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Zip Line Kauai Guide - A synopsis of Kauai Zipline Tours


Before you get too far along in your planning for your Kauai vacation you should pay some special attention to this Zip Line Kauai Guide. Interest in zip lining in Kauai has zoomed in popularity over the short span of this century. The number Kauai Zip Line tour courses has increased to a total of four and the number of courses all toll in Hawaii has increased to almost twenty. The zipline tours have swelled to the point that they can customize to a person's special interest or needs. Certainly on Kauai you now have a geological advantage in attending a zipline in the sense that it is likely that one is located near to where you are staying. Secondly, zip line tours have gradations in terms of their degree of excitement. Kauai zip line tours also have slight gradations in terms of their perceived difficulty. In reality however, ziplines are not really difficult at all and almost anyone can choose to do one, but the excitement or thrill factor can go "off the charts" with some ziplines where other zipline courses are more suited for the "faint at heart". In a phrase then, there is a perfect Kauai zip line tour just waiting for you to experience. You may tend toward a canopy zipline course that flies through the tree-tops or prefer the swift moving and heart pumping grand gorge overflies that will ratchet your adrenalin output for hours to follow. Still yet you may enjoy the excitement and challenge of the close cousin to zipline courses known as "ropes courses" where you traverse difficult rope bridges, rope ladders and perform such feats as the "leap of faith" where you leap from a height of perhaps eighty feet only to be caught by the harness and pulley system before touching the ground. If you enjoy a bit of competition on your zipline adventure perhaps you'd like to speed off on a double zipline with a friend to see who can get to the end of the course first. How about a zipline off the face of a cliff then taking a free-fall into a delicious mountain pool? Your zip line tour options are seemingly endless on Kauai and this is a fun and exciting pursuit for the whole family.

It's no surprise that Kauai was among the first locations in the Hawaiian Islands to build zip line courses almost overnight and create a virtual zip line industry on the island. Kauai is a natural for zip lines as its natural topography is one of dramatic canyons, long valleys, scenic ridges, beautiful tall forests, and beautiful views to be seen in every direction. To be a good zip line course you simply need to have a number of these ingredients and Kauai has everything necessary to rival the best zip line courses to be found around the world. On Kauai you have your choice of zip line course and your choice of zip line locations and if the quality of zip line course is judged in any way by their popularity then it is clear the Kauai's zip line courses provide the highest quality experience.

For the uninitiated, let's define what a Zip line tour actually is.
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".
Now that you know the zipline basics, let's see how they apply to the various applications of ziplines used on the island of Kauai.

What are the types of Kauai Zip line tour courses?
Primarily ziplines can be classified by the specific terrain they traverse over and what the general topography of the zipline course is. On Kauai the majority of courses sail their zipline clients on harnesses suspended over valleys and gorges. In essence you travel on a zipline from one side of a gorge to the other side. The distance of these ziplines over valleys will vary considerably between zipline companies and also between ziplines on the same course. In addition, one of the Kauai zipline courses zips, not over valleys, but between tall trees high up in the forest from platforms like miniature tree houses.

What are the heights of the various Kauai Ziplines?
Here again 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. With regard to the ziplines located in the trees in the forests the zipline platforms average about 80' up in the air.

How fast are the Kauai 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 Kauai Zip lines?
The ziplines vary greatly in length depending upon the valley to be traversed but the longest among them are about 1800' in length.

How many Zip lines run on a single course?
Once again this varies with the Kauai zipline courses but 7 or 8 is a good average. Some of the zipline courses even offer "double ziplines" 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 Kauai 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 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 Kauai Ziplines
Wow. This is amazing! We have gone from a position of having no zip line courses on Kauai 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 zip line tours are booked up for days at certain times of the year. So the lesson is---if you know you want to do a zipline while visiting Kauai, please book it early.


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$122.49 - $137.94
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Koloa's 8 line zip course is a very eco-friendly tour. The zipline tour is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours long. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the natural setting, the craftsmanship in the building…

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$118.83
(3 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Zip the full course on the pristine private lands of Princeville Ranch in 3 hours. The course is a combination of 9 picturesque zip lines and a suspension bridge spanning a waterfall. Imagine walking off…

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$134.56
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Participate in an exciting adventure on the pristine private lands of Princeville Ranch. Enjoy a combination of 9 picturesque ziplines and a suspension bridge spanning a waterfall. Imagine walking off…

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$137.73
(2 Reviews, 5 Stars)

Kayak, hike and zip during this unique jungle experience on the pristine private lands of Princeville Ranch. Enjoy beautiful Hanalei Mountain views as you approach the secluded Kalihiwai Stream. Kayak…

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$136.91
(3 Reviews, 4.7 Stars)

Enjoy 9 ziplines, 14 cables, amazing vistas, aerial walkways, tree houses, suspension bridges and water zips. Soar on 9 ziplines through the forest canopy high above rivers and waterfalls. Hike, swim and…

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$165.65
(5 Reviews, 4.6 Stars)

Enjoy a full day adventure to paddle, hike, swing, zip and ride. Take a fun downwind kayak trip on the Hule'ia River, a beautiful and historic jungle stream. After an easy 2 mile paddle, you'll…

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$109.90 - $159.90
(1 Review, 4 Stars)

Start your adventure with an exhilarating off road trip in our Polaris vehicles! Our guide will take up to five guests in these fun, open-air buggies through nooks and crannies that have never been accessible…

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$105.94
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A wildlife refuge paddle and waterfall hike is a half day version of the Kipu Falls Safari. Take a fun downwind kayak trip on the Huleia River, a beautiful and historic jungle stream. After an easy 2…

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$139.95

The newest Kauai zipline adventure is here! Located just minutes from the Poipu resort area and Historic Koloa town, the Poipu Skyline Adventure offers eight of the most exciting ziplines on Kauai. Featuring…

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$109.95

The newest Kauai zipline adventure is here! Located just minutes from the Poipu resort area and Historic Koloa town, the Poipu Skyline Adventure offers eight of the most exciting ziplines on Kauai. Featuring…

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$79.00

Wikiwiki means quick in Hawaiian. This zipline tour is exciting, beautiful and quick. Enjoy 3 zipline runs and 2 sky bridge crossings. Two out of the three zips are over 700 feet long. Launching from atop…

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$111.00

Kauai's most unique and thrilling eco-adventure tour is packed with adventure and adrenaline. Start your adventure with 3 zipline runs combined with 2 canopy bridges. Then, conquer the 60 foot rock…

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$135.36

Saddle up for a leisurely paced 30 minute ride across secluded valleys. Your guide will share ranch and cowboy history along with flora and fauna information with you. Then, tie up your horse and get ready…

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$122.49 - $137.94

Race the setting sun and zip under the stars on Koloa's Night 8 Line Zip course. The zipline tour is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours. You will travel through and above a variety of ecosystems during…

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$109.90

Experience an exhilarating zipping adventure. Glide and soar above the lush tropical rain forest canopy. Explore tropical rain forests, lush valleys and streams, and swim in a refreshing mountain stream.…

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$100.49
(1 Review, 2 Stars)

This is an amazing zipline canopy experience that combines zipping high above the treetops with unique and exciting canopy bridges. Enjoy 7 zipline runs (up to 800 feet in length) and 4 canopy bridge crossings…

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