Ziplining Through The Jungles of Kauai

Hawaii, Kauai

Ziplining through waterfall-dense jungles in one of the most beautiful Islands on Earth.


Summer 2014

One of the excursions we did was a zipline through the jungles. We went with Princeville Ranch’s “Zip ‘N Dip” package, which included ziplining to a secret watering hole, where we spent time jumping in to the water.

We drove from downtown to Princeville Ranch’s front building, which was made of dark wood that looked nice against the green scenery. Colorful roosters and hens pecked at the dirt. Orchids sprouted throughout the grounds.

After checking in and looking around the gift shop, they had us weigh in and put on our helmets. A young worker helped each of us get our harnesses on tight.

Then, we piled into the back of the tram truck and were on our way.

Heading to the zip lines

Heading to the zip lines

The scenery could not have been more beautiful, with puffy white clouds hanging low over the green lush mountain range. We passed the other areas of the ranch, with happy cows and horse back riders.

Heading to the Zipline Platform

Heading to the Zipline Platform

Soon, we made it to the first Zipline platform.

Getting ready to fly

Getting ready to fly

The workers explained to us how to “steer” so that we would be facing forward.

We journeyed through the jungles one zipline at a time, flying through the air over thick jungles, trickling streams, and gorgeous scenery.

Ziplining over the jungles

Ziplining over the jungles

We also passed over a rickety wooden bridge, which we also had to be harnessed in to cross. For some people in the group, this was the scariest part, but I enjoyed looking down in between the rungs at the roaring waters below.

Crossing the jungles

Crossing the jungles

After the majority of the jumps, when we were well away from the town and into the jungles, we hiked down to a secret swimming hole, which we sat by to have our lunch. There was a waterfall spilling into the swimming area, and orchids surrounded us as we ate our lunch by the waterside.

Secret swimming hole

Secret swimming hole

Black inner tubes were available during the swim, and we took turns jumping off the ledge into the water.

Watering hole after zip lining through the jungle

Watering hole after zip lining through the jungle

After drying off and putting our harnesses back on, we made our way to the tallest of all the jumps: King Kong. 1200 feet long and high above the ground, Kong is a nightmare for anyone who is even remotely afraid of heights.

King Kong Platform

King Kong Platform

Even climing the platform was thrilling, as the top swayed back and forth in even the slightest breeze.

Eventually, I made it to the top. King Kong did not dissapoint, and I was thrillingly cast into the wind, only a thin metal wire supporting me as I sped through the air above the jungles.

Flying time

Flying time

This was definitely the most beautiful┬áziplining excursion I had ever done, and I’d be surprised one day if I could top it.

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