Big Island ziplining

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Ziplines have sprung up all over Hawaii, but few if any can match the startling scenery of this one operated by Big Island Eco Adventures, which crosses the jungled stream gulch in breathtaking lifts that drop about 1,000 feet overall. The beginning of the adventure is a 200-foot-long suspension bridge that crosses a waterfall. What also makes this ride the best, however, are the safety features and skilled guides who take all the work and worry out of the experience for participants.

Post-zipping, hike the surrounding property managed by the ‘Iole Foundation. You’ll find miles of trails through tropical gardens and macadamia orchards (they’re organic). All visitors need to check in at the office-visitor center and sign-up for a free permit to explore the grounds. A unique experience off-the-beaten-track.

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