Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Kauai Travel Planner 2019-2020
22 gohawaii.com/kauai @kauaidiscovery Waimea Canyon For idyllic scenery of Kaua‘i’s lush valleys and tropic forest canopies, visit Waimea Canyon, nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” One of Kaua‘i’s biggest attractions, Waimea Canyon is majestic and enormous—it plummets over 3,600 feet deep and stretches 14 miles long. Let yourself be engrossed by this massive miracle with over 40 miles of hiking trails and multiple sightseeing lookouts by car. Canyon lookouts are high in elevation and the air is cool, so don’t forget to pack a jacket to keep warm! Also view Waimea Canyon from lookouts along Waimea Canyon Drive. Take a trip down this beautiful road ending in the cool forests of Kōke‘e State Park—4,000 acres of dense forestry atop a high plateau. Further your tropical escape by staying in the Lodge at Kōke‘e. Hanapēpē Town This intriguing art colony is tucked away in quaint buildings. If you’re visiting on a Friday, be sure to check out Hanapēpē’s Art Night, with many fine art galleries open for browsing and shopping. Waipo‘o Falls Fully experience Waipo‘o Falls after a hike through Kōke‘e State Park, passing serene pools and lush forests while breathing in the fragrant scent of ginger. Waimea Canyon DanLane WEST SIDE EXPLORE Waimea, when broken down in Hawaiian, means wai (fresh water) and mea (red), referring to the reddish water that flows through the canyon after it rains. WHY WAIMEA?