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“Family fun!”

Kauai Plantation Railway
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Lihue
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

We all enjoyed the train tour and feeding the animals! We ate at Gaylord’s after the train tour which was a nice lunch.

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

This combination tour is well worth it to view and learn about Kauai's history, flora, and taste some wonderful exotic fruits. The valley jungle walk is not difficult and beautiful. Lunch are generic sandwiches or salad with chips and cookies. Tour guides are full of information and very kid friendly.

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Kauai Plantation Railway at Kilohana train tour, nature walk, lunch and orchard tour. This was a great tour that had a little bit of everything.

The tour started off with the guide, Josh, pulling us aside to tell us what they day will include. We then boarded the train. Once the train stopped to feed the animals we got to take part in that. We then stayed as the train left. We walked over to the lunch area and applied the bug repellent, got our walking sticks, water and stopped for a potty break if needed. On the way to the lunch area, we learned about some plants along the way and had our first tasting of a fruit on the trail. We then ventured down the trail. It was a bit slippery but the guide was very good and told us what to do and how to take the trail to ensure we were ok. He was amazing. He told us about a lot of the foliage and the history of the area. After about an hour in the valley we headed back up. Lunch was sandwiches, chips and cookies. We had fresh pineapple and Josh picked off coconuts from a tree and opened up one for each of the families. After all that, we went into the orchard and Josh showed us different trees and explained the different fruits and we picked off the fruit and ate it. It was awesome and my family tried each and every one of them. I can never get them to eat things at home but when just off a tree it is to enticing to not try it. We then waited by the train and were picked up and resumed the train tour until we got back to the depot.

Who this isn’t for: If you are wanting a tried and true “hike” this isn’t for you. The nature walk goes through their grounds and has a little bit of everything but some of it is left over from the plantation days when people had various gardens, etc. on the property. It has been taken over by nature but remnants are still there. It is slow and leisurely so you don’t cover a lot of area. If you don’t like mosquitoes then this isn’t for you. Once on the nature walk they are pretty voracious but load up on bug repellent and you will be good to go. If you do not have sure footing then this may be difficult if it had been raining recently which it always does in Kauai. They do provide a walking stick so definitely use one.

Tips: Apply lots of bug repellent and sunscreen. Use the walking stick they provide. Sit on the left side of the train as they discuss more things on that side. Good for kids but maybe not toddlers. I envision them getting a bit antsy but if your toddler is good with hikes and such then may be ok. As with all outdoors activities in Kauai, make sure to drink a lot of water. Some had a more difficult time with the hike and I believe it was due to a lack of water. They provide water bottles at the lunch area so drink up and take one for each leg of the walks. There is also a port-o-potty near the lunch area so use it when needed. It is actually not a bad one so definitely use as needed.

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

We did the train tour around the plantation. The train was comfortable and open air. It was interesting to feed the wild pigs and see all of the different plants that are grown there.

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

The train ride was one of the few things that I booked ahead of time for our trip to Kauai. We have a 3 year old and a 5 year old. Both were very excited about the train ride. Their favorite part was definitely feeding the animals. The tour was informative and a fun way to spend the morning. We stopped by the truffle shop after our ride. Yum!

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