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.
MUST DO WHEN IN QUEENSTOWNDavidmyles6, October 2019
Spectacular scenery as well as exciting, fun and excellent value for money. The guys looked after us and made our day very special. They were patient and very hospitable. Highly recommend as a MUST DO when in Queenstown
Outstanding experienceGary O, September 2019
We are a 70+ year old couple from Fox Island, Washington on our first & only trip to New Zealand. We wanted the best experience possible for ziplining. We researched all we could find in the Queenstown area and determined the Paradise hade the best combination with 8 lines and stunning scenery. Did not want to just slide down a cable. Scenery was all we could have hoped for. The staff could not have been better 10 stars....we recommend without reservation
Best Ziplines around Queenstowncathchuckles, October 2019
I have done a few zip lining courses over the world and this is my favourite, It has the right amount of adrenaline rush and awesome scenery of the gorge and beautiful flowing water below. Not just boring tree to tree zips with the ground to look at like many others. Worth the 45 minute drive from Queenstown - is right next to a lovely town and the drive and scenery to get there is amazing as well.