Experience the Real Hawaii! Epic Adventures on the North Shore of Kauai

By Hawaii.com Team

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Imagine finding yourself inside a fairytale landscape full of magic and mystery. You’re not dreaming, you have found yourself on Kauai. There is no better backdrop, while you fly high through the trees on a series of massive ziplines or race through the jungles on specialized off-road 4×4’s.

Princeville Ranch is a 2,500 acre dream land where you will find yourself immersed in the most amazing adventures in the Hawaiian Islands. What are the best things to do in Hawaii? How about the best things to do in Kauai? Princeville Ranch has you covered! Check out these Top 5 activities you can find yourself in, when you come to Princeville Ranch on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai!


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Ziplining is fun for everyone! Feel the rush as you step off the platform and let gravity take you to high speed, high above the rivers and streams below. Zipline activities are perfect for beginners or experienced adventurers. Everyone can do it, from kids to grandparents, it is the top activity to do in Kauai, and Princeville Ranch has the most beautiful zipline course in all of the Hawaiian Islands.

If you are looking for a half day adventure, take a look at the combo adventures that Princeville Ranch offers. The Zip & Dip, for instance, combines 9 fast and fun ziplines with a swim at a picture-perfect waterfall swimming hole. There you will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch, waterfall jumping, swimming and relaxing. Take relaxing to a whole new level by grabbing an inner tube and float around in the fern lined swimming hole fed by a fresh mountain waterfall.

Learn more about Ziplines on Princeville Ranch: princevilleranch.com/zipline

Off-Road 4X4

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Looking for some fun and adventure? You won’t want to miss this ATV adventure on Princeville Ranch! This activity is perfect for the whole family, especially families who like to get dirty!
Princeville Ranch has spectacular trails to explore in your custom side-by-side 4×4 vehicle. They provide 4 and 6 person rigs that are ready for you to kick up some dirt. Along the way you will make stops at some of the most iconic and beautiful locations on Kauai. But that’s not all, you also get to experience two super fun zippiness, a refreshing swim at a twin waterfall, and a delicious picnic lunch. This is the ultimate all-in-one adventure!

Learn more about the Off-Road adventure on Princeville Ranch: princevilleranch.com/off-road-adventure

Horseback Riding

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Here’s a fun fact, Princeville Ranch is one of the oldest working cattle ranches in Hawaii and one of the oldest in the entire United States. Family owned and operated since 1978, the pride of Princeville Ranch is their amazing horseback experiences with their stunning horses and beautiful lush pastures. The Paniolo Ride is your way to a first hand experience as a Hawaiian cowboy! Paniolo means Cowboy in Hawaiian and this adventure will put you in the middle of the Hawaiian cowboy experience! You travel on horseback through the ranch pastures where the herd of Brangus cattle roam free. In March and April you can see new born calves and diverse flora and fauna!

Want even more? Ride through the shadows of the oldest mountain peaks in the Hawaiian Islands. You’ll ride horseback across the ranchlands with sweeping Hanalei mountain views then hike into a dense rainforest jungle where you will find a stunning 80 foot waterfall. This exclusive waterfall is all yours…take a swim and play under the falls while a delicious picnic lunch is prepared for you. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind hawaiian horseback experience!

Princeville Ranch is the best place on Kauai for horseback riding! Check out their Private Rides and horseback-zipline combo tours as well!

Learn more about Horseback Riding on Princeville Ranch: princevilleranch.com/horseback-adventures

Jungle Valley Adventure – Hike & Kayak

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Looking for the ultimate family tour? The Jungle Valley Adventure has it all! On this expedition, a hiking trail will wind you through open pastures and rainforests until you reach a private mountain stream. Get nautical and meander upstream in a kayak where a canopy of Hawaiian plants surround you. Further up valley, you will hike to a fern lined ridge where two fast and fun ziplines await you. Look down as you zip over a twin waterfall that will be your private paradise for a delicious picnic lunch, a refreshing swim and a relaxing float on innertubes. This tour is quite possibly the best tour on Kauai and is an adventure you surely won’t want to miss out on!

Learn more about the Hikes on Princeville Ranch: princevilleranch.com/hikeandkayak


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You’ve seen them on TV. You’ve seen them in movies. Now you can see those thousand foot waterfalls, pouring down the steep cliffs of the mountains on Kauai. Princeville Ranch has some of the best swimming holes and waterfalls of any private land in Kauai. Whether you’re proposing or just looking for some relaxation under the natural waterfalls, Princeville Ranch has you covered!

Learn more about the Waterfalls on Princeville Ranch: princevilleranch.com/waterfall-tours


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Princeville Ranch takes their customer service seriously! They have over 2,000 FIVE STAR reviews on travel sites and their guides are the best in the industry! Fun loving, energetic and safe, the guides at Princeville Ranch will ensure your experience is top notch!

Weddings & Special Events

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Looking to get married on the beautiful island of Kauai? Princeville Ranch offers spectacular ceremony locations and venues for all types of weddings and special occasions. Puʻu O Henui, or green hill, at the back of this historic ranch has 360 degree views of the entire North Shore of Kauai perfect for wedding ceremonies, proposals, or intimate vowel renewals. A rustic yet contemporary barn with cool breezes and open space is the ultimate venue for gatherings up to 100 people. The nearby Poʻoku Meadow can accommodate larger parties up to 300 people with lush Hawaiian greenery and ancient mountain peaks framing this spiritual place. Princeville Ranch Events can make your special gathering a memory of a lifetime!


North Shore

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The North Shore of Kauai is universally considered the most beautiful area in all of the Hawaiian Islands. Kauai is the oldest of all the islands in Hawaii and has had much more time to evolve and erode. The deep carved Hanalei mountains with abundant waterfalls, the various white sand beaches and the amazing Na Pali coastline are just a few things that make the North Shore so spectacular.

Princeville Ranch is located on the North Shore of Kauai and is one of the top things to see in all of Hawaii. Don’t miss your chance to experience the true Hawaii, book an adventure at Princeville Ranch now!

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