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“Flying Fox 160kph !”
Review of Gravity Canyon

Gravity Canyon
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Taihape
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Owner description: Visitors can experience the most extreme flying fox (Zip Line) in New Zealand. Imagine being launched from a canyon ledge 175m above the Rangitikei River before racing down a 1km long zip line at speeds of up to 160kph! This amazing adventure activity quite literally takes your breath away!
Leeds, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Flying Fox 160kph !”
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Wow , what an experience ! This is one place you must visit if you are visiting North Island. My wife and I (60 and 58 years young) experience The Flying Fox and what an experience it was. The staff were super , the venue amazing and the thrill unprintable. Definitely the place to go for the ultimate adrenalin rush.

Visited December 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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“Amazing Flying Fox!”
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great experience on the Flying Fox! Good alternative to bungy or swing! There is a bit of a trek to get to the top of the fox but it is well worth it. The staff were so friendly and made the experience so much better.

Visited September 2015
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“Adrenaline rush”
Reviewed September 4, 2015

Three of us had booked to go on the Flying Fox... we then noticed the 'September Special' online, which meant rocking up in onesies to get our experience half price. A fun promotion which made for even funnier photos. All facilitated for us by the friendly duty manager.
Unfortunately we were unable to go on the Flying Fox due to a technical glitch. Understanding that these things happen - and obviously glad that safety was the main deciding factor! - we decided to take on the Giant Bridge Swing instead (NZ's highest bridge swing). This was great fun and a real adrenaline rush. The staff up on the platform were fun, helpful and reassuring throughout.
Be aware that the whole experience does involve a little hanging around, particularly if there are any issues with the weather or ensuring equipment is good to go. Also the harness may not be suitable for somebody with back problems - it's a slightly uncomfortable position to hang in. There's a good viewing platform for anyone who is watching rather than taking part and hot/cold food and drinks are available in the lodge.
In general, I'd recommend this experience to anyone travelling through the Taihape area who is looking for something fun and a little different. I reckon it's good for the soul to do something that scares you every now and then!

Visited September 2015
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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Had great fun here. Did the Flying Fox, frightened the life out of us but was really fun. Didn't attempt bungy or swing chair. As it was winter we couldn't do too much but was well worth a visit

Visited July 2015
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“Staff need more training”
Reviewed February 26, 2015

Me and my mum went here we did not think the staff was helpful at all , we were not told that we had to walk to the top ( bearing in mind my mum has bad asthma ) just got some sarcastic comment from staff " how eles do you think you would get up here " which was not the point . the path was not good and was not told we would need better shoes ( especially for the walk down ) and the staff drove up the track on a quad bike with out warning and covered us in dust with big smiles on their faces which did not make breathing any better and could be pertinently dangerous . The flying fox was good but staff need to be better

Visited February 2015
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