Hawaiian Islands Bucket List ~ Kaua’i

Today we head into research on the Hawaiian Islands. There are 4 bigger islands that will each get their own post, and then 2 smaller islands you can day trip to that will be joined in another post together, so altogether we will have 5 posts about the Hawaiian islands. Today we start with the beautiful island of Kaua’i.


  • Manawaiopuna Falls: Also known as Jurassic Falls as it was featured in the movie, this waterfall can only be seen from a helicopter as it is located on private land.


  • Hanalei Bay: Enjoy coconuts and refreshing shaved ice at this tropical paradise.
  • Limahuli Garden and Preserve: Self guided tours will introduce you to many endangered native plants.
  • Wai’oli Mission House: Explore how life was over 160 years ago on the island.


  • Koke’e State Park: Visit to explore Waipo’o Falls.


  • Ha’ena State Park: Beautiful park with many trails.
  • Napali Coast State Wilderness Park: Beautiful secluded coast, be sure to hike parts of the Kalalau Trail.
  • Wailua River State Park: Home to Wailua Falls.


  • Allerton Garden:Visit the giant fig trees that are featured in Jurassic Park.
  • McBryde Garden: The world’s largest collection of Native Hawaiian plants.
  • Po’ipu Beach Park: Beautiful beach that is popular for whale and monk seal sightings.
  • Spouting Horn: Blowhole formed from lava remains that waves crash against.


  • Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse: Lighthouse located high on top the cliffs.
  • Grove Farm Homestead:Discover the history of sugar cane at this homestead.
  • Kalapaki Beach: Great beach for trying out kayaks and stand up paddle boards.
  • Kilohana Plantation: Ride a train through orchards, forests, and farmland.
  • Lydgate Beach Park: Popular beach area for swimmers and snorkelers.

Wailua Homesteads

  • ‘Opaeka’a Falls: Convenient Roadside lookout for this falls.


  • Waimea Canyon: Nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”. Lots of fun lookouts and trails to explore.

All attractions found in the 2019 Hawaiian Islands and Kaua’i Travel Guides.


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