Adventure. education. inspiration. Ziptrek Ecotours truly delivers it all as a global leader in zipline based, adventure ecotourism. Ziptrek’s flagship location in Whistler, Canada first brought prominence to ziplining in North America and a second world class location in Queenstown, New Zealand is now setting the standard for zipline based tours in the southern hemisphere.
These two landmark locales and other high profile projects including ziplines in downtown Vancouver, Canada as a feature attraction of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games have established Ziptrek Ecotours as a preeminent name in the adventure tourism industry.
Ziptrek Ecotours has been voted ‘Best Adventure Tour’ and ‘Environmental Business of the Year’ in Whistler since it first opened for adventure in summer 2002.
On Ziptrek tours you enjoy an unforgettable opportunity to explore, learn and delight in the thrill of an aerial adventure in natural environments that lend themselves perfectly to an enlightening ecological curriculum.
Whether high in the treetops in an ancient temperate rain- forest in Canada or hundreds of feet above the pristine blue waters of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand, these are ideal sites for interactive learning and outdoor adventure.
Your inspiring journey through the forest happens via a combination of suspension bridges, treetop observation platforms, ground based trails and ziplines. Ziplines are suspended steel cables - some of which are over 15 stories high and 2000 feet long - that you ride from platform to platform.
In order to fly on the zipline cables you are outfitted with a custom harness that is then attached to the zipline with a specialized pulley. At each aerial launch platform you simply and bravely step down the stairs until there is tension on the harness tethers, lift your feet and soar down the line reaching speeds of over 80 km/hr (50 mph).
The harness system allows you complete freedom to move, take a look around and even enjoy your zipline ride hanging upside down if you wish. And best of all Ziptrek operates its locations year-round and in all weather conditions.