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Huleia National Wildlife Refuge

Huleia National Wildlife Refuge

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Visible by kayak from the Huleia River, or from a roadside overlook, the otherwise closed-to-the-public Huleia National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Kauai is a popular bird watching spot. The site is one of just two sanctuaries on the planet (both National Wildlife Refuges on Kauai) home to wild populations of five species of endangered Hawaiian waterbirds—the Hawaiian coot, stilt, duck, goose (the state bird) and the elusive moorhen. Twenty-six other species of bird also call the federally-managed wetlands home. The lush landscape of riverine pools and waterfalls that surround the refuge have served as a jungle backdrop in several movies including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and Lost World.

The refuge’s flat valley, formerly comprised of wetland taro and rice paddies, is shielded from the sea to the west by a long ridge of peaks. It abuts Alekoko, the Menehune Fishpond, a historic aquaculture system thought to be built 1,000 years ago by an early and mythical race of Hawaiian of people called the Menehune.

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Kauai Ultimate Off-Road Ranch Tour

Kauai Ultimate Off-Road Ranch Tour

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Buckle up for an exciting off-road adventure through the unspoiled, historic landscape of Kipu Ranch. Ride in a rugged 4WD vehicle across tropical pastures and valleys featured in many blockbusters including ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark’ and ‘The Descendants.’ Soak up the verdant paradise of Huleia Valley and admire stellar views of secluded Kipu Kai beach on this family-friendly eco tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure

Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure

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Kayak, hike and canoe through the heart of Kauai’s lush jungles on a 4.5-hour adventure to Hidden Valley Falls. Paddle past trailing vines and enjoy sweeping views of the Haupu Mountains as you explore the Hule’ia River by kayak, then follow a shady .75-mile (1.2-km) forest trail to a backcountry waterfall. Cool off in a swimming hole beneath the falls, listen to the jungle chorus of tropical birds, then board a motorized, twin-hulled Hawaiian canoe to retrace your path down the tranquil Hule’ia.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Huleia National Wildlife Refuge can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Huleia National Wildlife Refuge tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Huleia National Wildlife Refuge costs USD 124.61. Guided Huleia National Wildlife Refuge tours start around USD 124.61 per person. See all 2 Huleia National Wildlife Refuge tickets and tours on Viator.