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Best spots for ziplining in New Zealand

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

We’re lucky enough in New Zealand to be home to some of the best adventure activities in the world, including some incredible ziplines! If you’re into nature and adventure, our country is the perfect place to combine the two and who doesn’t love a good zipline? We’ve picked a few of our favourite spots for ziplining in New Zealand to help you get your flying fix.

Choose from our top ziplining New Zealand courses below:

  1. Rotorua Canopy Tours

  2. Ziptrek ecotours

  3. Canyon Fox

  4. Ecozip adventures

  5. Corozip

  6. Black Odyssey


1. Rotorua Canopy Tours

Number one on our ziplines in New Zealand is Rotorua Canopy Tours - it has been declared one of the top 10 experiences in the South Pacific! You can fly through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient native forest like never before. There are two amazing tours to choose from, the Original (3-hours) or the Ultimate (3.5 hours). On this New Zealand zipline you’ll also learn about the amazing wildlife and the conservation work being put into the forest, and you may even get to hand-feed wild native birds! Plus every customer that goes on tour contributes to the conversation of the forest. The all kiwi guiding crew will inspire you on this unforgettable adventure as you explore an untouched forest via ziplines, cliff walks, tree platforms and swing bridges. 


Photo: Fly through native New Zealand forest in this spectacular spot while ziplining in New Zealand.


Ziptrek Ecotours

If you’re in Queenstown and looking to soar among the trees, you can't go past Ziptrek Ecotours. This spot for ziplining in New Zealand is located on the Skyline Gondola hill so you can take in the beautiful surrounding Queenstown scenery, plus its’s just a few minutes walk from the CBD. They have a range of tours available from 45 minutes to 3 hours, so add this New Zealand zipline to your must-do list!


Photo: Take in awesome views while ziplining in New Zealand at Ziptrek ecotours.


Canyon Fox

If you’re after an even bigger adrenaline rush, another Queenstown must do is Canyon Fox ,where you get launched off a cliff and zipline across the iconic Shotover Canyon and back again. This is bound to be a trill you won't forget!


Photo: If you're after a thrill while ziplining in New Zealand, Canyon Fox is the spot for you!


Ecozip Adventures

Located on the breath-taking Waiheke Island, just a short cruise off the coast of Auckland, you’ll find another zipline New Zealand gem! Ecozip Adventures has 3 dual ziplines which means you can fly side by side with your mates, before topping off the tour learning about their regenerating rainforest.


Photo: Fly side by side with your mates on Waiheke Island.



The newest zipline in New Zealand is Corozip at Driving Creek Railway in Coromandel Town. This adventure starts with an 18-minute train ride where you'll learn all about the history of the area from kauri logging, goldmining and farming, to the newly planted forest. Then fly through the forest on their network of ziplines. 


Photo: The newest spot for ziplining in New Zealand - Corozip.


Black Abyss

Our final zipline in New Zealand is something a bit different! Go on an adventure with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co and zipline in the dark. Explore caves filled with glow worms and climb ladders and wire bridges as you abseil and zipline through these limestone wonders.


Photo: Try something unique while ziplining in New Zealand and  venture underground.


These are just a few of the world-class options available when it comes to adventure activities and ziplining in New Zealand - there's definitely something to suit everyone. If you’re after more adventurous activities check out Zipline & Adventure in New Zealand.

Topics: Zipline & Adventures in NZ