Hanapepe Travel Guide, Things To Do - Best Activities & Attractions in Hanapepe Hawaii (HI)

Hanapepe Town

Home to some of Hawaii's most exciting art galleries, restaurants, shops and attractions.

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Hanapepe Town
It's located along Kauai’s South Shore and just west of Kalaheo and Koloa. Vibrant Hanapepe Town is lovingly nicknamed “Kauai’s biggest little town,” likely because the small area stays busy all year round. Perhaps Hawaii’s most artistic town, Hanapepe features more art galleries than any other town in Kauai. It’s a cultural epicenter of Kauai, offering beauty and brains to travelers. 

Oceanfront and Riverside:
Hanapepe, an oceanfront and riverside village is the perfect place for vacationers seeking a different side of the island of Kauai. This area is known for its springtime Orchid & Art Festival, as well as its year-round dedication to the arts. The galleries are open for business, and showcase some of the best art in all of Hawaii.


Hanapepe River

Adventures and Activities:
It’s not all paintings and sculptures though, adventuress types will find no shortage of things to do, in this beautiful little town. Book a trip with Inter-Island Helicopter Tours, to experience the once-in-a-lifetime journey over Hanapepe, and the beautiful land beyond. Can you imagine soaring over the lush tropical landscape with a personal pilot narrating your journey? If you can, than a visit to Hanapepe is for you. 

Kauai, Hawaii’s South Shore features a rich history. Vacationers are welcome to experience the historical walking tour, which details Hanapepe’s rich history. Stops along the way include the famous Hanapepe Swinging Bridge. This bridge requires users to walk in a single line, and is raised over water. It’s very historical, and exciting. With over 43 locations to experience, this historical journey takes you from Hanapepe’s start and through its remarkable history as a station for soldiers training in the Pacific Theater. 



Famous in Films:
The area is immortalied in film. Your journey through Hanapepe and the lush areas beyond will have you remembering scenes from movies. Many of its waterfalls and fertile valleys were filmed for “Jurassic Park” among other notable films. Artists even rendered the beautiful big-little town for the Hawaiian film “Lilo and Stitch.”

Hanapepe is more than just its history and culture, it’s also very beautiful. Your visit to this memorable town will have you remembering the overall majesty of the area. Like the rest of Hawaii, Hanapepe has its treasured coves, tropical valleys, and roaring waterfalls. It’s rife with beauty to be discovered. 


Shops, Restaurants, Galleries:
When you’re ready for food and drink, Hanapepe has a variety of shops, and restaurants. The local cuisine is delightful, but there are some options for picky eaters. You can grab a burger and fries if Mahi-Mahi and other local fish dishes aren’t for you. After you’ve eaten there are plenty of cultural destinations if you’re looking to have a drink or view some art or possibly both at once. You have your choice of a wide range of affordable Hanapepe restaurants, shops and galleries. 

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Hanapepe Town is culturally significant to Kauai and all the rest of Hawaii. It’s simply an amazing treasure to experience. From its beautiful Bougainvilleas to Glass Beach to the trails at Salt Pond Park and Hanapepe Canyon and the Hanapepe River - diverse topography of Kauai is prevalent all around this small town. The island of Kauai is truly a treasure to be discovered, and Hanapepe Town is at its heart. Come experience its breathtaking natural beauty for yourself. 



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