Kauai Backcountry Zipline

Work your way down the mountain on 7 exciting ziplines

Kauai Backcountry Zipline

Glide over lush tropical forests and deep valleys below

Kauai Backcountry Zipline

Kauai Backcountry's well-trained guides will keep you safe while having a blast!

Kauai Backcountry Zipline

Fly across 7 ziplines while descending the mountain!

Kauai Backcountry Zipline 17000 acres of tropical forest

Magnificent scenery as you soar over 17,000 acres of tropical forests

Kauai Backcountry Zipline

Zoom down the mountainside...to swim in the pool at the bamboo grove

Kauai Backcountry Zipline

Guides share info on the island's history, culture, folklore, flora and fauna

COVID-19 UPDATE: Kauai Backcountry zipline is scheduled to resume operations on September 1, 2021 and we are accepting advanced reservations for dates in fall of 2021.
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With Kaua’i Backcountry Adventures, you can soar over a pristine rainforest landscape as you work your way down from the top of a ridge. Fly across seven ziplines that descend a stunning mountainside with an exotic jungle environment. Feel the rush as each line takes you deeper into the valley below.

Kauai Backcountry is centrally location with check-in at their baseyard in Kanamaulu near the Lihue Airport. Your adventure begins with scenic ride in a four-wheel drive vehicle taking you across the old Lihue sugar cane plantation. Along the way, your certified guide shares interesting information on island history, culture, flora, and fauna. When you arrive at the first zipline, you receive a thorough briefing, preparing you to soar over tropical forests, streams, and jungles rich with magnificent scenery!

After ziplining you can relax with snacks in a bamboo grove along a picturesque stream. You can bask in the sun, or take a dip our natural swimming pool. Enjoy this exclusive local experience, as this course is built on land that has never before been accessible to the general public.

General Information

Reservations: Advanced reservations are required. When you reserve the Backcountry Zipline on our website your reservation will be guaranteed on your credit card. A 20% deposit will be charged just a few days before you leave home for Hawaii. The balance is charged the day before your tour.

Schedule: This tour operates Monday through Friday at 9am and 1pm.

Cancellation Policy: In addition to our normal 48 hour cancellation notice policy, they require a 72 hour notice of cancellation for groups of 6-9, 1 week for parties of 10, and 2 weeks for parties of 11 or more.

Check In: 1⁄2 hour prior to tour at Kauai Backcountry Adventures in Hanama’ulu on Hwy 56

GPS: 3-4131 Kuhio Highway. Hanamaulu, HI 96715 Click to view map

Gear Provided: Helmets, Harnesses

Restrictions: Minimum age 12, minimum weight 100 pounds, maximum weight 250 pounds. No neck or back injuries. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. Pregnant women may participate if they are in their first trimester and have a note from their physician approving them for this tour. Observers cannot go along on this tour … access to the zipline course is via a 4WD vehicle which has limited seating capacity.

What to Bring & Wear: Knee length shorts, capri or long pants. Closed toed, covered shoes such as tennis shoes or hiking boots. Wear a swimsuit beneath your clothes if you’d like to take a dip in the stream. Towel, sunscreen and bug repellent. Hair ties to secure long hair.

Note: They do not accept any third party billing; the balance due at check in must be paid by a member of the party doing the tour, or someone who is not doing the tour but will be present at check in.

kauai backcountry zipline
Fly across 7 ziplines while descending the mountain!
kauai backcountry zipline
Glide over lush tropical forests and deep valleys

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Kauai Backcountry Zipline Adventures is centrally located on the island near Lihue. A quick 5 minute taxi ride from the dock will get you to the check in in Hanamaulu.


Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

A few years ago no one ever heard of zipping … now it is the hottest activity on Kauai! All of these lines have been engineered and constructed to the highest standards meeting requirements set by ACCT (the Association for Challenge Course Technology). This is actually one of the SAFER things you will do on vacation. You are more likely to get hurt loading luggage into your rental car or hanging out at your resort’s swimming pool!

Zipping is FUN … and it is addictive! If you have time and your budget allows, you might even decide to do two zipline tours during your vacation. Really … it’s that much fun! I talked with a client recently who did THREE zipline tours during one vacation. We have clients who have told us that they are making their vacation destination plans based upon the availability of zipline tours … if there are no zipline tours to do they’ll go someplace that has them!