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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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Popular mentions
My wife and I did this for our 36th anniversary. Our guides were Marlon, Mana and David. They kept the group of us well entertained all the while safe. The trails were a blast and we could take them however we wanted...fast or slow, bouncy or smooth. The day was so good we
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Our tour guides were “Giggles” and Mikey and they were great! They were so informative and fun. We learned all about the history of the land. The banana bread and fruit were on point that they provided. And, the waterfall at the end was beautiful! They even take beautiful
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Well organized, lots of views and loads of fun driving the ATV - would really like to drive more and hit more mud puddles - the clothes they offer you should probably take them up on that s the red dirt is hard to get out of your clothes - might take a cloth to wipe off the
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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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About the operator
By: Kipu Ranch Adventures
Teresa- M
Amazing Must Do!
This was the best adventure yet. Marlin and Giggles were the best guides. Marlin is so full of knowledge and
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Spencer H
Northfield, Minnesota
Absolute Blast
A highlight of our Kauai vacation. So much fun! Machines in top notch condition, knowledgeable guides, and
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linc c
Something different to do
What a fun way to do something different and see a different side of Kauai. Giggles and Troy were great and gave
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Most FunEver
This was an absolute blast. Guides were awesome and they kept us moving. Make sure whoever is driving is confident
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Chevroux, Switzerland
Really a great tour! Beautiful landscape, dynamic guide... and bad roads to have fun driving the machine!
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Los Angeles, California
Get muddy
We booked the VIP Triple Trail from the Kipu Ranch website. Our guides David & Ryan were very nice and took great
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Really had a fun time!
We thought we’d try something different than a hike and this was so much fun. The tour guides, Justin and the
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Troy takes the best panoramic photos!
This was so much fun! The equipment was awesome and safe, Troy and Justin were great leaders and teachers, and
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Pleasant Hill, California
Fun all round
My wife and I did this for our 36th anniversary. Our guides were Marlon, Mana and David. They kept the group of us
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Best ride and guides
We had a fantastic time! Great guides Ryan and Kai and fun mud and food too! It was safe for all ages and saw
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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