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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Denville, New Jersey
"So amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2019 NEW
Best part of our trip to the Big Island! Our guides were Brenna and John and they were phenomenal. The course was excellent, and the group of people we had on our tour was a blast. Highly recommend!
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Gina B
Salt Lake City, Utah
"Fun for the whole family!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2019 NEW
We had the best time ziplining with Kohala Zipline! The views were spectacular and the ziplines and bridges were awesome. Our guides Decker and Curtis were professional, safe, and super fun! They kept us laughing throughout the whole beautiful tour. One of my sons has autism and Curtis and Decker were so patient, helpful, and kind to him the entire time which we so appreciated. Overall, this was a fantastic tour. I have ziplined all over the world and this ranks very high on my list. I would definitely go again!
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"A peaceful zip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019 NEW
I’m comparing this to Flying Hawaiian zip on Maui. This experience was much calmer and peaceful. Didn’t go nearly as far or as fast as the Maui lines. It was unique going between trees and being in the canopy. That is why I said peaceful. Definitely recommend for first timers. We had fun just enjoy it as a different type of zipping. And bring a camera on a Maynard. They won’t allow phones in pockets. Their picture service was amateurish
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Phoenix, Arizona
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2019
Eric/Frankie and Ezra made this so much fun! We did the zip and dip. Eric picked us up at the hotel and gave us lots of great information on the way to the site. I have never zipped before but they put me at ease right away. There was a good mix with our group of all ages. The zip is fun, exhilarating and beautiful! We had a nice sandwich lunch on some private land with the most gorgeous view. Then over to the waterfalls which are also on private land. Not too bad of a hike and Eric showed us a bonus waterfall. The water was so refreshing. Make sure to bring some water shoes if you are tender footed. The alge can be quite slick. Before you knew it was time to go back to the hotel :-( Eric drove us back in time for dinner. This day of fun is worth every penny! Highly recommended!
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"Zip and Dip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 03, 2019
Our guides (Nick and Chris W) were knowledgeable, patient and effective teachers—we were zipping like experts within a few runs. They also made it FUN too. We also did the “dip” too where we saw some beautiful waterfalls and enjoyed a short hike. I would highly recommend the excursion—even the food was good (lunch and snacks included)!
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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.