Ziptrek invites locals to zip for charity
Locals are being offered the chance to do some ziplining on the cheap and give back to a good cause in doing so.
Ziptrek Ecotours is has announced the return of its popular Locals’ Day event.
Southern Lakes and Central Otago residents are invited to have a go zipping through the trees, high above Queenstown, for just $50 per person on Sunday, November 13, with 50 percent of proceeds going to charity.
This year's recipient for the annual community fundraiser: Sustainable Queenstown.
Funds raised from the Locals’ Day event will help cover costs for the Sustainable Queenstown x KiwiHarvest food rescue dinner in November.
Hosted at Millbrook Resort, the event will challenge chefs to create a three-course meal using rescued and donated food, to shine a light on the environmental problem of food waste going to landfill.
It's also a fundraising evening for both charities through ticket sales and a silent auction, allowing both groups to continue their mahi in the Whakatipu.
Further details about the dinner and bookings will be announced on the Sustainable Queenstown Facebook page soon.
Locals can join in on the ziplining fun from 10am, Sunday, November 13, with departures scheduled from the Ziptrek Treehouse every ten minutes.
Bookings are required and can be made online using the code LOCALS22. Proof of residence will be required at check-in.
The Queenstown operator has raised more than $100,000 to date to support a range of community groups, including Lakes Family Centre, Youth Booth, Wakatipu Search and Rescue, Kiwi Birdlife Park, St Johns Ambulance, Queenstown Scouts, Wakatipu Reforestation Trust and, most recently, Branches Charitable Trust.
Main image (Facebook/Ziptrek Ecotours Queenstown).