We’ve already talked about some great things you can do while vacationing in Maui, but another Hawaiian island you may consider for your trip is Kauai. Of all the islands in Hawaii, Kauai is not only the oldest, it is probably the most awesome. Sure, this island might have its downsides, like roving gangs of wild chickens, but looks can be deceiving. Kauai, despite its pastoral scenery, natural attractions and breathtaking beaches has some action-packed adventures that await the thrill seeker. Check out these destinations to make the most of your adventure vacation.
Since over 80 percent of Kauai can only be seen by air, a helicopter ride is really your best choice for taking making the most of your trip to Hawaii. It’s the best way to see Manawaiopuna Falls, featured in the movie Jurassic Park.
Float Down the Wailua River Valley
Kayak down Hawaii’s only navigable river and see where Outbreak and Raiders of the Lost Ark were filmed. A boat trip will take you to the recently restored Fern Grotto, where you will see entertainers perform the Hawaiian Wedding song. Your return trip will feature Hula dancers and Hawaiian music.
Tour Kipu Ranch by ATV
The only way you’ll explore the Ha’upu Mountain Range is on ATV, which is cool enough in its own right. But Kipu Ranch isn’t just some holding area for livestock. You’ll ride down rocky, muddy, rugged paths and get to see the sites where Diamond Head and The Hawaiians, Islands In The Stream, The Lost World, Outbreak and Mighty Joe Young were filmed.
Just Silver Screen It
If your thirst for famous film sites isn’t slaked after visiting Kipu Ranch, you can always scout out more to round out your trip. Hawaii’s beautiful scenery makes it a great choice for on-location filming. A trip to Kauai is the perfect opportunity to see where some of your favorite action sequences were filmed. When you take a movie tour with Polynesian Adventure Tours, you’ll get to see clips from the movie right before you pull up to the site! Movies shot there include Pagan Love Song, South Pacific, Wackiest Ship in the Army, Blue Hawaii, Donovan’s Reef, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Six Days Seven Nights and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.