Kipu Zipline Trek

Ride like Superman on the longest zipline in Hawaii!

Kipu Zipline Trek

The takeoff tower at Kipu Zipline's new 4000 foot long tandem FLYLINE!

Kipu Zipline Trek

Taking off on the 800' line ... included in both courses.

Kipu Zipline Trek

The 1800 foot line has a center dismount which offers a long, back and forth ride.

Kipu Zipline Trek waterzip

The water zip and swimming hole on the 2.5 hour AdreneLine Course.

Kipu Zipline Trek

The AdrenaLine and PowerLine tours both include the "superman" FLYLINE zipline.

Kipu Zipline Trek

The mountain looms over the PowerLine course.

Kipu Zipline Trek

Every line is TANDEM on the PowerLine course.

Kipu Zipline Trek

This is why they call it the FLYLINE!!!

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The Kipu Ranch zipline was the first one on the island of Kauai. Over the years they have added more lines and their course has grown. A few years ago they added three new lines: a short but fun “water zip” where you let go and land in a swimming hole, an 800′ zipline, and a tandem 1800′ foot line with lots of airtime as you zip back and forth until you settle into the mid-line dismount point!

NEW! May 1, 2017 Kipu Zipline is debuting their exhilarating 4000 foot long “Flyline Zipline.” This tandem line is now the longest in the state, and you will feel like Superman flying through the air! This line uses a special harness that positions you head first as you soar from one end to the other. This new line is included in all three tour options found on this page.

Tour Options
NEW! PowerLine Course: The 2.5 hour PowerLine Zipline course offers four dual ziplines where you can ride side-by-side with with a friend! These four lines total almost two miles of zipping on this new adventure! Each line gets longer as you soar above the scenic terrain of this working cattle ranch that has been the site for filming locations of many Hollywood blockbusters over the years. Finally, it is off to the 4000 foot long Flyline Zipline which is flown in a special “Superman harness.” This is the longest zipline in the state of Hawaii and you ride it head-first and lying down! The PowerLine Zipline Course is offered DAILY at 10:15am and 12:45pm.
AdrenaLine Course: The 2.5 hour AdrenaLine Zipline course skips the beginner lines, and participants go straight to the 800′ and 1800′ lines.  There is no “trainer line” that is just a few feet off the ground here. The very first line you’ll find yourself 150 feet off the ground! The second line offers a lot of hang time as this 1800 foot line has a mid-line dismount. You will zoom all the way to the end, then back toward the beginning, then past the middle again, then settle back to the dismount point. The third zip experience is located at a swimming hole with a short but fun “water zipline” where you let go and land in the refreshing pool of water. Finally, it is off to the 4000 foot long Flyline Zipline which is flown in a special “Superman harness.” This is the longest zipline in the state of Hawaii and you ride it head-first and lying down! The AdrenaLine Zipline Course is offered DAILY at 8:45am and 1:30pm.
1.25 hour single zipline: The 1.25 hour Flyline Zipline is the longest zipline in the state of Hawaii. It is a 4000 foot long tandem line that is ridden head-first in a specal  ”Superman harness.” This line is included in both the 4.5 hour and 2.5 hour tours listed above, but it is also offered as a stand-alone single-ride event! The Flyline Single Zipline is offered seven days a week at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm.
Outfitters Kauai also operates a combination tour involving jungle kayaking and a zipline. For more information see our Kipu Safari page.
General Information
Reservations: When you reserve one of the Outfitters Kauai Zipline Treks on our website your reservation will be guaranteed on your credit card. The tour operator will charge you at the time of check in.

Tour includes: Snacks and beverages are provided for both 2.5 hour tours.

Check In: Kipu Zipline Shack at Kipu Ranch, about 10 minutes from downtown Lihue.

Directions: At Mile Marker 3 of Highway 50, turn south onto the Lihue Alternate Road, then after 1/3 mile turn right onto Kipu Road.

GPS:  230 Kipu Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766 Click to view map

What Is Provided: Safety gear and helmets

Restrictions: Minimum age to zip is 7. Maximum weight 275 pounds. No neck or back injuries or pregnant women. Observers who do not plan to zip may go along but the price is the same for everyone who attends the tour … whether or not they do the ziplines. Younger children who meet the minimum age of 7 must also fit in the harness. They do have harnesses designed for the size of an average 7 year old, but there is a possibility that a child who is very small for their age may not be able to zip. The ultimate decision on small children will be made by the guide on the tour.

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 and bring a towel for the AdreneLine course. Sunscreen and bug repellent. Hair ties to secure long hair.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

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The Treehouse Course and AdreneLine Course are not offered on Thursday and Friday so they are not available for Pride of America cruise ship passengers. The single event Kipu Flyline is available on Thursday and Friday and requires a short cab ride to the checkin location.

Passengers on other cruise ships may be able to do the Treehouse and Adreneline courses depending on your specific date and time in port. Call us or use our live help for assistance.

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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!

Kipu Ranch pioneered ziplining on the island of Kauai with their original Swiss-family Robinson-styled treehouse zipline. This iconic line has now been retired as it was quite short compared to the newer, more technically-advanced ziplines they have built.

The two different tour offerings are both around 2.5 hours in length. Both tours END with the very same line … the tandem FlyLine which is ridden “superman style” and is ALMOST a mile in length!!! The biggest difference between the PowerLine Course and the AdrenaLine Course is inclusion of the “water zipline” and swimming hole on the AdrenaLine course. For pure zipping, the PowerLine course offers the greater length, with 2 total miles of zipping on 4 tandem ziplines. The AdrenaLine Course has three regular ziplines, and a short (but very fun) water zipline that you can do a few times. The water zipline in at a small but deep swimming hole in the jungle. You take off from a platform and release yourself while over the water and … well … you FALL into the water. haha.

Kipu Zipline is the best choice for families with younger kids. They have a minimum age of 7 and a minimum height of 4 feet to zip, and they are the only zipline tour to offer a reduced rate for kids. Children must also fit safely in the harness. Occasionally a child who is small for their age may be old enough to zip, but the guide determines that they aren’t large enough. The decision on whether a child is big enough is a safety issue and is up to the guide’s discretion.

A word about the length of these tours … while there are published times regarding how long each tour takes to complete, these lengths are based upon average duration on a full tour. If your tour has active people who hike fast and don’t hesitate when they zip, the tour can be a little shorter in duration, especially if your tour time isn’t full. If your tour time is full and there are a few people who are slower on the tour, it could take a few minutes longer than the published duration.

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! If you decide to take up their advice and do more than one zipline tour, we would suggest either Princeville Ranch or Kauai Backcountry for one tour, and either Treetops or Kipu Zipline for the other.

If you are having problems deciding, call our office toll-free at 1.877.678.7333 and we’ll help you sort things out and make a decision.