There are a lot of different ways to see Kauai. Some of the most common ways people explore the garden island is by helicopter, airplane, boat, catamaran, kayak, or ATV (all-terrain vehicle). I have experienced Kauai through each of these methods, and they all have some great things about them, and they all have some not so great things about them. One way you can explore Kauai that’s not on this list, and is slightly less common and popular, is by zipline. Below I will lay out 3 reasons that you should take a zipline tour on your next trip to Kauai. But first…
What is a Zipline?
A zipline is a very thick, metal cable that you can attach a wheel and a harness to, allowing you to slide down from one end of the cable to the other. One end of the zipline is typically much higher than the other end. You attach yourself to the line at the higher end, allowing gravity to pull you down to the other end without any effort on your part. Ziplines are fun, safe, and a fairly unique way to traverse terrain. You can check out more information at https://bestthingstodoinkauai.com/kauai-zipline.
Top 3 Reasons for a Kauai Zipline Tour
It’s a Fun Way to Get Active On Vacation
Most of the other tours mentioned above require almost no effort to take part in them (excluding kayaking, of course). You travel to wherever you board, you climb on whatever vehicle or vessel you will be riding in, and you just sit there throughout the duration of your tour. Now, relaxation and rest certainly have their place and are very important on a vacation. However, getting enough rest and relaxation is almost never a problem for most people.
The real problem is that there isn’t nearly enough movement or exertion on vacation, all the while eating copious amounts of unhealthy foods – all par for the course for a vacation. Taking a zipline at least gets you up and moving. There’s a bit of hiking involved. You have to run and jump off the platforms. Your core gets exercised as you sit in your harness. Bottom line is there is movement and exertion, something most vacations lack.
You Get Different Perspectives
Ziplines offer amazing views and different perspectives of the landscape because you are still off the ground, but you get up close and personal views of canyons and ravines, while still getting distance views of scenery and coastline because you get up high on hills, mountains, or platforms. And as you zip from hill to hill or platform to platform, your views are constantly changing. The perspectives are unique and can’t be achieved through too many, if any, other mediums.
Ziplines are Exhilarating
Admittedly, if you are afraid of heights, a helicopter or airplane tour will be plenty exhilarating. But ziplining isn’t just exhilarating because of the heights, you have to run and jump off these platforms, cliffs, and ledges and have your body hang in open air as you fly down the zipline. The speed, the height, the curiosity in the back of your head of whether or not the harness and line will hold you, all contribute to a very satisfying exhilaration that will give you energy and excitement.
Ziplining in Kauai Conclusion
Of course, there are many ways you can choose to see Kauai’s gorgeous scenery. And honestly, each way is great and will likely leave you breathless from the beauty. But may I suggest that next time you have the opportunity to vacation in Kauai that you give a zipline tour a try. It’s a way to get your body moving, gain uniquely wonderful perspectives of the island, and to experience excitement and exhilaration without any real risk or danger (provided you follow all of the guide’s instructions). Kauai is one of the most fantastic places on earth, and experiencing it through ziplining is unlike anything else!