Some people call it the Grand Canyon of the Pacific Ocean. Topping out at 3,400 feet, you can get a pretty good view of Kauai from the Waimea Canyon Lookout.
After a quick 45 minute drive from the Grand Hyatt Kauai we found ourselves at the top of the Waimea Canyon State Park Lookout.
Just watch out for Roosters crossing the road on your drive up. Did anyone ever hear the one about why the Chicken crossed the road?
The lookout offers some of the best views of the island.
The canyon is 10 miles wide and spans 1,866 acres.
The canyon was formed by the collapse of the volcano that created the island of Kauai. Then erosion set in over the years further creating the canyon.
The trip up to the Waimea Canyon Lookout is very easy and kid friendly. The 45 minute drive is well worth the effort as you will be met with spectacular views.
There is plenty more to do and see on the south side of Kauai. What is your favorite activity or place to visit on the south side of Kauai?
Kauai Day Trips
Check out our other Hawaii Day Trip tips and ideas here.
- Kauai Day Trip – Queen’s Bath & Secret Beach
- Kauai Day Trip – Waimea Canyon Lookout
- Kauai Trip Report – Exploring Kauai’s North Coast
- Kauai Trip Report – St Regis Princeville
- Kauai Day Trip – North Shore Beaches