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Which Hawaiian Island Has The Best Zip Lining?

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The answer is Kauai, hands down. Kauai is the least populated island of the main Hawaii islands. Ziplining is located in the small town of Koloa on private property, you’ll feel like it’s just you, your group, and Kauai’s wildlife on the island!

Ziplining Kauai With Koloa Zipline 

Koloa Zipline is Kauai’s longest zipline course including 3 of the longest lines on the island including the half-mile Waita line. 

What sets us apart from other ziplining companies is our Kauai’s only Ground School, which teaches you the basics before the zipline tour so you’ll be fully prepared before you take the leap. 

Another bonus is Koloa Zipline is the only zipline tour on Kauai to offer our custom full torso Flyin’ Kaua’ian Harness which allows you to zip upside down, backward, head first, traditional, or any other position you can imagine. 

The course consists of 8 lines and lasts approximately 3.5 hours. Zip through the sets of Jurassic Park and Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw!

Kauai Sky Bikes 

That’s right, Sky. Bike. Kauai’s sky bike ride brings you into the sky to hover over or race across Hawaii’s horizon. They are the ONLY skybikes in the entire United States. 

You’ll ride 700 feet across the water and back while suspended 30 feet in the air. The best part is at the end, the bikers get to take the “Leap of Faith” and freefall before being slowly lowered to the ground. 

The tour lasts approximately one hour. 

Be Prepared For The Best Ziplining In Hawaii

You’ll need long shorts or light pants. Shorts should be long enough to go under the harness (mid-thigh and longer are best). Short shorts aren’t the best with the harness due to brush burns and chaffing. Loose shorts can and will ride up. 

We supply the helmets but something you might want to bring is a ball cap to wear underneath, to help block the sun. Sunglasses are allowed but you’ll want them to have a strap in case you decide to get acrobatic with Koloa Zipline! We highly recommend sunscreen.

There will be wind and possibly lightweight showers so a light jacket isn’t a bad idea. Bug spray is also a necessity, especially when it’s cloudy. 

Wear sturdy, comfortable closed-toe shoes you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. Gotta love that Kauai red dirt! While water shoes are technically “closed-toe shoes” they are not advisable, but acceptable.

What You’ll See

You’ll get to see the incredible views of the, over a hundred-year-old, Waita Reservoir (also referred to as Hauiki Reservoir, Marsh Reservoir, or Kōloa Reservoir) and the Old Koloa Sugarmill!

The reservoir is nuzzled right by Kauai’s Tree Tunnel and Old Koloa Sugar Mill. The reservoir is an inland body of freshwater, one of the biggest in Hawaii. It appears as a huge Oasis with the background of the Black Mountain Range and Mt. Haupu in Koloa as seen in Jurassic Park. 

The Waita Reservoir was built in the 1900s in an area that was then the Koloa Swamp. Its purpose was to supply water to the sugar cane fields that were in full swing at the beginning of the 20th century.

It was Expanded in 1931 to include 525 acres and it holds 23 billion gallons of water. The reservoir is still irrigating water to farms all over the island, today. Agriculture is very much still alive on Kauai, with the help from the Waita Reservoir. 

The Waita reservoir is fed from the Waiohai-Kauai Aqueduct system and is home to a host of wildlife such as Hawaiianß ducks (Koloa), Hawaiian Coots (Alae ke’oke’o), Hawaiian Gallinule (‘Alae ‘Ula), Stilts (Ae’o), Pheasant  (Kalij), Hawaiian boar (Pua’a), chickens (Moa or Jungle Fowl). 

The reservoir also hosts largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, Peacock bass, Tilapia, and Koi. The koi found in the Waita reservoir is what remains from the Japanese camp gardens that existed in that region during the plantation years. The reservoir now sits on private Grove Farm property and can be viewed only by reserving a space on Kauai Sky Bike tours or with Koloa Ziplining!

The Koloa Sugar Mill stands as a testimony to Hawaii’s booming sugar industry. From 1912-1996 The Koloa Mill was the highest producing sugar mill in the state of Hawaii. 

After the closure in 1996, the mill became a popular tourist attraction popping up in countless vacation photos and home movies. Closed to the general public, it is still a favored site for Hollywood movies.

Schedule Your Kauai Zipline Adventure Today

So, go ahead and knock ziplining and sky biking off your bucket list and book your tour with us!