ZIP LINE TOUR
1.5 HOUR ZIPLINE TOUR • 5 ZIPLINES, 2 SKY BRIDGES • SCENIC VIEWS & THRILLS
- Person All Ages
Get a birds eye view of New Orleans’ iconic cypress swamps. Zip over alligators, turtles, birds and more from the safety of the tree tops!
Our Swamp Zipline is New Orleans’ newest and most exciting attraction! Located 15 miles from New Orleans (MSY) International airport, and just 26 miles from Downtown New Orleans!
This state of the art facility is nestled on the banks of Lake Ponchartrain, in the quaint historic town of Frenier. The swamp zipline course is roughly one half mile long, taking guests approximately an hour and a half to complete. Riders begin the adventure from atop a 60 foot start platform, with complete views of the magnificent Maurepas Swamp, Lake Ponchartrain, the historic town of Frenier, and even the New Orleans skyline! As riders traverse the course, they will enjoy 5 separate zip lines, two suspension bridges, and our beautiful one of a kind spiral cypress tree staircase. Prepare yourself to become immersed in nature. Aside from the incredible scenery, riders can expect the possibility of viewing alligators, turtles, snakes, whitetail deer, wild boar, raccoons, opossums, armadillos, egrets, herons, and much more from the comfort and safety of the treetops!
The zipline facility has many amenities including a 1200 sqft gift shop, which is equipped with the latest and greatest New Orleans souvenirs, gifts, and snack/beverage items. Our shop is not only equipped with sale items, but also boasts a phenomenal enclosure for our baby alligators and turtles! In addition to our shop area, we also have spacious restrooms, locker storage, green space picnic area, and an expansive 2000 sq ft elevated seating area overlooking the beautiful -cypress filled Maurepas Swamp. Guests can take in breathtaking sights of moss covered cypress swamp, while they also view the many wildlife that frequent the area. Alligators can be readily seen, as well as a plethora of other swamp critters!
Riders MUST weigh between 45-280 lbs. ALL guests will stand upon a discrete PASS/FAIL device that will only be seen by a guide. This device ensures that everyone’s weight remains within the safe operating parameters.
If you have someone within your party who does not fit the weight requirements, our base camp has a ton of great amenities for them to enjoy. Our 2,000 square foot elevated spectating deck not only has beautiful views of the Maurepas Swamp, but also allows for a great place to cheer on your crew as they traverse the course!
We do not have specific age requirements, only a weight requirement (45-280lbs)! With that being said, younger riders must be able to handle the physical requirements of the course (walking, climbing stairs, and zipping) on their own.
Riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
What should we bring?
Everything that enters the course MUST be tethered. It’s a good idea to bring with you a secure small backpack to carry items you require onto the course. Items that are untethered will not be permitted to enter the swamp. Anything that falls is irretrievable. We have drawstring bags, phone lanyards, and water bottle lanyards available for purchase in our giftshop for those who do not have their own. Locker storage is also available to leave behind any unpermitted items safely and securely.
Cameras are permitted, but must be tethered by a 3pt harness. Regular two point harness’ are not encouraged.
Go Pro cameras are allowed on the course, but must be secure via: chest mount, selfie stick (with wrist lanyard), or helmet mount (if you require a helmet mount for your helmet, please ask your guide as you’re being fitted).
Biting insects are RARELY encountered during daylight hours. Bug spray can be worn, but must be applied prior to being equipped with your protective equipment.
Sunscreen is advised. Although most of our course is under the shade of cypress foliage, the South Louisiana sunlight is very powerful. Please make sure you apply sunscreen prior to arriving or immediately upon arrival. Once protective equipment is worn, sunscreen will not be permitted to be applied due to its corrosiveness.
Close-Toed shoes are required! Sandals, crocs, five fingered shoes, chacos, or any derivative WILL NOT be permitted on the course.
We always recommend checking the weather prior to arrival, and dressing accordingly. For warmer weather, please dress cool! Shorts and a T-shirt is recommended for warmer months. Please keep in mind you will be wearing a harness, so anything that is not covered with clothing may become irritable (ie: tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, etc…).
Tight fitting backpacks are permitted on the course.
5 separate ziplines totaling a half mile through the Maurepas Swamp! View wildlife including: alligators, turtles, snakes, waterfowl, whitetail deer, wild boar, racoons and more from the safety of the treetops!
2 Sky Bridges
Elevation gains in style! Our unique suspension bridges are tethered between hundred year old cypress trees. These are sure to be a highlight of your tour.
Elevated spectating platform!
Zip NOLA’s 2000 sq ft elevated spectating deck is perfect to view the swamp scenery before or after your tour! Take in the sights of famed Maurepas Swamp before your tour even begins!
This is also perfect for those who are unable or unwilling to participate in the ziplining activities. Completely complimentary, our deck offers an ideal way to cheer on your crew as they traverse the course!
Spiral Cypress Tree Staircase
ONE OF A KIND! Our spiral tree staircase is constructed around the trunk of one of our old growth bald cypress. Nestled in a grove of cypress trees, this truly unique feature is one of the most picturesque swamp views New Orleans can offer!
View swamp critters such as native wild alligators, rescued baby gators, resident raccoons, and alligator snapping turtles. Who knows, it may just be feeding time!
From atop our 60’ start tower, riders will be able to see the famed Maurepas Swamp, the historic village of Frenier, Lake Ponchartrain, as well as the skyline of New Orleans! While traversing the course, riders will get up close views of the swamp habitat including cypress trees, Spanish moss, swamp flora & wildlife!