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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, plantation tours such as Kilohana Plantation, 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.
Experience Hawaiian History and Culture
From ancient aquaculture to missionaries and sugar plantations, you'll find a variety of history and heritage around Kauai.More
Experience an evening celebrating Hawaiian and Polynesian traditions along with a feast of traditional foods like Kalua pig and poi (taro).More
See interesting collections and exhibits featuring local history and the work of island artisans.More
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.More
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.
Kipu Ranch Adventures, located on the lush island of Kauai, is proud to be one of the top eco-tours in Hawaii. We enable visitors and residents alike to discover the rich history, landscape and legends that make Kauai activities unique. Come out and join us for a tropical 4x4 off road adventure.
McBryde Garden is a veritable Noah's ark for threatened and endangered plants of the tropics. Located in the verdant Lawa`i Valley. Self-guided tours available daily. Tram into garden. Other tours available.
Enjoy a garden luau followed by Kauai's most spectacular international pageant at the lagoon amphitheater. The Golden People of Hawaii depicts dances and songs from Polynesia and Asia. Luau's are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.