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If you’re thinking about ziplining, you’re probably wondering a few things. What is it like? Is it safe? How do I prepare for it? We’ll answer all of those questions and more in this blog post! We will also point to some awesome starter guides that are well worth a read. First, let’s start with the basics: what is ziplining exactly?

What is ziplining?

Ziplining is an activity where people are strapped into a harness and attached to a course of wires which allows them to transport form platform to platform. Zipline course are usually layed out over forests or scenic spots. It’s become a popular adventure sport over time and is recognized as one of the most exciting ways to spend a day of your vacation.

Is ziplining safe?

Ziplining is one of the most exciting outdoor activities available to those looking for a thrill, but it’s also one of the safest. Leading safety organizations have vouched for its safety record, with stringent safety regulations enforced around the world to protect people who participate. Only the highest quality materials and equipment are used in modern ziplines, from helmets and harness down to replacing cable mid-span on longer lines. Furthermore, trained professionals guide riders along their journey every step of the way – from pre-trip preparation and instruction on how to best stay safe during a ride, all the way through to proper unloading at the end. 

In some zipline tours such as ours at Koloa Zipline, you can even safely zipline upside down.

What should I expect my first time ziplining?

When ziplining for the first time, you should expect your guides to provide basic information and explanations about the gear and general safety. For those who are especially new to the activity, let your guides know that it’s your first time! This will allow them to accommodate you and make sure that everyone is conscious of each step of the process from starting off on the platform, to touching down safely at the end.

If you’re looking for more information, read more about what to expect from your very first ziplining trip!

What should I bring ziplining?

Before heading out, packing some snacks, wearing comfortable clothes, and making sure to wear close-toed shoes are all essentials when preparing to zip around. Don’t forget to check the weather ahead of time too! Depending on the time of year and the location of your ziplining tour, you may need an extra layer of clothing if it’s going to be cold or rain gear for unpredictable wetness. Every ziplining tour is different, so pack accordingly.

Is ziplining scary?

The danger many feel with ziplining is often due to inexperience or worries about trusting the equipment. But if you follow instructions and use good judgment, there’s nothing to worry about – it’s a safe and exciting way to appreciate the outdoors. There are plenty of ways to calm down and get over your fears of ziplining.

Can I bring my children ziplining?

All zipline tours will have different regulations and guidelines, so it’s important to research your tour provider before booking. For example, some companies may allow children of certain ages or weights to participate in the zipline tour, while others may have higher restrictions. In any case, you should be aware of what the company’s rules are when making a reservation.

Can I go ziplining in the rain?

Rain can sometimes be an unwelcome surprise while you are mid-zipline, but smaller amounts of rain are very manageable. Don’t be alarmed if a few drops of rain hit you while on the zip – these brief showers rarely interfere with the ziplining experience, instead they add an exciting element to your ride.

Come Zipline with Koloa Zipline!

Other FAQ

Kauai is the perfect place for a thrilling zipline adventure, and at Koloa Zipline, we guarantee an exhilarating experience that you won’t soon forget. We strive to ensure safety and fun no matter what level of experience you bring with you. Professional instructors will be on hand to ensure that all participants enjoy themselves in a secure environment. If you’re ready for an exciting experience like no other, come check us out at Koloa Zipline!