Saturday 5 October 2013

Kauai: Poipu and Waimea Canyon

After 5 days on the north shore, we relocated down to the more touristy south shore, mostly to see Waimea Canyon.  We stayed at the Kiahuna Plantation Resort, and took in some waterfalls on the way down the coast.

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Wailua Falls
Beach at Kiahuna Plantation
Waimea canyon continued to impress from the ground, and is well worth the trip to the southern side of the island.

Waimea Canyon
Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon

View from the Pu'u o Kila overlook, end of highway 550.  At this point we are actually quite close in straight line distance to the start of the Kalalau trail!
A few interesting hikes left from the Pu'u o Kila overlook down the Pihea trail that I wish we'd had time to do.  These alone would take most of a day, and we'd already spent almost an entire day ogling the canyon.

Start of the Pihea trail

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All your posts are making me want to go back to Hawaii - we only ever visited the big island. You're so lucky you live so close. Though I know that travelling with children means that it's not all spectacular vistas and tranquil sunsets. Lydia.