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Q: Where is Zip Isle?

A: Zip Isle is part of World Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls in Hakalau at the 16 mile marker on Highway 19 going from Hilo towards Waimea and Kona:

From Hilo:

Take Highway 19 towards Waimea and Kona. You will see a pedestrian overpass at the 15 mile marker, then a long bridge over a gulch a short time later. At the top of the hill, just past the 16 mile marker, turn left at the paved Leopolino Road. Look for our signs on the left and the King Kamehameha sign on the right side of Highway 19 at the turn. In one block, turn right at the next paved road (Old Mamalahoa Highway) to reach Zip Isle, which is just one block farther.

From Kona or Waikoloa:

Take 19 (or 190) to Waimea and go towards Hilo on Highway 19. We are about 10 minutes beyond the Laupahoehoe Train Museum at mile marker 25. You will come to a bridge over the Umauma Gulch after the 17 mile marker. Look for our sign that will be on the hillside on the right side of the road just past the bridge. Slow down as you go up hill past the bridge as the right turn is partly hidden and easy to miss. Turn right at Leopolino Road, the first paved road past the bridge. In one block, turn right at the next paved road (Old Mamalahoa Highway) to reach Zip Isle, which is just one block farther.

From Volcano:

Take Highway 11 into Hilo. In Hilo the highway will become Highway 19. Take Highway 19 towards Waimea and Kona. You will see a pedestrian overpass at the 15 mile marker, then a long bridge over a gulch a short time later. At the top of the hill, just past the 16 mile marker, turn left at the paved Leopolino Road. Look for our signs on the left and the King Kamehameha sign on the right side of Highway 19 at the turn. In one block, turn right at the next paved road (Old Mamalahoa Highway) to reach Zip Isle, which is just one block farther.

From Keauhou or South Kona via South Point/Volcano:

Follow Highway 11 toward South Point and Volcano. Continue on Highway 11 into Hilo. In Hilo the highway will become Highway 19. Take Highway 19 towards Waimea and Kona. You will see a pedestrian overpass at the 15 mile marker, then a long bridge over a gulch a short time later. At the top of the hill, just past the 16 mile marker, turn left at the paved Leopolino Road. Look for our signs on the left and the King Kamehameha sign on the right side of Highway 19 at the turn. In one block, turn right at the next paved road (Old Mamalahoa Highway) to reach Zip Isle, which is just one block farther.

 

Q: How long does it take to drive to Zip Isle?

A: From Hilo, it usually takes less than half an hour unless there is heavy traffic. From Kona, using Highway 19 through Waimea, it takes 90 minutes to 2 hours.

 

Q: When is Zip Isle open?

A: We are open every day of the year from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

 

Q: What times are the zip line tours?

A: We normally have tours scheduled for 9 :00 AM, 10:30 AM, Noon, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM but sometimes run more often. We also offer Special Night Zips so be sure to ask. Times are subject to change. Check with our reservations agents at 808-963-5427 on the Big Island or 888-Zip-Isle (947-4753) toll free for times.

 

Q: What happens if there are storms?

A: Zip line tours run in light rains. If there are heavy rains, lightning or strong winds, we may have to cancel a tour for safety. We will try to reschedule your tour at the earliest possible time.

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Botanical World Adventures
Gardens, Waterfalls & Maze

Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway
Hakalau, Hawaii 96710
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