Kohala Zipline Adventure in Kapaau, HI

Kohala Zipline55-515 Hawi RoadHawi, Big Island, HI 96719
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One of the Hawaii Big Island’s top zipline tours, Kohala Zipline Adventure offers a one-of-a-kind experience for first-time and seasoned zipliners alike. Guests can enjoy riding through a lush mauka (mountain) forest, which spans a riverbed near the inactive volcano, Kohala. The three-hour tours are led by professional guides who are First Aid, CPR and ACCT certified.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Hawi, Big Island Travel Experts
  • Wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes, shorts/pants, and a t-shirt. Tank tops are not recommended.
  • Guests are up in the canopy for about 3 hours of ziplining fun.
  • Riders must weigh at least 70 lbs and no more than 270 lbs.
  • Reach zipline speeds of up to 45 MPH.
  • Participants must be at least 8 years old.
  • Expectant mothers and those with a history of back injuries should not participate.


from Kohala Zipline Adventure
Join Kohala Zipline for a canopy experience like no other. Perched amongst the trees of Halawa, Kohala Zipline’s Kohala Canopy Adventure features elevated suspension bridges, soaring tree platforms, and thrilling ziplines. From the moment you enter the aerial trekking course, you’ll be enthralled by the magic of Kohala. Exclusive features, such as twin WhisperLinesSM and smooth stop braking, ensure your safety and comfort and deliver an experience like no other. Whether you are a real zipline enthusiast or a first-time adventure seeker, the Kohala Canopy Adventure will be an unforgettable experience.

Kohala Zipline Requirements:
  • Guests must wear closed-toe walking shoes.

  • Lightweight pants, capris or knee-length shorts, and a light sweatshirt or overshirt are recommended.

  • Must weigh between 70 and 270 lbs. Participants will be weighed at check-in.

  • Must be able to walk over unpaved terrain and handle a short climb.

  • Minor children require a parent or guardian to sign their participation agreement, and children between the ages of 8 and 13 require an adult to zip with them.

  • This tour is not for those with back or neck problems, an extreme fear of heights or expectant mothers.

  • No age limitations, but weight requirement is strictly enforced.

Water, snack, and all safety gear (helmets, gloves & harnesses) is included.

Roundtrip transportation available between all major Kona & Kohala Coast resorts and hotels for the 8:30 am tour or the 1:00 pm tour only.

Directions from Kona/Kohala Resorts:
  • Take Highway 19 (Queen Kaahumanu Hwy) north to Highway 270 (Akoni Pule Hwy)

  • Turn left onto Highway 270 and continue approximately 21 miles to the intersection of Highway 270 and Hawi Road.

  • Turn right on to Hawi Road. Kohala Zipline is the historic yellow building on the left behind the gas station.

Big Island Customer Reviews

Cindy Ecklund
Port Orchard, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"the best time ever"
January, 2015
We had the best time on are zipline trip. I am afraid of heights and the gudes made me feel very safe.. I would do this again.
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Tip: the gude team are very safe conscious, I never felt unsafe.

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Arnold, Maryland
"A lot of fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2019 NEW
This was a very safe and fun zip line. If you are on the Kona side it is one of the only ones in the area. The others tend to be on the Hilo side. We did 9 zip lines and 5 suspension bridges. Our guides extremely professional and ensured our safety throughout the 3 hour tour. Highly recommend this.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Great, awesome, five stars!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2019 NEW
Those are the words my 10 year old used to describe our zip line experience! My hisband and I agree. Professional, friendly, and fun from the start. Mike and Andre were wonderful. Views were both under the canopy and above trees...great variety and a beautiful setting. Thank you Kohala Ziplines!
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"Kohala Zipline Zip & Dip Adventure!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2019 NEW
My friend and I had such a good time on this trip! We had ziplining experience in Alaska, but this was just as fun: long, fast Ziplines with gorgeous views; fun, knowledgeable guides who kept us laughing and kept us safe; and bonding with a great group of people from all over! (Side note: you don’t have to bring a lot of stuff on this tour. The guides provide you with everything: Zipline gear, raincoats, food, water, snacks, towels, etc.) We did the Zipline and waterfall trip - it rained the whole second half, but that did not dampen the mood. Just be prepared for a muddy hike to the waterfall. The guides will take it slow and give you walking sticks and (even though the water was freezing) you have to jump in the waterfall - you’ll be happy you did. You can bring a small pack on the hike, so a change of shirt/shorts might not be a bad idea. We had such a blast! Special shout-out to Nick and Brent who made our trip so fun! (These guys need raises 😉) We’d definitely do it again - easy to learn if you’re a first-timer and super fun and entertaining if you’ve done it before. Well worth the $.
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Deborah P
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 04, 2019 NEW
Had a great time, Crew was very helpful and patient. DESTINY, TIFFANY, ROWEN thanks so much. Will recommend this company again.
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 06, 2019
I just finished the zip and dip tour with Kohala Ziplines. This is a must for your Hawaii vacation. There are a bunch of zipline companies to choose from. If you’ve never ziplined, it might seem like they’re all the same. What makes the difference is THE PEOPLE! The guides on Kohala Ziplines make all the difference. When you book, demand to be in Curtis’s group. Well, only if you’re a chill, fun person. If you don’t like smiling, stay home. Ziplining is not nearly as scary as you think it is. There are more safety lines than you can imagine andrhe guides move them deftly and with good humor. It’s such a fun day. By the end of the day, another guest and I were saying that we weren’t sure if we had paid for the zip and dip experience, or just to hang out with Curtis all day. Because, the price would have been worth it either way. Morgan was equally joyful and entertaining, but unfortunately he didn’t come on the dip with us to the waterfall. (We missed you, Morgan!) seriously though, I can’t say enough about this experience. You can book any zipline on the island, but this is the only zipline you can book with Morgan and Curtis, and these guys are worth meeting. So much fun and good times were had by all. We’re all ohana now!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kohala Zipline Adventure

How long is the zipline tour?
The tour lasts 3 hours.

What clothing should I wear?
All participants must wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. There is a bit of walking and climbing involved in the activity. It is recommended that participants wear lightweight pants, capris, or knee-length shorts, and a light sweatshirt for the most comfort.

What are the physical restrictions for the activity?

All participants must weigh between 70 and 270 pounds. This is strictly enforced for the safety of all guests and the guides. Guests will be weighed upon check-in. In addition, participants must be in good health and without neck or back injuries. Pregnant women are not allowed to participated, and those with a fear of heights should not join the tour.

What are the rules for children?
Children ages 8-13 are required to have a parent participate on the zipline tour with them and sign their participation agreement.

What safety measures are in place for the tour?
All guides are CPR, First Aid, and ACCT certified. Before embarking on the zipline adventure, participants are trained in using the equipment and lines. Additional safety measures are in place throughout the activity.

Is hotel transportation available?
Transportation is available for guests lodging at all major Kona and Kohala Coast resorts and hotels for the 8:30 am and 1:30 pm tours only.