• Kauai Tree Tunnel
  • Features

    Restrooms, Picnic Tables,  Scenic  Lookout

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 create a natural gateway to Kauai’s South Shore and the towns of Koloa and Poipu.

As you venture along Maluhia Road, you’ll find yourself enveloped by a mesmerizing canopy of towering eucalyptus trees, forming an enchanting tunnel overhead.

Driving through this verdant corridor is a sensory delight. Sunlight filters through the dense foliage, casting intricate patterns of light and shadow on the road below. The interlocking branches create a majestic archway, offering a picturesque backdrop for a leisurely drive or a scenic stroll.

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 Kukuiolono Park and Golf Course grounds in Kalaheo. McBryde co-founded McBryde Sugar Company and managed the Kaua`i Pineapple Company.

Unfortunately, in 1992, Hurricane Iniki devastated the Island of Kauai with 225 mph winds and stripped these trees to bare branches. It took over 20 years to make an excellent recovery and a picturesque tunnel of trees.