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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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    Kipu Ranch Adventures
    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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This was my favorite part of our Kauai week. There is lots of rain in the winter, so the trails are muddy and slick - that makes it a lot more fun. We wore goggles and bandanas to keep the mud from flying into our faces. Wear old clothes, because the red Kauai soil will stain.
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If you’re gonna book an adventure like this ATV tour, get ready to get muddy and dirty. Don’t be afraid! Drive though those puddles! Wear clothes that you’ll throw away (they will not wash off. It will be stained). We bought cheap shirts at a nearby market beforehand. Owen and
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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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By: Kipu Ranch Adventures
5,060 reviews
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Sandra W
Off road.
We had a very nice experience. It was a lot of fun. Beautiful views. Yes I would do it again and would recommend
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Ultimate ranch tour
It was fun ride drive and beautiful and we enjoyed hearing the legends, history and about movies filmed
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Awesome Ranch Tour
My wife and I visited while on our honeymoon and had a blast! First off I have to say Justin and Justin were great
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Wheeling in Hawaii
Awesome trip. Owen and James were very informative. Gave a lot of history about the islands. Definitely worth it.
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Brentwood, California
ATV Ranch Tour
This was our second time using Kipu Adventures. We had so much fun on the ATV's our first time to Kauai we knew
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brainerd, mn
Fun tour!
They did a nice job of combining driving, giving us info about the area and having time for pictures and enjoying
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Chesterfield, Missouri
The highlight tour is great for seniors!
As novice ATV people, we moderately anxious about the experience. After 30 trips to Kauai, we thought we had done
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Awesome ATV Adventure
Had a great time! Excellent guides, a very fun trail and top notch equipment made for a fabulous outing. Highly
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Calgary, Canada
It was a blast!!
This trip was so much fun and the scenery was spectacular, and the rains the day before made for awesome sliding
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Betty G
Most fun in a long time! Great tour guides.
Most fun in a long time! Great tour guides. The scenery was excellent. The equipment was in great shape.
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Awesome ranch tour!
We loved our ATV tour! Our guides were fun, and knowledgeable (sorry I don't remember their names). The tour we
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Maitland, Florida
Great off-road trek
Kipu is an operating cattle ranch and Kipu Ranch Adventures uses trails all across the ranch. We had a beautiful
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Bluffton, Ohio
Safe, But Adrenalin Pumping ATV Tour
This was my favorite part of our Kauai week. There is lots of rain in the winter, so the trails are muddy and
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Los Angeles, California
Favorite part of our Kauai trip!
Troy and Justin were AMAZING! They were so friendly, and really took their time on the tour. We had a blast going
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The ATV tour was so much fun, one of our favorites from our Hawaii trip! Our tour guides were Justin & Justin!
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  • Languages Offered: English
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