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Kauai Land Activities

Not to be outdone by the famous beaches that ring the island, Kauai’s lush landscapes are a feast for the senses. Whether it’s a leisurely horseback ride to a remote waterfall or an exhilarating zipline adventure through the jungle, the Garden Isle is a true adventurer’s playground.

Hiking is one of the best ways to discover the island, as 90% of Kauai is inaccessible by car. Lace up your hiking boots and explore Kokee State Park and Waimea Canyon on the West Side, with hundreds of trails and breathtaking vistas waiting around every turn. 

Adrenaline junkies will find plenty of thrills on mountain biking trails, flying through the rainforest on a zipline safari or traversing rocky ridges on an ATV adventure. There’s really no limit to the land activities on Kauai—just remember to pack comfortable shoes.

For those seeking a quieter pace, the island offers plenty of additional opportunities to explore local culture, history and more — including museums, historical landmarks, farmers markets and more. 

Explore all the island has to offer in this section of the site. No matter what you choose, the island’s peaceful vibe and breathtaking natural beauty will create indelible memories of your visit. 



Outdoor Activities on Kauai


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Parks & Gardens

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Horseback Riding

Saddle up for adventure.

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Film Locations on Kauai

Dozens of films have used the island of Kauai as a backdrop, including "Jurassic Park", "Blue Hawaii" and many more. Find out about film locations around the island. 


Things to Do on Land

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Kauai Bound

Kauai Bound is a locally owned snorkel, golf, underwater camera, and beach rental and retail shop located in Lihue at Anchor Cove Shopping Center. We carry quality dry snorkels with silicone masks, new Wilson golf sets, underwater cameras, and more!

Outfitters Kauai

From ziplines to downhill biking, hashtags don't begin to describe our Land Adventures. Join us for miles and miles of smiles. NEW May 1- Kauai's longest zipline at 4000ft. Famous for the renowned Kipu Zipline Safari and Bicycle Downhill Waimea Canyon. Making Kauai vacations AWESOME since 1988.

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Kauai Made

The Kauai Made logo assures you that the product is made on Kauai, by Kauai’s people, using Kauai materials. Kauai made offers a vast array of high-quality, authentic Kauai products, from food to unique crafts, jewelry, art and much more.

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Luau Kalamaku

Luau Kalamaku is unforgettable and a “must-see” for any visitor. The Tuesday and Friday extravaganza at historic Kilohana Plantation is the state’s only luau show performed “in-the-round,” offering great views from every seat.

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Kauai Hiking Tours

Kauai Hiking Tours offers day hikes, backpacking trips and driving tours on Kauai Island. Our local guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge with aloha. We welcome adventurers of all ages & ability levels - several options of beginner, intermediate, and advanced tours are available.

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ABC Stores

Since 1949, with over 60 stores through out Hawaii, ABC Stores offer a wide selection of gifts & treasures, apparel, beach needs, fine wines & spirits, drugs, cosmetics, fresh deli and groceries all in one place. Mail order available.

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Anaina Hou Community Park

Anaina Hou is a nonprofit gathering place on the North Shore of Kauai. Today, we are pleased to offer Mini Golf & Gardens, a Café and Gift Store, hiking and biking the Wai Koa Loop Trail, two weekly Farmer’s Markets, a Playground and Skate Ramps, Kilauea Night Market, Free Movie Nights and more.


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