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Depart from the helipad at the Lihue Airport and fly along the Hoary Head mountain range into the Hanapepe Valley to circle the Manawaipuna Waterfall, commonly known as the Jurassic Park Waterfall. Soar over the Olokele Canyon and the Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific; where several waterfalls cascade down steep the cliffs. Upon reaching the Kauai Botanical Refuge overlooking the Olokele Canyon the helicopter will land at this most unique and beautiful spot.
Safari is the first legally authorized company to provide a remote landing on the island of Kauai since all helicopters were banned from landing anywhere over 25 years ago. Any other company that purports to do a remote landing on a regular basis is doing so on an illegal basis.
The Kauai Botanical Refuge is located within the Robinson Ranch on property exclusively own by Keith Robinson who has been dedicated to the preservation of Hawaiian Endangered Species Plants. This site over looks the Olokele Canyon owned by the Robinson Family and is totally inaccessible to the public otherwise. You will be able to view the vastness of this particular canyon and the wonders of possible rainbows and waterfalls in the distance. The canyon is sometimes called the East Fork of the Waimea Canyon and extends from Waimea to the back west side of Mt. Waialeale Crater. There are no public roads or overlooks by land to view this spectacular site. A number of films were produced at this location such as one of the scenes from the movie Jurassic Park.
The pilot will discuss the Robinson Family history and the discuss plans to develop the property into a preserve for native Hawaiian plants endemic to the Hawaiian Islands Keith Robinson.
After the 30-minute stopover, the flight will continue on its normal air tour around the island.
Ascend over to the Kokee State Park and soar into major valleys along the Napali Coastline. View the North Shore, Lumahai Beach, Hanalei Bay, Namolokama Mountain and waterfalls. Descend into the tropical rainforest of Hanalei Valley and view multitudes of waterfalls, and weather permitting, Mount Waialeale Crater - the wettest spot on earth with over 450 inches of rain per year. Fly near the Wailua Falls, filmed in Fantasy Island, prior to returning to the Lihue Airport.