New Zealand is home to spectacular zip lining experiences, where you can glide through amazing native forest, across rivers and canyons.
New Zealand is home to a number of exciting zip lining experiences for all ages who love a bit of excitement in the outdoors. Not only are you treated with stunning New Zealand scenery, but many zip lining experiences have knowledgeable guides that take you through native flora and fauna and share the history and cultural connections of the area.
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.
In the North Island, make your way to Waiheke Island in the Auckland Region, where you'll zip your way past stunning views of Auckland Harbour. In Rotorua, you can find immersive 3-hour wilderness experiences deep in lush forests, or zip line over waterfalls guided by passionate locals.
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. If you're in Christchurch, make sure to check out Christchurch Adventure Park for views of the city (and on a clear day, see the Southern Alps).
Another exciting option for adventure seekers is the West Coast Tree Tops Zipline(opens in new window) located near Hokitika, which offers breathtaking views of the lush rainforest and native flora and fauna.