Car Hire Kauai

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Kauai is the oldest island of the Hawaiian Islands, full of mystery and charm. It's a lush paradise featuring soaring mountains, sparkling waterfalls, a dramatic coastline and some of the rarest plants and birds. From the moment you step off the plane the balmy tropical winds will remind you, there is no place like the Garden Isle of Kauai. The main attraction is the beautiful Waimea Canyon which competes well with other scenic sites around the world. Unlike Oahu, which concentrates on cultural, urban, and entertainment related attractions, Kauai offers a land of adventure. DriveAway partners with reputable suppliers that offer car hire collection at Kauai/Lihue Airport. So instead of waiting in line for taxis and shuttles, head directly to the collection counters in terminal, and you'll be on your way in no time in you car hire in Kauai!

DriveAway makes driving in Kauai easy with our Driving Tips in The USA page. Featuring plenty of tips and important information about driving in the USA, keeping you confident and prepared! Our reservations specialists are also happy to answer any further questions you may have.

Experience Kauai

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The natural beauty and purity of Kauai has been well preserved for millions of years, and because of this, the island is full of exciting options for discovery. The beaches soaked in sun rays are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and surfing (or learning how), or you may wish to just relax and read a book on the soft sandy shore. Lihue is the most popular city on the island and is full of interesting and impressive things to see and do. Step back in time and experience life at Kilohana Plantation Estate, a restored 14th Century estate with a sugar plantation village, traditional theatre, railway and working farm. To learn about Polynesian culture whilst in Kauai, we suggest participating in a traditional Luau, which is a celebration of food and entertainment and a must do when visiting Hawaii. On the east side of the island, the village of Kapa'a is the handmade shopping capital of Kauai. Enjoy many markets filled with handmade traditional crafts, jewellery and garments, why not take a taste of Kauai home with you.

For a step off the beaten track, take a car hire drive approximately 15 minutes north of Lihue to Wailua Falls. This double waterfall cascades 25 meters down a rock face and legend has it that the chiefs of old Hawaii had to take the risk of jumping from the top of this waterfall to prove their strength and courage. Continuing towards the North Shore of Kauai, Ha'ena State Park is a scenic wildland park home to 4,000 ancient sea caves, beach activities, shore fishing and spectacular views of the Na Pali Coast. The Na Pali Coast is one of the most inaccessible parts of the Island of Kauai but is spectacular to view from afar, as the chain of soaring mountains covered in lush green vegetation, forms steep cliffs plunging into the sea.

Hire a car in Kauai with DriveAway to discover the untouched beauty of this tropical paradise. Simply enter your travel locations and dates in the booking engine above to book online or contact us on 1300 363 500 to speak to our knowledgeable reservations specialists!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Lihue – Kauai/Lihue Airport 5 5 min
Lihue – Wailua Falls 10 0.25
Lihue – Kapa'a 20 0.33
Lihue – Ha'ena State Park 65 1.15

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