Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

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Rotorua Forest Zipline Canopy Adventure

From US$109.81

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This Rotorua zipline tour takes you soaring through a centuries-old forest canopy as you switch between the six zipline cables suspended 72 feet (22 meters) above the ground. Get a bird’s-eye view as two expert guides suit you up with safety equipment and teach you about the forest environment. Bonus: you can later download photos taken of you during your treetops adventure. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views while suspended up to 72 feet above the ground
  • All safety equipment and hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Access and download all the photos from your zipline adventure at the end of the tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Safety equipment
  • Two professional guides
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Photos available for download
  • Wet weather clothing and warmer garments
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rotorua Canopy Tours
    147 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand

    Everyone meets at our base prior to their experience. This is just a 5 -10 minute drive from Rotorua's Centre. Call us if you need any help with directions or would like to discuss pickup options from within the Rotorua CBD area.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

At your selected departure time you’re picked up from your hotel and transferred to the starting point for your zipline tour in the Rotorua forest, a protected ecosystem that your ticket price helps to preserve.

On arrival, it’s a gentle walk to the first platform, perched 72 feet above the forest floor. Before you launch into the canopy, expert guides provide safety gear and a briefing on what you can expect during your treetops adventure.

Before you shoot off into the tree canopy, learn about the region’s history and birdlife, and hear about steps the local tour operator is taking to care for the 500-year-old forest. Then enjoy aerial views as you zoom along six ziplines — the longest of which is 722 feet (220 meters) long — stopping at two suspended bridges in between.

Back on firm ground, finish your Rotorua zipline adventure with drop-off at your hotel.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Our guides, Jess and Mikaela, were highly entertaining and a wealth of knowledge as well as extremely competent with the ziplines, putting us all at ease. Their passion for conservation was contagious and the educational part of the experience was as enjoyable as 'flying' through the canopy! Would recommend this to EVERYONE and will do it again in a heartbeat.


3,462 reviews
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Fun, thrilling and getting back to nature
Joshua_H, Sept 2023
Well set up business with fun, energetic guides. Awesome views, thrilling lines and a good way to see the beauty of NZ forests.
Kim_W, Sept 2023
Amazing thanks so much awesome guides and group loads of laughs. Def recommend def worth it. The views are amazing
A 'must do'!
MARIA_T, Sept 2023
A bit of ecosystem, fauna and wildlife of NZ and the thrill of ziplining with exceptional guides. Thx Canopy Tours.
Fun, Educational & Thrilling
andyw100, Sept 2023
The tour was incredibly well organised with friendly and informative guides. Always felt in good hands. The guides are also very informative about the flora and fauna surrounding you in the forest. I could not recommend more highly as an absolute must in Rototua!
Aditi_R, Sept 2023
One of the best ziplining experiences. Amazing forest and well arranged tour. Even kids will be able to do it.
Had a blast!
Gwenolyn_A, Sept 2023
Paul and Amy are AMAZING!!! Best ziplline experience ever!!! They talk about and help you experience the Virgin forest as well encourage and challenge you to try new things on each part of the zipline course. They had us laughing before we even got to the zipline and the fun and facts just kept coming. I can't say enough. Just go and enjoy it for yourself.
Great fun 🤩
Neil_S, Sept 2023
A great way to spend 3hrs in Rotorua. I plan to go back and enjoy the Ultimate tour (longer with more zip lines) also it’s a great way to raise funds to help protect the forests. As a potion of funds go towards pest eradication and up keep
Awesome fun!
Ann_M, Aug 2023
Loved the zip lining. Views were amazing. Jake & Emma explained everything & made the experience fun.
Great time
Mark_L, Aug 2023
Great time for all ages! Was a very activity with guides that were very informative and friendly. Great to learn about local wildlife as well.
Great family outing
Stephanie_T, Aug 2023
We really enjoyed the Original Canopy Tour! Our guides were super and very patient with my 8-year old. I also loved the conservation work this company is doing. Fun way to spend an afternoon!!
Have fun, get silly 😜
Kayli_F, Jul 2023
Super awesome guides! Scott, Nina and Sam did a fantastic job explaining and making sure everyone was safe. They also talked to us about some conservation tips and steps that are being done for reintroducing and cultivating wildlife. Overall 10/10. Don't be afraid to be silly, everyone looks funny in safety gear but it's more fun that way!
Holiday trip
Yingyue_Z, Jul 2023
Very good experience, well worth going and trying. The guides are very nice. It’s the first time I’ve ever felt a trapeze. It’s so exciting👍
Down to earth and yet transcendent
Richard_L, May 2023
I enjoyed our guides, Phoebe and Andrew - their professionalism combined with humour, anecdote, environmental education, zaniness, and reassurance. The environmental consciousness of the company is inspirational. The experience of walking through ancient forest and ziplining across the canopy is almost spiritual. Highly recommended.
Forest Adventure With Great Guides
John_D, Apr 2023
This was my first zip line experience and it was just wonderful. Guides Vincent and Megan dispelled any possible fears. Clearly, safety is a huge priority with this company. The repartee between the guides and with our group was infectious. Pure fun. An unexpected benefit was that we learned a great deal about the Forest, it’s natural challenges and the valiant efforts to preserve it. Everyone in our group of ten left smiling and grateful for the experience. Kudos!
Most exciting adventure
Mary_W, Apr 2023
Crew was fantastic! Scenery was unforgettable. A professional operation. All of this led to an extremely memorable day.
Awesome time
Saskia_S, Apr 2023
This was a wonderful end to my New Zealand trip. The guides were funny and knowledgeable about the animals and the forest. The whole tour was just a lot of fun, you felt safe and were therefore able to enjoy the experience to the fullest. Time literally flew by. I also really appreciated that part of the money for the ticket goes into protecting this wonderful forest.
Best. Morning. Ever.
Juliette_S, Apr 2023
Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Our guides, Jess and Mikaela, were highly entertaining and a wealth of knowledge as well as extremely competent with the ziplines, putting us all at ease. Their passion for conservation was contagious and the educational part of the experience was as enjoyable as 'flying' through the canopy! Would recommend this to EVERYONE and will do it again in a heartbeat.
Worth every penny!
Terry_L, Apr 2023
The forest and the birds were beautiful. There were at least 6 zip lines, 2 suspended bridges, and a short amount of hiking. The guides Mykala and J.C. were great. Attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, safety conscious, and fun! Well worth the money and time !
Zip-lining ecotourism
Lisa_K, Mar 2023
I love this company. They made first time zip liners at ease and I love that part of our ticket money goes to environmental stewardship of the forest. Ecotourism at its finest!
Helen_K, Mar 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However we probably won't go through Viator again as the cost converting NZ currency to USA was to expensive.

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