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.

Reserve Hawaii 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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Regina S
Rosharon, Texas
"You must do this!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2018 NEW
While attending a yoga retreat, some new friends went zip lining. If you’ve never done it - do it!! The staff were friendly and kept us safe. Dre and Dexter were our guides and were funny and professional. To see the beauty of the vegetation was awesome. While on break we feed a family of mongoose and saw beautiful birds. It was awesome!!!
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Cedar Park, Texas
"Best Zipline Evar"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 11, 2018 NEW
Just wrapped up a 9 person zip line with Andre and Mike. They were both very fun and helped keep the experience both interesting and safe. They both love their job and it makes the adventure that much more entertaining. Just remember to never burrito brake.
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Fair Oaks, CA
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 31, 2018 NEW
They run a top notch operation. Lucky for us it was just the two of us, so we flew thru. Safety is something they take very seriously. After the first 2 lines we had to hold up for 15minutes as the wind was stronger than their limit to stay safe. Ezra and Rogie were fun and attentive. Rogie took pics us us,which I was happy to buy for $18. There are several bridges that might scare you a bit. The lines were long, flying over streams and lush greenery. They also suggested we drive to the end of the highway after lunch. Stunning view of the first valley. In my younger years I would have hiked down for a swim, but today the view from the top was perfectly enough.
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Lisa B
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018
While on our recent trip to Kona we packed in as many adventures as we could each day. Something I really enjoy doing is Ziplining from Talkeetna, Alaska to Catalina Island and now Hawaii. We had booked it days in advance and it just so happens the rain came and I mean it really rained. We were afraid the zip line company would cancel. However after their safety check they asked us if we still wanted to go? Without hesitation I was like; heck ya, this is awesome! Our guides that day Nick and Nakoi (apologies if I’ve mispelled her name) cracked the biggest smiles, this was going to be fun. After a short drive in a very heavy duty transport vehicle we arrived at our starting point for our adventure. After a warm up on a couple of fairly mild runs to give those having reservations a chance to test the waters so to speak (at this point you are given the chance to bow out if it’s not for you) the fun really ramps up. Ziplining in the beauty of a tropical rainforest we not only had the thrill and rush of adrenaline you get from the speed but you got to be part of that environment. We saw rushing swollen creeks and a a wild mama boar nursing her new babies and at the half way point we were offered a variety of snacks, fruit and water all set up at a comfort station. From that lovely spot our guides pointed out the types of flora and fauna that were all around us. They described the birds we were seeing and where they came from even a sneaky mongoose. Our guides explained their presence on the island as well and the impact they’ve had on the native bird population. Our guides Nick and Nakoi kept us safe; smiling and laughing all while sharing their little piece of paradise with us. Now we have two more friends to come back and visit on our next trip; Maholo!
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"Fun at Zip and Dip!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 13, 2018
My 12 year old daugher and I did the Zip and Dip. We were picked up at our hotel. Our guide Eric and zipline co-guide Mike were amazing. The zip line and bridges are awesome among magestic eucalyptus trees, over creeks and with chirping birds. We snacked at a spot with cardinals and Red-billed leiothrix and pheasants. The lunch spot had the breath-taking view of the ocean and the magestic cliffs. The dip by the waterfall was refreshing. We highly recommend the tour. We had a great time!
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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.