Rotorua Canopy Tours Resources

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

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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

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Eight Foods you have to try in New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

New Zealand is home to a bunch of quirky, delicious, highly unique food. Make sure you try the following when you're visiting!

  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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Top Things to do in New Zealand

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

New Zealand is well known for its breathtaking scenery, wonderful beaches and exciting adventure destinations. Don’t miss a single opportunity to explore on your trip - after all, you’ve come so far to be here! Here are our Canopy Tours ‘top things to do in New Zealand’ - the greatest hits of our awesome little country, so to speak.

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New Zealand's Ultimate Backpacker Adventures

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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 tourism has it all. We have put together a list of things you just can't leave New Zealand without trying, we call it....THE ULTIMATE NEW ZEALAND BUCKET LIST.

  1. Bungy Jump in Queenstown
  2. Walk the Routeborn track on the West Coast 
  3. Eco ziplining tour in Rotorua
  4. Whale Watching in Kaikoura
  5. Kayak in the Abel Tasman
  6. Winery Tour in Napier
  7. The Squeeze on the Waikato River
  8. Diving on Great Barrier Island
  9. Cathedral Cove in Coromandel
  10. Dune Surfing in Te Paki
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Places to visit in New Zealand - South Island Road Trip

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

It goes without saying, Summer is the season of road trips and exploring top places to visit in New Zealand. With warm weather and long days, it’s hard not to ditch the jeans and shoes for shorts and jandals. So, in saying that, we have put together a South Island Summer Road Trip itinerary especially for you.

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Top 6 Natural New Zealand Hot Springs

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

When it comes to choosing what to do in New Zealand on vacation, you can't beat a natural hot spring. Dotted all over the country, our hot springs have some of the best scenery and look out to spectacular views.  They all will undoubtedly provide you with relaxation and an amazing experience.

Here are our top 6 Natural Hot Springs in NZ:

  1. Otumuheke Pool
  2. Butchers Pool 
  3. Kaitoke Hot Springs
  4. Welcome Flat Hot Pools
  5. Hamner Springs 
  6. Maruia Springs 
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10 Top Kiwi Inventions

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

New Zealanders are well known for being innovative and creative. These ten 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

1. OGO ball 

Inventor: Andrew and David Akers

The Akers brothers, Andrew and David were walking along the beach one day and came up with the idea of having shoes to walk on water. They then decided that a more practical idea would be a giant ball that rolls down a hill. Adrenaline junkies jump inside the inner hollow plastic ball reaching up to speeds of 50kph. The OGO balls are created onsite at OGO and it takes 2 people 80-90 hours each to create one OGO ball. Five to six different types of high quality plastics are used to make these awesome OGO balls.

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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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Our favourite Rotorua Geothermal parks

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Don’t miss experiencing Rotorua’s well known geothermal activity. 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 energy. Bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, shooting geysers and natural hot springs make this place other-worldly. Looking for things to do in Rotorua. Below, we’ve put together a list of what we think are Rotorua’s best thermal parks. Go get exploring!

  1. Hells Gate

  2. Te Puia

  3. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland 

  4. Waimangu Volcanic Valley

 

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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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