Quick Facts about Rotorua Canopy Tours
Facts about the Canopy Tour
- Three hour eco adventure.
- No more than 10 participants per tour – small and personal.
- Two professional kiwi guides per tour.
- Ancient native forest only a 10 minute drive from the Rotorua Canopy Tours base in Rotorua.
- Six ziplines.
- The longest zipline is the 220 metre “Tui Song” where you step off of a 1000 year old Rimu tree and zip through the canopy.
- 10 tree platforms, the highest is 22m above the ground.
- Two treetop swing bridges.
- A 400 metre walk through native forest leads to the first launch platform.
- Free photos are taken by guides for visitors.
- Thousands of people aged over 75 have done the tour and the eldest zipliner was 93.
- Rotorua Canopy Tours opened in August 2012.
- Conservation efforts started in August 2013.
Facts about Rotorua Canopy Tours Conservation
- 180 ha of the forest is under total predator control.
- 650 traps are currently dispersed and active throughout the forest.
- A portion of every admission fee from the zipline tour goes directly back into conservation.
- Traps used are a mixture of Goodnature A24 Rat traps, A12 Possum traps, Doc200 and Doc250 traps.
- Rotorua Canopy Tours staff (guides and office staff) maintain the traps and trapping lines in the forest.
- With the introduction of rats, possums, stoats and other animals, over 40% of New Zealand’s birds have become extinct since the arrival of people.
- Every night 70,000 native birds are killed by pests in New Zealand, with about 260 million killed each year.
- Only 5% of native birds make it to adulthood in the wild.