or let us know where you need to be collected from!
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours | Zipline Experience, 147 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand Everyone meets at our base prior to their expereince. This is just a 5 -10 minute drive from Rotorua's Center. Call us if you need any help with directions!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • We can help with pickup and drop-off to Rotorua Central. Please contact us with any questions, all contact details are found on your confirmation voucher/email
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Maximum weight is 265 pounds (120kg)
  • Closed-toe footwear is required; supportive footwear such as trainers or hiking boots is recommended
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Availability: This tour is for small groups of no more than 10 people. We will do our best to book you for your preferred departure time but due to other bookings, this may not always be available. If your preferred time is not available, we will contact you to offer an alternative departure
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
2,781 reviews
Excellent
2,710
Very good
65
Average
5
Poor
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Terrible
1

Andrew
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
We did the original tour with two great woman Charlie and Kiera. This is was awesome for our family. The kids learnt heaps about the environment, forests and birds. The adults had a good ‘stretch’ learning experience. Charlie and Kiera knew heaps about the forest, were professional and made it heaps of fun. The zip lining is so cool, we felt safe the whole time and this experience rates the best above all the other ones in Rotorua.
Written 12 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
So COOL to hear this, especially with the kids learning a bit about the beautiful forest, birds, and environment! We will pass your kind message onto the guides and hope to see you again someday!!
Written 25 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Val
7 contributions
We had an awesome morning spending time with others enjoying a very professionally and safety conscious activity. From the moment we met our guides the fun began. At all stages safety was paramount and our gear was constantly checked, clear instructions were given and we were sent off to thoroughly enjoy the experience. I live that part of the ticket price goes to conservation in the locality. Well done Canopy Tours.
Written 7 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for the amazing review! We are stoked to hear that you had an amazing time and thank you so much for helping us look after the forest! Can’t wait to see you again!
Written 7 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nancy M
New Plymouth, New Zealand115 contributions
Jul 2021
First of all it was safe. There were lots of lines so it wasn't over too soon. The forest was beautiful. AND, there are extensive conservation processes to save the birds from predators that are paid for by the entrance fee. The guides made it fun, even for those who were a bit scared. I am in my 70s, and it was excellent!
As we do not have Covid in New Zealand, we do not have any of the requirements regarding masks, etc.
Written 31 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow what an amazing reveiw! see? Never too old to have fun! We are stoked you had a great time and thank you for leaving this review. We can't wait to see you back!
Written 5 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aayush Neupane
1 contribution
Nov 2020
Amazing experience, wonderful caring staff and tour guides who helped organize and prepare the group. This was a breath taking moment for me and my family which made us laugh, but also admire the beautiful features of the forest. Our tour guides Jessica & Dana looked very passionate and proud to be working here, while being environmentally conscious of the forests here in NZ. They entertained the group with their humor and made younger kids feel safe. They were both were skilled with what they did and were awesome with explaining safety instructions. I would greatly recommend doing this, weather you are a tourist or a tourist or local. I would definitely advise this place, they care about helping the environment and love creating wonderful memories.
Written 21 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the amazing review of your tour with Jess and Dana! We're thrilled to hear that you felt so safe and could totally see the passion our guides have for the environment. We hope you made some special family memories you'll never forget!
Written 24 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jess H
Tauranga, New Zealand103 contributions
Sep 2021
Firstly thankyou to Elosie & Megan for making the booking process run smoothly and always checking in to make sure we were set to go and had everything we needed. Elosie did a solid and gave me and my family a lovely little deal for the Tour which was lovely, & Right from the time we walked in the door Jess at the front desk made us all excited and put the nerves at ease. We had Ash & Jono as our guides and what a hoot they were! They had some classic humor and patience taking my grandad round the course for his 79th Birthday celebration, if anything he did better than me! I loved that they joked around, threw out some fantastic facts about the NZ Bush & encouraged us to extend our comfort zone on each swing we went on. I will 100% be talking about this tour to people i know cause i want everyone to experience first hand how AMAZING this experience is! Thankyou to everyone at Canopy tours! We can see you work hard keeping the bush in good nick and making sure everyone who visits is safe and happy during there time on the course.
Written 14 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow this is such an awesome review! we are super lucky to have such an amazing team- and it sounds as if everybody you dealt with made you smile! Ash and Jono are awesome guides so we are so so glad you enjoyed your time with them. Tell Baz he's a professional now an due expect to see him for his 80th birthday too😉 We loved having you guys! Thank you for coming and celebrating Baz 79th birthday in style🎉
Written 17 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cwoodney
1 contribution
Feb 2021
We had our own small group that consisted of young guys with varying degrees of Autism and slight intellectual disabilities. Right from the moment of booking the service was brilliant, the staff created solutions so that memories could be made for people who would otherwise struggle to cope with this. Our guides Matt, Tegan and Nui were patient and funny, made everyone feel relaxed while maintaining a high standard of professionalism. It's not an easy task to always ensure that instructions are understood by folks 'without a disability' but they got these guys over the line.
They guys loved it, not one of them faltered on the day as they left the platforms.
They talked about it long afterwards and was undoubtedly the best part of the their holiday. Thank you Rotorua Canopy Tours.
Chrissy, Ryan, Scott and Liam
Written 22 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for this awesome review guys, we're so glad to hear that you had an awesome time in the forest with your guides. Matt, Tegan and Nui will be stoked to hear that the boys loved it and were talking about it for a long time afterwards! It's always heartwarming to hear that you've made such an impression on someone. Hope to see you guys back again soon for the Ultimate Tour!
Written 3 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris
New Plymouth, New Zealand2 contributions
Jan 2021
Well, what a blast, flying above the treetops, walking in the canopy, fun and laughter, the most enjoyable part of our holiday altogether. Tegan and Sean's knowledge, humour, experience, and supportive encouragement for those a little more timid, was a breath of fresh air compared to the average run of the mill $$ churning tourist attractions. Very professional, exhilarating, and at times challenging, well worth a visit, we will be returning in the future to take on more challenges. The icing on the cake, to find out part of the price goes towards conserving this beautiful piece of NZ forest. 100/100
Written 22 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I'm happy to hear you had such an amazing time in the forest with Tegan and Sean! Thanks for helping us to restore our beautiful forest back to it's original condition, we can't wait to see you again!
Written 24 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FergB
Geraldine, New Zealand36 contributions
Feb 2021
Want an awesome New Zealand zipline experience? Then Rotorua Canopy Tours is the place to go. Of all the Rotorua activities on offer, this full-on adventure flies (literally) above all of them.

Your skilled and friendly guides (we had Nui and Ash on our trip and they were sensational!) will guide you deep into an ancient rainforest on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua where the canopy tours zipline system is located. As you ascend through the forest to the base of the first zipline, your guides will tell you about some of the superb native flora and fauna surrounding you. (Don't be surprised if a few of them come and visit while you are up in their treetop domain.)

From the first high-speed descent, you will be exhilarated by the magnificent trees, ferns and foliage as you fly above, through and past them. Any lingering fear of heights you may still have will soon be dispelled by the relaxed and professional attitude of your guides, and by the time you launch yourself out on the final zipline you'll be quite happily flying upside down and whooping with delight.

Your guides will also introduce you to the excellent conservation work that Rotorua Canopy Tours are undertaking in this tiny slice of rainforest paradise, funded entirely by a percentage of each tour price. Awesome effort you guys!

So if you have a chance to experience this New Zealand mustdo adventure, don't hesitate...just step off the edge and fly!
Written 5 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Ash and Nui will be stoked to hear your feedback about your time in the forest. Sounds like you had a great time out in our forest and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 5 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ben H
2 contributions
Mar 2022
Incredible experience. The guides were brilliant, and particularly so when conversing with our two children (12 & 9) who were eager to chat the entire time. Appropriate focus on safety, without it being an overbearing distraction. Highly recommend.
Written 6 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
So awesome that you and your family enjoyed yourselves on tour!! We must admit we think our guides are pretty cool too ;) would love to have you all back sometime :)
Written 15 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vinni
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Jan 2022
We had the best time on our tour, our guides Ash and Lexi were amazing, so fun, kind and so informative about the forest and the wildlife. Zip lining across the canopy was out of this world and one of the most exciting things we've ever done. An exhilarating afternoon and we can't wait to come back again.
Written 27 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cheers for the fantastic review, Ash and Lexi will be super stoked to hear you guys had such an amazing time out in the forest! We can't wait for you to join us again!! :)
Written 2 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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159aylab
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Ultimate canopy tour!
Racing against my partner on the zipline was a highlight! But overall the hole experience is a must do! Our guides
Lee E
Lee E
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A must do!
Even tho is was a wet and windy day the crew were excellent at guiding us through the ziplines. Sadly we couldn’t c
Explorer58572446530
Explorer58572446530
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Awesome place!! Recommened A+++
the guides were amazing and we had so much fun up in the trees! We also loved the experience to feet the birds I wo
67chrissb
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Incredible
This was the most amazing ziplining experience in beautiful native bush. So good to have the experience of zipping
RacHall1111
RacHall1111
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Must-do!
Had a lot of fun and felt completely safe the entire time - very much enjoyed the education about the forest as wel
hiitsmesophia
hiitsmesophia
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You should do it too!!! 😉
Despite the wet weather, we had fun ziplining and immersing ourselves in the forest. Hopefully, there will be more
Becaleigh
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Great experience… must do!!
Such a great experience! We went as part of a work team building activity and everybody had a great time regardless
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This was our third time with Rotorua Canopy Tours, having done the Original twice and now the Ultimate. Our guides
EdynMay1
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Amazing experience
Absolutely amazing time at canopy tours! Had the best experience ever and enjoyed the vibe that Natalie and Matt ga
Angela L
Angela L
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The Ultimate Canopy Experience
Wow! What an amazing experience with highly professional and friendly staff. Our experience exceeded our expectatio
Briannagreen1
Briannagreen1
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Adventure of a lifetime
This was the most amazing way to see New Zealand. We had an absolute blast and the afternoon went so quick. Thank y
LianaSmith123
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Exceeds all expectations
Megan was such a huge help getting onto the tour & the guides (Billy & Jessy) themselves couldn't have been more pr
SMondsNZ
SMondsNZ
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Simply Amazing Experience
The whole experience was amazing, the guides Zoe and Luke were top notch, professional, informative, friendly , fun
879VICH
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Superb experience with great people
We were a family of five and booked for a combined birthday. We had a fantastic time and we were so well looked a
GMAULD
GMAULD
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Loved it!
What an incredible way to spend the day! Absolutely loved it, the staff were super knowable and their genuine passi
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