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Koke'e State Park

Koke'e State Park

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When compared to the sun-drenched beaches of Poipu or Hanalei, Koke’e State Park is a brisk mountain outpost where bikinis and boardshorts are replaced by flannels and hiking boots. Located at 4,000 feet in the uplands above Waimea Canyon, the air is cooler than down on the shoreline, and flocks of nene goose meander through the low clouds that linger on the forested mountain slopes.

In addition to being a mountain outpost, Koke’e State Park is known as having Kauai’s best hiking. No fewer than a dozen trails depart from the immediate vicinity, with trailheads leading either towards the colorful ravines of famous Waimea Canyon or into the lush interior which ranks as one of the wettest spots on the world. Still other trails lead towards overlooks which gaze down on the Na Pali coast, and the 3,000-foot, near-vertical drops are definitely not for the faint of heart.

For those who would prefer the dramatic overlook without having to hike to get there, the road which runs through Koke’e State Park reaches its upper terminus at the Kalalau and Puu O Kila overlooks where visitors can peer deep into the remote Kalalau Valley. Or, if you would prefer to learn about the island’s varied natural history, the Koke’e Natural History Museum outlines everything from the introduced game animals of the Garden Isle to the effect that Hurricane Iniki had on the island’s wildlife.

Camping is available for those who want to experience the early-morning calm of the mountains, and the entire park is a breath of fresh air where the crashing surf of the shoreline is replaced by whistles of native song birds as they flit their way through indigenous treetops. Rugged, rustic, and completely undeveloped, you can even make out the Forbidden Island of Niihau as it looms on the distant horizon.

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Kokee State Park, Waimea, HI, 96796
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Waimea Canyon & Na Pali Driving Tour app

Waimea Canyon & Na Pali Driving Tour app

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Go on an all-day adventure to Kauai's famed Waimea Canyon & Na Pali overlook. Enjoy turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for and where to explore. Plus all the interesting stories and legends that bring the beautiful sceneries to life! Skip the tour bus & explore Kauai at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Da Westside Explorer Sightseeing Tour - 8 hrs.

Da Westside Explorer Sightseeing Tour - 8 hrs.

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Explore the western part of Kauai with a local guide on this eight-hour sightseeing tour, which includes 10 different spots at fabulous attractions. Highlights along the way include the chance to check out the views at Waimea Canyon (considered the Grand Canyon of the Pacific), explore the black sands at Waimea Pier, and sample java at the Kauai Coffee Company, the largest coffee producer in the USA.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Island of Kauai Multi-Day Tour

Island of Kauai Multi-Day Tour

There’s no need to pack a guidebook on this all-inclusive 7-day, 6-night Kauai adventure designed by a tour guide born and raised on the Garden Isle. Everything is arranged, from comfortable lodging and all meals to transport and a hand-picked itinerary highlighting Hawaii's most gorgeous scenery and essential adventures. Swim and snorkel at postcard-worthy beaches, hike the Napali Coast trail, kayak up the sacred Wailua River, and experience a traditional Hawaiian luau. Enjoy free time for island shopping, and upgrade to include an unforgettable helicopter ride or Napali Coast cruise.
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  • 7 days
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