Quick Facts about Rotorua Canopy Tours

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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.

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