Okere Adventures zipline concession application approved
On 1 March 2021 the Department approved the concession application for Okere Adventures Limited to construct and operate a zipline within the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve (‘the Reserve’).
The concession offer was counter-signed by the Applicant two days following and is now active.
The approved concession document authorises the construction of 3 ziplines within the Reserve. The other proposed zipline (labelled 3 on the map) is situated on adjacent private lane.
Copyright: DOC use only
Copyright: DOC use only
If you have any follow up questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the email title ‘Okere Adventures Limited Concession Approval’.
Public notification and submissions
The Department would like to thank all who engaged in the public notification process, both written and verbal submissions. If you’re interested in how the Department considered your submission, please see the Hearing Report.
Public notification for this application closed on 18 September 2019.
A total of 46 submissions were received – 25 submissions opposed the application, 20 supported and 1 remained neutral.
A hearing was requested and held on 21 October 2019 in Rotorua, where 7 submitters spoke to their submissions. Following discussions, post the hearing, one submitter withdrew their opposition.
Original notification information
This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a lease for a term of 10 years.
Applicant: Okere Adventures Limited
Location of proposed activity: Okere Falls Scenic Reserve
Summary of proposal: The lease of part of Okere Falls Scenic Reserve to construct and use a seven stage zipline for a term of 10 years.
- Application for Concession and Resource Consent for Commercial Recreation (PDF, 15,150K)
- Further information received from applicant (PDF, 453K)
How to make a submission
Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal.
1. Prepare your submission
Tell us what you think using the submission form (DOC, 239K).
Once submitted, submitters' information is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be released under that Act. If you wish to keep any part of your submission confidential, state this in writing when making your submission.
Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of their submission, must request an opportunity to appear before the Director-General within that submission.
2. Send us your submission
Send your submission by post or email.
Private Bag 3072
Attention: Brooke Cox, Permissions Advisor
Submissions closed 5 pm Wednesday 18 September 2019.
If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur during the week beginning 4 November 2019.