Embark on a journey of discovery on Waiheke Island, just 35 minutes from downtown Auckland, with the 3-hour EcoZip Adventure. After being picked up at the ferry terminal, enjoy a fully commentated ‘Waiheke Highlights’ tour showcasing what the Lonely Planet named ‘the playground of the gods’.
Once arriving at EcoZip HQ, which is located high on a hill with spectacular sea views to Auckland City, you’ll take to the skies on our unique giant ziplines. With dual cables each over 200m long, fly side-by-side with a friend in an unforgettable shared experience. Across 3 separate lines, you’ll zip high above a working vineyard and lush, ancient forest canopies, soaking up incredible views back to the city and beyond.
Jump on board our comfortable, air-conditioned shuttle for a 20-minute fully commentated ‘Waiheke Highlights’ tour of the island Lonely Planet called ‘the playground of the gods’ and NY Times declared a ‘must see’. You’ll see many of the island’s golden beaches, charming olive groves, world-class vineyards and multi-million-dollar properties, all en route to EcoZip HQ.
Our Giant Ziplines
Our most shallow gradient, the first zipline of the experience is a gentle introduction to ziplining, and delivers the first of the spectacular views. Soar above a working vineyard that
is home to nearly 2,000 vines of Syrah. If you’re zipping alongside a friend, take advantage of our twin cables to
take photos of each other in-flight – with the background of Auckland’s skyline and islands in the background.
The tempo increases as you zip higher and faster above a spectacular view of Auckland City. 200m long, you’ll fly through, then above, the ancient forest canopy – designated a site of environmental significance. Relax and enjoy the ride, or ‘do the bomb’ and race your fellow zipliner.
The main event! Your guide will explain the significance of Kuri nui – a Maori word – before you take off from the deck, with awe-inspiring views of vineyards, beaches and the CBD ahead. At 220m and with the steepest gradient of all, you’ll zip along at a speed of over 50km (faster than you can legally drive on Waiheke’s roads!). Once you get to the landing deck, stand on the sheltered terrace and take photos of the rest of your group as they whistle in.
Descending from Kurinui’s landing deck, you’ll exchange your birds-eye forest view for the cool, sun-dappled forest floor – home to geckos and skinks, weta, eels and even glow-worms. The ancient trees are a treasure-trove of stories and legend. Your guides will share Maori myths, and explain how your visit helps EcoZip Adventures preserve and restore, not only this beautiful and important Site of Environmental Significance, but other extensive wetland restoration projects across Waiheke Island .
- Adult: $129
- Child: $79^
- Family: $337*
^Children must be accompanied by at least 1 ziplining adult.
*Family passes are valid for 2 adults & 2 children (aged 15 & under) or 1 adult & 3 children.
Groups – special pricing available for groups of 10 or more