Kipu Zipline Trek

Outfitters Kauai Nui Nui Loa Trek - Nui Nui Loa means big, long and a lot!

Kipu Zipline Trek 'Eono 4 hour trek

Lele 'Eono 4 hour trek - including a zippel (rappel & zip combined)

Kipu Zipline Trek zipline upside down

Have a blast - explore the natural history, culture and legends of Kauai

Kipu Zipline Trek in 4000 acre ranch

Take off from the treehouse on the 4,000 acre ranch

Kipu Zipline Trek

Center-dismount lines with the best speeds and ride times on Kauai!

Kipu Zipline Trek waterzip

Zipping into the tropic pool to cool off and chill out!

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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. They recently 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 which is the longest on the island! All told their course has 6 different lines (two of these lines are tandem) of various lengths. Two different zipline tours are offered in the famous Kipu Ranch, 4000 acres of beautiful, diverse terrain from 3000′ mountains to pristine jungle valley and rivers.

Tour Options
6.5 hour tour: The “Nui Loa” (in Hawaiian, it means “big,” “long,” and “a lot”) tour offers 8+ zips per participant. The setting for this zipline experience is truly magnificent. You’ll find yourself surrounded by waterfalls, streams, and banyan trees in a jungle-like setting. The first zipline is done two times, followed by a second line that is vertical and offers a unique cross between ziplining and rapelling. Then you come to the third line, which offers a fast zip experience as you drop from a “Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse” toward the stream below. This is a tandem line, and you do this line two times. Then move on to the brand new 800′ line and the 1800′ tandem line (each of which are done one time). The tour concludes at the “Blue Pool” swimming hole where you will find a short but fun “water zip” experience where you let go of the zip line and fall into the water. This final line can be done multiple times. Lunch is served on this tour. On this longer tour non-zipping observers are not permitted.
4 hour tour: The 4 hour “Lele Eono” tour is a shorter tour that offers 6 ziplines per participant. It is identical to the first half of the 6.5 hour tour; each participant does the first zipline twice. The second zipline which is a cross between ziplining and rapelling is done once. When you reach the “Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse” and the tandem line you will zip twice more. This final tandem line has a significant vertical drop and almost has a “bungee” effect before you feel the line catching your weight. A light snack is served on this tour. This shorter tour does allow non-zipping observers to come along and watch, but they must pay the same rate as those who are zipping. Please note that this shorter tour does not include swimming.
Outfitters Kauai also operates a combination tour involving jungle kayaking and a zipline. For more information see our Kipu Safari page.
General Information
Schedule:  Both tours are offered 7 days a week.

Reservations: When you reserve the Outfitters Kauai Zipline Trek 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: Lunch (turkey or hummus wrap with pasta salad and cookies) for 6.5hr tour. Snacks for 4hr tour. Beverages are provided for both tours.

Check In: Outfitters Kauai Store in Poipu.

Directions: Located 1.3 miles South of Koloa at across from the Fire Station, and just North of the roundabout.  Look for the Yellow Mini-Submarine.

GPS:  2827A Poipu Rd, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756 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 6.5hrs. 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.

Kipu zipline trek
Explore the natural history, culture and legends
jumping in pools
Zipping into the tropic pool

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Kipu Ranch 4 hour Zipline Trek can be done in the afternoon on day 1 in port and requires a drive of about 30 minutes to the check-in location.


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!

The zipline experience at Kipu Falls is the most different from the other courses … they now have six lines. You will zip the first line twice. The second line is almost a vertical rappel … and then the third and fourth lines are identical and side-by-side. These lines are strung with quite a bit of slack and there is a significant vertical drop. The first few seconds almost feel like a bungee jump and then the line kicks in and grabs your weight. Speeds attained on this line are faster and halfway through the tour, once you’ve gained some experience and control, they encourage you to turn yourself upside down! My wife hit her butt on the platform when she took off the first time … they stress that you really need to take a huge step off the platform when you start out. To my amazement, the second time my wife took off she started off backwards and intentionally turned herself upside down (she’s the upside down person in the photo above). Their 4 hour tour ends at this point. For even more zipping action the 5 hour tour adds an 800′ line, a monstrous 1800′ line, and then a swimming hole with a short but fun “water zip” which you can do several times.

Kipu Zipline is the best choice for families with younger kids. They have a minimum age of 7 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.

An observer can go along on the Kipu Zipline Trek, but they pay the same rate as guests who do all the ziplines. 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.