6 Reasons Why You Must Try Zip Lining with Canopy Tours

by Julia on June 19, 2019


Rotorua is one of the most beautiful places in the world. There are so many different activities you can do here in Rotorua, you are spoiled for choice. If it’s your first or you’re your tenth visit, then we recommend the amazing Canopy Tours for an unforgettable experience.

If you are looking for an exhilarating experience with fantastic views, then this activity is for you. Don’t let the weather stop you as our zip lining tours run all the time, rain or shine. Canopy zip lining tours are unique and will be a highlight of your trip. From fantastic landscapes, spectacular trees to rare birdlife, get ready for a truly magical journey.

Here are our top six reasons why you will love your zipline Rotorua experience.

1.    Connect with the forest on a personal level

Experience a birds-eye view of the conservation efforts which have transformed the forests of Rotorua. As you zipline over the ancient Podocarp woods, you will get a good look at the entire ecosystem which has been carefully preserved by our team.

Get up close and personal with endangered birds by feeding them. You’ll encounter locals such as the North Island Black Robin which has made a comeback after an intense possum and rat trapping exercise carried out by us over several years. Don’t worry as the bird food provided by our guides is beneficial to the locals. Experience New Zealand forests like they once were in a thoroughly modern way – from the top of the canopy.

2.    Get your thrills

It’s an experience like no other. Canopy Tours mixes swing bridges, platforms suspended high in the air, and zip lines to create a thrilling experience. It’s accessible to almost everyone too, from kids to active retirees. If you can climb a ladder, then you can walk through the treetops with us. Believe it or not, one of our oldest customers was 93 years old.

3.    Have a heart-to-heart with an ancient tree

Ever stood on a 1000-year old tree? Have your very own Tarzan moment right here in Rotorua with our Canopy Tour. This zipline Rotorua tour starts with a platform high above the forest floor on a 1000-year-old Rimu tree. Drink in the beauty of your surroundings. Take a seat if you like while absorbing these breath-taking scenes all around. The gentle sway of the lush green canopies and the charming birdsong combine to create an experience which is truly magical.

Before people arrived on the shores of the country, nearly 80% of the landscape was covered by native bush. This spectacular journey reimagines a time when trees and birds ruled Aotearoa.

4.    Learn a bit about our conservation efforts

Conservation is important to us and is a big part of who we are. Even though nothing excites us more than ziplining across a forest, we also get our thrills from preserving NZ’s amazing native forests.

We are extremely proud of our trapping efforts over the last six years, removing a number of rates, stoats and possums in the area. This has allowed for a lot of indigenous flora and fauna to grow back as well as a return of the native birds. The forests are slowly but steadily rejuvenating themselves and filling with the delicate notes of the bellbird. Listen to first-hand accounts of how these areas are faring today from conservationists working on the ground. Gain a unique understanding of what they think the future holds. These interactions are truly one of the many highlights of the tour.

5.    Meet new people from almost everywhere

We like our tours to be personal. The zipline tours offered by Canopy Tours in Rotorua are for only 10 people at a time. Take the opportunity to say hello and learn about completely different cultures, forge new friendships and share in the thrill of the experience with your group. Thousands of people visit Rotorua to take the zipline Rotorua tour. This includes the locals, because Kiwis love exploring and meeting new people.

6.    Conquer your fear of heights

We will be honest. Some people think they will find our tours difficult because of the heights. However, with our highly trained guides, you are always in safe and expert hands. They have helped hundreds of people successfully overcome their fears and have an amazing experience that they love. It doesn’t matter if you decide to come on tour alone, or with a partner, friends, or family. You will experience something unique, which will stay with you for the rest of your life.

What are you waiting for?

If you have a thirst for adventure, exploring the unknown, nature or conservation, then book for a zipline tour in Rotorua with Canopy Tours. Create memories with our fantastic Kiwi guides and go on an unforgettable adventure.


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