No one comes to the Garden Isle without a visit to the Grand Canyon of the pacific. In fact this is the view you are in for (on a clear day) at the end of the road. This scenic drive will take you most of the day, so start early (sunrise or before sunrise if your staying on the North Shore or anywhere North of Lihue). The best way to start this scenic journey day is with breakfast at the Kalaheo Coffee Co. Once your bellies are full and your fueled up, head straight up to Kokee State Park to enjoy the canyon views. Check out the lodge/museum for some lunch and a few souvenirs. After a day of hiking and sighting seeing head back down the hill where you can hit the beach, then grab dinner and a brew at the Waimea Brewing Company and crash out the Waimea plantation cottages if your too exhausted to drive back to the North Shore.
Day 1 - Kauai
Layer your clothing or bring a jacket. The temperature drops dramatically as you climb to the top of Waimea Canyon through Koke'e State Park.
2-2436 Kaumualii Highway # A2
Hwy. 50, across the street from Brick Oven Pizza
Kauai, HI 96741
+1 808 332 5858
Kaumakani Avenue, off Highway 50
Kauai, HI 96747
+1 808 335 2824
Kauai, HI 96815
15 miles up Koke'e Road; Koke'e State Park
(Mailing: P.O. Box 100)
Kauai, HI 96752
+1 808 335 9975