Let Yourself Go on a Zipline

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PHOTO: UMAUMA FALLS & ZIPLINE EXPERIENCE | LOCATION: HAKALAU

Somewhere in the gap between helicopter tours and hiking has emerged a rainforest adventure called ZIPLINING.

Strapped safely in a harness, the zipliner races over a series of cables like Tom Cruise in a Mission Impossible flick. Once you’re buckled up, you’ll dip through leafy-topped old-growth trees, fl y over unique volcanic terrain, and soar past waterfalls—lots of them.

Perched amongst the trees of Halawa, KOHALA ZIPLINE’S KOHALA CANOPY ADVENTURE features elevated suspension bridges, soaring tree platforms and thrilling ziplines. Exclusive features, such as twin Whisper Lines and smooth-stop braking, ensure safety and comfort.

HAWAII ZIPLINE TOURS takes guests directly above multiple waterfalls, and its awe-inspiring tour, located just below the world-famous AKAKA FALLS, has you soaring over a 250-foot waterfall! This zipline tour also happens to be a long one, measuring in at a staggering 3,350 feet!

And situated within the spectacular WORLD BOTANICAL GARDENS & WATERFALLS in Hakalau, you’ll be able to zipine through the HAKALAU RAINFOREST. Just minutes from Hilo, this tour offers eight ziplines and a suspension bridge — all located within a tropical rainforest. World Botanical Gardens are located north of Hilo, off Highway 19, at mile marker 16.

Each of the courses offers its own distinctive characteristics, but all make safety a top priority. Before harnessing up, zipliners are given thorough instructions, and then are safely outfitted. Passenger weight and/or height restrictions may apply. Consult each company for specifics.

BOTANICAL WORLD ADVENTURES (808) 731-1160
KOHALA ZIPLINE (808) 331-3620
HAWAII ZIPLINE TOURS (808) 963-6353