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Kauai Waterfall Picnic Tour and Off-Road Adventure

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For a fun filled day with your family and friends, our 4 hour Waterfall Tour is the adventure for you. This is a swimming tour, so be sure to pack your towels and swim gear. Hop into the Huleia River via Indiana Jones rope swing and splash into our tropical spring fed waterfall. Dine in paradise at our seasonal waterfall while enjoying a delicious deli-style sandwich buffet. Returns to tour departure point.
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Kipu Ranch Adventures
235 Kipu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
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    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    Check-in 15 minutes prior to tour time
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    Pass by Huleia National Wildlife Refuge
You'll return to the starting point
  • See some of Kauai’s best scenery on a 4WD tour of Kipu Ranch
  • Visit the filming locations for movies like Jurassic Park
  • Swim at the base of a tropical waterfall
  • Includes a picnic lunch on the banks of the Huleia River
  • Private ranch is only accessible on guided tours
What to Expect
Make your way to Kipu Ranch to get ready for the ride with safety gear and a practice session. Learn to drive a 2- or 4-person 4WD vehicle, or take the passenger seat if you prefer. Set off with a guide on rugged trails that wind through the mountains and valleys used as backdrops in Hollywood hits like Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Descendants. Cool off with a swim in the Huleia River and enjoy a picnic on the riverbanks. A moderate hike leads down to a spring-fed waterfall, where you can swim under the falls or plunge into the pool at the base via an Indiana Jones–style rope swing. Back in the 4x4, look out for pigs, cattle, pheasants, and peacocks on the return drive to the ranch base.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kipu Ranch Adventures, 235 Kipu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Safety helmets, goggles, and bandannas (required)
  • Drinks, snacks, and picnic lunch
  • Instruction & Practice
  • Short Hike to Private Waterfall
  • Tour Hollywood movie locations
  • Views of famous Hule’ia River & Indiana Jones swing
  • Entry/Admission - Kipu Ranch Adventures
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • All drivers MUST be at least 18 years of age to operate machines and MUST provide a valid Driver's License.
  • No recent surgeries, neck/back/knee problems, pregnant women, or any serious health conditions allowed on tours.
  • Covered closed toe footwear REQUIRED for all tours and during water activities (applicable tours only). Water activities are subject to weather conditions.
  • Drug and alcohol use is not permitted before or during tours. Impaired participation is not allowed for your safety.
  • Safety helmets and goggles are provided by Kipu Ranch Adventures and are required for all guests to wear.
  • Guests are required to arrive on-time. Tours operate on schedule and cannot wait for late guests. The option to reschedule will be presented to late arrivals.
  • Tours operate rain or shine with the exception of severe weather conditions.
  • If you are booking on behalf of another person or group, it is your responsibility to inform each participant of these restrictions.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum of 2 guests required to reserve a vehicle. Vehicles booked with 1 person per vehicle are subject to an additional charge.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We took the four hour waterfall tour and had an amazing time. The Kawasakis are a blast to drive or ride on. The guides were entertaining and professional. The scenery was beautiful and rugged and the lunch was delicious. We could not have asked for more and would recommend Kipu
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We loved this trip - even though the weather was not perfect, it was a great day!! Our guides were great - safe, funny and very personable. You will see beautiful waterfalls and have an opportunity to swing into the water - be prepared to get dirty!! Some people wore old
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The riding was awesome! Our guides were super knowledgable, laid back, funny, and made us feel super comfortable. The picnic lunch was really good too in a beautiful spot! Super fun & will be coming back for another tour. Thank you!!
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We had a fabulous time! The stops were breath taking, and the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful!
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Mana and a Chase were our guides for this extended off-road adventure. One jaw-dropping view after another. Guides gave great historical information. We couldn’t swim because of dangerous flooding but they more than made up for it by adding extra stops and time to the tour.
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By: Kipu Ranch Adventures
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Brea, California
Great way to see the interior of the island
Fun guides and not-too-challenging terrain made this UTV ride perfect for me and my husband. Just the right amount
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Fun At Kipu Ranch
My friends and I had the best time ever. The 2 hour tour was filled with excitement and of course getting covered
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Awesome Ride
We did this ride in a rainy spurt. The trails were a bit slick, but that mostly added to the excitement. The
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Amazing Adventure! A must do for your bucket list coming to Kauai!!
All employees friendly, hospitable, kind, personable, and has the Spirit of Aloha. Our amazing tour guides were
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Didn’t get to see the waterfall
Looking at the pictures and family said that they go by a waterfall we decided to go with them.Thought they would
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Wonderful experience
The tour guides were courteous and very safety conscious. Always felt safe. Beautiful scenery and complimented
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Judy W
Jamison, Pennsylvania
Fun in the mud!
Our family of 4 rented 2 ATVs with Owen as our guide and Mikey in the back making sure we were all safe. Our group
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Folly Beach, South Carolina
The best ride on Kauai
Cannot say enough positive things about this great ATV tour, the exceptional, knowledgeable, and most friendly
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Fun Experience
Owen and James were great! From the helmet fitting to the tour. They were there to help with pictures or
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Grant S
The ride was great and the tour guides were excellent. If you go in the mud that’s when it’s the most fun.
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David I
Fun and safe
Had a blast ATVs were all new. You got to drive through fun terrain with big potholes mud and water. Host were
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New York City, New York
Our experience at Kipu ranch was wonderful. Justin and Justin were the beat tour guides, were so welcoming and
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Lots of fun mud and learning
My first time doing this tour and found it a lot of fun, learned about the history of the island and what makes it
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Gladis T
ATV Experience
Was our first time riding ATV ever and let me tell you we weren't disappointed! One of the best experience I've
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Helena, Montana
Great Tour!
Very good for the money. Guides did a great job of explaining and showing you how to drive the ATV’s. They were
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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