Queenstown’s fly-by-nighters

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Queenstown’s got a new night activity – flying fox by torchlight.

Ziptrek Ecotours, operating a giant flying fox near the Skyline gondola since December, is now offering a twilight version.

From now until mid-August, groups of up to eight can zip through the trees on night tours, which leave from the top of Skyline at 5pm.

Ziptrek boss Trent Yeo says the experience is unique in Queenstown.

“Suspended in mid-air between awesome tree huts then meandering through the forest at dusk is a pretty special experience, even for those who’ve already enjoyed Ziptrek during the day,” Yeo says.