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Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii

The fourth largest island in the Hawaiian group, Kauai is known as the "Garden Island." The terrain ranges from the volcanic slopes of Mt. Waialeale and the desert-like beauty of Waimea Canyon to the Wailua River's lush Fern Grotto. Ironically this once isolated island was the site of the first meeting between Europeans and Hawaiians. On January 19, 1778, Captain James Cook anchored his ships off the mouth of the Waimea River, becoming the first in a long line of enthusiastic visitors.

Kauai was never conquered by the great warrior King Kamehameha.

Points of Interest

  • Waimea Canyon
  • Wailua River & Fern Grotto
  • Napali Coast
  • North Shore of Kauai
  • Grove Farm Homestead
  • Kilauea Lighthouse
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor Adventures

More about Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii Points of Interest

  • Waimea Canyon -

    This natural wonder astounds the viewer with stunning vistas that go on for miles. Located on the west side of Kauai, It truly lives up to its nickname, "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."

  • Wailua River & Fern Grotto -

    A two-mile journey on the famed Wailua River leads to legendary Fern Grotto. It's a dramatic must-see attraction and the setting for live performances of the "Hawaiian Wedding Song."

  • Napali Coast -

    The remote northwest shore of Kauai has provided a stunning and pristine backdrop for movies like Jurassic Park, King Kong and others. A must-see attraction, "Napali" means "cliffs" in Hawaiian.

  • North Shore of Kauai -

    One of the most scenic places in the world with miles of beautiful white-sand beaches, lush rainforests and mountain waterfalls.

  • Grove Farm Homestead -

    This well-preserved sugar plantation/museum features a main house, farm office and workers' homes surrounded by tropical gardens for a fascinating glimpse of island life in the late 1800s.

  • Kilauea Lighthouse -

    Put into service in 1913, it is one of the nations most intact historic light stations. Atop Kilauea Point, this is one of Kauai's most visited sites for its scenic beauty. This landmark played a pivotal and prominent role in the life of the nearby sugar plantation town of Kilauea and is a symbol if the town.

  • Snorkeling -

    Step from the sand to the water and snorkel in one of the island's beautiful beaches, or head to Kauai's famed Na Pali Coast for a glimpse of incredible fish, coral and sea turtles playing offshore.

  • Outdoor Adventures -

    Some of Kauai's most popular outdoor activities include zip-lining above the tropical forest canopy, hiking through the jungle, swimming in natural pools, river kayaking and tubing the Hanamaulu Ditch System.

13 Excursions

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Best of Kauai: Waimea Canyon, Wailua River & Fern Grotto

8 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-100 L I H - 1 0 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $289.95

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Waimea Canyon

4.5 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-200 L I H - 2 0 0

Moderate Activity

From $129.95

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Waimea Canyon (Wheelchair Accessible)

4.75 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-201 L I H - 2 0 1

Wheelchair Accessible, Moderate Activity

From $129.95

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Wailua River Cruise & Fern Grotto

3 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-205 L I H - 2 0 5

Moderate Activity

From $139.95

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Discover Kauai

6.25 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-210 L I H - 2 1 0

Easy Activity

From $209.95

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Jewels of Hawaii: Allerton & McBryde Tropical Gardens & Waterfall

5.5 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-215 L I H - 2 1 5

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $219.95

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Easy Panoramic Kauai - Opaekaa Falls, Plantation & Train

3.5 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-220 L I H - 2 2 0

Easy Activity

From $164.95

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Easy Panoramic Kauai - Falls, Plantation & Train (Wheelchair Accessible)

3 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-221 L I H - 2 2 1

Wheelchair Accessible, Easy Activity

From $164.95

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Waimea Canyon & Spouting Horn

4.5 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-225 L I H - 2 2 5

Easy Activity

From $149.95

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Hollywood in Hawaii - Movies & Waterfalls

6.5 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-305 L I H - 3 0 5

Easy Activity, Includes meal

From $269.95

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Kauai Bike Explorer

4 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-450 L I H - 4 5 0

Moderate Activity

From $189.95

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Kauai Hiking Adventure

4.75 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-475 L I H - 4 7 5

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $199.95

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Kalapaki & Hule'ia River Catamaran Cruise

2 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-610 L I H - 6 1 0

Easy Activity

From $244.95

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