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The 5 Must See Waterfalls in Kauai

The 5 Must See Waterfalls of Kauai

Known as the Garden Island for its lush tropical landscape, Kauai is also home to countless waterfalls that complement other spectacular sites around the island including Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Coast. A few of these gorgeous falls are easy to get to, and others take a bit of effort to experience. Here is our top 5!

Waipoo Falls

Waipoo Falls is a glorious 800-foot waterfall in Waimea Canyon. You can see the falls from various lookout points along Highway 550, the road that takes you up to the museum and park. You can also snap magnificent pictures of the canyon from the Waipoo Falls Trail hike, a 3.2-mile roundtrip hike, which is located just off the highway between mile markers 14 and 15. While you will not see the falls up close in their splendor, this easy and popular hike will take you through rain forests and canyon rims ending at the top of the waterfall in a Awaawapuhi Ginger lined stream. The trail is considered easy/moderate, and is kid friendly for children that enjoy a great adventure outdoors and is part of the Waimea Canyon State Park.

Waipoo Falls in Kauai
Waipoo Falls Waimea Canyon

Hanakapiai Falls

By far the most difficult to get to, the Hanakapiai Falls hike is impressive. After driving to the end of the road on Highway 56, park in the lot fronting Kee Beach and head out on the 2-mile Hanakapiai Trail. This is a very popular trek on the island so we suggest going early in the morning. For the first 2 miles you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Na Pali Coast as you traverse on switchbacks along the coastline.

Once you arrive at Hanakapiai Beach, it is an additional 2 miles upstream to the falls. The trail can be rough in spots, but the 300+ foot waterfall at the end of the tramp is definitely worth the adventure. This experience is not recommended for small children due to the terrain and difficulty of the hike.

Hanakapaiai Falls in Kauai
Hanakapaiai Falls

Wailua Falls

You can leave your hiking boots behind for this breathtaking display of Mother Nature. Wailua Falls, a double-tiered waterfall, is located just north of Lihue and is the most easily accessible on Kauai. Head north from Lihue on Highway 56 and take a left on Maalo Road in Hanamaulu. After traveling uphill for approximately 3 miles, the road ends at the parking lot of the falls.

You may recognize the prestige of these falls as they were used in the opening credits of the 80’s hit show, Fantasy Island. This adventure is definitely recommended for families with small children as there is no hiking involved. The views are just a short walk from the parking lot. Believe it or not you’re going to still run into a Rooster or two way up here! But where are you not going to find one, even going to see Kauai Waterfalls.

Wailua Falls Kauai
Wailua Falls

Kauai Secret Falls

Named Uluwehi Falls, but known to locals and visitors as Secret Falls, are an extremely popular adventure on the east side of the Garden Island. The trailhead to the falls is located up the Wailua River and requires water transport to get there. You can travel via kayak or canoe and there are several companies in the area that you can rent from, or you can always book a guided adventure.

Once you land your boat at the entrance to the trailhead, you hike up to the falls on a trail that can be extremely muddy and slippery. Hiking boots are not recommended. We suggest either going barefoot, using sport sandals or tabis. If you travel at a relaxed pace, it takes about 45 minutes each way. The is a great family friendly adventure for children that don’t mind paddling up the river and getting a little dirty on the trail.

Secret Falls Wailua Kauai
Secret Falls Wailua

Opaekaa Falls

Opaekaa means, “rolling shrimp” Supposedly the stream was full of shrimp and so they aptly named the dazzling waterfalls after them. Like Wailua Falls, this majestic site is easily accessible and requires no hiking. Simply turn up Kuamoo Road (580) from highway 56 and travel up the hill to the lookout that is located adjacent to the parking lot on the right hand side. There are many photo ops from this location, as well as from across the street where you are treated with views of the Wailua River Valley. Families with children all ages would enjoy Opaekaa Falls as the views can be seen from a brief walk from the parking area.

Opaekaa Falls in Kauai
Opaekaa Falls

So pack up the car, choose your destination and you will be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the Garden Island.

Interested in a hiking tour to see these and other great hikes around Kauai?  Check out http://hikingtourskauai.com/ Looking for more activities? Check out our Blog / Articles on Things to Do.

Don’t forget that our Poipu Vacation Rental is located on the most southern part of the Island but is relatively centrally located when you are going to do a tour of the Kauai Water Falls.

The King’s Parade & Celebration, Kauai

The King’s Parade & Celebration

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

2018 The King’s Parade & Celebration

Once a year with the King’s Parade, Hawaii celebrates one of the greatest kings in it’s history: King Kamehameha. He is remembered for uniting the islands in 1810.  He was a fierce warrior, and for ushering in an era of peace, prosperity, and unity to the Hawaiian Islands we know today. King Kamehameha Day is a celebration of everything he stood for and accomplished for the islands. This June will mark the 147th celebration of King Kamehameha, and each island celebrates the day a little bit differently.

In Kauai, we celebrate with the fabulous King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade in Lihue starting at Vidinha Stadium and ending at the lawn of the Historic County Building on Rice Street. The parade celebrates the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) traditions and is full of beautiful colors and dancers.

After the parade, there is a Hoʻolauleʻa (Hawaiian festival) on the lawn of the Historic County Building. There will be hula dancers, live Hawaiian entertainment, delicious food booths, craft vendors, and more!

Information:

The event is free, and is a great experience for the whole family. If you’re in Kauai on June 8th, we highly recommend you attend.

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Fabulous Floral Kings parade starts at 9:00am starting at the Vidinha Stadium. It heading up onto Rice Street ending at the Historic County Building. Pa’u Island Horse Units, Floats, Walking & Riding Units and much more. At the end of the Parade our Ho’olaule’a will begin with lots of Hawaiian entertainment.

Stop by and visit our Food booths, Crafts, Hawaiian Cultural Demonstrations while enjoying the hula and music.

Mark your calendars for the King’s Parade on King Kamehameha Day!

King’s Parade Details:

Date: Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

Category:

Art & Crafts
Community
Entertainment

For More Info:

Contact: Melissia Sugai
Phone: (808) 635-7205

Supported By:

County of Kauai Hawaii Tourism Authority

Event Location:

Historic County Building
4396 Rice St
Lihue, HI 96766

Vacation Poipu Kauai Summer Sale

Summer Sale!

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Summer Sale & Cheap Airfare!

Southwest Airlines announced plans to serve the Hawaiian Islands with one of the routes being to Kauai. The competition is on and airlines are cutting airfare prices for summer. We’ve seen some fantastic sales from American and Hawaiian Airlines.

With Summer Sale lowest rates & airfare of the year, We hope to welcome you to Kauai this summer!

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The Farmer’s Market at The Shops at Kukuiula Poipu, Kauai

The Farmer’s Market Kauai

The Kukuiula Farmers Market Poipu KauaiThe lush Garden Island of Kauai is home to some of the best farmer’s markets in the world.  On the Islands South Shore in Poipu you can find a delectable assortment of mouth watering tropical fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors.  Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. You will find the Kauai Culinary Market hosted by the Shops at Kukuiula at the center of the shopping center. There you will be subjected to live Island music that fits the air. While you fill your basket with a variety of farm fresh fruits, vegetables, pies, jam and other local foods. You will also be able to get freshly made soups and bakery items.

You can also watch South Shore Chefs as they take the stage and make some of their local specialties while sitting at the Wine & Beer Garden.  Plan on spending a few hours at this market.  It’s an event the whole family can enjoy.

The Shops Website – https://Kukuiula.com

How to Get There – Driving Directions

On Tuesday afternoon you can also locate the Kauai Farmers Market in Kalaheo, a short distance (15 min) from the South Shore. Located at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (on Papalina Road just off Kaumualii Highway) at 3:00 PM.