Get Wet and WildKaua‘i
Two of the hottest rides on the island originate just outside LIHU‘E in the village of HANAMA‘ULU.
KAUA‘I BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES takes full advantage of its location on a magnificent parcel of former sugar plantation land by offering ZIPLINE RIDES and DITCH TUBING. You can soar through the trees attached to a zipline or float in an inner tube down a 133-year-old irrigation ditch, navigating tunnels and flumes along the way.
Tubing is easy. You simply spin and float through glassy open channels surrounded by beautiful greenery. Then, when you enter the ditch’s five hand-carved tunnels, you’ll turn on your miner’s headlamp for a magical experience.
Kaua‘i Backcountry Adventures has exclusive access to more than 17,000 acres of historic Lihu‘e plantation lands in Kaua‘i’s interior. During your ride to the tubing launch site, a guide will introduce you to the terrain and history of the property.
After about an hour’s float, you’ll head to a swimming hole where you can take a dip and enjoy lunch. The 3.5-hour tour includes a seven-line zipline course that goes deep into and over the island’s interior and down a mountainside into the valley below. End your zip with a picnic lunch and refreshing swim.
You must be 12 years of age or older to participate and weigh between 100 to 250 pounds.
• Kaua’i Backcountry Adventures (808) 245-2506