About Our Tour

Tour description

  • 8 Ziplines – all different lengths with a total of 1 km of zipping
  • High lines with jaw dropping mountain views
  • Low lines over an alpine stream with waterfalls, rapids and turquoise blue pools
  • Pristine native beech forest
  • Exhilarating adventure immersed in stunning scenery
  • Fully guided – no experience necessary
  • Allow approximately 3.5 hours from pick up to drop off


More detail....

Paradise Ziplines provides a wilderness adventure like no other. Our 8-line zipline course takes you on a very diverse journey by wire and walking track through the pristine native forest of the Oxburn valley over the crystal clear alpine stream. The lines and views vary; from up high with stunning views out to Mt Aspiring National Park and Paradise, through the beautiful native forest canopy, to just meters above water as you wind your way down the gorge. All different lengths with a total of 1km over the 8 lines. During the whole experience you are surrounded by forever changing views in beautiful native beech forest.

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 around the Glenorchy Lagoon or 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 which is otherwise inaccessible to the public. If you like the idea of getting into the wilderness but don't have the time/energy/enthusiasm for a multi day hike, if you like the idea of canyoning but don't want to get wet/wear a wetsuit/swim, then this is the perfect activity for you! The thrill and scenery will compete for your attention during the county's best ziplining experience* (*as noted by numerous customers in their reviews on Trip Advisor, Google and Facebook).

Safety First

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

After training the tour starts with an uphill walk over uneven ground through beautiful native red and mountain beech forest. There is about 100m of elevation gain over 500m of trail.  This walk includes plenty of stops to catch your breath and usually takes around 15-20 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 beech forest over the canyon, weaving up stream.

At halfway, on our fourth line, and one of the favourites (known as  the 'Orc Chasm') you'll zip 200 meters through a tree tunneled slot canyon, over a waterfall, only metres above the alpine stream's chasm. The next three lines also 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. 

There are lots of things to do in the area - make a day of it and spend some time exploring Glenorchy - for more ideas click here


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OnAir589129, Febuary 2021

Paradise Zipline is hands down the best, most fun experience on the South Island! Dougie & Shane were so professional, with safety always a top priority. They were also very informative about the forest and area.

Best Zipline!

Casey G, March 2022

Absolutely amazing! We have done this as well as [competitor] and definitely think this is the best by a long way! Stunning scenery, the guides were great. 10/10. We’ve done a lot of NZ ziplines and this is our favourite

Spectacular Zipline

Maria A, April 2021

This Zipline is spectacular. It was well worth every cent. The scenery was amazing. I have done a number of zip lines in NZ & overseas and this would be the best!


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