New "Nohona Hawaii" Tour Combines Ziplining and Conservation Work
KapohoKine Adventures, a premier tour operator on Hawaii island that conducts treks to areas in Kona, Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, has launched "Nohona Hawaii," a tour that introduces guests to sustainable practices while having an extreme zipline adventure.
Hilo, Hawaii, July 1, 2015 (Newswire.com) - KapohoKine Adventures, a premier tour operator on Hawaii island that conducts treks to areas in Kona, Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, has launched “Nohona Hawaii,” a tour that introduces guests to sustainable practices while having an extreme zipline adventure.
The tour starts with a zipline adventure that takes your need for speed to new heights. After zipping the first four lines of the course, guests make their way down to the Hawaiian garden where they engage in conservation work. Projects range from planting in the Hawaiian demonstration garden and removing invasive plants to replanting native plant life. After a lunch break, the zip gear goes back on and guests finish zipping the final four lines. “Nohona Hawaii” is approximately seven hours roundtrip from Hilo. Price is $299 plus tax per person. Includes lunch, ziplining, materials and facilitator. Arrangements can be made to accommodate groups as large as 50 or more.
Translated as living the Hawaiian culture or the Hawaiian way, “Nohona Hawaii” is an expanded program by KapohoKine Adventures and its friends at Zipline Through Paradise, focused on environmental preservation. For four years, KapohoKine Adventures has been inviting local students to the native Hawaiian rainforests just north of Hilo at Zipline Through Paradise, to get hands-on experience about the importance of sustainability.
“KapohoKine Adventures is one of many companies making a living from Hawaii’s unique natural environment so we do what we can to give back,” said Tony DeLellis, co-owner of KapohoKine Adventures. “It is important to us that we find ways to foster sustainable tourism, and we hope that by expanding our educational outreach to a regular tour, we will be able to teach more people about the importance of protecting our island’s natural resources and its crucial bond to preserving the host culture.”
Covering nearly two miles of gorgeous tropical river gorges, Zipline Through Paradise is the only company in the Hawaiian Islands to boast every line with the redundant double-cable safety system, zipSTOP automatic brakes and dual lines to zip with a friend. The eight-line zip course, including the longest line on Hawaii island at 2,400 feet in length, includes views of multiple waterfalls from 160 feet above.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, KapohoKine Adventures on Hawaii island offers small guided tours and hikes in Kona, Hilo and Volcano by Wilderness First Aid and First Responder certified guides. Zipline tours are conducted through its partners at Zipline Through Paradise. KapohoKine Adventures is dedicated to using sustainable tourism to preserve and protect open space and legacy farm holdings. For 2014-2016, KapohoKine Adventures is one of only seven tour operators on Hawaii island to receive Sustainable Tourism Certification by the Hawai‘i Ecotourism Association. KapohoKine Adventures is a 2015 TripAdvisor five-time Certificate of Excellence “Hall of Fame” winner. http://www.KapohoKine.com, 808-964-1000 phone.