Rotorua Canopy Tours Blog

Our General Manager's message to industry

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Kia ora,

Like you, the last 18 months have been incredibly challenging for us. Every week seems like an emotional roller coaster, but now and then you get a glimmer of hope that keeps everyone excited. This may come as a 10% boost in sales, a new tour group visiting, or a booking from a  trade partner. 

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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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How a zipline in Rotorua became an award winning experience

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Kiwi business Rotorua Canopy Tours has seen a lot of success over the years, but it didn’t begin that way. It all started with a dream to create an outstanding visitor experience. The zipline in Rotorua had a lot of up and downs and challenges thrown in along the way. But, with the right vision, grew from bribing their first customers, to being New Zealand’s most award winning and sought after experience. Hear all about how this kiwi company went from 0 the hero in just 7 years.


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How a spud gun created New Zealand’s greatest eco zipline

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Rotorua Canopy Tours took nearly 5 years from the spark of inspiration until the first customers came on tour with us. Since then over 200,000 guests have enjoyed the magic of this native New Zealand forest. So here’s the story of how our eco zipline tours all began...


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How we built the best zipline in New Zealand and the world

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Creating the best zipline in New Zealand that would stand out above the rest is no easy feat, but this was the aspirational goal of Rotorua Canopy Tours founders James Fitzgerald and Andrew Blackford. 


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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:

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Canopy Tours

Friday, 19 July 2019

Canopy Tours Founder, James Fitzgerald thought that ziplining would be a fun and exciting way to experience the native forest that we were so lucky to have on our doorstep, 7 years on, Canopy Tours has been named one of the best experiences New Zealand has to offer! 

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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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Facing your fears of heights on a Rotorua Canopy Tour

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

By Tash Johnson (Canopy Tours Guide)

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Best Ziplining locations around the world

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

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 ziplining locations 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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