Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

Our General Manager's message to industry

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Kia ora,

Like you, the last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for us. Every week seems like an emotional roller coaster, but now and then you get a glimmer of hope that keeps everyone excited. This may come as a 10% boost in sales, a new tour group visiting, or a booking from a  trade partner. 

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4 tips to improve your PR strategy

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

By Paul Button, General Manager of award-winning business Rotorua Canopy Tours


Public Relations (PR) is a great way to get your brand out there and for us here at Rotorua Canopy Tours, PR has been a big part of our domestic brand building over the last 5 years. You can get quite deep into your specific markets and we know that it has had a really positive impact on our sales over the years too. But it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to start. So, here are few tips that I have learnt running PR campaigns for Rotorua Canopy Tours.

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What adventures can your Gold Card unlock?

Friday, 16 April 2021


Have you ever wondered what adventures your gold card could unlock for you?  Your Gold Card can help you expand out of your comfort and try new things and with the bonus of the gold card discount. Check a few top suggestions below.


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Get off the beaten track for over 65s

Thursday, 20 May 2021


Age is but a number and just because you're over 65 doesn't mean life has to slow down. Why not try something new and get off the beaten track to see some of these hidden gems?


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5 ways to change from being a boss to a being a leader in the workplace

Thursday, 1 April 2021

By Paul Button, General Manager of award-winning business Rotorua Canopy Tours


The workplace is a challenging environment for all involved, especially for those in charge. We all have different styles to manage and lead people. Being a 'leader' isn’t just a buzz word, but more of a paradigm shift in our workplace culture. I have included some top tips that I have found helpful to transform from being a boss to becoming a leader.

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5 challenging walks to do with school-aged kids

Sunday, 28 March 2021

If you're looking for things to do with the kids that are just the right level of challenging and fun then you're in the right place - we've got 5 awesome walks the whole family can enjoy.


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Gifts for men who already have everything!

Friday, 26 March 2021

What do you get the man that has everything he wants already? 

How about something he doesn't know he'll love till he gets there...

Have you ever felt that a special man in your life is hard to buy for? Well, here are 5 ideas to get the creative juices rolling for you to nail that special gift for your next special occasion.

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Five of the Best Rotorua Lakes

Friday, 26 February 2021

Rotorua, with its incredible mix of geothermal attractions, Maori culture, and a wealth of activities to experience, is a magnet for both domestic and international visitors. Integral to the Rotorua experience are also its lakes, which are as beautiful as they are varied. Below are 5 of the best of them, in no particular order.

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Native insects found on a New Zealand forest ecotour

Monday, 23 November 2020

We’re pretty lucky here in New Zealand to have so many incredible native species – including some pretty unique invertebrates you can spot on New Zealand forest ecotours. New Zealand teems with thousands of different insects and more than 90% of the insects found in New Zealand are unique to our country – there aren’t many other places in the world which have so many endemic species!

Because New Zealand has been isolated in the South Pacific Ocean for tens of millions of years, many of our species have evolved remarkably differently from their relatives overseas. 

Check out some of our favourite native insects found on a New Zealand forest ecotour below:

  • Weta

  • Cicadas

  • Peripatus

  • Pūriri moth

  • Huhu beetle

  • Giraffe weevil

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Things to do in Rotorua in Spring

Friday, 9 October 2020

Spring in Rotorua is stunning with the flowers displaying their bright, radiant petals and the trees blossoming. As it begins to get warmer and the days get longer, there's lots of options for things to do in Rotorua in spring. Rotorua has immaculate flowers and gardens that you will see all around the city, beautiful lakes and stunning forests. Below, we've put together a list of things to do in Rotorua in spring, it's got to be one of the best times to visit Rotorua.


The best things to do in Rotorua in Spring

  1. Go mountain biking or visit the Rotorua Bike Festival

  2. Picnic at Centennial Park (Tree Trust)

  3. Wander around the Government Gardens

  4. Explore native forest

  5. Get out on the water


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