Back in 2012 two university friends got together and decided to start a ziplining company. After months of research and planning they opened the first Rotorua Canopy Tours course - The Original Canopy Tour. The 3 hour Original Canopy Tour was a huge success with people visiting from all over the world - the company expanded into a new headquarters to house the influx of visitors and the increased number of staff. The Original Canopy Tour went on to winning national tourism awards, so in 2017 we decided it was time to build the best zipline course in the world - The Ultimate Canopy Tour. The Ultimate Canopy Tour has all the same fun things - ziplines, swing bridges and the most popular part of the tour - the conservation trail. But it has some very special features that make it what we think is the best zipline course in the world. It features a cliff face walk, a controlled descent, spiral staircase and a 400-meter zipline which is our longest ever zipline. The Ultimate Canopy Tour is just bigger, longer and even more spectacular!
Our New Zealand Itineraries give you convenient travel routes to and from Rotorua, showcasing the best New Zealand has to offer. They’ll make sure you don’t miss any top destinations, plus they’re great for giving you a feel for what’s possible.
New Zealand is a beautiful country, with richly varied landscapes and hidden treasures dotted throughout. The best way to make sure that you experience New Zealand to its fullest is to hire a car, van or camper and set out. Being able to travel at your own pace, picking out the top destinations makes the trip much more memorable. Our New Zealand travel Itineraries have top destination recommendations, so you can personalise your ultimate New Zealand tour.
School holidays are all about having fun and enjoying new experiences. Sometimes it's a small getaway for a couple of days to discover new places, or getting out and about in your local neighbourhood for a day of adventurous activities. If you ever get stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained these school holidays check out this action packed one-day itinerary of family friendly activities in Rotorua for you and your kids to enjoy.
Conservation at Rotorua Canopy Tours has been a part of our journey since the beginning back in 2012. We are hugely passionate about our environment and we are working hard to get New Zealand pest free by 2050. We have started this work at Dansey Road Scenic Reserve where our ziplining courses are located. We have seen major differences in the forest already due to our work, but we know there is still so much to do.
Adventure activities are not foreign to New Zealand. The choices are unlimited, and as New Zealanders we take pride in these awesome activities. If you were to ask any kiwi about the top 10 adventure activities to do, then here is what they will most likely tell you.
When people arrived in New Zealand it was covered in 80% native bush.
Our tours at Rotorua Canopy Tours are really unique and different from any other zipline tours. If you love ziplining you should come check us out - but first find out what you didn't know about our zipline courses.
Travelling by car is by far the best way to explore New Zealand. There is so much to discover whilst having so much freedom to stop off at some amazing hidden gems! To help you explore our beautiful country the best way possible and to keep you safe here are our top tips that you should consider before you arrive in New Zealand and hit the road!
Creating everlasting memories with our loved ones are special moments, especially if we are lucky enough to be able to share these with our Grandparents!
Making NZ pest free is a country-wide goal by 2050. Initiated by the New Zealand Government, it's a massive task that can only be achieved through the support of all Kiwis. As part of our conservation programme, we like to look a little further than our forest and explore how everyone can help contribute to 'Pest Free 2050'.
Crankworx Rotorua is a world-reknowned bike festival that kicks into gear each year in March. With a week of non-stop events, there is sure to be something for you to check out. At Rotorua Canopy Tours, we have a lot of keen mountain bikers ourselves, plus we love to get involved in local events. Read below for more information on what you can include in your action packed weekend at Crankworx.