Wailua River State Park

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Wailua River State Park consists primarily of the Wailua River valley. The Wailua River is the only navigable river in Hawaii. The park offers kayaking on the river and riverboat cruises that take visitors to explore the rain forest.

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Wailua was the land of the Ali’i (kings) and was King Kaumuali’i’s favorite place to live.  Ancient Hawaiian heiaus (temples) can be seen in the park, starting from the mouth of the river all the way to the summit of Mt.Waialeale.

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The overlook on the highway, across the street from the ʻŌpaekaʻa Falls overlook. provide great views of the Wailua River and its green valley.

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Kauai Posts:

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  • Lihue Plantation Hanama‘ulu Ditch
  • ʻŌpaekaʻa Falls
  • Wailua River State Park
  • Mount Waiʻaleʻale
  • Fuji Beach
  • Moloa’a Beach
  • Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kīlauea Lighthouse
  • Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge
  • Wai’oli Hui’ia Church
  • NININI POINT LIGHTHOUSE
  • Waimea Canyon State Park: Red Dirt Falls
  • Waimea Canyon State Park: Waimea Canyon Lookout
  • Waimea Canyon State Park: Waipo’o Falls
  • Kōkeʻe State Park: Kalalau Lookout
  • Kōkeʻe State Park: Pu’u O Kila Lookout
  • Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park
  • Hanapepe Swinging Bridge
  • Spouting Horn
  • Koloa Heritage Trail: Spouting Horn
  • Koloa Heritage Trail: Keoneloa Bay
  • Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park

Location: Nalu Rd, Kapaʻa, HI 96746

Designation: State Park

Date of my visit: April 18, 2019

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