Kohala Zipline - Kohala Zip & Dip
Enjoy a full day of ziplining, swimming under a tropical waterfall and exploring the Big Island’s tropical rainforest. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive from the Kohala resort area to the lush northern tip of the island near Hawi. After you arrive at the Kohala Zipline Station, your zipline trek begins. Zip across 9 lines, cross 5 suspension bridges and do a rappel from a tree on this fun Big Island zipline course.
After the Kohala zipline tour, you’ll continue on to Pololu Valley, where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch served at a stunning lookout point. You’ll then enjoy a short rainforest hike. Walk over an aqueduct bridge and see tunnels carved from solid rock. Along the way you’ll learn about ancient Hawaiian history and geology and visit several beautiful waterfalls with the option to swim at one of them.
- Zip across 9 lines, cross 5 suspension bridges and do a rappel from a tree
- Zipline course includes 14 tree-based platforms
- Enjoy two short hikes (150 yards and 500 yards in length)
- Swim at a stream with cascading falls overhead (optional)
- Snack and deli lunch (choice of ham, tuna, turkey or veggie sandwich)
- Assorted soft drinks and juices, souvenir water bottle
Kohala Zipline Adventure
Small Tour Group
Walk over an Aqueduct Bridge
- Where and When:
- Pick-ups vary and are at set resorts, hotels, or shops (such as Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters, Waikoloa Queen's Marketplace, or Mauna Lani and Foodland Farms shops). Normal resort pick-ups are the Sheraton Kona, Kona Coast Resort, Royal Sea Cliff, Kona Hawaiian Village, Royal Kona Resort and Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Beach Hotel. The exact pick-up time will be emailed to you.
If you plan to drive out yourself, check-in is normally at 8:00 am. Below are the driving directions from Kona/Waikoloa/Mauna Lani to the Kohala Zipline Station in Hawi:
1) Head north on Queen Kaahumanu Hwy (Route 19).
2) Turn left on Akoni Pule Hwy (Route 270) heading towards Kawaihae/Hawi.
3) Arrive at Kohala Zipline station just past Hawi.
Approximate drive times:
From Waikoloa Mauna Lani: 30 40 minutes
From Kailua-Kona: 60 70 minutes
Kohala Zipline, 55-515 Hawi Road, Hawi, HI 96719
- Participants must be able to walk over uneven terrain and handle short ascents and descents.
Participants must wear closed-toed walking shoes. Lightweight pants or knee length shorts and a T-shirt are recommended because of harness. May wear swimsuit under clothing for waterfall part of tour.
- Participants must weigh between 70 and 270 lbs and be at least 8 years old.
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 and expectant mothers.
Participants must be able to walk over uneven terrain and handle short ascents and descents.
Lightweight pants or knee length shorts and a T-shirt are recommended because of harness.
May wear swimsuit under clothing for waterfall part of tour.
- Special Notes:
- Includes all safety gear (helmets, gloves & harnesses), snacks and deli lunch.
- Operation Days:
- Usually Wednesday & Fridays with some added days.
- 8 hours