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Waimea Canyon (Waimea)
#1 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Canyons; State Parks; Lookouts
"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3,600 feet deep.
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#2 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Hiking Trails; Nature/ Wildlife Areas

Hiking the Kalalau Trail is one of life's most spiritual adventures, full of wonder and awe at nature's beauty, but also can be hazardous to your health if you are not prepared... more »

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Kauai Path (Kapaa)
#3 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Biking Trails; Trails
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#4 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Waterfalls
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Hanalei Beach (Hanalei)
#5 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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#6 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches; State Parks
A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.
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#7 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Trails
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#8 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens
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#9 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Trails
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#10 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
A beach in the northern part of Kauai.
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#11 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations
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#12 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Lighthouses
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#13 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Princeville Botanical Gardens is a family owned and operated garden paradise located in the Princeville area on the... more » Owner description: Princeville Botanical Gardens is a family owned and operated garden paradise located in the Princeville area on the magnificent north shore of Kauai. The Robertson Family, with the help of their close gardening friend, Michael, have transformed their 8-acre retirement home into a breathtaking garden with dramatic landscaping in two steep valleys. The Robertsons grow a small cacao (chocolate) grove and process their own gourmet homemade dark chocolate. Part of every tour is a chocolate tasting and lesson on how the family makes their chocolate. Longer tours include samples of delicious tropical fruits. The fun, educational tours of the garden include ethnobotanical and medicinal uses of plants, stories and information about native Hawaiian and "canoe" plants, and much more about a diverse collection of species from around the world. Visits to our garden are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We host walking tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tours are not recommended for children under 6 years. We strongly recommend good walking shoes. Please be sure to call us before visiting. Thank you! « less
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#14 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens
Owner description: NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Tours run daily and... more » Owner description: NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Tours run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a scenic coastal route and continue along the valley rim on a former sugarcane train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore this former private estate, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the 50 places to see in a lifetime. Plants form the walls of outdoor rooms, the canopy of trees the ceiling. Housed within are elegant statuary and water features. A popular spot for photos is the ‘Jurassic trees’, with their massive curving roots.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants. « less
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#15 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Parks
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#16 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Lookouts; Scenic Drives
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Hideaways Beach (Princeville)
#17 of 79 attractions in Kauai
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#18 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
Almost two miles of beach on Kauai's north shore.
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#19 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: State Parks
A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of scenic trails.
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#20 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Trails
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#21 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
Owner description: A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in... more » Owner description: A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in Kauai. « less
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Wailua Falls (Lihue)
#22 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Waterfalls

The waterfalls are beautiful but you can only view them from the end of a long, dead-end, winding road of fields, up high. There is limited parking with a small turn-around area... more »

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Na Pali Makai (Kekaha)
#23 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Waterfalls
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#24 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens
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#25 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens
Owner description: NTBG’s McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden are located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Individual... more » Owner description: NTBG’s McBryde Garden and Allerton Garden are located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Individual tours of each garden run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a scenic coastal route and continue along the valley rim on a former sugarcane train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore these outstanding gardens. McBryde, NTBG’s flagship garden, is home to the world’s largest collection of native Hawaiian flora, many endangered or having gone extinct in the wild. It is a “botanical ark”, filled with palms, flowering trees, ornamental flowers, and unusual plants from the tropical world. Allerton is a former private estate, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the 50 places to see in a lifetime. Plants form the walls of outdoor rooms, the canopy of trees the ceiling. Housed within are elegant statuary and water features. A popular spot for photos is the ‘Jurassic trees’, with their massive curving roots.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants. « less
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#26 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It is not a swimming beach but the views are spectacular.
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#27 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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#28 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Parks
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#29 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches

If you are staying in the Hanalei or Princeville area, Anini Beach (southeast of Princeville) is one of the nicest swimmable (and child friendly) beaches on the northern side of... more »

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#30 of 79 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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