Above the Surface
jungles & rivers
Where better to venture than the misty jungles of Kauai, to the lands unchanged by time? Here are the heavenly waterfalls, Wailua, Waipoo, Waialeale, Opaekaa and Hanakapiai. There are a thousand more. Here is the tranquil Wailua, the only river in Hawaii you can explore by canoe, kayak and paddleboard. This is a land of unspeakable natural beauty. Soaring mountains. Deep ravines. Endless rain and dazzling sunshine. At Hokuala, you are at the center of it all.
Exploring by zip line, ATV or jeep are great choices. But try this: a century ago the Lihue Sugar Plantation built a series of canals to bring water from the waterfalls of Mt. Waialeale to irrigate its fields. These waterways remain, and riding a tube along them makes for an unforgettable way to see the interior.
From sun-drenched Hokuala to peaks shrouded in rain, Kauai is a land of stunning contrasts. In a place that can get over 600 inches of rain a year, there are few greater joys than sinking your hiking boots into a muddy trail and then diving through a crystal clear waterfall.