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Ocean's Eleven star zips in Queenstown

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Queenstown, New Zealand: An 'A-list' Hollywood superstar yesterday joined the growing list of celebrity zippers to take to the trees with Queenstown award winning ecotourism business, Ziptrek Ecotours.

Don Cheadle, famous for movie roles in Ocean's Eleven, Iron Man 2 and Hotel Rwanda, zipped from tree to tree high above the resort as he enjoyed a Moa Tour with his family yesterday.

The family is holidaying in Queenstown while Mr Cheadle, an enthusiastic golfer, takes part in the NZPGA Pro-Am Championship at The Hills.

Mr Cheadle described the Ziptrek tour as 'Fantastic'.

"Ziptrek was great, we did upside down, right side up, backwards, forwards and every way that was possible on a zipline."

Ziptrek Ecotours owner and host Trent Yeo said the Cheadle family had heaps of fun in the trees and thoroughly enjoyed the sustainability discussion on the eco-tour that is integral to the Ziptrek forest experience.

"It was great to see the whole family going upside down, down under.

"There's no better way to appreciate the landscapes around Queenstown than standing in our treehuts and zipping your way down. The eco interpretations we provide are inspirational in this setting."

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