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The Umauma Experience

31-313 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., Hakalau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96710
808-930-9477
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Hakalau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Umauma Experience is home of the only viewing area for Umauma Falls. We have a 9-Line zip line adventure, tropical garden, river walk, swim and... more » Owner description: The Umauma Experience is home of the only viewing area for Umauma Falls. We have a 9-Line zip line adventure, tropical garden, river walk, swim and kayak experience, and the experience of a lifetime. We have over a dozen waterfalls on our zip line adventure and beautiful ocean, mountain and river views. Come and see the natural beauty of the Big Island. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Big island is the perfect place to zip line. The staff a very friendly and relaxed yet very professional. We also opted for the zip and dip option and the dip did not disappoint either. Great rock jumping, waterfall and setting. If I go back to Hawaii I'll be going again!

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a WONDERFUL time ziplining at the Umauma Experience! Our "time" wasn't until 1:00 p.m.; however, we got there earlier than our check-in time and was asked if we'd like to go earlier. The scenery was breaktaking! The staff was so friendly, from check-in to our guides. I am 57 years old, and I cannot wait... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our family of four (including two kids, ages 6 and 7) had a great time ziplining at the Umauma Experience. First, the scenery is spectacular - apparently this is the only way to see the Umauma falls, which are a beautiful series of waterfalls cascading toward the ocean north of Hilo. Second, the guides were great - on two or... More

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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My boys 12 & 13 wanted to do this, so we all went. None of us had ever ziplined before, so weren't sure what to expect. This was perfect! Beautiful scenery, nice/funny staff, very safe, thrilling and fun. Would do again in a heart beat! My boys LOVED it and so did I. Middle aged mom :)

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Las Vegas, NV
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7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We enjoyed the zipline adventure (9 lines) on a cloudless afternoon - a combination of fun, adventure, and incredible natural beauty. From seeing lava pools and waterfalls to verdant hills rolling down to the ocean, it was simply spectacular. There is a botanical garden you can hike or drive to, just uphill from the visitor's center check-in building, too. Two... More

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central texas
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Beautiful waterfalls, very professional, very clean, very safe, fun tour guides and very welcoming. It was a highlight of our Hawaii trip! I would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Amazing experience, would definitely do it again!! Young ladies that greeted us were very friendly, and the young men instructing us were very knowledgable!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Loved the design of the zips. Very few climbs up or down, the starts and finishes were at the perfect locations, and there's no concerns about breaking to slow down. The equipment is safe, while not restrictive (I'm not a fan of the more seat-like harnesses that stop you spinning around). There's enough staff to make sure they move a... More

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San Jose, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were scheduled to zip the day Hurricane Iselle was expected to hit. They called me 2 days earlier to ask if I wanted to reschedule or cancel and my family was able to get in the day before Iselle. They recommend you arrive 30-45 minutes before your tour time to allow time to check in, sign waivers and use... More

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Billings, Montana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a fabulous time at the Umauma Experience the day before the Hurricane hit the island. The ziplines were incredible. The views are breathtaking. The guides were all professionals and were really great with the younger kids in our group. I just wish we would of had enough time to do it twice.

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