Rotorua Forest Zipline Ultimate Canopy Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

3.5 hour Zipline Ultimate Canopy Tour
1200m of ziplines
Breathtaking lake views
400m long zipline
Abseil from a platform 18m above the floor
Spiral staircases

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Thu, May 23, 2024

What you can expect

Fly through the treetops of New Zealand’s forest in Rotorua on the adventure zipline tour! This tour is an extended version of the original canopy tour in Rotorua with bigger, faster and longer ziplines. Join this 3.5 hour eco tour as you climb spiral staircases, walk across swing bridges and jump from tree platform to tree platform on 1200m of ziplines. The course also includes a exciting 18m Abseil, a 400m long zipline and a 50m high cliff walk all while you are enjoying unique lake and rainforest views. Tour times are 9.30am and 1.30pm daily. Book your Rotorua adventure zipline tour online today!


What you need to know

  • 3.5 hour Zipline Ultimate Canopy Tour
  • 1200m of ziplines
  • 400m long zipline
  • Ancient New Zealand Forest
  • Bigger, faster and longer version
  • Culminates in a controlled abseil from a platform 18m from the forest floor 18m Abseil
  • Breathtaking lake views
  • Suspended cliff walk - 50 meters above the ground
  • Spiral staircases & swingbridges
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off service available from Rotorua accommodation or other central Rotorua locations
  • Takes you deeper into the forest
  • A course that is 3 times the distance, and has twice the total length of ziplines than original canopy course
  • Traverse on a suspended walkway around an ignimbrite rocky outcrop in the edge of an forest gulley
  • This tour operates daily at 9.15am and 10am
  • Please check-in 15 minutes prior to your tour time
  • Upon completion of your booking, a phone number will be supplied for you to to confirm available times - bookings are essential
  • Please allow approximately 3 hours for this whole experience
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours are located at Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua
  • Is there a weight limit?
  • We have a maximum weight of 120kg and a minimum weight of 35kg. However we can accommodate children lighter than 35kg’s but we do need advance warning so please give us a call if this relates to you
  • What is the minimum age?
  • Minimum age is 6 years old
  • How safe is it?
  • Safety is our number one priority. The activity is very safe with leading edge safety systems and training in place. All our safety systems including infrastructure, equipment, guide training and competence assessment are all audited by external parties
  • I’m afraid of heights – will I be able to complete the tour?
  • This is a decision you will need to make – the highest platform is 22 metres above the ground and the highest flight is 35 metres above the valley floor so you will face your fear, head on. The heights gradually increase and you are always attached to a safety line
  • How many people are on a tour?
  • Minimum of 2 people per departure and a maximum of 10 customers per tour. For group sizes of more than 10 people please contact us – we have a number of ways of catering to large groups and would love the opportunity to discuss the options with you
  • I don’t have any transport - how do I get to Rotorua Canopy Tours base?
  • Upon completion of your booking, a phone number will be provided. Give us a call – we have tours that run daily that include transport from your accommodation
  • Can people come and watch me?
  • No – we operate in a wilderness area and the access routes between platforms are unmarked. There is a high risk that spectators will get disorientated and lost in the forest. In addition to this, there are no vantage points so spectators are unlikely to be able to see you. We do not take any responsibility for people who are not on our tour
  • Does the tour go in all weather?
  • Yes we operate in all weather conditions, with very few exceptions. Infact, the forest is at its most beautiful in the rain. We supply high quality wet weather gear and warmer outer layers if the conditions require so that you remain dry and warm, whatever the weather
  • What do I need to wear?
  • Ideally bring one more layer than you think you might need and closed toe footwear is a must
  • Can I bring my Camera?
  • Yes bring your camera and take as many pictures as you can but you will need a strap on it to ensure it can be secured to your harness as you will not be allowed to hold it during flight. We do not take any responsibility for camera damage
Additional Information
  • Please click [here]( to view Rotorua Canopy Map
  • Rotorua is located approximately 1 hour inland from the Port of Tauranga where all cruise ships dock for the day. Our tours take three hours so there is plenty of time to fit in a Canopy Tour into your day
  • Getting across to Rotorua is easy. There are numerous providers of transport or you can hire a vehicle and drive yourself. It’s an easy and scenic journey. If you want to see pure untouched New Zealand you need to spend some time with us - the forest we take you to is exactly how the first humans to arrive on this land would have found it. You will have the bragging rights when you return to the ship and talk to your fellow passengers
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Bookings are subject to availability

Recent reviews

51 review


Awesome! Fun, amazing scenery and informative. The guides were professional and delightful from start to finish. Not a physically taxing experience. Up close with nature. A small group was great and the whole procedure was run smoothly. Would go again.

Sharon Stoll over 4 years ago

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