5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
A day of excitement and nature awaits on Waiheke Island, with three zipline flights above the forest, an interpretive walk through native bushland, and a mini-tour of the island. Just a short ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island is an idyllic location for a zipline adventure, with stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Waiheke Island and zipline adventure from Auckland
  • Take a 25-minute tour of Waiheke by minivan
  • Fly over the forest with three zipline flights
  • Explore the native bushland on an interpretive forest walk
  • Learn about Waiheke's natural environment and conservation from a professional guide
  • Choice of two morning departure times
  • Small-group tour with a maximum 12 participants ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Waiheke Island Exploration and Zipline Day Trip from Auckland

Waiheke Island Exploration and Zipline Day Trip from Auckland

At your chosen time, catch the ferry to Waiheke Island (own expense), just 11 miles (18km) from Auckland, then be met at the island’s ferry terminal by your professional guide.

Enjoy a 25-minute mini-tour of Waiheke en route to the visitor center at Trig Hill, where you’ll have fabulous views from one of the island’s highest points, taking in panoramas of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf.

Then check in, grab your safety gear, and make your way to the first viewing platform for your three exciting 655-foot (200-meter) zipline flights. With a maximum of 12 zipline participants, you'll receive personal attention from your expert guide. After an instructional briefing, you’ll be safely attached to the zipline by a full-body harness.

To ease you into the zipline experience gently, your first zipline flight takes you above an undulating vineyard for thrill that’s not quite as intense as bungy jumping – New Zealand’s most famous adrenaline-pumping pastime – but just as exciting!

The second and third zipline flights take you across a valley, above a carpet of native forest. To add to the adventure, the gradient is gradually increased on these two flights.

Back on the ground, take an easy 1-mile (1.5-km) interpretive forest walk back to the visitor center on your own. You’ll learn about New Zealand’s diverse flora and fauna.

After your eco-adventure, you’ll be returned to the island’s terminal, where ferries make the 40-minute trip back to Auckland roughly every hour (own expense, approximately $35 per passenger return ticket).

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The zip line trip was awesome! ! Be prepared to hike back after the last zip but not hard and guides were great! Don't forget your go pro!

JENNIFER K
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is one of the best things I have ever done. We took the ferry to Waiheke Island and this itself was well worth it. As promised Jake was at the terminal waiting for us. We were very lucky there was only four in our group for the day. We had a beautiful scenic drive including a photo stop to ziplines. Jake and Sarah were so competent and safety conscious we all felt very safe and comfortable attempting our first zipline. It is such good fund and very exhilarating. A little tip - very hard to concentrate on taking a video and hanging on at the same time for first timers. They do offer hire of a camera pro that fits on your helmet to film for around A39. We had a good idea of giving our camera to the other couple so they could film us and we have theirs to film them. Unfortunately we didn't think of this until after the third and final zipline. Really, really good day and we go Jake to drop us back in the little town where we found some lovely little bars and restaurants. Cannot rave enough about Jake and Sarah they were excellent guides. After the zipline you get a magnificent walk back to base through the rainforest of about 20 minutes. This alone was well worth going there. Well done Waiheke Island and Zipline!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Do it! I am afraid of heights and I did it. Good exercise too when getting back :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We really enjoyed this afternoon. The staff were fabulous and very thorough - I felt very secure in jumping off.
The nature walk back to Reception was a lovely way to end the adrenaline rush of minutes before!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Friendly, safety conscious staff. Lots of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

OMG Just unbelievable you really really must do this it is soooooooooo TOTALLY AWESOME- We would do it again in a flash LOVED IT

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What a great event. The guides technicians that help you were exceptional! the entire system is almost brand new and probably the safest in the world. The views from the location on Waiheke were amazing. The ziplines themselves were exhilarating! particularly like the auto braking. Be sure and get the Go Pro selfie option. The hike backup was almost as fun as it was a lesson in New Zealand nature marvels. A trip to New Zealand is incomplete without doing this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was spectacular. The walk back up was somewhat challenging I would definitely do it again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We had a great time on the zip lines and enjoyed our walk on the island. So beautiful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

fantastic day even the bad weather did not spoil it and the two guides were just great

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