Experiencing Hawaii on land is enjoyable enough, but experiencing it from the air offers an entirely new perspective. With a range of options, ziplining is an unmissable island activity. Here are six of Hawaii’s best ziplining spots.
Hawaii is a destination for adventure seekers. Specifically those looking to see the islands through its trees, hanging by what feels like a thread in the air. Across the islands, visitors will find an array of options for ziplining. Tours will go through everything from adventurous spirits within the mountains, and soar across valleys and towering waterfalls. Here are six worth checking out.
Kualoa offers many excursions including horseback riding, ATV tours, boating, and a movie site tour in addition to the extremely popular ziplining tour. This working cattle ranch is located on the east side of the island and is the most filmed location in the state. Guests zoom over the iconic Kaʻaʻawa Valley used as the backdrop for the Jurassic Park films, Windtalkers, King Kong, and many more Hollywood blockbusters.
The daring have the option to fly head first – Superman-style – across eight lines on Kauai’s Koloa Zipline. Skimming over a marsh and zipping through the forest are just a two of the unique lines guests can expect on the tour. It’s also possible to book a sunset or night excursion and fly under the light of the full moon.
Visitors take a 4×4 vehicle to the start of the zipline in Waikapu Valley in West Maui where over 2.5mi (4km) of cable awaits—making it the longest zipline tour in Hawaii. Highlights of this experience are definitely the panoramic views of the north and south shores, as well as the majestic Haleakalā volcano off in the distance.
Visitors take flight from the canopy of the Kohala forest as part of an aerial trekking course that includes bridges, rappelling, and ziplines. From up in the air you can view the coastline, ancient Hawaiian agricultural terraces, and on a clear day the nearby island of Maui. There is also an option to extend the expedition and swim under a private waterfall – a great way to cool off from the heat and end the adventure.
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