Na Pali Coast State Park

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Kauai – Things to do

Kauai Attractions

From land based activities such as leisurely horseback rides, off road ATV adventures and exhilarating zip lines to water sports such as snorkelling, kayaking and surfing; Kauai is a true adventurer's playground. However for those seeking a quieter pace, there is local culture and historical landmarks plus many beautiful beaches of course.

Na Pali Coast State Park

Na Pali Coast State Park

A true wilderness. Na Pali Coast State Park can only be accessed from the water, hiking by foot or from above on a helicopter tour; this magnificent Jurassic homes towering sea cliffs, narrow valleys and cascading waterfalls.

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Kayaking at Makuab beach

Beaches

Although the island itself is known for its dramatic cliffs, canyons and lush rainforests; Kauai has stunning beaches ranging from calm, family friendly beaches to surfing hot spots. Explore the shallow tide pools at Salt Pond Beach Park or beachcomb along the long sandy stretch of beach on the islands West Side or watch for the appearance of monk seals on Poipu Beach Park along the South Shore. There are 50 miles of white-sand coastline surrounding Kauai, so whether you want to snorkel, surf or simply relax with your toes in the sand; you will be sure to find your perfect beach when travelling to Kauai.

Wailua Falls

Wailua River

With the only navigable rivers on the islands of Hawaii in Kauai, Wailua River is one you will want to visit. Kayak, paddleboard or outrigger canoe your way along the river, weaving past flowing waterfalls and lush jungle landscape. There are also open-air boat tours available and will take you into the Fern Grotto - a natural lava rock cave draped with ferns. The river feeds two popular waterfalls; Opaekaa Falls and Wailua Falls, but you can also view the river by car if you fancy exploring the island and also visiting sacred landmarks along the way.

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Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

Described as the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific', Waimea Canyon is an incredible 3600 feet deep canyon that stretches for miles. The Waimea Canyon Lookout is free and provides panoramic views into the deep valleys, but if you don't fancy exploring by yourself book onto a guided tour.

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