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Na Pali Coast State Park, Wainiha

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The rugged coastline of Hawaii's oldest inhabited island, Na Pali Coast State Park, can only be reached by hiking, kayaking, or paddleboarding. If you're not feeling that adventurous, consider taking a guided boat tour or helicopter ride around the coast. However, this natural beauty is worth the hike (or kayak ride). The cliffs, or pali, jut straight out of the water and are marked with small, narrow valleys and caves formed by strong seawater. Camping on the beach overnight is also a popular option here; just remember that you need to pay for a permit to do so. Put Na Pali Coast State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Wainiha trip maker.
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  • Unbelievable beauty - glad I had a balcony on the cruiseship I was on. Just breathtaking mountains and coast. 
    Unbelievable beauty - glad I had a balcony on the cruiseship I was on. Just breathtaking mountains and coast.  more »
  • A must visit when going to Kauai. How ever you want to experience it. Air, Land, or Sea, its worth the money and experience! 
    A must visit when going to Kauai. How ever you want to experience it. Air, Land, or Sea, its worth the money and experience!  more »
  • The Na Pali Coast on Kauai’s North Shore was the culminating event on our inter-island cruise. Na Pali means “high cliffs”. Some rise to 4,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Its emerald-colored... 
    The Na Pali Coast on Kauai’s North Shore was the culminating event on our inter-island cruise. Na Pali means “high cliffs”. Some rise to 4,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Its emerald-colored...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place. We learned that you need to get to this view early in the morning, before 9am if you want to enjoy the beauty of the view. It is breathtaking. This view point is not hard to get as you can just drive and walk a few steps to the observatory area. There is a parking lot near the row very convenient as well. There are different hikes and trails around the area. Lovely place to take friends and family.
  • Absolutely astounding! Beautiful combination of sea, terrain, forest, waterfalls. Absolutely worth visiting with one of the multiple boats companies offering tours. Big piece of advice; try to get in the morning slot, in the afternoon waters can become too choppy to enjoy.
  • Beautiful area to visit. Stunning views and varieties of floral and fauna. Reservations required. We got ours months in advance. I highly recommend getting the parking pass. We were glad we did, especially after the long hike. The hike is quite technical, but worth it. Use extreme caution crossing to the beach at the end point. Slippery rocks and fast-moving water. Unforgettable experience.
  • The views are incredible. There are a lot of hiking trails available. You can see some unique plant life while walking around. The facilities themselves are a little run down, kind of wish the state of Hawaii would work on them given the number of people who come up here. But definitely a unique place which makes Kauai special. We came later in the day so the crowds were not so bad.
  • One of the most spectacular landscapes I've had the privilege of seeing. Highly recommend a visit by helicopter if you can. We checked out quite a few different aspects of the park and all of it was stunning.

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