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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
3366 Waapa Rd.
Suite 508 Anchor Cove Shopping Center
Lihue, HI 96766

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!

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Koloa Zipline
3477A Weliweli Rd
Koloa, HI 96756

The zipline tour is approximately 3.5 hours. Come experience the breathtaking beauty of Koloa's natural setting. The beauty of the area, located on Grove Farm lands, is unparalleled.

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Kauai Made
4444 Rice Street
Suite 200
Lihue, HI 96766

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.

Outfitters Kauai
2827 Poipu Rd
Poipu Beach, HI 96756

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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Garden Island Chocolate
5-2719 Kuhio Highway
Kilauea, HI 96754

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.

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Best of Kauai Tour

From the beaches of the East Side to the striking Fern Grotto and the lush Waimea Canyon, this tour shows you the spectacular sights of Kauai. Follow your guide for a journey on land, by water, and in the air to see the Island's beauty from every angle.

Plantation Owner's Dish
Luau Kalamaku
3-2087 Kaumuali'i Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

Come early and stroll the Plantation's tropical grounds as you enjoy the late afternoon sun or walk through an amazing craft fair and view beautiful creations that are all "Made on Kauai".


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