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  • Address: State Highway 580
  • Admission: Free

Kauai’s Wailua River runs from the volcanic Wailua crater to the coast, flowing through the Wailua River State Park.

It’s Hawaii’s only navigable river, so make the most of the experience with a boat tour or cruise into the island’s rugged interior.

Along the way, you’ll pass waterfalls, nature reserves and walking trails as the river slowly meanders its way inland.

The river’s highlights are Fern Grotto, Wailua Falls and Secret Falls, reached by a secluded walking trail.

Practical Info

The Wailua River enters the ocean on the island’s east coast, near the settlement of Wailua.

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Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 68 Reviews

Enjoy a day filled with the beauty, legends and stories of Kauai, the Garden Island, on a Waimea Canyon Kauai tour! This fully guided scenic tour takes you to ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 9 - 10 hours

From USD $83.00

Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Enjoy an idyllic kayaking and hiking adventure on Kauai’s Wailua River. Paddle down the tranquil river and admire the lush jungle landscapes on shore. Your ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.49

Kauai Shore Excursion: Waimea Canyon and River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Journey up to the 3,400-foot (1,036-meter) level of Waimea Canyon, “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” on this shore excursion from Nawiliwili Harbor. Then ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.00

Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

See the best of Kauai on this private tour! Choose to see the East and North shores or the West and South shores and explore cities like Princeville, Kapaa, ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $207.29

Kauai Day Trip: Waimea Canyon, Wailua River from Oahu

4 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Fly from Honolulu to Kauai, a secluded island for the senses. You'll see waterfalls, fern grottoes and stunning natural and historic landmarks on your scenic ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $342.70

Paddle Kauai Jungle Streams

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Paddle down the Wailua River, a beautiful and historic jungle stream, deep into the heart of the island on a kayaking Kauai day trip. This Kauai hiking tour ...  Read more

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.33

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