Ziplining on Waiheke appears in the New Zealand Herald
Cato Bolam have provided specialist planning and surveying services to Ecozip assisting them to obtained the council resource consents and providing site survey for their planning and design.
Adventures with zip on Waiheke Island
By Amelia Wade
5:30 AM Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
Three dual ziplines (aerial cables) several hundred metres long on Trig Hill near Onetangi will allow two people to ride side by side over vineyards and down into native bush.
EcoZip Adventures is organising the project, which will also teach visitors about the Hauraki Gulf island.
After the ride, guides will be on hand to lead people via boardwalks and walking tracks back up through 600-year-old bush to a purpose-built visitor centre.
EcoZip Adventures expects the experience to last about one and a half hours and be accessible to the widest possible audience, with a target audience from 8 to 80.
It is scheduled to open next summer.
Managing director Gavin Oliver said the project was more of an environmental adventure experience than a thrill-seekers' ride.
"There are countless exhilarating adventure attractions around New Zealand, from bungy jumps to jetboats.
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"What EcoZip is creating is a chance for anyone to get up close and personal with our native bush, to see it literally from new angles, and to reconnect with nature."
Ziplining has gained huge popularity in the US and other countries during the past few years.