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

Treehouse Course has all the Kipu Ranch vintage lines, AND all the long new ones!

Kipu Zipline Trek in 4000 acre ranch

Taking off from the treehouse ... a bit of a drop and then the line grabs you.

Kipu Zipline Trek zipline upside down

Turning upside down on the Treehouse course. She's hanging over a stream.

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 4.5 hour and 2.5 hour tours both include the "superman" FLYLINE zipline.

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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
4.5 hour tour: The Kipu Treehouse Plus tour offers 7 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 with the “Grande Finale”, the brand new 4000 foot long “Flyline”, the longest zipline in the state of Hawaii which is done in a “Superman-style” harness where you fly lying down and head first. Hit speeds of up to 60mph on this fantastic new tandem line! The Kipu Treehouse Pluse course is offered at 7:45am on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
2.5 hour tour: The 2.5 hour AdreneLine 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 AdreneLine Zipline Course is offered at 1:30pm on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
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: Lunch (turkey or hummus wrap with pasta salad and cookies) for 4.5hr tour. Snacks for 2.5hr tour. Beverages are provided for both 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!

The zipline experience at Kipu Ranch is the most different from the other courses … with more diversity in the style of the lines than other zipline locations. There are two courses offered. The Treehouse Plus Course features the Swiss Family Robinson styled treehouse that overlooks a waterfall and features the first zipline in the state of Hawaii. The first line is a short but fun trainer line, The second line is a nearly-vertical rappel (they call it “zippel”) over a seasonal waterfall … and then the third and fourth lines are launch from the treehouse and cross over a stream. 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). After the Treehouse come the “plus” part of the tour … an 800′ line, an 1800′ line, and the brand-new 4000 foot Flyline.

The shorter, 2.5 hour AdreneLine Course skips all the lines in the treehouse area, and does the 800′, 1800; and 4000′ lines. It also adds something that is not included in the Treehouse Plus course … the swimming hole and water zipline. This is a unique and fun experience, but the water zip is VERY short. All in all, for the slight difference in price, we prefer the 4.5 hour Treehouse Plus course.

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.