About Us

A little bit about us…

Zipline through a forest full of ancient native trees, birds singing everywhere and people laughing, learning and having the time of their lives was just a dream of James Fitzgerald’s back in 2008. James teamed up with uni mate, Andrew Blackford and together, with a fair bit of trial and error, they created Rotorua Canopy Tours (click here to read the full story of how Rotorua Canopy Tours began).


Rotorua Canopy Tours opened their doors almost 5 years ago now. Having to bribe the first customers to come along with promise of free pizza, Rotorua Canopy Tours has become an award winning experience taking up to 160 people through the Canopy Tour each day. Click here to read about all of the awards we have received.

Around 35 staff make up the team at Rotorua Canopy Tours. all with a passion for the outdoors, conservation and giving our customers the best experience possible (click here to meet the team). All of our Canopy Tour guides are kiwis and all an active part of our trapping operation with inspirational stories to tell.

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If you are trade or media after some more information or images – click here to head to our Trade and Media site


Rotorua Canopy Tours are proud members of:


Tourism Export Council


Backpacker Youth Adventure Tourism Association


Tourism Industry Aotearoa

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