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Nawiliwili, Kauai
United States of America

The port of Nawiliwili is located on the island of Kauai. Kauai is the oldest island in the Hawaiian archipelago and is nicknamed the Garden Island. You will find white sandy beaches and lush nature. Kauai has 43 beaches and its landscapes are spectacular. The Waimea Canyon nicknamed “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” and the coast of Na Pali are two majestic examples.

There are only two seasons, the drier summer, and the wetter, cloudy winter. But as everywhere in the islands of Hawaii, the showers are very short and few are the days when you do not see the sun.

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Time difference

UTC: -10

from New York: -5h

from San Francisco: -3h

from London: -10h


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MonthTemperature (Celcius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
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22 72
24 75
27 81
20 68
23 73
26 79

Where is locate the Port of Nawiliwili

Cruise ships dock at Nawiliwili wharf at the foot of the town of Lihue. Shops and cafes can be found at the Aloha Center just around the corner from the harbour. Kalapaki Beach is located near the port.

Travelling around the port of Nawiliwili, Kauai

The best way to discover the island is to rent a car. Free shuttles are available to travel to car rental companies, Hilo Hattie and Walmart. A transit service is available.
Taxis are also available at the port.

Activities in Nawiliwili, Kauai


Dubbed the “Largest Small Town” of Kauai, includes historic sites, shops and art galleries.


The cliffs of Na Pali form a 915 meters wall on 35 km on the northwest coast of Kauai. The 10 magnificent valleys that line these ramparts are all uninhabited and accessible only by foot, boat or helicopter. The panorama is accentuated by lava arches, white sand beaches and caves hidden by waterfalls. Several companies offer excursions along Na Pali during the summer months.

Waimea Canyon is one of Hawaii’s seven wonders with sixteen kilometers long, 1.6 km wide and more than 1000 meters deep. It was carved by rivers and the resulting rains at the top of Mount Waialeale. With an average of 460 centimetres of annual rainfall, this region ranks among the wettest places on the planet. You can enjoy stunning views of the gorge from numerous lookouts along Waimea Canyon Drive or from a helicopter. Hikers can choose from 11 trails of varying duration and difficulty.

The Kokee State Park stretches over 4,345 hectares on the west side of Kauai. A network of 19 hiking trails spans more than 55 km. Free guided walks are planned on weekends during the summer (reservations are required). The park also offers a natural history museum.

This refuge was established on February 15, 1985 to protect and encourage the spread of migratory birds and native coastal plants. You will see several birds and perhaps dolphins, seals and green sea turtles.

The Limahuli Garden and Nature Reserve are part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and aims to protect and study rare and endangered tropical plant species.


The fascinating history of the island is presented at the Kauai Museum through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions of ancient tools, furniture, porcelain, clothing, shells, bird specimens, photographs and original paintings by artists of the island.


The Wilcox family has made an important contribution to Kauai’s development in business, politics and community service. Get a glimpse into the lives of two generations of Wilcox by visiting the Sugar Plantation Manor, Grove Farm.

This botanical garden showcases gardens, an exotic fruit farm and a plantation of teak, rosewood, mahogany and other tropical hardwoods.

Excursions in Nawiliwili, Kauai

  • For nature: visit the Waimea Canyon or cruise on the Wailua River and visit a cave in which a choir sings.
  • For culture: excursion to see a Luau , a traditional Hawaiian show
  • Visit the filming locations of many films.
  • Nature safari in 4x4 in Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Valley and Kokee Forest Reserve.
  • Inflatable tube expedition on streams and caves built around 1912.
  • Zipline route through the trees to observe nature from a different point of view.
  • Kayaking, snorkeling, golfing and riding for the more active people.

Roberts Hawaii offers popular hawaii tours at a reasonable price.

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