Jamie Morton tries out New Zealand's latest zipline thill ride - and forgets to slow down.

For an intoxicating few seconds, the world is a weird blur, rushing by in streaks of blue and green.

Past the toes of my red sneakers, I make out Mokoia Island in the centre of a sparkling Lake Rotorua.

I zoom through a forest of towering redwoods, the high whirr of the zipline growing louder as my pace picks up, and I'm thinking Star Wars.

Ewoks and speeders exploding against trees in Return of the Jedi.


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