About Us

A little bit about us…

Ziplining at Rotorua Canopy Tours all started as a dream of James Fitzgerald’s back in 2008. He dreamed of a forest full of native treasures – ancient trees, native birds and insects. Also people singing and people laughing, learning and having the time of their lives. So, 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.


We opened the doors at Rotorua Canopy Tours almost 5 years ago now. Having to bribe the first customers to come ziplining with promise of free pizza. Since then 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). They all take an active part in our trapping operation with inspirational stories to tell. Also, all of our Canopy Tour guides are kiwis.

If you want to keep up to date with ziplining news from the Canopy? Like us on Facebook or drop us an email hello@canopytours.co.nz

If you are trade or media, and 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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