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Working together for Kiwi Kids

From day one, we always intended to be a responsible business; our fundamental and unshakable belief is that good things happen to businesses that do good things. Our success has meant that we have been able to offer support to the Kids of New Zealand who we believe are the heart of a community.

Our aim is twofold, to get kiwi kids moving out in the fresh air and to help them experience opportunities that they may not normally have access to. It’s by no means a stretch to say that the EcoZip team love being involved and working with these special groups.

Trek Events Kids Charity

Each year we close our doors for one day in Spring to host over 120 sick, disabled, or disadvantaged Kiwi Kids from various parts of Auckland. The staff get in the spirit by joining the Trek volunteers in donning crazy costumes and sharing their time and enthusiasm with these amazing kids.

The experience is different for every child. Some have never been on a boat, let alone down a zipline, some are just excited to see the costumes or have someone spend one-on-one time with them. No matter what it means to each individual, it’s a day that’s very special. It’s full of laughter, emotion and love and the EcoZip team enjoy just as much as the kids.

Big Buddy

Big Buddy is all about encouraging confidence and resilience in the lives of boys without a father around. To achieve this, they recruit good guys from the community to spend time with boys aged between 7 and 14 years. Everything they do is designed to better the lives of boys whose dads are absent, by giving them a trusted Big Buddy to spend time with and look up to.

EcoZip Adventures donate packages at Charity Auctions which are purchased and transferred into passes for Big Buddies and Little Buddies to come and enjoy an extra special positive experience together. Being able to make a genuine difference in a child’s life is the biggest achievement of all.

Without you, our wonderful visitors, these special days or donations would not be possible. So, when you fly down our ziplines, remember, you’re not just having fun, you’re helping the Tamariki of Aotearoa to have the opportunity of a unique experience too.

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

    whattosay Wanaka, 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Mike McVey Gisborne, NZ

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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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