The 3 Best Kauai Zipline Tours [2024 Reviews]

Hawaii is one of the biggest tourist destinations for travelers all around the world who have an appreciation for natural beauty, rich culture, and adventure.

There are practically endless tours on the islands, but if you’re going to be in Kauai, we recommend a tour that combines those 3 pillars. Ziplining allows you to enjoy the beautiful nature, hear about local culture, and of course is adrenaline-packed!

So what is the best zipline in Maui? Well we have them all here for you! After all, what’s more fun than screaming your lungs out, zooming through the middle of a rainforest?!

Be sure to see our reviews of NaPali Coast Boat Tours, Kauai Luaus and Kauai Helicopter Tours.

Best Zipline Tours on Kauai

Hawaii Kipu Ranch PowerLine Zipline with Guide

AdrenaLine Kauai Zipline Tour

Koloa Zipline in Kauai

editors choice
Location:230 Kipu Rd, Lihue230 Kipu Rd, Lihue3477A Weliweli Rd, Koloa
Start:12:45 PM8:45 AMBetween 8:15 AM - 1:45 PM
Duration:2.5 hours3 hours2.5 to 3 hours
Includes:Snacks, all safety gear and helmetsFlyLine Kauai Zipline at 3/4 mile long, Zipline Aerobatics, zipline safety gear, bottled waterSnacks, all safety gear and helmets

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Quick Answer: The 3 Best Rated Kauai Zipline For 2024

  1. Hawaii Kipu Ranch PowerLine Zipline with Guide
  2. AdrenaLine Kauai Zipline Tour
  3. Koloa Zipline in Kauai

Kauai Zipline Reviews

1. Hawaii Kipu Ranch PowerLine Zipline with Guide

Kauai Kipu Ranch PowerLine Zipline with Guide

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: 230 Kipu Rd, Lihue
  • Start Time: 12:45 PM
  • Includes: Snacks, all safety gear and helmets

Let’s kick things off on the right foot with the Hawaii Kipu Ranch PowerLine Zipline with Guide Tour.  This 2.5-hour adventure is one of the most impressive we’ve had the opportunity to partake in, complete with the longest line in the entire state of Hawaii!

If you’re ready some thrills, lush scenery, and adrenaline then look no further! Starting at 12:45 PM, you have more than enough time to eat breakfast before heading out.

Your destination for the afternoon is a private, 3000-acre working cattle ranch where you’ll be greeted with your fun and friendly guides. Not to mention, they’re incredibly knowledgeable and are happy to share a wealth of info and stories about the history and culture of the local environment.

Kauai Kipu Ranch ziplining

Before you start zipping and zooming around, you’ll be provided with all safety gear and helmets. The crew will show you how to properly put them on while offering a safety briefing. They’ll also be around for the duration of the excursion to ensure everyone stays safe and has all questions answered.

Ziplining through this scenery is incredible, with some of the best views you could possibly have here. The longest zipline in all of Hawaii is yours for the taking, and is perfect for really enjoying that flying feeling rather than the blink-and-you-miss-it shorter lines that many others boast.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or it’s your first time trying the activity, we can practically guarantee this to be a highlight of your time in Kauai.

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2. AdrenaLine Kauai Zipline Tour

AdrenaLine Kauai Zipline Tour

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Location: 230 Kipu Rd, Lihue
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM
  • Includes: 3 ziplines plus WaterZip, NEW FlyLine Kauai Zipline at over 3/4 mile long, huge center-dismount line, Zipline Aerobatics, Original Water Zip, all zipline and safety gear is furnished, bottled water and fresh locally baked cookies, free parking

Next, we bring you a slightly longer excursion with the 3-hour long AdrenaLine Kauai Zipline Tour.  If you’d like to get up close and personal with Kauai’s incredibly lush, green nature, then you’re in the right place. The longest zipline in Hawaii and a tandem line are available for you to really take it all in without rush!

We highly recommend this one for families, friends, or couples if you really want to take advantage of all the features this remote location has. The FlyLine Kauai Zipline is perfect for those who have a need for speed, while the giant center dismount line lets you and another person race side-by-side!

This was by far the most fun we’d had and thought it was a great feature. If you’re the kind of person who always seems to push the limits, go ahead and try out the zipline aerobatics feature which is always fun and lets you spin around and fly upside-down!

Kauai Zipline Tour

We know it can get hot out there so cool off with their Original Water Zip or their Bamboo Pool! Overall, this location is one of the most fully-featured we’d come across and is absolutely worth the time and money.

If that weren’t enough, they even include bottled water and freshly-baked cookies which tasted like a piece of heaven. Throughout the entire time they really make sure everyone is well-hydrated, safe, and having a good time. With free parking, you don’t have to worry about paying extra and can focus on enjoying the moment.

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100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience

3. Koloa Zipline in Kauai

Kauai Zipline Adventure Tour

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Departure: 3477A Weliweli Rd, Koloa
  • Departure Time: Between 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Includes: Snacks, all safety gear and helmets

We would be remiss if we didn’t include the Koloa Zipline in Kauai Tour. It’s one of the most versatile we’ve been able to try, and is perfect whether you’re a nature lover or adrenaline junkie. While this tour does last 3 hours, we can tell you there’s never a moment to even think about being bored!

We do recommend grabbing a pair of hiking/running shoes and flexible clothing that you aren’t going to be restricted or hot in – workout clothes are perfect. Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by your guides who are more than happy to instruct you and help you with all safety gear.

They’ll tell you about the area’s history and some fun facts that make the experience all that more interesting. Once you feel ready, you’ll get to choose from a line from their complete 8-track course near Koloa.

Koloa Zipline in Kauai

If you or someone else in your group is a complete newbie to ziplining, they can start with the easier lines and receive instruction from the crew. If you’re more advanced, we highly recommend flying in a Superman pose, trying the handlebar attachment to hang from, or the hands-free “Flyin’ Kauai’an” harness which lets you try acrobatic moves!

While you’re up there, you’ll get some of the most phenomenal views in the world – specifically aerial views of the Waita Reservoir.

You’re sure to get worn out, so take a break in the shade by the cool eucalyptus trees and enjoy some of the tasty snacks they provide. If you’re on the hunt for a value-packed adventure perfect for just about everyone, this one is hard to beat!

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100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience

FAQs About Kauai Zipline Tours

What is a zipline tour?

Doing a zipline tour is an adventure that lets you soar through the air on a cable, suspended by a harness and a pulley. It’s an exciting way to see the natural beauty and scenery of Kauai. Zipline tours are also a great way to challenge yourself, overcome your fears, and feel the adrenaline rush.

How do I choose the best zipline tour for me?

There are several zipline tours to choose from on Kauai, each with its own features, length, and difficulty.

The price: Zipline tours are not cheap and range from $100 to $200. It depends on the number of lines and the location. Large groups may be able to negotiate a discount.

The location: Zipline tours are located all around the island of Kauai. They each have unique scenery but they all will definitely make for an adventure.

The experience: Zipline tours have different levels of thrill and challenge, such as speed, height, distance, and obstacles. None of the zipline tours require any experience but some are much higher and longer runs. If you have a fear of heights you should take that into consideration. Some even have unique features such as night zipping or tandem zipping.

Safety: Zipline tours are designed to be safe and secure with certified guides, quality equipment and strict regulations to adhere to. Also check if the zipline tour if it has any age, weight or health restrictions or requirements.

What do I need to bring?

You may also want to bring a camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle, and comfortable clothes and shoes. Be careful to secure your phone or camera when you are ziplining. It’s pretty easy to lose them zooming around up there!

How much does a zipline tour cost?

The cost of ziplining in Kauai depends on the zipline tour you choose and the options you add. Zipline tours will range from $100 to $200. It all depends on the number of lines, tour duration, and any extras you buy.

Some extras you can add your zipline tour are night zipping, tandem zipping, or rappelling. Professional photos and video are extra. Some tours have a lunch option. If you have a large group you may be able to get a discount.

Are there age, health and weight requirements for ziplining?

Age: Most zipline tour operators have a min age of 7 and some have a max of 75. Kids under 18 must have an adult with them. Some zipline tours also offer tandem zipping for children who weigh less than 80 pounds, where they can zip with an adult on the same line.

Weight: Most zipline tours have a minimum weight of 70 pounds and a max weight of 270 pounds. These limits are for safety reasons, as the zipline equipment and cables are designed to handle a certain range of weight. Zipline tour operators will weigh you before the tour to ensure you meet the requirements.

Health: Zipline tour operators require you to be in good physical and mental health and you will need to sign a waiver. You should not zipline if you have any medical conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure, pregnancy, back or neck injuries, or epilepsy.

What can I expect at a zipline?

A zipline tour starts with a safety briefing where you will learn how to use the equipment and follow the instructions of your guides. You will also sign a waiver and get fitted with a harness, helmet, gloves, and trolley.

You will then be taken to the first platform where you will take turns riding down the cable to the next station. The lengths of the lines vary but most are several hundred feet and you will be going pretty fast!

How long does a zipline tour last?

A zipline tour is usually two and three hours. It depends on the number of lines in the tour and how many people are in your group.

Will I be able to take photos and videos?

Taking photos or video is discouraged while on the zipline since you should be holding on the harness not to mention its very easy to drop your phone while ziplining! The tour operator will usually supply you will video and photos of your tour.

What is the best zipline adventure in Kauai?

If you are looking to spend a bit more for the most thrilling adventure we recommend the Hawaii Kipu Ranch PowerLine Zipline with Guide. This zipline adventure has the longest run on Kauai and gives the most time to pick up speed!

What is the cheapest Kauai zipline?

If you are on a budget but still want to experience the thrill of soaring through the treetops we recommend the Koloa Zipline in Kauai. It’s the same thrills as other zipline adventures just fewer lines to zoom through the air on.

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Robert Baker

Robert is a content writer and editor at World Guides to Travel where he shares his love for the great outdoors. He also writes in-depth travel blogs for other websites around the world. Robert is passionate about the environment and uses his writing to educate people about the advantages and importance of sustainable living. Robert enjoys creative writing. In 2009, his children’s novel Sally Hemings & the Good Associates won the Children’s Fiction section of the You Write On Book of the Year Award.
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