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North Shore, Kauai

Kauai's dramatic North Shore is an enchanting setting full of rugged mountains, lush taro fields, heavenly beaches and spectacular sea cliffs. You’ll be amazed at how much beauty can be found in just one area of Kauai.

Begin your journey on the island’s northernmost point. Historic Daniel K.Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse is a wildlife sanctuary and a scenic spot for whale watching. Visit lovely Hanalei Town, home to stretches of green taro fields alongside colourful shops, galleries and restaurants. You’ll also find some of Kauai’s best beaches here including Lumahai Beach, the setting for the film “South Pacific”, and Kee Beach, ideal for sunbathing. You can also learn about native plants and see scenic ocean views at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens or at the 7-hectare Limahuli Gardens, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

But the most stunning feature of Kauai's North Shore is the magnificent Napali Coast. This 27-kilometre stretch of coastline is lined with cliffs over 900 metres tall, accented with lush green valleys, cascading waterfalls and sea caves. Inaccessible by car, you can hike or take an air or boat tour to view this breathtaking natural wonder.

The North Shore is also home to the upscale resort area of Princeville where you can indulge in world-class hospitality and play at some of Kauai’s premier golf courses. You can also find other accommodations here ranging from historic bed and breakfasts to rental homes allowing everyone the opportunity to experience the beauty of Kauai’s North Shore.

North Shore, Kauai Highlights:

Hanalei Town, Kauai

Timeless Hanalei Town is home to taro farms, art galleries and the Hanalei Pier overlooking beautiful Hanalei Bay.

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Waioli Mission House and Church, Kauai

Waioli Mission House and Church is a Hanalei landmark, giving a glimpse of what Kauai was like in the early 1800s.

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Napali Coast, Kauai

The Napali Coast is a breathtaking coastal range that can only be accessed by hiking, sea tour or helicopter tour.

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Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, Kauai

Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse, on Kauai’s northernmost tip, is a wildlife refuge offering amazing views.

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