The Paradise Ziplines experience is an 8-line zipline course, which takes you on a very diverse journey by wire and walking track through the pristine native forest of the Oxburn stream valley. The lines vary; from up high and cliff to cliff, through the forest canopy, to skimming the stream bed down its slot canyons, just metres above the rapids. The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is rated one of the best in the world!
Great funKimberley C, June 2019
I went for my very first zipline through this business in March for my birthday with my Mum and thought it was well run and set up. Zac the teacher was quirky and memorable as we walked up the hill to our first zipline, and Rory clipped us up ready for our journey across the wire. I felt very safe all the time as they go through beforehand showing you the ropes, quite literally and we really enjoyed the course out past Glenorchy going through the trees along the water etc. Very pretty. Highly recommended
KarenKaren4210, June 2019
Simply the best ..... I have Ziplined in places from Laos to Wales...Mel & Zac made it fun from start to finish & the scenery was spectacular.... the whole experience was better than 100% .... if your ziplining in NZ do yourself a favour & don’t go anywhere but Paradise Zipline ....
safety is superior to none ..... let’s say perfect experience
Ziplining, called a flying fox by some, is a fun and adventurous activity - not as extreme as bungy jumping or a canyon swing but more exhilarating than a stroll in the Queenstown gardens! This is a perfect activity for those wanting to see some of the regions stunning scenery, experience the native forest and see an amazing slot canyon otherwise inaccessible to the public. The thrill and scenery compete for your attention during the regions best ziplining experience.
Full safety gear and training on our low practice line will be provided by our fabulous guides before you begin so no experience is required; just an adventurous spirit. The guides will also attach you onto each zipline, work the brakes for you at the end, take you off the zipline and attach you to the safety line leaving you to enjoy the exhilaration while soaking up the scenery.
Let the adventure begin
A leisurely 15-minute uphill walk through the native red beech forest takes you up to the start of the zipline course where our first line launches off a cliff and travels high above the Oxburn Stream giving a panoramic view of the course and the surrounding mountains made famous by Lord of the Rings, which are the backdrop to an area officially named Paradise.
Our next two lines are a canopy tour through the pristine native red beech forest, weaving up stream, then it's time for our favourite line - The 'Orc Chasm' - zipping 200 meters through a tree tunnelled slot canyon and over the alpine stream's chasm.
The next three lines weave us downstream just meters above the rapids, following the curves of the alpine stream deep within the canyon, bringing us to the final line, the stunning 'Blue Lagoon'.
The Scenic Drive
Ranked by many as one of the top 10 drives in the world, and one of the best things to do in Queenstown, the drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is not to be missed during your stay.
Our tours departing from Queenstown in our van allow you to sit back and soak up the stunning scenery on your way to the regions best ziplining activity, stopping for photo opportunities along the way as our driver shares snippets of history, local legends and famous movie scenes from Lord of the Rings and many others.
The 45 minute drive follows the lake edge right to the head of Lake Wakatipu and the picturesque town of Glenorchy
Our tours departing from Glenorchy allow you to drive yourself there. Free shuttle to our site 10 minutes away. You can check out the area around Glenorchy at your leisure before or after the trip. Glenorchy is an outdoor paradise, with some great cafes, short or longer hikes and small town charm. If you have people with you not participating in the ziplining, they can hang out in Glenorchy.
Access to our site is by our vehicles only.