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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
5,048 reviews
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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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Los Angeles, California
Get down and dirty!
If you’re gonna book an adventure like this ATV tour, get ready to get muddy and dirty. Don’t be afraid! Drive
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San Jose, California
ATV ride on kipu ranch
This review is for the ATV ride on the kipu range. The location was easy to find. The vehicles were in very good
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My wife and I had a really good time. Our tour guides were great. Get Ryan and Mana, they were very informed and
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Gilroy, California
Wonderful Adventure
It was really muddy and raining on and off all day so we were not able to see all of the waterfalls and some spots
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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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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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