Kauai, Hawaii

Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Date: August 2005
Duration: one week
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Comments: 5
One week in Kauai, Hawaii, flying over the Na Pali Coast and Waimea Canyon in a helicopter, swimming with sea turtles at Tunnels Beach or enjoying the view at Kalalau Lookout in Koke'e State Park.

Here are a few photos of this trip on one of the greenest islands on the planet where a lot of Hollywood movies have been shot like Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark to name a few.

Several photos were made while hiking the Awa'awapuhi Trail in Koke'e State Park.
It is 3.1 miles one way downhill (6.2 miles roundtrip), starting at 4,120 feet of altitude and reaching 2,500 feet at the lookout that dominates the Awa'awapuhi and the Nu'alolo valleys.
The vivid redish cliff that dominates the ocean is were a scene from the movie Six Days, Seven Nights was shot, when Harrison Ford loses it as he and Anne Heche reach the cliff thinking they were on a different island.
Tunnels Beach near Haena Park
Tunnels Beach near Haena Park
Kalalau lookout in Koke'e State Park
Kalalau lookout in Koke'e State Park
Koke'e State Park 
 Overcast sky that day 
 It cleared up for a few seconds, just enough time to snap the photo
Koke'e State Park
Overcast sky that day
It cleared up for a few seconds, just enough time to snap the photo
On the way down Highway 550 from Waimea Canyon
On the way down Highway 550 from Waimea Canyon
Taro field 
 Along Highway 560 near Princeville
Taro field
Along Highway 560 near Princeville
Kauai North Shore
Kauai North Shore
Kauai North Shore
Kauai North Shore
Lumahai River Valley 
 along highway 560 at Lumahai Beach on the North Shore
Lumahai River Valley
along highway 560 at Lumahai Beach on the North Shore
Brazilian Cardinal eating coconut at Tunnels Beach 
 Kauai is a paradise for bird lovers
Brazilian Cardinal eating coconut at Tunnels Beach
Kauai is a paradise for bird lovers
Male Northern Cardinal at Tunnels Beach
Male Northern Cardinal at Tunnels Beach
Female Northern Cardinal at Tunnels Beach
Female Northern Cardinal at Tunnels Beach
Helicopter Ride inside a canyon on Na'Pali Coast
Helicopter Ride inside a canyon on Na'Pali Coast
Na'Pali Coast
Na'Pali Coast
Honopu Arch in Na'Pali Coast State Park
Honopu Arch in Na'Pali Coast State Park
Extending your arm outside the window while holding your camera can be scary 
 Whatch out for the sheer force of the air flow pushed down by the rotor
Extending your arm outside the window while holding your camera can be scary
Whatch out for the sheer force of the air flow pushed down by the rotor
The slopes are virtually vertical
The slopes are virtually vertical
The white spot in the middle 
 is a goat that lives on these slopes 
 A bit too small for my point and shoot camera
The white spot in the middle
is a goat that lives on these slopes
A bit too small for my point and shoot camera
Tunnels Beach on the North Shore 
 a good spot to snorkle with sea turtles
Tunnels Beach on the North Shore
a good spot to snorkle with sea turtles
In Allerton Garden
In Allerton Garden
Wainiha Bay 
 and Lumahai River Valley on the left
Wainiha Bay
and Lumahai River Valley on the left
Taro field
Taro field
Hanalei Valley taro fields 
 near Princeville
Hanalei Valley taro fields
near Princeville
Rainbow near Princeville
Rainbow near Princeville
Sureal colors along the ridge 
 above Nu'alolo Valley
Sureal colors along the ridge
above Nu'alolo Valley
Palette of vivid colors
Palette of vivid colors
Awa'awapuhi loop trail
Awa'awapuhi loop trail
Nu'alolo Valley 
 opening up to the Pacific Ocean
Nu'alolo Valley
opening up to the Pacific Ocean
Shooting location for Six Days Seven Nights 
 Harrison Ford losing it after realizing they are on the wrong island
Shooting location for Six Days Seven Nights
Harrison Ford losing it after realizing they are on the wrong island
Na'Pali coast from Lolo Vista
Na'Pali coast from Lolo Vista
Stunning
Stunning
One step away from a fun ride downhill
One step away from a fun ride downhill
Na'Pali Coast
Na'Pali Coast
Nu'alolo Valley 
 1700 feet (500 meters) below
Nu'alolo Valley
1700 feet (500 meters) below
Nu'alolo Valley
Nu'alolo Valley
Awa'awapuhi Valley 
 viewed from Awa'awapuhi Trail
Awa'awapuhi Valley
viewed from Awa'awapuhi Trail
Royal Poinciana Tree
Royal Poinciana Tree

(5) COMMENTS
On July 29, 2013 - 04:54 (GMT) from Lani Meneses:

We just returned from Kauai and took both the Island Helicopter Tour and the Na Pali Raft Cruise and the views were breathtaking.

On January 13, 2013 - 07:31 (GMT) from Omar:

سبحان الله
Glorious is the Creator of this endless beauty!

On April 26, 2012 - 18:05 (GMT) from Margie:

Gorgeous! have been there twice and BOTH times so overcast rainy and windy were not able to make the trek. Even the tour boats were shut down. Someday I'll see Na Pali!. Thank you for posting these beautifullllll images.

On December 3, 2010 - 05:21 (GMT) from Rory:

EXCELLENT PICS! TUNNELS BEACH VERY NICE> WAIMEA CANYON AIRPLANE TOUR PERFECT

On October 14, 2009 - 18:39 (GMT) from Dr G (France):

Aywah! zwn! zwn bezzf...

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