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Hawaii: Kauai zip line gives you an after-dark adrenaline rush

April 22, 2014|By Jay Jones
  • The glow of a headlamp leaves an eerie trail as a guest crosses the longest of eight lines during the Sunset Zip attraction on Kauai.
The glow of a headlamp leaves an eerie trail as a guest crosses the longest… (Jon Dunning )

An after-dark zip-line experience is the newest outdoor adventure for thrill-seekers on Kauai.

For folks for whom a daytime zip through the forest isn’t a big enough adrenaline rush, Koloa Ziplines has launched the Sunset Zip, a heart-pumper that begins at 5 p.m. daily on the Garden Isle. While traveling across a total of eight lines, including one nearly half-a-mile long, participants will see the sunset over Kauai’s south shore and, later, the starry sky.

The attraction costs $176 a person. For about $10 more, guests can choose the “Flyin Kauaian” experience in which they soar through the air head-first, thanks to a special harness.

Flashlights and headlamps, which can create an eerie glow after dark, are provided.

The course takes 3 1/2 to four hours to complete.

There’s a 270-pound weight limit, and customers must be at least 7 years old. Anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Info: Koloa Ziplines(877) 707-7088.

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