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.

  • Must be age of 8 or older, weight requirement is strictly enforced.

Schedule: Tours run every 30 minutes from 8am until 2:30pm daily. Duration: 3 Hours

Included in the Tour: Water, snacks (fruit snacks & Macadamia Nuts), and all safety gear (helmets, gloves & harnesses)

Group Size: Tour limited to 9 guests

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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Cindy Ecklund
Port Orchard, WA
1 Review
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"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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Best day Ziplining"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 25, 2020
Definitely do this!!! The guides were amazing. Friendly, funny and we're very personable. They remembered the name of every single person in our group. Really an outstanding company. I'm so glad I was able to go do this.
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Pine Grove, California
"Zipped 9 lines"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2020
Guides were excellent and felt very safe the way they handled each line. I had a difficult breaking so the guides did this for me which made me feel more secure during the rides. Guides were very experienced in executing the group of 8 people.
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Powell River, Canada
"Great adventure tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 02, 2020
We had two great Guides. Dra and annabelle. They did a great job of moving the 8 of of through the course. Never felt unsafe . Zip lines were great fun. Highly recommend
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Oakland, California
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2020
We spent a morning zipping in the canopy here, as a present for my teenage son. I was a little uneasy at the idea, but wanted to give him a treat, and it was a big success. I want to applaud the guides for their constant attention to safety, and enduring good cheer. All the equipment is clearly solid, with multiple layers of redundant safety. They also pay close attention to the weather, and will cancel if the winds are too high. In fact that happened on our first attempt and we rescheduled. Go early in the morning to be most sure of beating the wind. The zipping itself is a lot of fun, but if you have a serious fear of heights you might want to think twice as you are around 100’ off the ground most of the time as you zip from tree to tree. The only truly unnerving part for me was one of the 4(?) suspension bridges we walked over. All were a little wobbly but one had a whole lot of open space between treads, making for a slightly scary couple of minutes, even though you are clipped in the whole time. And of course it was wet and a bit windy. Not insurmountable, even for this chicken, but scary for sure. A particular shout out to Joshua who did a truly superb job of explaining exactly what to do at each point. Thanks!
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"Great Time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2019
We booked this for Christmas Day! Maholo to the staff that had to work on Christmas Day! We had a great crew from our driver BooBoo to our zip guides Newi and Annabelle. It was a bit scary at first, but after the 2nd zip we all felt better. One of our group was very afraid of heights and the guides were great with him especially Newi!
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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.