The 3 Best Kauai Zipline [2023 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?!

Best Kauai Zipline Tours

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 2023

  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

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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

Your Guide to Vacationing in Kauai

best ziplining in kauai

When planning any vacation, it is important to know the details about where you are going so that you are well-prepared. Figuring things out last minute, or when you actually arrive, can mean disaster for your trip and that’s the last thing you need. Here is some valuable information about Kauai that may make planning your vacation easier.

Getting Around in Kauai

If you plan on seeing more of the island than just the immediate area around the resort you are staying at and a few select tours or attractions, you may want to plan on renting a vehicle.

However, if your hotel or resort is centrally located around an area with a lot of the attractions you wish to visit, you will probably want to save the money on the rental car and just use a taxi or even rent a scooter or other cheaper methods of travel.

Staying Safe in Kauai

Kauai has relatively low crime rates and is generally considered a safe place to travel. However, as with any tourist destination, you always want to take precautions when traveling to protect yourself. It’s important not to show off flashy jewelry or expensive cameras. Always have your identification on you in case you are injured or sick and need to get medical help. And always keep your wits about you – don’t drink too much so you can keep your bearings at all times.

Because Kauai is an island, there are a lot of beaches to swim and many Na Pali boat tours. Don’t swim on secluded beaches unless you are familiar with the tides. When swimming at popular beaches, always be aware of lifeguards and obey their rules and instructions.

When on Kauai snorkel tours, your captain and crew will brief you with safety instructions and it is important to follow these at all times.

Traveling in the time of Covid

Like many other destinations worldwide, tours and visitor attractions in Kauai have adopted special procedures.

Wearing a mask in mandatory in many locations. You will be expected to supply your own mask and wear it when you enter public buildings.

Keep your distance from other visitors who are not in your family group or bubble. You will be expected to keep your distance inside minibuses and other vehicles and when seated in restaurants.

At the time of writing, the State of Hawaii welcomes visitors but requires pre-travel testing for Covid-19. You can obtain the most up-to-date information directly from the State of Hawaii Portal.

Eco-Tourism and Sustainability in Kauai

The Hawaiian Archipelago offers many areas of outstanding natural beauty and protected wildlife areas you can explore. In order to maintain this wonderful place for future generations, many of the local tour companies operate eco-friendly tours.

When considering the tours we review on the World Travel Guides website, note that there are often eco-friendly options that empower you to become a more sustainable traveler. This is especially true around the islands of Hawaii. Take care of our world and it will take care of our children.

Communicating in Kauai

English is the official language of Hawaii. However, Hawaii is home to many cultures and you will probably run into both locals and tourists that speak many other languages. Pidgin English is the local language of Kauai.

You can also hear Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Portuguese. Native Hawaiians appreciate Hawaiian words and locations being pronounced correctly so if you don’t know how to say something, it is best to ask. A local guide can help you as well.

What to Pack When Vacationing in Kauai

The atmosphere is very casual in Kauai. You can wear shorts even when dining at a restaurant but if you are wearing a swimsuit, be sure to wear a coverup or shirt over it. Many people wear slippers even to dine out at a restaurant as it is part of the customary “dress code” of the island; however, some places may require close toed shoes.

If you are coming from one of the many Kauai snorkel tours, you will want to make sure you are covered up appropriately with an Aloha shirt or cover up as well as dry shorts and slippers or shoes.

Interesting Facts About Kauai

The highest point on the Kauai island is Kawaikini Peak and the whole island is only 552 square miles. This makes it a relatively small island. Its state bird is the Nene and the “island color” is purple. The state flower that represents Kauai is the Mokihana which can be found abundantly in the tropical forests that cover most of the island.

Get Ready to Have Fun in Kauai!

Kauai is one of those places that must be seen and experienced to really appreciate. Its beauty is unique and cannot be surpassed except by other Hawaii locations which offer similar beauty but always different. You cannot see the stunning cliffs or unique tropical forests unique to this island anywhere else.

So, pack your bags and get ready to enjoy a whole new world at your resort, on beautiful beaches, and of course, on your Kauai snorkel tours!

Kauai Things To Do

Kauai is an island paradise with many things to do. We will cover a few of them here:

Kayaking: The Wailua River is a beautiful and easy kayak paddle. There are quite a few guided kayak tours available that combine a hike to the famous “Sacred Falls”

Helicopter Ride: A great way to take in the Garden Island is from the air with a helicopter tour. You will get to see many areas of the island that you can’t see any other way because they are off limits.

Luau: The traditional Polynesian luau is a great way to not only have a great meal with entertainment but also learn about the Hawaiian culture.

Zipline: Going ziplining through the treetops is not only a great adrenaline rush but an awesome way to see the flora and wildlife in the treetops that you would never get to see!

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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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