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“Outstanding Adventure and Educational Experience”

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 29 July 2018 via mobile

We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers with guides Andre and Luke.
At first I was sceptical of the cost for the Ultimate Experience, however, listening to both guides inform us of what Canopy Tours are doing to enhance, preserve and protect their small part of Native forest licensed to them by DOC I soon realised it was worth it. This is no ordinary thrill seeking tour. By participating you are contributing to the vision of a pest free NZ native forest that we can all enjoy for years to come.
Our 19 year old over from University in the UK couldn’t say enough about the environmental aspect narrated by both Andre and Luke. Their passion for this project and our involvement was also commented on. Something not often on the minds of a teenage young man.
As a family we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this adventure to others as we believe Canopy Tours is a credit to the NZ tourism industry and is and example of how eco-tourism and adventurous activities can be combined to benefit the end user and the environment in one.

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James F, Owner at Rotorua Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you for leaving such an awesome review on your Ultimate Canopy Tour experience. We are stocked that you and your family enjoyed the experience, especially learning about your part in the conservation project. I will pass on your kind words to Andre and Luke - they will really appreciate it. Thanks again for taking the time to visit us at Canopy Tours!

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Like most of these types of activities in NZ, the staff are just world-class. The genuine friendliness, the safety, the FUN! Very professional people and the experience was also educational & interesting in terms of ecology. For a family of 4 travelling the North Island, this expenditure was in the "treat" category and we're so glad we did it...so like I say, Do It!

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James F, Owner at Rotorua Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Sounds like you had an awesome time, thank you so much for visiting us at Rotorua Canopy Tours! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed the tour just as much as we do. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us a review.

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We came to New Zealand for our honeymoon and this was the highlight of our trip. The ziplines were excellent as were the guides. It was my wife’s first time on a zip line and they made her feel safe and secure. They were also super knowledgeable about the local trees and birds. You could tell they truly cared about the conservation of their homes natural resources and their restoratation. Great views and a great time!

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James F, Owner at Rotorua Canopy Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Congratulations on your marriage - and thank you for choosing New Zealand to be your honeymoon destination! Wow - we are honored to be a highlight of your trip. Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We are stocked you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

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