Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

Cheynne joins the 1000 club

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Our amazing guide Cheynne has reached an impressive milestone at Rotorua Canopy Tours - she has joined the exclusive 1000 club. The 1000 club is made up of super experienced guides who funnily enough have done over 1000 tours – and she’s the second female to join the club! Who would have thought someone scared of heights would guide so many people ziplining through a native New Zealand forest?

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Top Things to do in New Zealand

Thursday, 11 June 2020

New Zealand is well known for its breathtaking scenery, wonderful beaches and exciting adventure destinations. There are a lot of things to do in New Zealand and it can be hard to know where to start. As well as some suggestions for top things to do in New Zealand we’ve also got a few tips so you don’t miss a single opportunity to explore our beautiful country!


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Best things to do on a rainy day in Rotorua

Sunday, 7 June 2020

We all love a bit of sunshine however, a rainy day in Rotorua is not at all bad. There are plenty of things to do on a rainy day in Rotorua and some activities are actually better to do when it's wet! Check out some of the best activities we think you should do in Rotorua when it rains.

1. Relax in a natural hot spring at Kerosene Creek

2. Raft down the adrenaline pumping rapids with River Rats

3. Zipline through native forest with Rotorua Canopy Tours

4. Explore the lakes with Rotorua Duck Tours

5. Take some photos at the 3D Trick Art Gallery

6. Go for a walk in the Redwood Forest

7. Enjoy a meal at Eat Streat

8. Have some fun indoors at Motion Entertainment


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10 Top Kiwi Inventions

Sunday, 7 June 2020

New Zealanders are well known for being innovative and creative. These ten top kiwi inventions have gained world wide reputations. Check out how they were made and the talented inventors behind the amazing ideas!

  1. OGO Ball 

  2. Jet Boat 

  3. Bungy 

  4. Electric Fence 

  5. Shweeb

  6. Spiral Hairpin 

  7. Jogging

  8. Martin Jetpacks 

  9. Springfree trampoline

  10. Referee Whistle



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Best New Zealand adventure activities

Sunday, 7 June 2020

New Zealand is known for being full of adventure! You will always be able to find something that will push you to your limits. From ziplining through ancient forest to racing down giant sand dunes, New Zealand has it all. We have put together a list of the best New Zealand adventure activities you've got to try in New Zealand.

1. Bungy Jump in Queenstown

2. Walk the Routeburn track on the West Coast 

3. Eco ziplining tour in Rotorua

4. The Squeeze on the Waikato River

5. Kayak in the Abel Tasman

6. Diving on Great Barrier Island

7. Canyoning in the Coromandel

8. Dune Surfing in Te Paki


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Plan the ultimate New Zealand bucket list

Sunday, 7 June 2020

New Zealand is a country like no other, home to so many amazing activities and breath-taking scenery. From incredible landscapes to unique culture, we've put together a list of our top must dos to add to your ultimate New Zealand bucket list for both kiwis and travellers. 

1. Do some wine tasting on Waiheke Island

2. Go whale watching

3. Zipline in untouched New Zealand forest

4. Explore geothermal landscapes

5. Do a great walk

6. Stargaze

7. Visit Cape Reinga

8. Walk across the Harbour Bridge

9. Snorkel or dive at Poor Knights Islands

10. Visit Milford Sound

11. See Glow worms

12. Go glamping

13. Sail across Lake Taupo

14. Jump off the Sky Tower

15. See a kiwi

16. Dig your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach

17. Experience Maori culture

18. Go to an All Blacks game

19. See spectacular glaciers

20. Go zorbing


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Top 8 Best New Zealand Beaches

Sunday, 7 June 2020

There are so many different beaches to visit in New Zealand and majority of our beaches really capture the beauty of our county's coastline. The Rotorua Canopy Tours team love exploring our best New Zealand beaches to enjoy a surf, swim or a leisurely walk with their dogs - they have put together their top 8 best New Zealand beaches they think are the top things to do in New Zealand.

  1. Taputopotu Bay, Cape Reinga

  2. Puheke Beach, Kaitaia

  3.  Tawhitokino, South East Auckland

  4. Makarori Beach, Gisborne

  5. Bark Bay, Abel Tasmankk

  6. Hokitika Beach, West Coast

  7. Taylors Mistake, Christchurch

  8. Purakaunui Bay, Southland


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Zipliners to eco-warriors | A Canopy Tours Conservation donation

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Australian nature lovers Jackie and Robert Van Dam visited Rotorua Canopy Tours in February 2018 and after going on an experience of a lifetime, generously donated to our Canopy Tours Conservation Trust. Conservation is a huge part of what we’re all about at Rotorua Canopy Tours, but we were absolutely blown away when Jackie and Robert told us they were keen to help us do more. So, what encouraged them to donate to our Canopy Tours conservation programme?


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Ten things you should never do on a New Zealand Road Trip

Sunday, 7 June 2020

There’s nothing better than packing up bags, piling the kids in the car and hitting the highway for a good old-fashioned family New Zealand road trip. While holidays are all about ditching the rules, we've put together some tips to make your New Zealand road trip more fun when you have little ones in the car.

  1. Don’t fit too much into one day

  2. Don’t forget the snack bag

  3. Don’t leave the bug spray behind

  4. Don’t forget to plan ahead

  5. Don’t drive for too long

  6. Don’t forget to have fun along the way

  7. Don’t stay indoors. Plan lots of outdoor activities

  8. Don’t forget backseat games

  9. Don’t be rigid with your itinerary

  10. Don’t plan big hikes


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Best kiwi foods you have to try in New Zealand

Sunday, 7 June 2020

New Zealand is home to a bunch of quirky, delicious food. We're proud of these highly unique best kiwi foods and love to get visitors to try these when they're travelling around:

1. Whittakers Chocolate 

2. Pineapple Lumps 

3. Marmite

4. White Bait Fritters

5. Pies

6. Classic Sunday Roast

7. Hangi 

8. French Fry Sandwich

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