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“Awesome morning”

Rotorua Canopy Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Opened in August 2012. Explore the ancient forest of the Mamaku Plateau 10 minutes from Rotorua on New Zealand's only native forest zipline canopy tours. In small groups of up to ten people you will be accompanied by two highly trained guides who will teach you about the rare New Zealand flora and fauna and the conservation efforts to protect them. Every plant and tree species you see, you will not see in any other country on earth!! There are two unique eco-tour experiences to choose from - the award winning 3 hour Original Canopy Tour built and opened in 2012 includes tree platforms up to 22 metres above the forest floor, 6 ziplines and 2 tree to tree swing bridges. The 3.5 hour Ultimate Canopy Tour is even longer, faster and more spectacular featuring a suspended cliff walkway, 1.2km of ziplines (the longest is 400m!), swing bridges, a controlled descent and an incredible spiral staircase.
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic morning- thank you to our funny tour guides. You guys were entertaining!

Such a great establishment and I really like the conservation/ education aspect of the tour. Your company's commitment to the rehabilitation of the forest area including pest control is commendable. Good luck with the conservation trust and achieving for conservation goals for the area.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Kat C
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James F, Owner at Rotorua Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for your amazing review! Awesome to hear that you enjoyed the conservation side of the tour and lovely to hear that you appreciate what we are doing in our little forest. Thank you for contributing to our projects as well!

Kind Regards
Canopy Tours Team

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is a really terrific activity. On our trip the weather was pretty bad, very heavy rain from cyclone Cook; but everyone still had a great time. Our kids are 7 and 9 and they loved it. My wife is scared of heights and she loved it. I have seen the South Park episode about zip lining being boring and I loved it! The guides were great (Jesse, Josh & Gary). Even the nature information was great. This is almost the perfect activity. The only downside is the price; we paid NZ$508 for four people, but some of the money goes to help the forest and it is a small group activity, etc, etc. I wouldn't pay $508 to do it again but it was worth it for a one off.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This was an excellent experience from many perspectives, the scenery was spectacular, the flying foxes huge fun, the guides (Jesse and Sylvester) very funny, friendly and absolutely professional at the same time, the business model superb where some of the profits are put back into conservation (pest eradication) with dedication and enthusiasm that is clearly sincere, and the organisation and attention to technical detail very impressive (eg iPad for everyone to provide details and confirm understanding). By the way, it was raining gently all the time, didn't affect our enjoyment. Truly world class.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Godfrey B
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