Have your say on an application by Okere Adventures Limited to lease Okere Falls for the construction and use of a zipline. Submissions closed 18 September 2019.



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.

Submissions opposing Okere Adventures Limited (ZIP, 6,900K)

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.

Following the hearing, the Applicant has reviewed their proposal and changes have been discussed.

DOC is currently working through internal processes and will provide a further update shortly.

Application details

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 documents:

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
Hamilton 3240
Attention: Brooke Cox, Permissions Advisor

Submissions closed 5 pm Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur during the week beginning 4 November 2019.

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