The growing trend of zip lining involves an exhilarating mix of adrenaline, speed and nature.

Today, zip lining is primarily an adventure thrill ride, but it wasn’t always that way.  Originally created out of necessity, zip lining was invented as a method of fast transportation across canyons, rivers and other impassable areas. To create a zipline, cables and pulleys are threaded between two points at a slight angle; gravity then provides the momentum to pull the rider from one point to the next.

New Zealand is home to a number of spectacular zip lining experiences, where visitors can glide through spectacular native forest, across rivers and canyons.

In the North Island, make your way to Waiheke Island, where you'll zip your way past stunning views of Auckland Harbour, or head to Rotorua for an immersive 3-hour wilderness experience. 

In the South Island's Queenstown you can take a gondola up to the top of Bob's Peak; then fly through the treetops while gazing out at the Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. On the West Coast, you can combine zip lining with river tubing and twinkling glow worms.