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Our Story

Set at the heart of stunning Waiheke Island, EcoZip Adventures is a certified climate positive, award-winning adventure and eco-tourism destination, offering state-of-the-art dual flying-fox ziplines with a beautiful eco-immersive forest experience.

Dedicated to lovers of nature and adventure of all ages, you’ll enjoy ‘the complete Waiheke experience’ with us, starting first with our ‘Waiheke Highlights’ tour, then riding a series of dual giant flying-fox ziplines, followed by a step back in time beneath the cooling canopy of our regenerating rainforest. Our twin cables make this a unique experience as, unlike other zipline tours, you can fly side-by-side with a friend!

Conservation is at the heart of our business, so while riding our ziplines is undeniably huge fun, and something you can share with friends, family and colleagues, you can do it knowing that by zipping with us you’re directly contributing to the preservation and protection of a beautiful, yet once threatened, piece of NZ rainforest. When you stroll through our forest with your zipline guides, you’ll gain a glimpse of 100% Pure New Zealand, experience our dedication to protecting it, and hear the stories of how this spectacular land has changed and adapted, with first Maori then European settlement.

Join us and experience fun, excitement, laughter and adventure all just a short cruise from the heart of downtown Auckland. We know you won’t be disappointed.

Our roots are in New Zealand’s back country

Back in 2010, we were friends who met occasionally to share a beer and a yarn. Our common ground has always been a passion for the outdoors, particularly hiking in New Zealand’s beautiful backcountry. We also share an appreciation for craft beer. Which may be why the EcoZip story began in a small bar on Auckland’s North Shore, with a big question.

How, we mused, could we introduce the wonderful native forests that surround Auckland, to people whose time is precious, and without the gear or inclination for backcountry hiking? We realised that a zipline was the perfect vehicle with a view. So after some deliberation, and a few more beers, the EcoZip idea was born.

We knew that to deliver the most spectacular experience, our ziplines needed to:

  • Have the latest, safest zipline technology
  • Provide stunning long-range views, from an amazing location
  • Offer dual ziplines – transforming a usually solo experience into a social one
  • Transport visitors through stunning, original, native New Zealand forest
  • Lead by example to show that a successful business and conservation can naturally co-exist

A hard job. But someone had to do it.

Before we’d even found a site, we had some rigorous research to do. Our investigation took us to Costa Rica, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Utah, Las Vegas and beyond, in our quest to develop the best zipline design, technology and most of all, experience.

The expansive views from our site are pretty incredible, but from your vantage points on our ziplines they’re absolutely breath-taking. Best of all, you can share that beauty and experience with your friends on our unique, dual ziplines – as you zip over our vineyard and then over, and into, spectacular native New Zealand forest.

Safety and safeguarding our forests are second nature around here.

In terms of technology, our ZipStop system – developed right here in New Zealand – is the world’s most advanced zipline braking system.

Our conservation programmes, made possible by our visitors, are successfully restoring and protecting a site of environmental significance and have contributed to EcoZip proudly achieving certification as a Climate Positive business by ekos.

Each of our close-knit crew of enthusiastic, passionate guides brings their unique traits, skills and characters to the EcoZip family. They, and we look forward to welcoming you to EcoZip Adventures on Waiheke Island very soon.

Chris & Gavin

Meet the Team

DevinSafety Systems Manager

RosieZipline Guide

KaylaZipline Guide

HarrySenior Zipline Guide

DavidWaiheke Highlights Guide

DavideSenior Zipline Guide

StaceyOperations Manager

TimSite Supervisor

TrentSenior Zipline Guide

  • Wow, that's an amazing day full of discovery and incredible native bush. Loved the zipline! You guys rock.

    Mike McVey Gisborne, NZ

  • We had the best time ever! The instructors were very friendly and made sure that we were all safe. The zip lines all had spectacular views. Overall it was amazing!!

    Grace E Paihia, NZ

  • We had not been on a zip wire before this trip. EcoZip staff were very welcoming and very professional. We were well prepared for the zip wires and our guides did a great job making sure we were all set before each run. The walk back to the centre with some information about the local flora and fauna was a great addition. We would thoroughly recommend EcoZip.

    David Clarke Tutukaka, NZ

  • Great staff, fun, also enjoyed the short bush walk back up the hill afterwards. Good emphasis on safety.

    whattosay Wanaka, NZ

  • This was a terrific experience, I screamed all the way down all three zip lines. Would definitely recommend it. Brilliant, thank you.

    K Gibbons Manly, Australia

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And another award, on top of the earlier 100% Pure NZ!
Managed to grab a shot of all but one of the team following a recent day dedicated to helping some local charities. Wonder if we can get one of everyone before the end of 2021!
After a year of closed borders and cancelled business events up and down the country, it was brilliant to host Aussie and Kiwi buyers in town for the Meetings 2021 trade show #meetings2021
So what do you do when you work on an island that’s described as ‘paradise’ and you want to take the whole EcoZip team away for a well deserved break? You head to Rotovegas!
How cool is this! The next generation of ‘tree huggers’ - and a pretty epic birthday party at EcoZip!
We did another photo shoot on Sunday, prepping for new website. Here’s a behind the scenes shot of our brilliant volunteer talent
Our key account manager Jenna has been busy today, working with Auckland Unlimited, Tourism NZ, Fullers 360 and Stonyridge Vineyard, delivering live webinars to travel agents in Korea and Singapore. This might be the first time anyone has worn zipline gear right outside Stonyridge’s restaurant!
Sometimes you wait weeks for the right weather for a photo shoot. But when Waiheke turns on one of ‘those’ days it’s hard to find anything to fault

#waiheke island
Proof you’re never too young or old to zip! Three generations zipping together as part of a 70th birthday weekender. Happy Birthday Elva!
And the view from the office...
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