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The North Atlantic Zipline (NAZ)

On a scenic, long drive along the narrow roads of Petty Harbor, Newfoundland, lies a sign pointing to the office (more like a tiny hut) for the North Atlantic Zipline (NAZ) – Canada’s longest zipline. We were on our way to Cape Spear – the easternmost tip of North America, when I spotted the sign. My cousin and I had discussed the zipline a couple of hours before that, and while we continued on our way, I checked their website for timings. Less than 5 minutes later, we were doubling back to see if they had a vacant slot for us. To our luck (and my dad’s misfortune), 3 people had just dropped out leaving space for us to join the group immediately.

Top – the distance we trekked to the first line. Bottom left – excited to reach the lines. Bottom right – View from one of the landing points.

Before we knew it, we were strapped into harnesses and on a bus towards the start of the entire NAZ experience. The bus took us to the bottom of a small hill from where we spent the next 30 minutes trekking up towards the first line. The trek itself was beautiful, really easy (especially for people who haven’t been trekking in a long time), and we were rewarded with views of Petty Harbor below, the magnificent ocean in the distance, and the beautiful valley in between.

Top left – view from the lines, top right – dad and me monkeying around with moose horns at one of the landing points, bottom left – the route to the next line, bottom right – midline happiness

Once you reach the first line, everything goes by in a whirl of adrenaline and breathtaking views. The NAZ is a series of 10 ziplines that get over all too soon. They range from 300 feet to 2,200 feet in length, as you fly 215 meters above sea level over the historical village of Petty Harbor with the view of the coastline right underneath.

The 10 lines are extremely well planned with landing stations that have telescopes to get a closer look at the nature around you, as well as signboards and exhibits that talk about the history, culture, and nature of Petty Harbor. I would never have guessed a quaint, small town like this would house Canada’s longest zipline! But hey, did you know you could go whale watching there as well? If you’re lucky, a humpback whale will say hello to you the way he said hello to me. But that’s got to wait for another post 😉

 

Address: The North Atlantic Ziplines, Petty Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada

Rates: Adults – $130, Students – $95

PS Booking in advance is advised

6 Comments

  1. ALFRED FERNANDEZ

    February 17, 2018 at 1:27 am

    It was an exhilarating experience and a worthwhile adventure. I would never have ventured if I had known that I had to do all the 10 zip rides….. I thought after one or two , I could opt out. But in the end it turned out exciting ….. though a few – very frightening…. especially for my age.

  2. TheSheepThatWent Moo

    February 17, 2018 at 1:47 am

    I wish this blog existed when I was in school. My geography report card would look a whole lot different. Great work Ms. Fernandez. Wishing you and your selfie stick many more adventures Power to the peep hole.. in the camera..✊ ( sorry the emoji made me do that ) Keep em comin I’m watching you ( OK creepy I’m gonna just go.. Yeah OK byeeeee eeeee!!!!!!!)

  3. anil kumar

    February 17, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Congratulations on having such adventures trips.
    Anil, Sacred Heart School, kollam

  4. Anonymous

    February 17, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Exciting beautiful n adventurous pumps up ur adrenaline with the very thought. Can imagine what reality must have been like. ……..breath-taking.

  5. Rajshekar

    February 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Hey Mynna kudos to you for not only going on the Zipline but made your Dad do it.
    We missed the Zipline in Cambodia as we did not have time.
    We shall surely do this Zipline in Canada whenever we go there.
    Keep travelling and enjoy and also do post.
    God Bless you dear and take care.
    Rajshekar
    Pranayita’s Dad.

  6. Anonymous

    May 29, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Congrats Alfred and myna on your truly adventurous trip ,! Great descriptions that will make many take that bold step !

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