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What is ziplining?
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What is Ziplining?

History of Ziplining

The concept of ziplining — which today is primarily an adventure thrill ride — was actually conceived out of necessity.  The gravity-fueled conveyance using cables and pulleys threaded between two points was created by workers and residents who needed to quickly transport people and supplies across canyons, rivers, and other impassable areas in remote regions of China, the Costa Rican rainforest, and the Australian Outback.

Ziplining is also known by other names including “an inclined strong,” “flying fox,” and “Tyrolean Crossing.”  It can be traced back as far as 1897 when the H.G. Wells novel, “The Invisible Man” referenced “an inclined strong” as part of a Whit-Monday fair.

Ziplining is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing adventure tourism activities and its spike in popularity can be traced to Costa Rica in the mid-1990s.  Today, professional ziplining adventure tours can be found worldwide. 


Ziplining Facts

  • Also known as flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway, or aerial rope slide
  • Platforms are designed to hold loads of at least 40,000lbs
  • Ziplines are built with half-inch wide galvanised cable with a break strength in excess of 22,000lbs
  • Zipping pulleys have a break strength in excess of 14,000lbs
  • There are over 700 zipline courses world-wide

What's ziplining?

Ziplining is the newest gravity-fueled adventure out there! Guests travel at speeds while securely harnessed to an inclined steel cable.

How safe is ziplining?

Safety is our number priority, and we take the necessary precautions to ensure that your experience will be safe and enjoyable.  Our construction, equipment and operations exceed all international safety requirements for tours of this nature, and our cables and equipment are checked daily by trained staff.

What do I wear?

We operate in most weather conditions (rain or shine), so please dress appropriately for the weather that day. Closed toe shoes must be worn, no sandals or flip-flips are allowed.

When do your tours depart?

Please click on 'Book Now' to see our live availability for all of our tour locations.

Are there any weight or height restrictions?

Guests must weigh between 27kg (60lbs) & 122kg (270lbs) and be at least 122cm (48") in height. This policy is strictly enforced for your own safety. Anyone under 18 years of age must have an adult co-sign their Release of Liability form.

Can I go ziplining if I am pregnant?

Unfortunately, pregnant women are unable to participate on tour.

What equipment do you provide? 

We provide all of the satety equipment required on tour. Only equipment provided by Zoom Ziplines can be worn while out on tour, for example guests are unable to wear their own helmets.

What's your cancellation policy?

Make changes to your reservation

You can make changes to your reservation up to 24 hours (72 hours for groups of 10 or more) prior to your tour departure.

Cancelling your reservation

A full refund will be given to cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance. No refunds will be given to 'no shows' or cancellations made within 24 hours of the tour departure time. Group reservations (10 people or more) are required to give a minimum of 72 hours notice to receive a full refund. 

We reserve the right to cancel tours due to severe weather, insufficient bookings or events beyond our control that limited our ability to operate. In these events, full refunds will be provided.

What's ziplining?

Ziplining is the newest gravity-fueled adventure out there! Guests travel at speeds while securely harnessed to an inclined steel cable.

How safe is ziplining?

Safety is our number priority, and we take the necessary precautions to ensure that your experience will be safe and enjoyable.  Our construction, equipment and operations exceed all international safety requirements for tours of this nature, and our cables and equipment are checked daily by trained staff.

What do I wear?

We operate in most weather conditions (rain or shine), so please dress appropriately for the weather that day. Closed toe shoes must be worn, no sandals or flip-flips are allowed.

When do your tours depart?

Please click on 'Book Now' to see our live availability for all of our tour locations.

Are there any weight or height restrictions?

Guests must weigh between 27kg (60lbs) & 122kg (270lbs) and be at least 122cm (48") in height. This policy is strictly enforced for your own safety. Anyone under 18 years of age must have an adult co-sign their Release of Liability form.

Can I go ziplining if I am pregnant?

Unfortunately, pregnant women are unable to participate on tour.

What equipment do you provide? 

We provide all of the satety equipment required on tour. Only equipment provided by Zoom Ziplines can be worn while out on tour, for example guests are unable to wear their own helmets.

What's your cancellation policy?

Make changes to your reservation

You can make changes to your reservation up to 24 hours (72 hours for groups of 10 or more) prior to your tour departure.

Cancelling your reservation

A full refund will be given to cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance. No refunds will be given to 'no shows' or cancellations made within 24 hours of the tour departure time. Group reservations (10 people or more) are required to give a minimum of 72 hours notice to receive a full refund. 

We reserve the right to cancel tours due to severe weather, insufficient bookings or events beyond our control that limited our ability to operate. In these events, full refunds will be provided.