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Eco Zip Adventures

Fly through the forest of Waiheke Island on a zipline.

Eco Zip Adventures

Get your adrenaline pumping on this fun Auckland tour. En route to Waiheke Island for ziplining, take in the sights on the 35-minute ferry ride (not included). The ferry leaves from Auckland Ferry Terminal on Quay Street. Your guide will meet you at the ferry, and from there the tour begins.

Before the main attraction, enjoy a mini-tour of the glamorous island's beaches, olive groves, vineyards, and boutique wineries. Stunning properties abound, as this island is a playground of the wealthy.

The real adventure will begin with a view from the hillside above, where you can take in the azure blue of Hauraki Gulf, hugged by rugged coastlines, with boats bobbing in the serene waters below.

Your guides will set you up with the proper safety gear and then accompany you on a rush of pure excitement, as you soar through the sky on three 200-meter flying fox ziplines, over the lush, green forests of Auckland. Dual cables allow you to race, or simply explore side-by-side with a companion. It's the perfect experience for a thrill-seeker.

At the end of the line, you will return to the visitor's center, led by your guides who will take you back through the rainforest on an informative, interpretive tour that highlights the Maori and European history of the Island. At the end of the Auckland ziplining tour, you will either be returned to the ferry terminal, or you can choose to continue exploring the Island further.

Make sure to check the weather and dress appropriately; New Zealand's mercurial weather could mean sunshine one minute and rain the next. Sunscreen, a cap (that can fit under helmet), and a jacket are recommended. Ziplining is fun, rain or shine!

Please note: In order to participate in the zipline, you must weigh between 66 pounds and 275 pounds. Ziplining is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or has recently had any spinal, neck, knee, or heart issues. While you can bring a camera or smartphone, it must fit into the pouch attached to your harness or attached to your clothing by a strap. A round trip ferry ride (approximately $26 US, not included) is required to partake in this excursion.

Starting At
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Matiatia Ferry Terminal
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend dressing in layers, with the top layer being waterproof. Sensible footwear suggested.
Not handicap accessible; All participants must weigh between 66 lbs. and 275 lbs. Ziplining is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant or has recently had any spinal, neck, knee, or heart issues. Guests must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to complete the 0.9 Mile native forest walk.
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About Shore Excursions Group
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.