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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Nicholas S
Portland, Oregon
"A Real Adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2017
We did Kohala Canopy Adventure. Riding in the old Pinzgauers up to the zipline was really fun. The zipline canopy is awesome. The check in front desk folks seemed a little robotic and unfriendly but the guides were great. Make sure that everyone in your group is big enough to do the zipline because one family got turned away. If you have a problem with heights, then skip this activity. It's not the zipline that gets you but the platforms and the rope bridges.
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Alexandria, VA
"A Fun Afternoon!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 12, 2017
If you have 3 hours to spare, definitely should sign up for a zip lining adventure. This is our 3rd time doing zip lining and we still had a blast and enjoyed it. Tim and Peter were funny and shared interesting facts throughout the trip. We saw 3 mongooses at our midpoint stop and even had some fresh apple bananas, strawberry guavas, and lilikois at the end. And don’t be fooled by the weather forecast because we only saw light sprinkles at the finish point when weather.com forecasted scattered thunderstorms.
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Teri L
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
"Great Course..."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2017
I loved this zipline and the guides were amazing. The environment is so beautiful. I love the rappelling down and the suspension bridges. I did not care for the braking system. It was hard to relax and enjoy my flight when I had to focus on breaking. That is all that I would change about this zipline. Everything else was perfect.
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Greg L
"Zippity do da"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 28, 2017
You zip through eucalyptus trees! This is a fun course, not a serious one for those that have done others like I have.the guides, Chris and Brenna are fun, very safety conscious. There are three suspension bridges-FUN and you finish with a rappel line. Zip and enjoy!
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Curtis D
Arlington, Washington
"Great Zipline Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2017
This place was amazing and I can't imagine a more fun (or safe) place to do some serious ziplining. Great guides (Ezra & Adam). They made it fun and were very experienced and knowledgeable. Best ziplining experience ever. Doesn't hurt that it was in Hawaii!
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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.