Discover more of the Garden Isle and enhance your Timbers Kaua‘i stay with an exciting off-road excursion. Enjoy our luxurious five-star accommodations and signature amenities and experience tropical 4×4 off-road touring at its finest with Kipu Ranch Adventures when reserving a Timbers Kauaʻi Package Adventure!

Kaua‘i's Hidden Gem

Kipu Ranch is a scenic 3,000-acre property extending from the Huleia River to the top of Mt. Hāʻupu. The ranch has seen many changes through the years, from a cattle and horse ranch in 1907, to a sugar plantation, and back to the working cattle ranch it is today. Kipu Ranch has been privately owned and operated by the Rice Family for four generations. In 1872, Willian Hyde Rice, a businessman and governor of Kaua‘i, purchased 6,000 acres from his neighbor Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani, a member of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi’s founding Kamehameha family. The princess sold him the land and additional acreage for $3,000 with the understanding that it would always remain in his family and never be developed.

Though not legally binding, the agreement has been honored by generations of the Rice family who now run about 1,500 head of cattle on the land, allow ATV tours, and accommodate filmmakers.

Just Like the Movies

From tropical forest, picturesque pastures, and cascading waterfalls to the towering backdrop of the Hāʻupu range, the stunning scenery at Kipu Ranch invariably finds its way onto the silver screen. Featured in blockbuster movies such as Raiders of The Lost Ark, The Descendants, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, and more, this storied and unspoiled paradise is magical to explore!

Off-Road in an Untouched Paradise

Traverse lush green pastures navigating your own ultra-smooth Kawasaki off-road vehicle. Ascend Mt. Hāʻupu for a scenic view of Kipu Kai, descend into the bamboo jungle and tropical rainforest of Huleʻia Valley, and hike to a secluded waterfall. All tours are scenic guided tours full of history, light-hearted banter, and aloha. Whether you select the Ultimate Ranch tour or the Waterfall Triple Trail expedition, Kipu Ranch offers epic fun and thrills for the whole family to enjoy!