We are excited to welcome you back to North Shore Kauai. Our Kauai vacation rentals at Princeville Resort, Hanalei and Anini Beach-Kilauea, provide a great starting point to enjoy to all of the splendor for which this part of the island is renowned.
Highway Has Reopened to Tunnels Beach, Haena State Park and the famed Kalalau Trail.
For the first time since the historic rainfall and flooding in April 2018, the section of highway between Hanalei and Kee Beach has reopened to the public. Visitors will be strictly limited to 900 each day to preserve the pristine nature of this world famous area. Reservations are required for cars or the shuttle bus. See below for more details.
Note: Illegal parking will result in a $200 parking fine plus $200 surcharge. There will be a security checkpoint for entry and daily advisories at Haena.
To park your car, a reservation can be made online up to 14 days in advance. There are two parking times available daily at 6:30am and 12:30pm. The cost is $5.00 per voucher. There is no overnight parking.
Walk-in visitors who does not arrive on the Shuttle will also need a reservation. The cost is $1 for the entry fee which is valid from 6:30am to 5:30pm.
Shuttle reservations include entry fee. The cost is $11 round-trip per person. Departure points are from the Princeville Makai Club or Waipa Farmer’s Market on the other side of Hanalei.
Tunnels Beach Advisory: There will be no parking allowed on the highway in the vicinity of Tunnels Beach. That area must be accessed at Haena Beach.
Travel beyond the first two miles (Hanakapiai Falls) requires a permit, as has always been the case. Overnight campers will not be able to leave their vehicles at Haena State Park, and are required to either use the shuttle or arrange to be dropped off at the trail-head.
The reservation system for overnight camping will function as it has for some time, and those with camping permits are not subject to the visitor limits.
Hanalei Bay is Open.
During this summer, in addition to repairs near the Hanalei Bridge, work will be done to restore automobile access to the Hanalei Pier and Blackpot Beach. You can, however, park either near the lifeguard pavilion at the center of the Bay, or at the far end of known as Pine Trees.
Links to more Helpful Information.
Please use the following for help determining the current situation prior to visiting.
Questions related to the State Parks, the new reservation system, or other inquires should be directed to the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources at (808) 587-0396 or (808) 587-0300.
Information from Hawaii Department of Transportation at Kuhio Highway Emergency Repairs.
New road repair this summer near Hanalei Bridge.
Hawaii Department of Transportation has begun emergency hillside stabilization work on the Kuhio highway which leads to the Hanalei Bridge. Traffic is reduced to one lane shared in both directions near the bridge, 24-hours a day. There will also be intermittent 30-45 minute closures in both directions. That work is expected to be completed in late summer. Until then, expect additional delays when travelling north of Princeville and on the return.