Inspire Magazine - Take in the Serenity of Kaua'i Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Inspire Magazine - Take in the Serenity of Kaua'i story by: Inspire Magazine For a serene spot full of hidden gems and empty beaches, head to Kaua‘i. Get a taste of authentic Hawaiian life in this little slice of tropical heaven. WAIMEA CANYON This wonder often draws comparisons to the Grand Canyon. Its 22 kilometre-long formation with deep valleys, dramatic cliff faces, jagged rocks and panoramic views that stretch on as far as the eye can see, set you up for a view to remember. NA PALI COAST Hike the challenging 17km Kalalau Trail, which will guide you along the coast and allow you to take in the emerald green of the forest contrasted by the sapphire sea, and stumble upon ethereal waterfalls. Your finish line is the gorgeous sight of deserted Kalalau Beach. EXPLORE THE HISTORY Traverse the Koloa Heritage Trail to get a taste of the island’s culture. Koloa was the site of Hawaii’s first commercial sugar plantation, then there’s Pau A Laka gardens that were established in the 1930s, Hapa Road where Hawaiians have lived since 1200 AD and Kauai’s first church, the Koloa Missionary Church. MOVIE MAD? Take location tours where hit movies have been filmed; including Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark, King Kong and plenty more! TIP: Na Pali Coast - If you’re not eager to walk, take a boat tour around the coast instead. Click here to see all Inspire North America articles. Click here for HOT Hawai'i Deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Done this? Tell your friends about it.