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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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“worth the drive” (322 reviews)
“lookout points” (116 reviews)
“winding road” (113 reviews)
Koke'e Road, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96752
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Reviewed yesterday

Driving up the mountain there are many turnout allowing you to see some beautiful views. Once at the summit, take time to take in all the views including the waterfall in the distance.

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must do if you've never made the trip to Kauai! When you get to the viewpoint-spend time here. As the clouds move in and the sunlight changes, the colors and view changes. Unless you are on a tour bus, take your time!...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must do when visiting. The 4 major viewpoints are easily accessible by car then a short walk. These are views so beautiful and breathtaking.

Thank TheMacs97
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At first-we were not sure about the drive time from Princeville to Waimea Canyon, but it is DEFINITELY worth it. Leave early, go all the way to the top AND to the very end of the trail. Many stops along the way to take in...More

Thank Rognlois
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery with a waterfall or two. Would recommend continuing down Waimea Canyon Road to the lookout points also. Take some hiking shoes if you wish for the more adventurous of your group.

Thank djd94
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my second visit to the canyon. It was the first visit on a rainy day. Don't let rain keep you away - weather is constantly changing and the sun will pop through at anytime. I really think the rainy day made it even...More

Thank JPMcGuire
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This canyon is a most go if you are on Kauai :) never seems something like that before in my life Can recommend it to everybody! :)

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the drive to the top; you’ll see views of the canyon which will take your breath away. The drive is a bit long and windy but if you take the in town cut off it’s not that bad. At the top you can...More

2  Thank Kip W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The site is known as the "Canyon of the Pacific". It was just a breathtaking as the viewing the Grand Canyon. Pictures dont do it justice. We highly recommend as a site to explore.

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This island in general really astounded us by such diversity in such a small area. We have been to the Grand Canyon several times and felt this was worth the drive. We went after a big rain and the waterfalls were pumping. It was a...More

Thank Claudia C
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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
3 October 2017|
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Response from Vincent G | Reviewed this property |
Extremely easy, just take your time and enjoy the view.
adriana s
29 August 2017|
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Response from JohnLustyan | Reviewed this property |
No... great roads all the way into ay vista points or trailheads for hiking.