A travel journal
to Kauai by robertabee
Quote: Here are a few things to do in Kauai with kids that most tourists won't get to.
Second, bring a flashlight for the dry cave.
Third, don't try to go swimming in the wet caves! That water has been sitting around for decades without a single pool cleaner with a net to skim off the gunk on top.
Once you get to the attractions, you will do fine on foot - there isn't much walking.
Attraction | "Kauai's Wet and Dry Caves"
Or, bring a flashlight! You can walk back about 75 yards, but this ancient lava tube extends back for hundreds of yards deep into the lava cliff behind.
Waikapala’e and Waikanaloa Wet Caves
Once upon a time the volcano goddess Pele decided to build a home. Twice she started to dig a foundation but twice she struck water and had to give up. This is the legend of Waikapala’e and Waikanaloa, two watering holes whose water is no longer clean enough to swim in, but which take great photographs. Waikapala’e is located about five minutes walk from the highway (the trail starts at a small parking area) while Waikanaloa is right next to the highway.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2002
Maniniholo Dry Cave
Highway 560 just before Mile Marker 9
Attraction | "Spouting Horn Geyser"
The size of the spout depends on the timing and direction of the wave that is breaking on the shore. Part of the water is forced into the tube, where it erupts violently into the air and creates the namesake "Spouting Horn".
This is a fun break from the sunbathing and swimming at nearby Poipu Beach, or a pre-dinner photo opportunity if you're having dinner in the Poipu area.
Lawai Road, across from Allerton Visitor's Center
Koloa, Hawaii 96756
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