Conquering your fear of heights in Rotorua
Being one large adventure playground, Rotorua is the perfect place for those looking to conquer their fears. Strap in, buckle up and let the adrenalin take over!
Rotorua Canopy Tours
Rotorua Canopy Tours is New Zealand’s only Native Forest Zipline Canopy Tour. You will feel like you have been transported to another world as you zip and zoom across the 1.2km network of ziplines, swing bridges and platforms within the mystical and enchanting forest. Those making their first foray into adventure activities can be assured in the knowledge that the tour slowly builds up in height and at all times there is the option to stop although with the small group sizes and friendly guides almost everyone overcomes their fear and settles into this unique and magical experience.
Agroventures Adventure Park
Agroventures Adventure Park is Rotorua’s home of heights. The park gives three amazing opportunities to take to the sky. The Freefall Xtreme is New Zealand’s only wind tunnel where you can experience the thrill of freefalling and channel your inner superhero as you try to twist, spin and tumble two metres into the air. The Swoop is a gigantic super swing that raises you and to two friends 40m up in to the air. While you should enjoy the magnificent view, don’t get too comfortable as once you get to the top you will be dropped back down to earth at speeds up to 130kmph (80mph). Saving the best for last, Agroventures also gives you the chance to take the leap of faith with Rotorua Bungy, either as solo or with a friend as a side-by-side tandem.
Kawarau Jet Parasailing
Kawarau Jet Parasailing takes you for an exhilarating ride up to 120 meters (400 feet) in the air. Soaring through the air like a bird you will enjoy approximately 12 minutes of exhilarating flight time taking in the spectacular vistas of Lake Rotorua and its surrounds below. Taking off and landing from the 26-foot purpose built vessel with no water contact makes this experience a possibility year round. If you want to share the experience with a friend or loved one, Kawarau Jet offers both solo and tandem parasailing.
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Velocity Valley (formerly Agroventures Adventure Park) offers six truly unique New Zealand adventures suitable for all ages and comfort levels. We are proudly home to the worlds ONLY Shweeb Racer, Swoop, Agrojet, Freefall Xtreme, Rotorua Bungy
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