Kauai is filled with amazing attractions, as well as other great activities. Here are 6 Kauai attractions you should definitely check out when visiting Kauai.
Must Visit Kauai Attractions
1 – Waimea Canyon
The Waimea Canyon is also known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” – there are a number of lookout spots that are a sightseer’s dream come true.
2 – Kokee State Park
Not far from Waimea Canyon is the Kokee State Park. Hiking trails can allow you to explore the land, as well as take amazing pictures. The Kokee Museum can teach you the history and culture behind the area you are about to explore or just finished exploring.
3 – The Napali Coast
The Napali Coast, located on the northern end of Hawaii, is a must-visit for those looking for fun and adventure. The Napali Coast is only accessible by the Kalalau Trail. This trial is eleven miles long and covers rough terrain. Due to the terrain, only those in good health are encouraged to take the hike. Also, due to its length, many tourists decide to stop and camp along the way, creating a two-day adventure.
Although the Napali Coast is a hiker’s dream come true, those who wish to avoid the long journey can still enjoy and see the beauty of the land either by boat or air. Helicopter tours of the coast and guided boat tours are also available.
4 – The Wailua River
Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, but Kauai, according to the Hawaii Official Tourism Site, has the only navigable rivers in Hawaii. The most popular is that of the Wailua River. Kayaking and canoeing are two popular ways to explore the river. If you are looking for a more relaxing approach to take, guided boat tours are available. The river is also home to the Fern Grotto.
5 – Spouting Horn
Hawaii is known for its sometimes mysterious, but amazing legends. One is that of the Spouting Horn, located on the south end of Hawaii in Poipu. Here, water spouts around 50 feet high! According to Hawaii’s Official Tourism Site, the ancient Hawaiians thought the coast was protected by a giant lizard. It was believed that the water spraying up from the lava tubes is his breath.
6 – Kilauea Light House
The Kilauea Light House is another must-visit attraction for Kauai vacationers. The lighthouse is situated atop a rugged coastline. It is known as the best destination to take pictures, as you are able to get unique panoramic shots. It adds to the beautiful view of the ocean, you will also see a wide array of sea birds, as the area is also home to the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.
Other notable attractions include the Captain Cook Monument in Waimea, the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, and the Allerton Tropical Gardens and McBryde Gardens, both located near Poipu Beach.