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  • 78%
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    Jemma
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    4 May 10, 2014

    Rent a car, grab a map, take your camera and go explore the island. There are so many breathtaking views literally right next to the road with so many 'vista points' along the way, it would almost be rude not to...

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  • Waimea
    Angela Reed
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    5 Mar 10, 2014

    The canyon is amazing! The second lookout is not as scenic as the first but there are some great views in some turns outs between the first and second view point with waterfalls. We saw some billy goats climbing up the cliffs- pretty cool!

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    Baxter Jackson
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    4 Oct 25, 2013

    Kauai's Grand Canyon is pretty spectacular. Hiking galore. Easy access by car and a killer view make the drive from the beach well worth while.

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  • WaimeaPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    3 Jun 21, 2014

    Your last stop for groceries, snacks and sunscreen before heading out to Polihale Beach Park or up into Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks. Waimea town has that frontier outpost feel, with its dusty streets and ex-plantation cottages. Don't miss rainbow shave ice from the original JoJo's, or a stop to taste the artisanal passion-fruit food and apothecary products at Aunty Lilikoi's shop, which also stocks Hawaiian sea salts.

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  • WaimeaPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Jul 02, 2013

    Seriously one of the most beautiful places on earth. I feel like I could have just kept staring for hours at the pristine, undisturbed landscape. The canyon is a must see while you're here. It's worth the long, winding drive to reach the lookout.

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  • WaimeaPro 2014
    Margot B
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    5 Dec 07, 2012

    This is, in my opinion, the most beautiful spot on the island, with by far the best hiking. You really see a lot more if you get a chance to hike here, rather than just going to the tourist center parking lot/lookout. The Canyon trail is really short (maybe 3 miles roundtrip) and takes you to some stunning viewpoints, ending at a secluded waterfall.

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  • Waimea
    Ludovic
    5 Aug 19, 2012

    If you like hiking or great landscape, this is the place to go on Kauai. I did one hike for a bit more than 4 hours and it was so worth it !!! Very nice colors, reds and greens. You don't even have to hike to enjoy the colors.

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    Lara Lasher Robinson
    5 Oct 09, 2013

    Awesome place to watch big wave surfing or hike to Waimea Falls.

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  • WaimeaCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Keane
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    5 Sep 19, 2013

    Waimea is a beautiful and lush area in Hawaii. If you love hiking, check this area out.

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  • Waimea
    Peter Wuebker
    5 Jun 20, 2014

    The Gand Canyon of the Pacific. A must see.

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    5 Jul 05, 2012
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    Janet Souza
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Stunning!

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    Sveta Berlyant
    4 Aug 23, 2011
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    Yen Phan
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    4 Jul 15, 2013
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    5 Jun 06, 2013
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    5 Nov 07, 2011
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    5 Nov 05, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
17 members' reviews
2,745 people visited Waimea

Description

Just try to find ten locations on the planet more beautiful than Waimea Canyon on Kauai. Go ahead, we'll wait ... It was tough, wasn't it? The area surrounding Hawaii's answer to the Grand Canyon is a visual treat like nothing you've ever seen. Sheer rock cliffs covered in lush green give way to waterfalls cascading into rainbows while wildlife flits about. The edenic scenery surrounds the town of ... read more
Waimea, headquarters to Kauai's royalty who fought off King Kamehameha for years. European and Hawaiian historic buildings grace the streets, and traditional Hawaiian experiences abound: lei-making classes, hula performances, fire dancing.

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