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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)
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
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 www.gohaena.com. 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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The North Shore of Kauai is known for its lush landscapes, stunning waterfalls, and famous beaches like Hanalei Bay, while the South Shore offers sunnier weather, family-friendly beaches like Poipu Beach, and a higher concentration of resorts and...
On Kauai’s North Shore, you can visit the quaint towns of Hanalei and Princeville, visit remote beaches, hike the Na Pali Coast, take a stroll at Hanalei Bay, and visit a historic lighthouse. Do all this and more on Shaka Guide’s North Shore Kauai...
Due to an overwhelming number of visitors to Haena State Park, a shuttle and parking system has been implemented on Kauai’s North Shore, just past Hanalei. Entry to Haena State Park is limited and advanced reservations for all vehicles, walk-in en...
Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:
The North Shore Kauai Driving Tour has two starting points, one in Kapaa, the other in Princeville and travels in a loop, ending where you began. No matter where you start you’ll still visit all the same spots.
Do to a recent landslide, the road past Princeville towards Hanalei and Haena State Park has limited access. Please expect long delays and check this access schedule here to see what time the road is open. Plan accordingly based on the access schedule.
In addition, 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 www.gohaena.com.
PLEASE NOTE: you will NOT be able to drive past Hanelei without an advance reservation. Entry costs $5.00 per person. In addition, if you are parking the cost is $10.00 per car and the shuttle costs $30 per person (round trip). You can book shuttle, parking and entry reservations at www.gohaena.com.
Sneakers & hiking clothes
Bathing Suit & sandals
Sun Glasses and/or Hat
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
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.
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.
No, this tour travels west along the north shore of Kauai.