Go higher. See further. Get deeper.

The ultimate way to experience prehistoric New Zealand forest, and a whole new reason to visit us.

Journey deeper into natural New Zealand than ever before with the Ultimate Canopy Tour!

Bookings from June 2018

  • 1200m of ziplines
  • Spiral staircase
  • 3 swingbridges
  • 18 metre abseil
  • 50 metre high cliff walk
  • 3.5 hour experience
  • Small group experience
  • Amazing Kiwi guides
  • Breathtaking lake views





ages 10 to 15 years inclusive



2 Adults & 2 Children

(Currency is in NZD.) If you still have any nagging questions see our FAQs at the bottom of the page.

Original Tour Map
Scenic Swing Bridge Highest Platform Conservation Trail Highest zipline above ground (45m) The Original Tour The Ultimate Tour Longest Swing Bridge Suspended Cliff Walk Tandem Zipline 18m Abseil Start Point

Scenic Swing Bridge

Get a photo on the Silver Fern swingbridge on the Original Canopy Tour

Get a photo on the Silver fern swing bridge

Highest Platform

Map Image 2: Ancient Rimu tree

Test your nerve 22 metres up an ancient Rimu tree

Conservation Trail

Map Image 3: Learn about conservation at Canopy Tours

Learn about conservation at Canopy Tours

Highest zipline above ground (45m)

Map Image 4: Fly 45 metres above the ground on this zipline

Fly 45 metres above the ground on the zipline

The Original Tour

Experience an ancient forest up close and personal.


The Ultimate Tour

The ultimate way to experience prehistoric New Zealand forest, and a whole new reason to visit us.


Longest Swing Bridge

Map Image 5: Look out over the gulley

Look out over the gulley, enjoy the view!

Suspended Cliff Walk

Map Image 6: The Rock Knob

The Rock Knob will be the highlight of your tour!

Tandem Zipline

Map Image 7: Woohoo! Longest zipline

Woo-hoo! Longest zipline - 400 metres long

18m Abseil

Map Image 8: Adventure to the end

Adventure to the end - 18 metre abseil

Start Point

This is where it all begins

The Ultimate Canopy Tour opens July 2018

Reviewed by a TripAdvisor traveller Nicole M – May 2018, Original Canopy Tour

Read review   Write review

Every Canopy Tour helps fund our conservation programme, which aims to create a safe place for our native birds to thrive.


Hi, I’m Tarhys. When I’m not working I’ll be out fighting fires!

Meet Shanyn, one of our awesome zip-line guides!

Hi I’m Spencer. I am a zipline guide, in my spare time I love to kiteboard!



  • Hi, I’m Tarhys. When I’m not working I’ll be out fighting fires!

  • Hi, I'm Spencer. I'm a zipline guide. In my spare time, I love kiteboarding!

  • Hi, I'm Andre. I'm super passionate about the environment and I love ziplining!

  • Hi, I'm Josh. I love reading books and spending time grooming my beard!

  • Hi, I'm Sydney. I love spending time on my family farm on my days off!

  • Hi, I'm Cheynne. I love ziplining in the forest and chilling at the beach!

  • Hi, I’m Moerangi. I do a bit of zipline guiding and look after the social media!

  • Hi, I'm Jen. I recently travelled 1000km across Mongolia on horseback!

When is the best time for a tour?

Every tour is magical, however, the forest is most beautiful in the rain and early mornings or late afternoons. Tours times vary depending on the time of year. See the Canopy Tour timings and availability via our Book Now page.

I have done ziplines before - why zipline here?

Canopy Tours is the only place in the world where you can soar high above untouched ancient New Zealand forest, feed wild native New Zealand birds by hand and become part of an amazing conservation story. Our guiding team are highly experienced and all born and breed kiwis! Still not convinced, check out TripAdvisor and see what our customers say about Rotorua Canopy Tours - click here

Are there any weight or height restrictions?

We have a maximum weight limit of 120kg. There is a minimum age of six years old for the Original Canopy Tour, and 10 years old for the Ultimate Canopy Tour. There is no upper age limit - so far our oldest customer was 93! Children (15 years and under) must be accompanied by a responsible adult (16 years or over).

All FAQs

Pin It on Pinterest