Kauai Nature

Kauai is the Garden Island, with beauty all around. Watch the sunset over the Napali Coast; view any number of beautiful waterfalls, including Opaeka Falls. Marvel at our red dirt. Visit Spouting Horn. Look for King Kong and a Sleeping Giant. McBryde Garden has the worlds largest collection of native Hawaiian flora.


King Kong and Sleeping Giant are two types of natural forming mountains that you can find if you are observant enough!

Domestic & Feral Goats

The Scientific name for the goat is Capra hircus. There are wild (feral) Goats on the island of Kauai that you will need to be careful about. You can typically find them near the mountain rain forests and lava flows. They are typically destructive to the environment that they live in.

Hawaiian Hoary Bat

The Scientific name for the Hawaiian Hoary Bat is Lasiurus cinereus semotus. This subspecies is endangered and is only 1 of 2 endemic land mammals on the islands of Hawaii. This bat has a wing-span of 27-34 cm.


These are waterfalls that you should consider seeing on your trip in the Kauai area: Wailua,Opaekaa, Queen`s Bath, Kalihiwai Falls, Manawaiopuna Falls, and Hanakapi`ai Falls.

Wild Boar

The scientific name for the Wild Boar is Sus scrofa. The Wild Boar is also known as Razorback or Wild Hog.They were introduced to Hawaii in 1778, soon after Captain Cooks discovery.

Hawaiian Monk Seal

The Scientific name for the Hawaiian Monk Seal is Monachus schauinslandi. The Hawaiian Monk Seal is one of two remaining monk seal species. This species of the Monk Seal is highly endangered of extinction. This seal is the adopted state mammal. There are only about 1,100 left of them alive. They are only one of two endemic species in the islands of Hawaii.


Go to the McBryde Garden to see the largest collection of native Hawaiian Flora. After going there, try to spot it in the wild.


There are four outstanding zipline attractions that you can go to: Outfitters Kauai located on Poipu rd, Kauai Backcountry Adventures located on Kuhio Hwy, Princeville Ranch Adventures located on Kuhio Hwy (north end of the island), and Skyline Eco-Adventures located on Ala Kalanikaumaka St.