Heritage Sites of Kauai

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Heritage Sites of Hawaii are special places located throughout the islands that provide significant historical, cultural and environmental contributions to the understanding and enjoyment of Hawaii. Whether it’s a unique natural wonder or a sacred place that encapsulates Native Hawaiian customs, beliefs and practices, these are the sites that are “must see” destinations that have been visited by the people of Hawaii for generations.

Kauai features two Heritage Sites of Hawaii. Waimea Canyon State Park has been appropriately nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Stretching for around 22 kilometres within Kauai’s west side, this geological wonder offers breathtaking canyon views and great hiking trails.

On Kauai’s northernmost tip, the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge rewards visitors with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the island’s rugged north coast. The area around this 15.8 metre lighthouse is also a National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the other Heritage Sites of Hawaii.

Kauai Heritage Highlights

 

Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse

 
Kilauea Lighthouse

Popular with visitors and Hawaiian monk seals, this South Shore beach was once named America's Best Beach.

 

Waimea Canyon

 
Waimea Canyon

Popular with visitors and Hawaiian monk seals, this South Shore beach was once named America's Best Beach.