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!
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. One guide attaches you onto each zipline, while the other guide at the other end of the zipline works the brakes for you and takes you off the zipline and attaches you to the safety line, leaving you to enjoy the exhilaration while soaking up the scenery.
Let the adventure begin
The tour starts with an uphill walk over uneven ground through beautiful native red beech forest. This walk includes plenty of stops to catch your breath and usually takes around 15 minutes, good mobility is required. 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 over the canyon, weaving up stream. Then it's time for our favourite line - The 'Orc Chasm' - zipping 200 meters through a tree tunnelled slot canyon and only metres above 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'.
After Blue Lagoon, there is only a 100m flat walk back to base where our lovely guides take off your gear and take you back to where we picked you up from.
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
Awesome ExperienceSherie-94, June 2019
My friends and I went on Paradise Zipline a few days ago and we couldn't recommend them more! Zac, Mel and Doug were great guides who really knew their stuff and they were also incredibly friendly too.
Zac's dad jokes were also a highlight of the entire experience which made dealing with the slopes and the height easier.
Thanks for a great time!