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Terrific Kauai Scenes

One of the most astonishing places in Kauia, The Na Pali Coast covers a remote area of the island. Here, you will find terrific sceneries of lofty and weathered volcanic mountains, emerald green pinnacles, dramatic and bizarre cliffs, steep valleys and scenic waterfalls all decorated with lush vegetation.

na pali coastDespite its beauty, the Na Pali coast is one of the most inaccessible areas in Kauia. As such, its beauty is normally admired from either the sea or, of course, the sky. There are boat and helicopter trips, some arranged specifically to view the coast.


Untouched Beauty

Due to its seclusion, the Na Pali coast remains virtually untouched. As such, several types of unique vegetation and terrestrial life have been able to flourish here. The rugged terrain appears much as it did centuries ago when Hawaiian settlements flourished in these valleys.

na pali valleyUndoubtedly, the dramatic land-forms, feature soft tropical nature and unique tropical critters combine to create a fascinating view of nature that you would certainly appreciate seeing.


Fascinating View of Nature Along a Majestic Coastline

Na Pali Coast State Park encompasses a remote area of Kauai. Thanks to this seclusion, a unique variety of vegetation intense greenery of the thick layer of vegetation has been able to survive here, which, together with dramatic mountain scenery that includes cliffs, hidden sandy beaches, waterfalls, and lush vegetation offers awe-aspiring vistas.

na pali coast boat tourNā Pali Coast is a very special place. The Pali, or cliffs, provides a rugged grandeur of deep, narrow valleys ending abruptly at the sea and towering along the shoreline for 17-miles.

Cascading waterfalls plummeting into deep and swift flowing streams continue to cut these narrow valleys while the sea carves cliffs at their mouths. Extensive stone walled terraces can still be found on the valley bottoms where Hawaiians once lived and cultivated taro.


How to See the Park

The Na Pali Coast in the northwest of the island is one of the most inaccessible parts of the Island of Kauai. There are several ways to see the beauty of Na Pali Coast and access to awe-inspiring views of the sea cliffs:

  1. Boat tours: depart from Port Allen on the West Side and during the summer months, guided kayaking trips
  2. Air tours: can show you scenic Na Pali areas that aren’t accessible by land or water.


State Park Kalalau Trail

If you want to witness the grandeur of the area, one of the easiest way is by helicopter or boat. Otherwise, the only way to access the area is by land, via the Kalalau Trail.

Hiking along the Kalalau Trail
Hiking along the Kalalau Trail

The challenging Kalalau Trail is an 11-mile trail that starts at Kee Beach, covers all of five different valleys and continues on to ends at secluded Kalalau Beach.

The trail is for who want to spend more time here and who are not afraid of strenuous exercise. Those who can’t manage the trail can see the beauty can only be appreciated from the water or from the air.


Camping Along the Kalalau Trail

The Kalalau Trail is certainly not the easier with narrow sections and often laden with muddy soil. As such, many hikers choose to break the trail up into two days and setting up camp at the Hanakoa beach. To do this however, camping permits are required from the Hawaii State Parks Division office in Lihue.

A wonderful pace that nourishes the soul, the Na Pali Coast Replenish your spirit and experience the breathtaking panoramas of the Napali Coast.