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Rotorua Canopy Tours

TripAdvisor declared Rotorua Canopy Tour’s Ultimate Experience the 11th best experience in the world in 2021. That’s pretty high praise.

You need to allow yourself 3 and a half hours to experience this activity which is surprisingly suitable for almost everyone.

After meeting at their base on the outskirts of Rotorua where you meet you guides who ooze professionalism and fun times you’ll be transported up to a magical forest that appears to have been lost in time. You’ll immediately be struck with how you feel as you are transported to another world full of amazing trees, ferns, smells and noise.

Perhaps the most impressive feat by the team at Canopy Tours is over the past 10 years they have removed all the possums and rats from this once unloved and forgotten slice of New Zealand forest and restored it to a pest free environment – so much so that you can spot many bird species and in an amazing highlight of the expereince, even handfeed wild robins.

The experience consists of 6 ziplines for a total of 1.2 kilometres. They vary from shooting you through tight gaps in the forest layer to giant swooping flights through deep forested valleys. There is even a 400 metre tandem line so you can race you partner….but this tour is so much more than an adreneline rush.

In addition there are a number of suspended bridges that span wide valleys, floating staircases and one of the highlights – the 50 metre high cliff walk – that appears seemingly out of no where as you arrive perched high on it after a zipline flight out of the forest canopy.

It’s a truly special experience, suitable for anyone with a okay level of fitness. It operates in all weather but does suspend operations when high winds exist.

Secret Spot

You get your own tub for your party, no interruptions or rowdy swimmers with you – great! The 12 tubs are secluded and set outside amongst the tree ferns, with optional umbrellas over the tub to shade you from the sun or rain. At night you soak in a magical setting of lanterns amongst the beautifully lit surrounding native bush.

Oh, and what goes well with a hot tub soak after a big day’s adventure? A nice cold craft beer or cider or refreshing beverage of your choice. Just like a journey to our favourite hot stream in the bush, there’s built in lots of cool little surprises for you to discover on your visit to Secret Spot. After showering and changing in brand-new cedar facilities, and picking up your flax kete (basket) with craft beverage of your choice, you head down the boardwalk through the ferns to find your secluded hot tub next to the Waipa stream. Relax, share the stories from your day’s adventures, and connect with nature.

Ultimate Zipline Experience & Forest Hot Tub Soak

4 hours 30 minutes

$499 NZD

Take on Tripadvisor’s 11th best activity in the World (2021) and then soak in a Private cedar hot tub soak on the edge of the Whakarewarewa Forest

Experience provided by

Rotorua Canopy Tours & Secret Spot

Important Information

Rotorua Canopy Tours

  • Minimum Age 10 Years,
  • Maximum weight 120kgs
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours is a weather dependent activity
  • Rotorua Canopy Tours requires pre-booking
  • Open 7 days


  • hot-tubbing hours are from 9am to 10pm every day (we may be open longer for major night events held in the Waipa Valley). Last soak session starts at 9pm each night. Book your 45-minute soak on the hour or on every quarter hour.
  • Book up to 6 friends or family per tub, with larger groups needing to book multiple tubs and then decide how many people will share each pool.
  • Bring your own swim wear and towels, or rent them from reception.
  • Bookings can be rescheduled up to 4 hours before your reservation but cancellation requires 12 hours’ notice.
  • Alcohol may not be bought onto the premises, and Secret Spot is a non-smoking facility.

These activities can be enjoyed separately on different days anytime during the validity period.

Ultimate Zipline Experience

Rotorua's Ultimate Canopy Tour deep in untouched native forests. Fly like a bird.

Hot Tub Soak on the edge of the forest!

Individual cedar hot tub soak on the edge of the Whakarewarewa Forest

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