Kauai is among the most beautiful and remote islands in the world. Here you will find some of the most popular natural wonders in all Hawaii. Kauai Attractions and places to explore give you a brief summumy, photos and directions to places to see on Kauai. The Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls, Wailua River, the Fern Grottos), the Sleeping Giant and Hanalei Valley are just a few of the places waiting to be explored.
Location: East Side, Wailua Fern Grotto
Only accessible by boat or Kayak, the fern Grotto is located about two miles up Kauai’s Wailua River, the only navigable river in the State of Hawaii.
Location: North Shore, Princeville Hanalei Valley Lookout
The Hanalei Valley is an enchanted site charmed with the likes of countless waterfalls, rainbows, fields of taro and hidden treasures waiting to be explored.
Location: West Side, Hanapepe Hanapepe Swinging Bridge
Located in old town Hananpepe a Historical sight made up of an eclectic group of galleries and shops. Home to Friday night Art walk.
Location: West Side, Kokee State Park Kalalau Lookout
The Kalalau lookout stands at 4,00 feet above sea level and gives you a peek at a valley that as late as the 1920's still was the home to residents who farmed crops there. The only way into the valley is by foot along the Kalalau Trail or by boat.
Location: East Side, Kapaa Kauai Coastal Path
Kauai Coastal Path is a scenic and and safe place to walk, run or bike while taking in the beautiful scenery of Kauai's East Side.
Location: East Side, Wailua Keahua Arboretum
The Keahua Arboretum is planted with native and introduced plants by the University of Hawaii and is used as an outdoor classroom to students and visitors. Cool off in the cold mountain spring water and enjoy lunch at one of the picnic sites.
Location: North Shore, Kilauea Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge started in 1985 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is marked by its towering lighthouse. The ocean cliffs and tall grassy slopes of a dormant volcano provide a protective breeding ground for many Hawaiian seabirds
Location: East Side, 3-2087 Kaumualii Highway Kilohana Plantation Estate
Kilohana Plantation is one of the most unique destination for family adventures on Kauai. Something for everyone. Ride the historic Plantation Railway, elegant dining, art galleries and boutiques.
Location: South Shore, Poipu Koloa Landing
Once one of the largest deep water whaling ports in Hawaii, Koloa Landing is now a popular location for shore dives.
Location: South Shore, 854 Puu Rd Kukuiolono Park
In the town of Kalaheo, just off the beaten path lies a hidden gem, Kukuiolono Park and Golf Course. The park was once the site of an ancient Hawaiian Heiau and more recently the estate of the late Walter McBryde.
Location: South Shore, Lawai Lawai International Center
Lawai International Center and the 88 Shrines are located on the ancient site of Heiau where Hawaiians once came for healing.
Location: East Side, Nawiliwili Menehune Fishpond
Menehune Fish Pond is located just above the Nawiliwili Harbor. The Menuhune Fish Pond, Alekoko got it's name from the legend that a small race of people known as menehune built these ponds 1,000 years ago overnight.
Location: North Shore, Haena Napali Coast
The Napali is a fifteen mile stretch of coastline starting on the north shore at Kee beach and ending on the west side at Polihale beach. This rugged coast will leave you breathless as you gaze upon the he razor sharp cliffs that rise sharply from sea to
Location: East Side, Wailua Opaekaa Falls
Opaekaa Falls can be seen from the scenic lookout along Kuamoo Road in the Wailua Homesteads.
Location: South Shore, Poipu Spouting Horn
Spouting Horn Beach Park is a delightful lookout where you can watch a blowhole spout a plume of sea water into the air.
Location: South Shore, Koloa Tree Tunnel
The beautiful canopy of eucalyptus trees line Maliuhi Road, the gateway to Kauai's sunny side and the towns of Koloa, and Poipu.
Location: East Side, Lihue Wailua Falls
This 140 foot waterfall appears on many postcards, print and media collections and was used as the opening scene for the 1970’s Television series Fantasy Island.
Location: West Side, Waimea Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon State Park is the largest canyon in the Pacific and will undoubtedly capture your gaze, with its 10 mile long stretch at a mile wide and measuring more than 3,500 feet deep.
Location: North Shore, Haena Wet and Dry Caves
Waikanaloa & Waikapalae Wet Caves are located off the the main road in the Haena State Park and are easy to get to. The Waikanaloa Cave is not for swimming. The Waikapale cave is located a a little further up the road and involves a quick hike to the swim