- The list below includes 156 free or cheap things to do in or near Hanalei, Hawaii, including 47 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Kayaking, Farms & Ranches and Hiking Trails.
- From Hanalei Beach to Hanalei Valley Lookout, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hanalei and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Kapaa, Kilauea, Koloa and Waimea.
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Transportation: Just past Tahiti Nui, Hanalei, HI 96714 MoreLess Info
Located on the north shore of Kauai, Hanalei Beach is a half-moon bay consisting of a white sandy beach with beautiful volcanic cliffs in the background. With swimming, fishing and kayaking in summers and surfing in winters, the beach is home to a wide range of acitivities.
The Ke'e State Beach Park is a park that offers visitors the opportunity to swim, snorkel, and spend time outside in a scenic environment. It is also the location of the beginning of the 11-mile Kalalau Hiking Trail.
Okolehao Trail is a 2.5 mile trail for experienced hikers. The trail is relatively steep and reaches a height of 1,250 feet. Attractions include hiking, bird watching, wildlife, and sightseeing (there are notable views of lighthouses and waterfalls.)
Lumahai Beach is a lifeguarded public beach that is known for being exposed to open ocean, strong currents, and large waves. The beach can be use for swimming, snorkeling, watching the sunset, and beach walking.
Limahuli Garden & Preserve are botanical gardens housing taro, which is an important Hawaiian food crop, as well as a variety of other indigenous and invasive species of plants in a plantation-era setting. The Preserve is home to many conservationists and biologists who are working to save the native species.