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Kohala Zip & Waterfall Dip

From high-flying fun to underwater exploration, the Kohala Zip & Dip is your ticket seeing all sides of The Big Island.


3 Hours on 8 Hawaiian Ziplines
Swim at a Private Waterfall
Zipline Speeds up to 45 mph
Lunch & Transportation Included
Cruise through the the Jungle in off-road vehicle
Picnic on the rim of Pololu Valley

What's Included?

8 Ziplines, 6 Sky Bridges, 1 Rappel
Swim in a private Hawaiian waterfall
Deli style lunch with assorted soft drinks and juices.
Walking sticks, warm wear, towels, day packs and rain ponchos.
Ride in a 6 wheel drive Pinzgauer.
Transportation from most resort areas in Kona and Waikoloa.
Upgrade Options
Photo Package ($19.99)
GoPro Rental ($39.99)


An unbeatable pairing of activities in Kohala such as ziplining and a chance to swim in a private oasis is precisely the ideal way of experiencing the wonder and awe of The Big Island, and we invite all to embark on this incredible series of activities.

A couple relaxes in the the pool of a private waterfall in Kohala Hawaii

The Big Island is a place of plenty, a location where anything is possible and there's nothing to stop the brimming fun and excitement. In the northwest corner of the Big Island sits Kohala, a region that houses a healthy dose of the thrills and adventure that The Big Island offers so freely to its guests and locals. 

The Adventurous Highlights

You'll start your journey through this culturally significant section of The Big Island on an off-road drive through a private reserve. Aboard our 6-wheel drive passenger vehicle, you'll see Hawaii's rich scenery and culture unfold around you while our expert guide fills you in on the importance of Kohala.

The 6 wheel drive Pinzgauer is an exciting part of Kohala tours

When you reach your destination, the real fun starts – a series of fun activities that bring you closer to Hawaii's natural features. You may take notice to the natural waterfall that serves as the region's most predominant feature, and it's here and the pool it filters out into that you'll go for a swim. Enjoy the crystal blue waters as they filter down from a mountain stream above, showing you the process of nature on The Big Island.

As you're wading around in the cooling waters, you'll hear the excited hollers of other travelers as they soar through the forest's thick canopies. After you've dried off a little, you'll follow their lead and embark on adventure through the same rich forestry.

Guests zip side by side in the Kohala forest canopy on Big Island

Flying Through Kohala

Acting as the thrills of the Kohala Zip & Dip combo is a zipline ride through the dense jungles of Kohala. You'll make your way up into the canopies of the forest where you'll be introduced to the gear and lines you'll be embarking down. Over 8 different lines are available for you to zoom down, each one providing an incredible and new view of The Big Island.

As you fly down and enjoying the rush of tropical air, you'll be completely free to let loose and enjoy yourself thanks to our high-end safety equipment. As you survey the area around you, you'll also catch 6 different sky bridges and a rappel that serve as other means to traverse through the high canopies of Kohala.

A family sits for lunch at the scenic Pololu Lookout

Once you're back on the ground, you'll set up near the rim of Pololu Valley for a picnic lunch provided by us. It's the ideal and serene ending to a perfect day. 


Know Before You Book

  • Participants must be 8 years old.
  • Weigh between 70 and 270 lbs. Participants will be weighed at check-in.
  • Must be able to walk over uneven terrain and handle one short walk up about 25 stairs. This tour is not expectant mothers.
  • Guests must wear closed-toe walking shoes. Pants, capris, or knee length shorts are recommended. No tank tops, short-shorts, or any clothing that may allow direct skin contact with the harnesses.
  • What to Bring & Wear: Closed-toe shoes required. Bring a bathing suit (can be worn under clothes), hat, sunscreen and a light jacket or sweatshirt. Towels will be provided.







Quick Details




Minimum Age Requirement

Must be 8 years or older

Activity Times

8:30 AM

Tour Duration

6 Hours

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Ages 8 and up

Getting There

Activity Location/Address:

  • Kohala Zipline, 55-515 Hawi Rd. Hawi, HI 96719

Location Directions:

  • Drive North on Highway 19 (Queen Kaahumanu Hwy) to Highway 270 (Akoni Pule Hwy)
  • Turn left towards Kawaihae/Hawi. Continue north approximately 21 miles to the town of Hawi
  • Turn right onto Hawi Road We are located in the historic yellow Kohala Sugar Co. building on the left.


Frequently Asked Questions

Kohala Zipline is a full-participation course and riders control their speed and orientation.  Participants should be able to reach above their heads to apply friction to the cable.  Riders must weigh at least 70 lbs and the recomended maximum is 270 lbs. We do weigh-ins prior to zipping.

This tour is not for guests with back or neck problems, expectant mothers, or those with an extreme fear of heights. Guests with the following conditions should consult their physician prior to zipping: heart disease or cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, insulin dependency, severe allergies, or any condition that could require immediate medical attention. Participants should be in relatively good health, with no existing or previous injuries that could be aggravated by moderate physical activity.

We’re in the trees most of the time. We do a short walk between lines 2 and 3 and a short climb up about 25 stairs between lines 5 and 6. The first one is less than 50 yards, the second is about 300 yards.  At the end of the hike, we’ll have an opportunity to use the restroom, and enjoy a light snack and water.

Both hikes do have short ascents and descents.  The first hike elevation loss is approximately 40’, the second hike elevation gain is approximately 90’.

Water temperature varies by season and the amount of rainfall. Temperatures range between 65 and 75 degrees F.

For your safety, wear sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes. Tennis shoes or hiking shoes work best. Kohala Zipline does not allow Croc-like shoes, water shoes like Teva, flip-flops, or sandals. We recommend shorts, capris, or long pants and sleeved shirts or tops. Tank tops are not recommended due to the harness you’ll be wearing. Please bring a light-weight long-sleeve shirt, a light sweatshirt, or jacket, since we are high up in a forest, where the weather can change quickly. If you have long hair, tie it in a pony tail, don’t wear loose or dangling jewelry, and secure your sunglasses with a strap. We’ll provide you with the harness, as well as a helmet, and gloves. We’ll also have drinking water and a light snack available halfway throughout the course.

For the waterfall we recommend a bathing suit (can be warn under clothes), hat, sunscreen and a light jacket.

  • Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation.

  • Private tours: Customers will receive a full refund with 72 hours notice of cancellation.

  • Cancellations within the cancellation period, “no-shows”, or any guest not meeting the zipline tour requirements will be charged the FULL AMOUNT of the tour.

We will not sell, share, or in any way release your personal information to any unrelated third parties. Please check out our full Privacy Policy.

I understand that every person in my party will need to sign a participation agreement prior to ziplining. I also confirm that everyone in my party is at least 8 years old and weighs between 70 and 270 lbs.

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