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“Average experience lacking thrill and view” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ziptrek Ecotours

Ziptrek Ecotours
45 Camp Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
0800 947 873
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Owner description: Ziptrek Ecotours is NZ's #1 Original Zipline tour and is a spectacular eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, situated on Skyline Gondola hill. Ziptrek runs all year round and is stunning whatever the weather. With two tours to choose from it is suitable for everyone, whether looking for an introduction into Queenstown adventure (Moa 4-Line Tour) or wanting the latest gripping eco-exhilaration (Kea 6-Line Tour) which includes the steepest tree to tree zipline in the world.
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“Average experience lacking thrill and view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Ecotours mean that they are self sustainable and adopts best practices to care for the nature. The instructors gave us a very good introduction of their sound business model and history of the surronding área.

We did the 6 zipline tour in Jun13. The ziplines are very safe, with doublé harness and brakes manually triggered by the instructors, which created the obvious negative - there was no speed in it. We were also quite disappointed that the ziplines didnt offer much view of the remarkables either. A lot of them were obstructed by the trees grown on the slope.

For the price involved you may want to consider alternatives.

Visited June 2013
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ZiptrekCrew, Manager at Ziptrek Ecotours, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you Joe for your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed the safety and environmental element of our tour. These are two critical areas of our business of which we receive frequent positive feedback and are proud of the balance we have achieved. Contrary to your comment, our lines are gravity fed so the controlled braking system is only activated at end of each line to ensure a smooth gentle arrival into our tree houses. Our tours are based in an alpine forest so the views will incorporate both the surrounding trees and the stunning vista's of the Lake and mountains. Thank you for taking the time to add your feedback, it is sincerely appreciated. With regards Ziptrek Management Team
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“Great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My husband and I, recently, did the 6 lines Ziptrek tour in Queenstown.
The guides Hailey and Matt were awesome. Super friendly (I was really scared in the beginning) and helpful. The tour was fun and I loved the eco message and all the charts. And the last line was amazing!!! Totally recommend it!

Visited June 2013
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bongreene, Guest Relations Manager at Ziptrek Ecotours, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Our guides are experts at putting people at ease and helping guests over-come challenges to achieve a real sense of accomplishment like yourself! You should be proud of yourself for zipping the steepest tree-to-tree zip line in the world! I will be as happy to pass on your feedback to Hailey and Matt as they will be to receive it. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
Bonnie
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“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Had an awesome morning with these guys! Lovely views and so much fun! Recommend this to any! Guides were awesome too! Thank you hailey and josh!!!!

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ZiptrekCrew, Manager at Ziptrek Ecotours, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thanks! Josh & Hailey will be thrilled to read your comments, like we were! Great you had such a fun tour with us and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Regards
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“Zipping through trees!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Had a great time on ziptrek was alot of fun and our guides Charlie and Kyle were awesome thanks for looking after us :).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Zip-lining was a little on the pricier side, but after learning about the ethics behind Ziptrek's company you feel better about spending that kind of money. The views are absolutely stunning. Rich and Josh were awesome guides... Safety-conscious but fun. Informative about Queenstown, geography and sustainability to top it all off.

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ZiptrekCrew, Manager at Ziptrek Ecotours, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed your tour and the messages you learnt along the way. Your own personal tour guides for a 2-3 hours experience on our Ziptrek tours are an added bonus compared to other zipline tours around the world and add great value for money. We have passed your feedback onto our "awesome" guides Rich and Josh. With kind regards
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