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“Very accommodating and lots of fun!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pa`ani Ranch & ATV Adventures

Pa`ani Ranch & ATV Adventures
Sydney
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333 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
“Very accommodating and lots of fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

We did the ziplining here with our 2 children aged 8 and 11.
We were under some time pressure on the day and could only do it in the morning. Pa'ani were very accommodating and put us on the 9am ziplining tour (despite the fact that we only booked the afternoon before).
We arrived early (at about 8.30am) and they offered to start right away, which we did. The other people who were booked on the 9am tour had not arrived yet (which was fair enough) but this did not prevent us from starting early. I don't believe that this impacted on the others either.
The ziplining staff were friendly, helpful and reassuring. They were also very professional and good at dealing with children. I was not concerned for my or others safety at any stage.
There were 7 ziplines, the last 3 of which were tandem. These were very well suited to children in the 8 - 12 year range. Sure, they are not 100s of feet off the ground (thank goodness!), but they still provide quite a rush for the kids as well as for adults who are not seeking the ultra-extreme.
I would definately recommend Pa'ani for families.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Kailua, Hawaii
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Needs help”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

We were told they would match rider with horses. I own a horse and do rodeos and they gave me a 22yr. old push button mare while other friends who have NO experience had frisky 6yr. olds that were trying to test their riders! They didn't even ask! Granted we had a big group but come on! And the "helper' was totally uncaring. Couldn't even crack a smile. Others were super nice tho. The ATV rides were awesome!

Visited October 2011
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Washington DC
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Blend of adventure and friendliness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

We took a horse trailride at Pa'ani Ranch as a highlight of our trip to the big island. We had a wonderful time on a real working ranch that also has numerous long ziplines and ATV tours. We didn't zip or do the ATVs, but the friendliness, cleanliness and order would make us pick them for those activities in a minute.

We were led by Hope and Brandi, two very competent Wahine Paniolos (cowgirls) who have a real passion for their jobs and were very friendly and knowledgeable. The owner and other employees were equally friendly. All very welcoming.

We've ridden horses in many states of the US and this is one of the best settings, with a menagerie of animals to see- llama, wild boar pigs, cows, miniature bulls, miniature horses, and goats. We took my 8 year-old granddaughter and she absolutely had the best time of her vacation. It's an affordable 1.5 hour ride on horses that are calm and compliant (although if you want to run, better to take one of the rides early in the day).

Visited July 2011
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HIlo, Hawaii
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome experience provided by caring staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2011

Celebrated our son's 3-year-old birthday at Pa`ani Ranch. I bought the Lil Wrangler package. Awesome day! Fishing, petting zoo (llama, goats, rabbits, donkeys, sheep), horseback ride, wagon ride, and barrel ride. They also had a venue for us to have our party. The staff was really friendly and made sure we had a great experience. I HIGHLY recommend this place. They also have ATV rides and zip lines for the adults.

Visited June 2011
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