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Nā Pali means ‘high cliffs’ in Hawaiian. The Nā Pali Coast State Park protects 16 miles of rugged sea cliffs on the northwestern coast of Kauai. This cliffs rise dramatically from the shoreline, some as high as 4000 feet.
In the valleys between the Pali, waterfalls run to the sea, continuing to carve out the jagged landscape. There are remnants of stone terraces where ancient Hawaiians lived and cultivated taro root.
There are no roads running through this park. Access is either from the sea or via the 11-mile Kalalau Trail. We’d looked down into part of this park from the Kalalau Lookout in Kōkeʻe State Park.
The culmination of our cruise on Norwegian’s Pride of America was an hour spent cruising the Nā Pali Coast before heading back to Oahu. Aloha, Kauai, until we meet again!
- Wailua Falls
- 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
- 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
- Koloa Heritage Trail: Spouting Horn
- Koloa Heritage Trail: Keoneloa Bay
- Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park
Location: Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, Kapaʻa, HI 96746
Designation: State Wilderness Park
Date designated or established: 1911
Date of my visit: 4/19/2019