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Book - Paradise Ziplines


Paradise Zipline's is an 8 line zipline (or flying fox) course, which can be experienced with transport from Queenstown or Glenorchy. 

It takes you on a very diverse journey by wire and walking track through the pristine native forest of the Oxburn stream valley. Its lines vary; from high, cliff to cliff, through forest canopy, to low, skimming the stream bed down its slot canyons, just metres above the rapids.

Ziplining, called a flying fox by some, is a fun and adventurous activity - not as extreme as bungy jumping or a canyon swing but more exhilarating than a stroll in the Queenstown gardens!

This is a perfect activity for those wanting to see some of the regions stunning scenery, experience the native forest and see an amazing slot canyon otherwise inaccessible to the public. The thrill and scenery compete for your attention during the regions best ziplining experience.

Ranked by many as one of the top 10 drives in the world, and one of the best things to do in Queenstown, the drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is not to be missed during your stay. The 45 minute drive follows the lake edge right to the head of Lake Wakatipu and the picturesque town of Glenorchy. Transport options available!

Safety First

Full safety gear and training on our low practice line will be provided by our fabulous guides before you begin so no experience is required; just an adventurous spirit. The guides will also attach you onto each zipline, work the brakes for you at the end, take you off the zipline and attach you to the safety line leaving you to enjoy the exhilaration while soaking up the scenery.

Let the adventure begin

A leisurely 15 minute uphill walk through the native red beech forest takes you up to the start of the zipline course where our first line launches off a cliff and travels high above the Oxburn Stream giving a panoramic view of the course and the surrounding mountains made famous by Lord of the Rings, which are the backdrop to an area officially named Paradise.

Our next two lines are a canopy tour through the pristine native red beech forest, weaving up stream, then it's time for our favourite line - The 'Orc Chasm' - zipping 200 meters through a tree tunnelled slot canyon.

The next three lines weave us downstream just meters above the rapids, following the curves of the alpine stream deep within the canyon, bringing us to the final line, the stunning 'Blue Lagoon'.

Is there somewhere to store gear on site?

Yes – we have a secure container at the base so if you think you may need it – bring it along and if you decide you don't want it on the actual tour then it can be stored for you (we are talking an extra layer of clothing etc).  Don't bring passports, laptops, important documents, your great grandmothers favourite pearls – these things aren't going to make your tour any better and are best left in a hotel safe!

Will the tour still go if it's raining?

Usually – YES!  We operate in pretty much all conditions.  If we think the weather (or any other factor) is going to make the tour unsafe then we will let you know and look to book you on the next available tour that suits your schedule.  If we cancel the tour and you can't make another time then of course you will be refunded 100%

What should I wear?

  • Enclosed footwear is a must – think running/hiking shoes or similar.  This is no place for high heels or sandals!
  • Long sleeves and long pants also recommended – this will make it more comfortable for the harness and also it can get chilly in the shade of the forest – always bring at least one extra layer more than you think you may need – you can leave it in our secure storage area at the base if you decide once you are there that you don't need it for the tour.
  • Bring a rain jacket if you have one... just in case!  The weather is often different than in Queenstown and we operate in pretty much all conditions – you are under the shelter of trees so it doesn't typically get horrid but sometimes a rain coat can be handy
  • We provide helmets and gloves for your protection (as well as the harness and all other safety gear of course!)

Can I bring a camera?

  • You sure can!  Make sure you can keep this secure in a pocket, or have a strap to secure it onto yourself.  If you drop anything on the tour we can't retrieve it for you so it would be gone for good.

What else should I bring?

  • A bottle of water if you are the thirsty type – you will be away from Queenstown for around 4.5 hours.
  • Bring a small backpack for your gear if you have one.
  • ***A sense of adventure!!*** 

Do I need experience?

No experience is needed; full training is provided by our friendly guides on our practice line before you start the actual course to make sure you are comfortable with what will happen.  There will be a guide at each take off and landing platform, where you will be secured onto the zipline and taken off at the other end – this ensures you are safe and in good hands at all times.

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