Kauai's North Shore is filled with beautiful beaches, scenic hiking trails and picturesque resort towns. On this tour, you can snorkel at a beach surrounded by a vibrant coral reef, visit a scenic waterfall, check out a lighthouse and bird sanctuary, or explore a historic garden

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Snorkel at Anini or Tunnels Beach (past Hanalei)
•⁠ Visit the resort towns of Princeville and Hanalei
•⁠ Explore Limahuli Gardens
•⁠ Hike Okolehao Trail
•⁠ Hike the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast (past Hanalei)

Recommended Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kapa’a and Princeville
Direction: Loop, ending where you began

*VERY IMPORTANT* Entry to Haena State Park is limited and advanced reservations for all vehicles, walk-in entries, and shuttle riders are required. You can make reservations up to 30 days in advance at PLEASE NOTE: you will NOT be able to drive past Hanelei without an advance reservation. Parking and shuttle reservations are also required and available on the same site.

Even without a reservation, there is still a lot to see on this tour!

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  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

  • Cultural Sites

  • Parks

  • Gardens

  • Waterfalls/Lakes

  • Stargazing

  • Music

  • Fees & Reservations

Tour Stops

  • 15 king kong mounain

    King Kong - Hole in Mountain

  • Moloa'a Beach

    Moloa'a Beach

  • kahili 2

    Kahili Beach (Rock Quarries)

  • Kilauea Lighthouse

    Kilauea Lighthouse

  • secret beach 1

    Secret Beach

  • 9 anini beach boat

    Anini Beach

  • 19 hanalei valley

    Hanalei Valley Overlook

  • B okolehau view

    Okolehao Hike

  • 12 tunnels beach

    Tunnels Beach

  • 13 haena_beach-normal

    Ha'ena Beach

  • Kalalau Trail

    Kalalau Trail

  • Hanalei Pier

    Hanalei Pier

  • Hanalei Town

    Hanalei Town

  • Limahuli National Tropical Botanical Garden Kauai

    Limahuli Gardens

  • 11 lumahai beach

    Lumahai Beach



Tour FAQ’s

Can I join the North Shore Kauai Driving Tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

Where can I park along the road?

Please pay attention to all parking signs. Parking illegally on the Road to Hana can not only result in a ticket, it is extremely disrespectful to people who need to use this road everyday. The traffic on the road greatly impacts their lives, so you can help do your part by parking legally and adhering to all signs. We’ll advise you on where to park during the tour, and if there are no spots available, just wait for a spot to open up.

What should I pack and budget for the North Shore Kauai tour?

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes

  • Water

  • Bug spray

  • Towel

  • Bathing Suit & sandals 

  • Sunscreen 

  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat

  • Snacks

  • Car Charger

  • Camera

  • Cash (see budget below)

How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 

  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s North Shore Kauai Tour

  • $15.00 per person: Lunch

  • $10.00 per person: Kilauea Lighthouse

  • $20.00 per person: Limahuli Botanical Garden

  • $5.00 per person: Local snack

  • $1 for walkers; $5 to park; $15 shuttle reservations (includes entrance fee): Haena State Park Entrance

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour travels west along the north shore of Kauai. 

Where can I get a voucher to drive past Hanalei?

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


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Tdksterling | June 2022
This app made our trip to Kauai AMAZING!! The back stories were fascinating and the directions were pretty easy to follow. We downloaded all four tours and we didn’t do everything on any of them but we did 80% of each one. We found amazing beaches, went on some stunning hikes and we loved stopping and eating local food. My husband has been to Kauai two other times and he said saw and learned more on this trip than the other two combined. I highly recommend it..just do the activities that work for you, your timeline, and what you want from it…after all, it is your vacation! Enjoy!

Bonnie Ferguson | June 2022
The tours were wonderful. We loved doing them on our own at our own pace. The music and information is great. We would have never found these places on our own. The driving directions were great.

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John Smail | June 2022
The tours are awesome and include a wide variety of options - something for everyone. Especially love the cultural stories driving between stops. We did and saw so much more with Shaka than we could have on our own.

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