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Soar through the Queenstown forest on the world’s steepest tree-to-tree zipline, plunging 30 stories down from the Skyline Gondola summit on a 3-hour tour. Tone down the adrenaline a notch on a 2-hour course, perfect for families with kids aged six and up. Expert guides supervise your launch from each aerial platform, so all you have to do is take in the panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-capped Remarkables mountain range.


  • Zipline tour from Queenstown
  • Take in scenic views while ziplining down the mountain
  • Receive assistance and eco tips from professional guides
  • Choice of tour for beginners and for the more adventurous
  • All safety equipment included
  • Operates all year round, rain or shine
  • Small-group tour of two to 10 participants ensures a safe and memorable experience

What You Can Expect

Queenstown Zipline Tour

Queenstown zipline tour

Find out why Queenstown is New Zealand’s outdoor adventure capital on a thrilling zipline course from the Ziptrek Treehouse. Make your way to the Skyline Gondola summit (gondola ticket is your own expense), and meet your professional guides who offer instruction, gear you up with a safety harness and clip you in. 

The guides ensure you launch safely from each aerial tree-house platform as you zipline down the mountain, soaring through a beech forest with prime views of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-capped Southern Alps. Choose between the beginner, 2-hour Moa course the whole family can enjoy (for kids aged 6 and up), or select a high-velocity 3-hour Kea tour to amp up the adrenaline factor on the world’s steepest tree-to-tree zipline.

You’ll even learn a little Queenstown history and ecology before zooming down the next line. 

Moa Zipline Course (2 Hours)
On this family-friendly course’s four ziplines, you’ll pick up speed as you zipline faster and higher. Conclude your zipline tour with a short 10-minute return walk.

Kea Zipline Course (3 Hours)
This expert course covers six ziplines and descends from a height of 30 stories at up to 43 mph (69 kph).

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great time! The guides, Lily and Naomi, were great - helpful, friendly, professional! I had only ziplined one other time and this was different in that the guides did the breaking for you so less stress, more safety, and more carefree focus on the thrill. Thee was a variety of lengths and height drops on the 6 lines and a long hike between the last two lines. A bit muddy given recent rain, but the views were spectacular. They boast the last line is the steepest n the world, and my inexperience prevents any dispute from me. The tour does not include the gondola ride up. I highly recommend you include this tour in your trip to Queenstown.

Anthony T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A Must-do activity in Queenstown.

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was awesome, Naomi and Gill were the perfect guides and were good company when walking to the different platforms

Rachel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was very well done and even in the rain highly enjoyable! All of the staff is fully invested and very helpful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tons of fun with great tour guides. Learned a lot too about the environment and the area around Queenstown. Be aware of a mile or so long hike to get out of the woods when you are finished zip lining, but they did provide poles to help with the treck.

Carmen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My ten year old granddaughter Arabella and I had a fabulous time in Queenstown and especially loved the zip line!!!! Jenny and Danny were just charming and couldn't have been more helpful!!!! I would highly recommend this to people of all ages.......I'm 72 and loved it!!!!! Carmen Findlay and Arabella Jackson


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is an absolutely must do for everyone visiting Queenstown. My son who was 6 at the time and I had a fantastic experience with adrenaline pumping excitement and breathtaking views. Our guides were brilliant and very child friendly. Since arriving home we have not stopped raving about our amazing experience with the guys and girls from Ziptrek Queenstown.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My husband and I did the 6 line Kea tour and loved it. It was both our first times and our guides, Steve and Inge were both friendly and helpful and challenged us to try zip lining different ways upside down, backwards. They also gave recommendations on places to dine and see in Queenstown which was helpful to us. The shaking of the tree houses from the wind scared us more than the zip lining itself. I highly recommend the 6 line tour because the last two lines are worth just the view alone. You do go on a 20 minute hike to get to the last line and make sure you wear good hiking shoes to travel. They have a Ziptrek office where you can purchase merchandise and photos of your zip lining experience for a good price. The only thing that was difficult was the actual location of the tree house. I don't know why, but it took my husband and I 15 minutes to find it and kept wandering around. There are no signs that tell you where to go like the other activities all did.

Tony H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Ziplining was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. The guides were great and all members of our family from age 10 to 46 loved the experience.

Daniel A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great adventure and the the best way to learn about surroundings and its history from their knowledgeable guides.

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