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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
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.
Spanning 240 acres, Na 'Aina Kai is a living mosaic of diverse gardens, a hardwood plantation, a moss- and fern-draped canyon, a tranquil meadow and pristine sandy beach. Gracing the gardens and wild areas are more than 200 bronze sculptures.
Garden Island Chocolate is the premier gourmet Hawaiian chocolate company. We make organic dark chocolate bars,(85% cacao) chocolate truffles and a hot chocolate drink. We have guided chocolate farm tours and tastings every Mon, Wed, & Friday at 9:30am. The tours are very popular so book in advance.
Eight-acre Steelgrass Farm – so-called after a nickname for bamboo, a member of the grass family with a mechanical strength that rivals metal — is on Kauai’s East side, above the town of Kapa’a, between Sleeping Giant and Mt. Wai’ale’ale. We grow Chocolate, Vanilla and offer popular farm tours.
120 year old North Shore company store for the Kilauea Sugar Plantation has evolved to become an upscale gift and clothing boutique for transcendent and timeless merchandise. Located on the road to the Kilauea Lighthouse, minutes from Princeville.
Tasting Kauai invites residents and visitors on a culinary romp through paradise. Learn how to buy local through educational and fun events while connecting with Kauai’s culture, aloha, people and land. A portion of all book and tour sales are donated to the Hawaii Food Bank - Kauai Branch.
Educational adventure experiences geared towards photographers, semi-professionals, and photo enthusiasts that are looking to take their photography to the next level. We provide experienced, insider knowledge about the island, and professional hands-on photography education.