Ziplines on the Big Island

See the Big Island like you’ve never seen it before – from hundreds of feet in the air! Get your heart pumping and adrenaline flowing as you soar over the tropical beauty of the Big Island. Big Island ziplines offer a variety of outdoor thrills for the most daring enthusiasts, to the more beginning adventurer. Courses have everything from higher, faster, longer ziplines, to gentler options with rope bridges, fun rappels, and aerial tree platforms. Boasting spectacular rainforests and treetop canopies, ziplining on the Big Island is an experience you won’t soon forget. These aerial runways fly you over rushing streams, immense gorges, and majestic waterfalls for a visually surreal, and epic adventure.

Customize your fun

Your Big Island zipline tour lasts anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on which tour and company you choose. Instruction and travel time can add some additional time for each tour. Some courses require a four-wheel drive jaunt through a tropical rainforest to reach your starting destination. Entertaining tour guides narrate the drive, adding an extra element of excitement and interest. Big Island zipline tours are offered on the east, west, and north sides of the island, so you’re sure to find one that’s convenient for you. Read more

Take your vacation to new heights From “beginner” ziplines of 25 feet, to gliding above the valley floors and streams as high as 250 feet, the exhilarating feeling is difficult to beat. Ziplines vary in length depending upon the valley to be traversed, with the longest running about a half mile in length. The average speed of most longer ziplines on the Big Island are about 30 miles per hour, with most courses having about 7 or 8 lines on average.

Get a bird’s eye view of Big Island landmarks

From Umauma Falls Zipline in Hilo, you’ll take in the majestic peak of Mauna Kea as well as the famous Umauma waterfall. If you’re lucky you might spot an I’o, a native Hawaiian hawk that makes its home in this area. Keep your eyes open for water filled lava tubes and fern grottos. Skyline Eco Adventures takes you on a drive along the Hamakua Coastline, then flying over the spectacular 250 foot Kolekole Falls with a view of the Pacific Ocean in the distance. You’ll take a stroll through the World Botanical Gardens and see two of Hawaii’s gorgeous waterfalls in the exclusive jungle wonderland. Kohala Zipline in Hawi crosses over the Kohala Ditch, which was built by hand over 100 years ago to bring water to the people of Kohala and remains a testament to the advanced engineering skill and determination of the Hawaiian people.

Bring water, wear close-toed shoes, and most of all – have fun!

Big Island zipline tours

Photo courtesy of Umauma Falls & Zipline Experience.

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