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Little zipper Molly MacKenzie age 12 from Queenstown Little zipper Molly MacKenzie age 12 from Queenstown CREDIT: Southern Public Relations
Ziptrek Trip Advisor tag cloud t-shirt with model Jen Lindsall Ziptrek Trip Advisor tag cloud t-shirt with model Jen Lindsall CREDIT: Southern Public Relations
Ziptrek Trip Advisor tag cloud t-shirt with Ziptrek models Stu Cordelle, Jen Lindsall, Morgan Geldard Ziptrek Trip Advisor tag cloud t-shirt with Ziptrek models Stu Cordelle, Jen Lindsall, Morgan Geldard CREDIT: Southern Public Relations

Ziptrek Ecotours weighs in for school holidays

Wednesday 5 October 2011, 2:50PM
By Southern Public Relations
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QUEENSTOWN

Little zippers heading to Queenstown’s newest adventure activity can now ride the world’s steepest tree-to-tree flying fox for the first time.

A new tethering system allowing the weight minimum to be reduced from 40kg to 30kg means younger children (six years and older)can now take part in the exciting Kea 6-line Tour.

General Manager for Ziptrek Ecotours Stu Cordelle said the new minimum weight limit is great for families and was strategically put in place in time for the school holidays.

“Many children really want to ride the steepest and longest ziplines and we’re delighted to have this in place for them. The extra two lines of the Kea Tour are a real buzz and it’s great to be able to offer it to adventurous but literally lightweight children – it means the Kea has become a real family adventure activity where kids and grownups can play in the tree huts then zip between them,” he said.

“The tandem option on the Moa Tour is still available for children over 6 years of age but who don’t meet the 30 kg weight limit, but we do need to know in advance if anyone wants to take advantage of the tandem option.”

The high-velocity Kea 6-line Tour opened in November 2010 building on the company’s original Moa 4-Line Tour and provides an extended ‘zip into town’ experience that includes a picturesque 20 minute trek through ancient native beech forest on the Tiki Trail.

After the trip, families may want to pick up the fabulous new Ziptrek Tag Cloud t-shirt. Earlier this year, Ziptrek Ecotours was awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence* based on its frequent positive comments from customers. The company used the opportunity to design a new ‘Tag Cloud’** t-shirt based on the comments.

“The t-shirt is an unedited word cloud of all feedback that we have received from Trip Advisor from September 2010 to September 2011. It expresses what our customers think of us! A word cloud represents words graphically based on hierarchy of most used to least used. This is the top 120 most used words.”

Walking its sustainable talk the Tag Cloud t-shirt has been printed on 100% organic cotton.

For more tour information please visit Ziptrek Ecotours at http://www.ziptrek.com/queenstown-new-zealand

* The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to qualifying accommodations, attractions and restaurants listed on Trip Advisor that maintain a high overall user rating and a high volume of recent and quality reviews.

** A tag cloud or word cloud is a visual representation for text data and used to visualize word frequency, typically from keywords on a website – in Ziptrek’s case they used the words from Trip Advisor comments.

The new Ziptrek Ecotours t-shirt is available at their booking office in town - 45 Camp Street and retails for $35.