Afoot & Afield
Two of Kaua’i’s most breathtaking locales are like inverted versions of one other. The pleated and folded Na Pali Coast on the North Shore is a skyscraping monolith of dripping green spires, while Waimea Canyon on the West Side plunges deep into the blood-red earth. Both are bucket list hiking destinations, as is Koke’e State Park abridging the two. Paddling the Wailua River leads you into the island’s lush East Side landscape. And on the South Shore, there are multiple ways to zipline over the forest canopy, gallop through grassy fields, or roar through the 3,000-acres of Kipu Ranch in an off-road 4×4.