Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

Native Forest Fungi in Rotorua - 8 facts about the Blue Fungi

Sunday, 18 November 2018

One of the benefits of the Rotorua Canopy Tour is that you get the opportunity to see many types of fungi in the native forest. The blue mushroom is a type of fungi that is very eye catching and can be found in the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve. The Dansey Road Scenic Reserve is where Rotorua Canopy Tours take their customers on a eco-tour, ziplining through New Zealand native forest. The bright blue fungi is hard to miss on the forest floor so have a look out for it while you are on your Rotorua Canopy Tour. 


Check out these 8 interesting facts about the blue fungi:

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Zipline & Adventure in New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

There are so many awesome things to do in New Zealand that you are really spoiled for choice. Juggling up what are the best activities for you can be tough but we know that one main reason people come to New Zealand is to experience the adventures! Well we do have plenty of that which include ziplines, bungys, white water rafting, skiing, jet boating, skydiving, luging. You name it New Zealand has it!

Photo: Adrenaline filled adventure rafting with River Rats on Okere Falls

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About us at Rotorua Canopy Tours

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Rotorua Canopy Tours is an Eco adventure through 1000 year old native forest. The popular adventure activity has only been running for six years and we have come a long way since the doors opened back in 2012. From the initial idea being sparked back in 2008 to our huge conservation success in the forest and also winning national prestigious awards, Rotorua Canopy Tours has a lot to share so find out more about us below.

Photo: The Rotorua Canopy Tours team that has helped make Rotorua Canopy Tours what it is today

From the beginning

Rotorua Canopy Tours didn't just pop up one day and become an overnight success. There was years of planning and researching zip line courses before the build starting taking place in 2012 and then after six months of hard work the doors were opened to the public. James Fitzgerald and Andrew Blackford are the brains behind Rotorua Canopy Tours - find out here how Rotorua Canopy Tours began.

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Facing your fears of heights on a Rotorua Canopy Tour

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

By Tash Johnson (Canopy Tours Guide)

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Locals favourite things to do in Rotorua

Friday, 30 August 2019

Rotorua locals get to enjoy the beauty of nature and adventures all year round. We love sharing our favorite spots with our visitors so you can experience the fun we have every day! Here are our top 6 local favorite things to do in Rotorua

  1. Hot 'n' Cold

  2. Okere Falls

  3. Hamurana Springs

  4. Rainbow Mountain 

  5. Lake Tikitapu

  6. Hot Water Beach 

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Best Ziplining locations around the world

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Ziplining can be enjoyed in some spectacular places around the world, and they all have absolutely breathtaking surroundings and views. You could try ziplining through the desert in Africa, over a quarry in the UK, around a historic fort in India, through native forest in New Zealand or soar over the ocean waters in Haiti. Here are some of our top picks for the best zipline tours around the world. Time to get inspired and start planning your next trip!

  1. Dragon's Breath Ziplining Labadee, Haiti

  2. Flying fox in Jodhpur, India

  3. Zipworld in Bethesda, UK

  4. Zip 2000 in Sun City, Africa

  5. Rotorua Canopy Tours, New Zealand

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The best Rotorua Geothermal parks

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Don’t miss experiencing the incredible Rotorua geothermal parks, one of the most unique things to do in Rotorua. The city’s unique location means that it’s perched on the Pacific Rim of Fire, making the city and the region a wonderland of geothermal activity. From bubbling mud pools and clouds of steam, to shooting geysers and natural hot springs, the thermal parks in Rotorua give you the opportunity to see these other-worldly geothermal attractions. Below, we’ve put together a list of what we think are the best thermal parks in Rotorua. Go get exploring!

  1. Hells Gate

  2. Te Puia

  3. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland 

  4. Waimangu Volcanic Valley


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What to do in the Rotorua Redwood Forest

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Wanting to explore the Redwood Forest Rotorua and wondering what to do? Visiting Whakarewarewa Forest, locally known as 'the Redwoods', is one of the most popular things to do in Rotorua. The Redwood forest is a man made forest full of Californian redwoods and can be enjoyed on foot, mountain bike or even above the forest floor. You can admire the trees from up in the canopy or from below either by running, walking or biking on some of the best tracks in New Zealand - even the world!  Here is what you can do in the Redwood Forest Rotorua:

  1. Redwoods Treewalk 

  2. Walking & Running 

  3. Mountain Biking

  4. Waipa Cafe

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Five-days of Adventure in Central North Island

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Central North Island is full of awesome adventure activities. You really can be spoiled for choice which makes it hard to choose what to do especially if you are short of time. Check out our ultimate 5 day adventure in the central North Island that you should definitely include in your New Zealand Itinerary

  • Day 1: Hamilton
  • Day 2: Rotorua
  • Day 3: Okere Falls
  • Day 4: Taupo
  • Day 5: Tongariro / Ruapehu
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Waterfalls in Rotorua - Locals Secrets

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Looking for the things to do in Rotorua? Well, we asked around and got a few ideas from the locals about their favourite waterfalls. We think you should check out these amazing waterfalls all under 1.5 hours drive from central Rotorua:

  1. Tarawera Falls

  2. McLaren Falls

  3. Tutea Falls

  4. Kaiate Falls

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