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Kauai Waimea Canyon Experience
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"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3,600 feet deep.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“winding road” (115 reviews)
“hiking trails” (132 reviews)
“look outs” (70 reviews)
Koke'e Road, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96752
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was definitely a highlight of our time on the island of Kauai. A beautiful drive up the canyon ridge with lots of stops for viewing and picture taking, make sure you go all the way to the last stop for a view of the...More

1  Thank Leo676767
Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite the canyons modest size, it has phenomenal vistas to share with all visitors. Highly encourage all visitors to take one of the many trails into the interior of the canyon for a close up look. For the particularly adventurous hiker, take the southern most...More

Thank DENNIS h
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fairly easy drive up the mountain out of Waimea, Kauai leads you to breathtaking views of Waimea Canyon. Dedicated overlooks with very short, easy walks take to view points that display this unexpected wonder. Bring your camera, for sure. Also, the further you drive...More

Thank cupertino_flyer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is no denying the natural beauty of Waimea Canyon. This is something worth doing when in Kauai. The pictures you will get make it worth the trip. If you’re not an experienced mountain driver, or have a fear of such things you don’t need...More

Thank Rabel7
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning views that go on for miles and miles. Waimea Canyon is on the west side of the island and is reached by driving up a long and winding road. The views are comparable to the Grand Canyon on the mainland

Thank F3574CMkathyw
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not to be missed! The road to the canyon is one that tests your patience (if you live in the city) - it is slow and it winds it's way up the mountainside. But the bother is worth the spectacular vistas. There are...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The drive up to Waimea Canyon Lookout and the parks in windy but very scenic. The views are absolutely gorgeous. There are plenty of hiking trails in the area. Unfortunately,I didn't have time to do them all. I recommend getting an early start as the...More

Thank Sadie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see when on Da Island Brah! Get there early in the morning, before the clouds set in and obscure the view 😌, then see Port Allen on the way to Polihale Beach 🌊 and walk to the start of the Napali coast and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I visited Waimea Canyon during our recent visit to the island of Kauai. •We drove up to Highway 550 (the canyon road) from Poipu. I would say it took us about 45 minutes to get there. We left at about 8 in...More

2  Thank JTF_1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a place not to miss! It isn't the grand Canyon but beautiful in its own right. The colours, waterfalls, all stunning. Worth the drive!

Thank _rev_wwm
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11 December 2017|
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Response from KurtAndWendy | Reviewed this property |
Definitely drive yourself. It's an easy drive and, with your own car, you'll have the flexibility to stop/linger wherever you like. On a tour, you might not be given the option/time to walk out for some of the best canyon... More
6 November 2017|
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Response from KatBugs | Reviewed this property |
Hello, We stayed at the Koa Kea and drove our rental car. The drive was less than an hour on well maintained roads. I took an infiniti scarf, snacks and water. The lookout is cooler and was quite breezy. We enjoyed a... More
2 October 2017|
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Response from Vincent G | Reviewed this property |
Extremely easy, just take your time and enjoy the view.