Ride the Sugar TrainKaua‘i
This land tour draws its inspiration from Kauai’s colorful sugar era when trains carried sugarcane to the mills. Today, KAUAI PLANTATION RAILWAY takes passengers on a 2.5 mile narrated tour around the plantation.
Board their authentic narrow gauge railroad that chugs through 104 acres of transformed sugar fields which now highlights a beautiful agricultural farm. During the 40-minute Signature Train Ride, your conductor will point out working fields of taro, pineapple, bananas, papayas and 25 different varieties of tropical fruits. Many of these fruits are used in the plantation’s beverages for original mojitos and tropical drinks. There is even a stop during the tour to feed the friendly goats, pigs and sheep.
Their Plantation Tour is a 4-hour adventure where one explores the entire plantation. You’ll take the train ride to the back of the property, where you will disembark with your guide to explore a tropical valley filled with old growth trees, wild ginger and a picturesque creek. Leave the valley to enjoy a great deli lunch before walking through the 12-acre fruit orchard. You will always find seasonal fruits to sample. The guides inform guests about the native plants, fruit and fauna. Both tours will leave you with a taste of life on Kaua‘i: slow paced, homegrown and real.
The railway is located at Kilohana Plantation in Lihue off Highway 50 between Kukui Grove Center and the Kaua‘i Community College.
• Kaua’i Plantation Railway (808) 245-7245