Embark on a journey of discovery on Waiheke Island, just 30 minutes from downtown Auckland, with the 3-hour EcoZip Experience. After being picked up at the ferry terminal, enjoy a Waiheke Highlights tour – the island Lonely Planet named ‘the playground of the gods’.
Once arriving at EcoZip HQ – located high on a hill with spectacular sea views to Auckland City – take to the skies on our unique ziplines. With dual cables each over 200m long, fly side-by-side 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 along the way.
Your ziplining adventure is followed by a magical guided nature walk, where you’ll discover ancient, stately trees and a treasure-trove of stories and Maori legends. Home to skinks, weta, eels, and glow-worms, your visit to EcoZip Adventures helps to preserve and restore this beautiful Site of Environmental Significance.
Jump on board our comfortable, air-conditioned shuttle for a 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, spy charming olive groves, world-class vineyards and multi-million-dollar properties – all en route to EcoZip HQ.
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 Kurinui – a Maori word – before you take off from the deck, with awe-inspiring views of vineyards, beaches and the CBD ahead. At 220 and with the steepest gradient of all, you’ll zip along at 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, 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 tell you how your visit helps EcoZip Adventures preserve and restore this beautiful and important Site of Environmental Significance.
*Family passes are valid for 2 adults and 2 children (aged 15 and under) or 1 adult and 3 children.