New Zealand

Waiheke Island from Above: Ziplining in New Zealand

By on May 10, 2015

IMG_0750My sister isn’t very adventurous. In fact, I would go as far as saying that the most daring thing she has every done is compiled a snapchat story over 300 seconds long (because we all know how terrifying that is).

We were on a family holiday in New Zealand, the country renowned for it’s adrenalin activities, and I was determined to get her to do something slightly more exciting than sending selfies to her friends. She refused bungee jumping with me so we settled for zip lining.

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0070.For those of you who haven’t heard of this mildly adrenalin-pumping activity, you are missing out. It turns out that ziplining is fun. Really fun.

After a morning of bungee jumping, I met up with my almost-13-year-old sister. We caught the ferry over to Waiheke Island, where we were collected and given a 25-minute mini-tour of Waiheke.

We then checked in, grabbed our safety gear, and made your way to the first viewing platform for our three exciting 655-foot (200-meter) zipline flights.

The first zipline is above an undulating vineyard, easeing us into the activity with this gentle scenic flight before the second and third, which are much faster above a valley of native forest.

But what goes down must come up. And the only way up is to walk. But don’t let that put you off, because the walk is beautiful, and our guide gave us plenty of information about the unique Waiheke fauna and wildlife.

Ziplining is a fantastic experience and the perfect activity to get the blood-umpking of even the wossiest 13-year-old. End the day at one of the islands beautiful Vineyards, or perhaps a picnic on one of the magnificent beaches.

EcoZip Ziplining Adventures

150 Trig Hill Road
Waiheke Island
AucklandOpening times
Opening hours: 9am-5pm, 7 days
Contact details
Phone: +64 9 372 5646




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Kat Knapp

Hello! I am a 22-year old Australian currently training to be a pilot and studying journalism and sociology I have visited 69 countries across all 7 continents and love to explore. Here is where I share my adventures.