Choose Your Own Adventure in PrincevilleKaua‘i
The wild beauty and tangled terrain of Kaua‘i’s North Shore was made for a classic ZIPLINE COURSE. But it was also made for horseback riding, off road touring, hiking, kayaking, swimming and relaxing. Who can really pick just one?
Family-owned PRINCEVILLE RANCH ADVENTURES is up for any combination of these outlets. The company recently added a zipline course to its 2,500-acre property. Thrill-seekers can opt for the KING KONG line, which starts with a leap from a 26-foot-high tower and sails over the jungle for stunning ocean and mountain views.
OFF ROAD EXPRESS, invites guests to pile in Polaris off-road vehicles for an adventurous tour. As of 2015, the ranch added more vehicles (two-seater, four-seater, six-seater), and guests now have the opportunity to drive themselves! Or, pile in with a guide, who will drive you through the ranch’s previously inaccessible nooks and crannies. An extended OFF ROAD ADVENTURE includes a brisk hike to ziplines and a hidden double waterfall.
As the oldest working cattle ranch on Kaua‘i, the ranch started offering horseback rides back in 1978. Visitors can choose a horseback tour or opt for the combo RIDE N’ GLIDE TOUR, an adventure that will take them on a half-hour horseback ride to the lines.
Another option is JUNGLE VALLEY ADVENTURE, the North Shore’s only multi-activity tour, which culminates at a waterfall-fed swimming hole. Guests kayak up a stream and hike through a tropical rainforest and arrive at ULUHE FERN RIDGE, where two ziplines lead through native trees and over a waterfall.
KALIHIWAI FALLS HIKE also gives guests the chance to explore the backcountry of the island, complete with a relaxing hydro-massage waiting for them under the falls. Begin with a hike to a 360-degree lookout, walk through a jungle filled with native and Polynesian-introduced flora, and then descend to beautiful Kalihiwai Falls for a picnic, swim and waterfall play.
Tours are conducted daily. Reservations are required.
• Princeville Ranch Adventures (808) 826-7669