My daughter-in-law Corene was shouted this experience by a group of her girlfriends as a pre-wedding celebration. And her with an eye infection requiring sunglasses to top it off.
Even though she's terrified of heights Corene had a blast and would love nothing better than to do it all over again.
Many people that take part in this tour are scared of heights but the staff seem to have the knack of making them feel comfortable. Bottom line? Don't let it hold you back.
Corene getting kitted out for her Canopy adventure
This is the only company operating zipline eco tours in New Zealand's
native virgin forest. Unique? Definitely. And anything else would be a
guides at Rotorua Canopy Tours are highly skilled and thoroughly
entertaining along with it. From the numerous reviews, they are turning
people of all ages onto the wonders of conserving our forests and native
Corene's group, plus guide, in the bush beforehand.
With the introduction of predators to New Zealand, many of our native wildlife and birds have been hunted to extinction. Canopy Tours have made a point to make a difference to those few left by getting out there and dealing to the predators, one by one.
That reminds me of Tui being rarely seen and heard around these parts for many years. In recent times, due no doubt to conservation measures, they have made a huge comeback in the city. Wonderful to see.
Although it takes time, the folks at Canopy Tours have already helped the forest at Mamaku come alive again. Once again, songs ring out from Tui, Bellbirds, Kereru, Robins and others.
Something you can feel really good about? A portion of your ticket price aids in the ongoing costs of this conservation work. Now is that cool or what? You can return home with the knowledge that you did your bit to contribute to New Zealand's ecological welfare. Thank you.
Ready to launch into the air on the zipline eco tour. She appears to be saying, "Talk to the hand."
8 tours run daily (meet at headquarters) with a limit of 10 people per
tour. The guys and gals on staff are very good at getting a team spirit
going so you can expect to have a lot of fun with that aspect.
Age limits 6ys to... em, however old you are. I don't
think it will be long until they have a centenarian paying a visit.
The group is safe and sound.
As the reputation of this popular Rotorua activity is growing all the time bookings are essential. This can be done online or via phone.
I'm so looking forward to getting out there and experiencing this activity for myself. What about you? If you do go on a tour make sure to come back and add your own comment.
Rotorua Canopy Tours Contact Details
Base Address: 173 Old Taupo Rd - From 8 Dec it will be 147 Fairy Springs Rd Phone: +64 (0)7 343 1001 or 0800 226679 Email: hello(@)canopytours.co.nz Website: http://canopytours.co.nz/ Confirm and Book: Rotorua Canopy Tours Tour Times: 10am and 1pm (arrive at the base at least 15min prior) Allow: 3-3½hrs (it includes driving time to/from the forest)
Minimum weight: 35kg Maximum weight: 120kg
Good quality wet weather gear is supplied if you don't have your own. And make sure to wear closed shoes.
Photos are included in the price of your tour but still take your own camera though. You don't know what you'll get with the ones provided.
PS. Being in a New Zealand native forest is a wonderful experience. The closest to Rotorua is Mount Ngongotaha
(check out the fungi pics, they're so cute) and the best time to go is
when it's wet. This is when any forest sparkles and shines.
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