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Ziptrek Ecotours is an exhilarating zipline adventure situated high above Queenstown. You'll hang out in magnificent tree huts, breathe pristine mountain air and glide through the treetops on a series of ziplines with spectacular views. Your knowledgeable guides will manage everything technical while you enjoy an educational tour with an environmental focus.
Faster, longer and finishing with a flying fox ride that descends 30 stories at speeds of up to 70kph, the Kea tour is a unique way to get down the mountain. This stunningly beautiful guided journey through ancient native beech forest comprises six breathtaking, tree to tree ziplines with outstanding alpine vistas; returning you to the bottom of gondola hill on a total high.
Our newest addition to the Ziptrek Ecotour more than doubles Ziptrek’s flying fox distance and gives those with an appetite for adrenaline the chance to take zip-lining to a hair-raising level. Zippers on the Kea Tour will fly down the hill for about a kilometer, the equivalent length of 10 rugby pitches.
The Kea Tour is a three-hour high-velocity 6-line adventure that includes a stunning 20-minute guided trek along a new extension of the local 'Tiki Trail', an ancient native Beech forest on our aerial tree-platforms. Experience the forest as never before.
Experienced and knowledgeable local guides; Safety harnesses and helmet; Wet weather gear when appropriate; Hats and gloves (in winter) can be borrowed.
Skyline Gondola pass; Items of a personal nature.
Hours of operation
Available daily; Start time: Regular intervals throughout the day. Please check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure.
Approximately 3 hours.
Meeting point: Ziptrek Guest Services Tree-house (100 meters to the left of the Skyline Gondola upper terminal, at the edge of the tree line). Finishing point: at the base of the gondola hill.
The minimum age to participate in a Ziptrek tour is 6 years of age.
Children 6 – 14 years of age must be accompanied on tour by a parent or guardian (someone 15 years of age of older).
There is a minimum weigh limit of 30kg (65 lbs).
The maximum weight of a guest is 125kg (275 lbs).
Tour includes some stair climbing and hiking. Be prepared for light physical exertion.
Participants should dress for the weather (it is a few degrees cooler up in the mountain than in town and in the shade of the tree canopy). Queenstown is an alpine environment, please bring extra layers.
Comfortable clothing and hiking boots or good athletic footwear is recommended.
Long hair should be held back with a hair tie or an elastic band.
Cameras are encouraged, providing they fit into a zippered pocket. Any loose items must be zipped into pockets prior to riding the zipline.
Bags, purses and backpacks are not allowed on the tour for safety reasons. Guests should leave these items behind when possible.
The Skyline Gondola ticket is additional and can be purchased at the Gondola base building. Guests should allow 40 minutes for gondola ride up the mountain.
Closed toe shoes are required to participate on Ziptrek due to health and safety regulations.
Ziptrek Ecotours operate in almost all weather conditions. Ziptrek Ecotours reserves the right to cancel tours due to inclement weather, foreseeable hazards, insufficient bookings, or events beyond our control. In these events, full refunds will be made or alternative dates offered.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**