Picnic at an ArboretumKaua‘i

If you were to labor for months over plans for an ideal spot for a family outing, you’d be hard-pressed to beat the KE‘AHUA ARBORETUM. Not so much a classic arboretum as a much-loved SWIMMING HOLE fed by a rushing mountain stream, Ke‘ahua Arboretum is a great place for a PICNIC, a splash in the stream or quiet contemplation.

Just past the WAILUA RESERVOIR, the 30-acre arboretum comes into view as a stream spills over the pavement, which ends and transforms from a rough, unimproved road into wilderness.

The arboretum is located approximately 8 miles inland from the WAILUA RIVER. Drive on Kuamo‘o Road (Highway 580) through Wailua Homesteads, heading mauka (toward the mountains).