Rotorua Original & Ultimate Canopy Tours

Adrenaline Experience

Swing through the trees like Tarzan.


The drive from Auckland to Rotorua is a very common North Island route planned into New Zealand Itineraries for visitors exploring by tours. The travel time for directly driving Auckland to Rotorua takes about 3 hours. While driving from Auckland to Rotorua takes a few hours, the trip will fly by with these awesome stop-offs - plus the drive from Auckland to Rotorua is also filled with amazing scenery!

If you want to experience the thrill of flying through the incredible surrounds of native New Zealand forest, then Rotorua Canopy Tours can provide you just that. New Zealand’s only native forest zip line canopy tour – allows you to experience the wonders of the ancient New Zealand native forest in a totally unique and exciting way. I think everyone should experience that fear-excitement zone!”

Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before – in two unforgettable zip line adventures. Step into a lost world and come face to face with towering trees and native flora untouched for centuries in one of the most intact native eco-systems you’ll find anywhere in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in this breath-taking country the way it once was – and hear the inimitable birdsong of New Zealand native birds including Tuis, North Island Robins, Kereru and Tomtits in their natural habitat.
There are two unique eco-tour experiences to choose from, featuring a network of zip lines, suspended swing bridges, treetop platforms and forest trails, as you journey deep into 500 hectares of ancient forest. Get below the surface, above the trees, learn about the past and become part of the future – in an adventure like nothing else.

The Rotorua Canopy tour guides are passionate, professional and friendly and will walk you through the history of the forest, pointing out some of the most unique flora and fauna in the world.

The Original Canopy Tour
Our Original Canopy Tour is eco-tourism at its absolute best – in fact, this tour just won a 2019 ‘100% Pure Experience’ Award. 
Your three-hour journey meanders through the treetops via walking trails, swing bridges, platforms and zip lines/ flying foxes at heights of up to 40 metres above the ground! We will take you into an ancient, pristine, forest where you’ll see and hear lots of beautiful native birds up close.

You’ll also find yourself 22m up in the air on our highest platform, and cross some phenomenal swing bridges. These vantage points will give you a whole new perspective on how special New Zealand’s native forests really are.

Our guides are trained to keep you completely safe, and are guaranteed to make you smile! We’ll also show you why you’re at the heart of our conservation story and explain how you’re literally saving this forest from destruction. 
There’s truly no better way to explore the beauty of New Zealand’s native forests! If you want something higher, longer & more spectacular then check out the Ultimate Canopy Tour.

The Ultimate Canopy Tour - The Ultimate way to experience ancient New Zealand forest 

The Ultimate Tour is bigger, faster and longer than The Original Tour. The 3.5 hour experience consists of 1200m of zip lines, an 18m abseil, swing bridges, a 400m long zip line, a 50m high cliff walk and spiral staircases! This is the ultimate way to explore the treetops and the breath-taking lake views.

Relive the sounds, sights and smells of a time before men left their indelible imprint upon nature. This is New Zealand in all of its glory and you will never forget it! You’ll find yourself standing near the top of towering native trees; flying across fern-clad valleys that have stood untouched for 1000 years and climbing suspended staircases and bridges that will blow your mind. This tour is suitable for ages 10+.

You might even be lucky enough to hand-feed wild North Island robin which is pretty incredible. The Ultimate Canopy Tour is our premium product and taken this tour to a whole new level.

Our longest, 400m zip line is now a tandem zip line so you can ride side-by-side and share this unforgettable experience; we’ve built more shelter on some platforms; you’ll now get a snack and drink along the way; and we’ve also developed a system to slow down one of our most scenic zip lines so you can really soak up the amazing view. The Ultimate Canopy Tour is higher, longer and 100% more spectacular than our Original Canopy Tour. 

We finish of our eco-friendly forest tour by returning back to our den to dream on our flying experience.

What you need to know?

  • Maximum weight limit 120kg

  • Minimum age for Original Tour is 6 years. Please advise if your child weighs less than 35kg

  • Minimum age is 10 years for the Ultimate Tour. Please advise if your child weighs less than 35kg

  • Children are unable to go on the tour without a participating adult.

  • Rotorua Canopy Tours operates in all weather conditions except high winds & electrical storms. The forest is at its most beautiful during rain

  • Please dress with an additional layer of clothing & closed toe footwear

  • You will be provided with wet weather gear (if required) & all safety equipment

  • You are welcome to bring your camera but it must have a small strap that can be attached to your harness

The Ultimate Canopy Tour

​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for Scenic Photos

  • 3.5 Hours of Ultimate Canopy Guided Experience

  • Total 1200m Zipline Adventure

  • 400 metre Tandem Zipline

  • 50 metre High Cliff Walkway

  • FREE Photos

  • Suitable for 10 Years +

  • Ancient New Zealand Forest

  • All equipment included

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

The Original Canopy Tour

​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for Scenic Photos

  • 3 Hours of Original Canopy Guided Experience

  • Total 600m Zipline Adventure

  • FREE Photos

  • Suitable for 6 Years +

  • Major Award Winner

  • Small Group Experience

  • Fun & Educational

  • All equipment included

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

Contact Us

Online Inquiry

+64 21 026 90502


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