Things to do in Hawi

Our most recommended things to do in Hawi

Big Island: 3-Hour Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure

1. Big Island: 3-Hour Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure

Start your adventure in Hawi, and get geared up and ready to jump into the Pinzgauer for your oceanfront trek up the zipline. The 8 lines, 6 sky bridges, and a rappel make this the only full canopy tour on Hawaii Island. This significant forest reserve is part of the Halawa Lands of King Kamehameha.  Certified canopy guides will inspire you with stories and legends of Kohala while you zip from tree to tree in a completely natural setting. Rely on unique interpretive elements, innovative course design, expert guides, and compliance with the highest level of safety standards to make this adventure extremely safe, accessible and engaging. Stop for a re-energizing snack and drink break. Watch your fellow zippers fly through the trees as you catch your breath and prepare for round two! Finally, repel back down to land! Jump back into the Pinzgauer along the coastline back to the meeting point.

Big Island: Full-Day Kohala Zipline and Waterfall Adventure

2. Big Island: Full-Day Kohala Zipline and Waterfall Adventure

Start your adventure in Hawi, and jump into the Pinzgauer (an Austrian military vehicle) for your oceanfront trek up the zipline. The 8 lines, 6 sky bridges, and a rappel make this the only full canopy tour on Hawaii Island. Certified canopy guides will inspire you with stories and legends of Kohala while you zip from tree to tree in a completely natural setting. Rely on unique interpretive elements, innovative course design, expert guides, and compliance with the highest level of safety standards to make this adventure extremely safe, accessible and engaging. Next, head to a private picnic spot on a cliffside overlook of the Pololu Valley. After an energizing deli-style lunch, take an off-road trip up to your oceanfront trek to the waterfalls. Walk on the edge of a private nature reserve that once served as a sugarcane plantation. Experience dramatic views of Pololu Valley, charming foot bridges, historic taro terraces, and intimate waterfalls. Enjoy a refreshing dip under one of the private waterfalls to complete your tour.

Big Island: Full Day Adventure through Kohala Waterfalls

3. Big Island: Full Day Adventure through Kohala Waterfalls

Immerse yourself in Kohala’s stunning beauty and rich history.  Begin your journey by traveling along the Kohala coastline enjoying the ocean views. After arriving in the historic and quaint town Hawi enjoy a fun off-road adventure that will take you onto a private nature reserve that once served as a sugarcane plantation.  Once at the trailhead enjoy your relaxed trail walk, experience dramatic views of Pololu Valley, charming foot bridges, historic taro terraces and intimate waterfalls. Take a refreshing dip after your hike under one of the private waterfalls and bask in the cool, cascading mountain water.  Then ramble down to an exclusive cliffside overlook of the Pololu Valley and valleys beyond to enjoy a picnic style lunch. With an opportunity to swim at a waterfall and stroll the quaint plantation village of Hawi, this is the perfect tour for all ages.

Big Island: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

4. Big Island: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

Explore Hawaii’s youngest and largest island and change the way you see the Big Island with this narrated, self-drive road trip. Visit historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches, and scenic hikes. Hear local stories, legends, and fun facts about the places you’re visiting and listen to unique Hawaiian music to entertain and relax you along the way. Drive across barren lava fields that are wedged between two active volcanoes. Visit a black sand beach and taste Hawaiian coffee and macadamia nuts on local farms. Be adventurous and go cliff diving or take advantage of the beautiful nature and take a scenic hike. See the tallest mountain in Hawaii at night for the ultimate stargazing experience. This adventure is great for families and solo travelers alike.

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What people are saying about Hawi

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 59 reviews

Best guides on the Island; Madi and Mark were so knowledgeable and interactive, couldn’t have asked for better guides and new friends for this activity! Quickly became our favorite activity we’ve done the whole 10 days we’ve been here! Would do it again, so much fun! And the hike was nowhere near as bad as we were expecting! 10/10!

This adventure was everything I expected and more. Dane and Curtis were excellent guides. Dane told us stories of his culture with great respect. The ziplining was so much fun and safety was definitely a top priority. The views were beautiful. The small group made it very personal. I would give this tour 10 stars ⭐️!

Dane was awesome. We all became friends by the end of the day. He was so informative, funny, and easy going. The entire day was very well organized and just an overall great experience. The views, the zip lines, the hike, and swimming under the waterfall. Very much worth the money. Absolute 10/10

This was a great experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us at a good pace. We had a total of 5 in our party, including a 5 year old and a 7 year old. The kids were able to keep up without any problems.

Great app and tour of the big island. Very accurate gps coordination with tour speaking. I would highly recommend. So Worth it.