Zip-line tours have captivated the visitors to Hawaii and now the Big Island has zip-lines too
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Big Island of Hawaii Zipline Tours and Adventures
There are lots of Big Island of Hawaii zipline tours ready to give you the zipline tour adventure of your life.
As you are probably aware zipline tours are all the rage in Hawaii on all the islands but the ziplines found on the Big Island of Hawaii are particularly unusual and exciting. These fantastic zipline tours fly you through the jungle canopy's past high trees, over immense gorges and over beautiful streams and waterfalls. Big Island Zipline tours have it all: long double ziplines to enjoy with a friend, huge zipline lengths up to one half mile long, beautiful scenery as seen from you zipline tour, remarkable land tours on a four-wheel drive vehicle deep into forests to get to the starting point for your amazing zipline adventure, some of the most up to date zipline courses in Hawaii and for that matter around the world and some of the friendliest and most helpful professional zipline staff to assist you on your zipline tour. If you're wanting to take a zipline tour, the Big Island of Hawaii is the perfect spot to choose for your zipline adventure.
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So, what is a zipline anyway?
Simply put, "a Zipline is an aerial runway consisting of a pulley suspended on a cable that is mounted on an incline. Ziplines are designed to allow a seated and harnessed passenger to traverse valleys, gorges or drop-offs along an inclined cable by being attached to a freely moving pulley while using gravity as a motor". So that sums up the basic physics of the experience but let's see how this all applies to the specifics of your various Big Island of Hawaii zipline tours.
What are the types of Zipline courses found on the Big Island of Hawaii?
Primarily zipline tours can be characterized by the type of terrain they fly over and by the overall topography of the zipline course. The Big Island of Hawaii is blessed with some of the most magnificent forests and these treetop canopies provide locations ideal for a zipline adventure. Some of these zipline courses even require a special four-wheel drive tour through the densest of forests to even arrive at the starting point of the zipline tour. Gorges and valleys are almost always the physical locations that are crossed over and these exciting crossings are some of the most beautiful landscapes to be found on the Big Island and add that extra touch of beauty to the zipline adventure.
What are the heights of the various Big Island of Hawaii Ziplines.
On the Big Island of Hawaii the heights above the ground of the various lines varies greatly between zipline courses and once again between the ziplines on the same course. It could generally be said that the height above many of the valley floors and streams running through them would range between 250' to the lowest beginning ziplines or "training zips" of about 25' in height.
How fast are the Big Island of Hawaii Ziplines?
The average zipline speed will depend on the length and steepness of the zipline, the individual weight of the participant and also upon the cross winds that may be happening at the time of your crossing. Most of the longer ziplines will have you averaging speeds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour. Another factor which determines zipline speed has to do with how you hold your body during your zip. If you become aerodynamic and streamlined pointing your feet forward and leaning yourself slightly backwards during your zipline you will go faster. If you present yourself with wide body surfaces facing forward you will slow up.
How long are the Big Island Ziplines?
The ziplines vary greatly in length depending upon the valley to be traversed but the longest among them is about one-half mile in length.
How many Ziplines run on a single course?
Once again this varies with the Big Island of Hawaii zipline courses but 7 or 8 is a good average. Some of the zipline courses allow you to do just some of the ziplines or all of the ziplines if you choose. Some of the zipline courses even offer "doubleziplines" or "side-by-side" ziplines that can be traveled by two persons at the same time. These ziplines are fun to go on with a friend as you race to the end of the zipline.
How easy are Big Island of Hawaii Ziplines to use?
This is probably the most often asked concern of clients wanting to participate on a zipline. The simple answer is that it is very easy. There are relatively few things that you need to remember but you do need to listen at all times to the directions of the zipline guides. Landings require some degree of coordination but keep in mind that in most instances there will be a guide helping you in as you come to a stop. I have personally seen people in their eighties on these zipline flights participating without the slightest bit of trouble. This of course is a personal call for everyone. If you don't think you will feel comfortable riding a zipline or if you think the heights will "freak you out" just don't sign up. Everyone has their own limitations and you know what yours are.
Popularity of Big Island Ziplines.
Wow. This is amazing! We have gone from a position of having no zipline courses on the Big Island to having a number of different courses in a matter of a short number of years. During that time we of course started with zero popularity and quickly grew to a point where it is often very difficult to arrange zipline tours for willing participants on any of the courses at a given time. Some of the zipline courses are booked up for days at certain times of the year. So the lesson is---if your know you want to do a zipline while visiting the Big Island, please book it early.
Tom's Tips - Big Island of Hawaii Zipline Tours
- A good "primal scream" on a zipline makes it all the more fun!
- Most of the people visiting the Big Island stay on the Kona side of the island but most of the ziplines are on the other side of the island. Be prepared to spend some time driving to your zipline tour, or better yet, take one of the tours that include a zipline in the package.
- One of the zipline tours is located next to an outrageous botanical garden that you can spend hours investigating.
Botanical World Gardens and Waterfalls - a complete Hawaiian experience for the entire family. It's all here, in one location. For the adventuresome this is the check in place for a ZipLine Canopy Tour. For those who prefer to take in the natural beauty of the area they can drive right to the viewpoints for the impressive Kamaee Falls, acclaimed one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Hawaii. Take a Guided Tour of the Gardens with Garden Director Dr. Lanny Neel or take your own Self-Guided tour and discover the beauty of Hawaii as you explore the 275 acre gardens by car and on foot.
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Gecko Big Island Tours offers a variety of land tours out of Hilo and Kona, some can be customized to fit your own taste. They also offer and Zipline and land tour combo. The comfort and luxury of the SUVs and crossover vehicles allows extreme flexibility in making your sight-seeing adventures of Hawaii's natural wonders more enjoyable.
(From: $249.00 - To: $249.00)
Whether you are a real zipline enthusiast or a first time adventure seeker, the Kohala Canopy Adventure will be an unforgettable experience. From the moment you enter the aerial trekking course, you'll be enthralled by the Magic of Kohala. Exclusive features, such as twin Whisperlines and smooth stop braking, ensure your safety and comfort and deliver an experience like no other.
(From: $165.00 - To: $249.00)
Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours will take you on a tour of the Hilo/Hamakua Coastline on the Big Island of Hawaii in-route to a fun and exciting zip line adventure. This approximately five hour tour offered by Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours will lead you through a seven stage zip line course complete with suspension bridge and rainforest canopy jungle. You will also be hiking through the dense forests and seeing beautiful waterfalls and island streams. In addition you will be visiting the tropical wonderland that is the famous World Botanical Gardens. After all the action is over you will enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch at a gazebo surrounded by streams and lush jungle foliage.
(From: $179.00 - To: $199.00)
Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, this zipline tour sets a new standard for family adventure along the famed Hamakua Coast. An adventure unmatched in Hawaii, with ziplines that pass above jaw-dropping scenery along unrivaled spans - the Akaka Falls Skyline Adventure is an amazing zipline experience.
(From: $169.95 - To: $169.95)
The Umauma Experience is fantastic and has something for everyone to enjoy. Looking for the best zipline experience? This is certainly one of the most exciting, fastest, longest, most beautiful, most picturesque and unforgettable ziplines in all of Hawaii, with nine lines to experience 186 gorgeous acres and the first four are dual ziplines enabling you to zip side by side.
Located along the spectacular Hamakua Coast, this area is breathtaking. Enjoy this 9 Zipline Course which adds up to over two full miles of ziplining over 14 waterfalls and many more to view, including the famous triple tier Umauma Falls. For those not interested in ziplining there is a Tropical Garden and River Walk they can enjoy while you are soaring through the trees. The lookout for Umauma is ADA accessible and no walking is necessary to view the falls.
(From: $144.00 - To: $239.00)