The Tree Tunnel is a beautiful canopy of over 500 Eucalyptus trees as you cruise through to Sunny Eucalyptus trees that line Maliuhi Road, shade the first mile of highway 520, and creates a natural gateway to Kauai’s South Shore, and the towns of Koloa a Poipu.
The original 500 Eucalyptus trees were a gift from Pineapple Baron Walter McBryde to the community in 1911. The trees were leftover from a large landscape project of his estate home, now the grounds of the Kukuiolono Park and Golf Course in Kalaheo. McBryde was the co-founder of McBryde Sugar Company and managed the Kaua`i Pineapple Company.
Unfortunately, in 1992 Hurricane Iniki, which devastated the Island of Kauai with 225 mph winds, stripped these trees down to bare branches. It took over 20 years to make an excellent recovery and a picturesque tunnel of trees.