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Latest 'Success Stories' posts

Ruru released into Dansey Road Scenic Reserve

27 October, 2017

Rotorua Canopy Tours and Wingspan National Bird of Prey joined forces to release a native, protected ruru into our forest. This ruru was rescued by the local Mamaku community, in a concussed, underweight state and delivered to the Wingspan Centre for rehabilitation. A month later, with a weight gain of…

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Canopy Tours Wins Environmental and Supreme Tourism Award

30 September, 2016

In late September, the team at Rotorua Canopy Tours were blown away by their success at the New Zealand Tourism Awards. Not only did they win the Environmental Tourism Award for their efforts to eradicate pests and restore native birdlife to the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve, they also picked up…

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Rare lizard spotted at Dansey Road Scenic Reserve

15 April, 2016

We’ve got some great news – we have spotted and photographed one of New Zealand’s least known and rarely seen lizards – the Striped Skink on one of our Eco Tours! Recently during one of our eco tours through the forest, two of our guides and a group of ten…

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Insect Conservation at Dansey Road

20 March, 2016

Written by Gary Coker, Conservation Manager Since we launched here at Rotorua Canopy Tours, we’ve been working hard to ensure the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve is a safe place for the native species that call it home to live and raise their young safely.  The focus is often on the…

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The birds are returning

5 February, 2014

It is now a year since we have been heading deep in the forest building the tour and taking customers through. So far we have hosted 7500 people through the treetops in our first 7 months which has been outstanding. As many of those people have learnt we have a…

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