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Original Canopy Tour

In 2021 TripAdvisor, the world’s largest traveller review site named Rotorua’s Original Canopy Tour the #1 Nature Activity in the world. Thrilling visitors since 2012 with its unique combination of adventure tourism and conservation this is a experience you will not forget.

Located deep in an ancient native forest only 15 minutes from Rotorua, that has been painstakingly restored over over the last 10 years, into a safe haven for native birds and creatures you’ll traverse this magnificent environment via a series of walking trails, suspended forest bridges and ziplines. It’s a truely magnificent experience. If your lucky you’ll even handfeed wild native birds.

Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand’s ancient forest like never before. Step back in time in this native forest and come face to face with towering trees and native flora untouched for centuries in one of the most intact native eco-systems you’ll find anywhere in New Zealand. Immerse yourself in this breath-taking country the way it once was and hear the beautiful birdsong of New Zealand native birds including Tuis, North Island Robins, Kereru and Tomtits in their natural habitat.

Embark on a network of ziplines, swing bridges, cliff-walks, tree top platforms and more which journey deep into 500 hectares of ancient forest. A uniquely intimate experience, each tour has a limit of 10 people, meaning more time with your authentic Kiwi guides who are highly trained to keep you safe, make you smile and teach you amazing things as they bring the forest to life.

It’s an adventure that puts you at the heart of the forest restoration story, with every ticket purchased contributing to conservation efforts. To date, 220 hectares of the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve have been restored by removing thousands of predators. Together we have brought the forest back to life and created a forest eco-sanctuary for birdlife to flourish.

Equal parts inspiring, fun and educational, this award-winning adventure is a must-do adventure activity perfect for all ages. Lose yourself on this engaging encounter with the natural world and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Hot Tub Soak

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.

Ziplines and Forest Hot Tubs

5 hours

$199 NZD

Rotorua’s popular Orginial Canopy Tour followed by cedar hot tub expereience on the edge of the Whakarewarewa Forest

Experience provided by

Secret Spot & Rotorua Canopy Tours

Important Information
  • Zipline minimum age 6
  • Zipline maximum weight 120kg
  • 6 Rotorua ziplines – total 600m of ziplining
  • 2 swingbridges
  • Small group experience
  • 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.

Rotorua Canopy Tours - Original Experience

Named by TripAdvisor as the #1 Nature Experience in the World, visit and experience this unique combination of adventure, conservation and nature.

Hot Tub Soak on the Edge of Whakarewarewa Forest

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

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