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Waikiki Zipline at Hilton Hawaiian Village

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A Waikiki zipline is being considered at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki’s largest resort. Waikiki Beach Activities Ltd. (WBA) has received permission from the State of Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources and from the Hilton Hawaii Village to build the zip line.

The zipline will launch from the 6th floor of the Hilton’s parking structure. The landing zone will be in the public parking lot on the makai (ocean) side of the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon. Two parking stalls will be used for the landing area of this west Waikiki zipline.

In order to avoid reducing the number of public parking stalls, WBA will create two new stalls by removing two ornamental trees and replanting them elsewhere.


Hawaii’s Benefit

The state will earn revenue from the zipline because the area falls under the jurisdiction of the state’s Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR). The zipline operator will pay the state $1.50 a head plus $1,425 per month.


Waikiki Zipline Plans

If they move ahead, a pilot program will begin on June 1, and last for 6 months.  The zipline is being called the “Coconut Glide”.

This will not be a zipline tour like Kualoa Ranch Zipline and the North Shore Zipline. It will be one zip from the parking structure to the beach.

WBA has not yet announced the price that they will charge for the coconut glide.  But you can be sure to find out here at OahuZipline.com.


Our opinion

We think that WBA is a reputable company and we expect a safe, fun Waikiki zipline. Based on the location, the zipline will provide great views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. There will be hundreds of people watching this zipline making it one of the most visible zipline operations we can think of. We are looking forward to giving it a try this summer.