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Kipu Ranch Adventures – Kauai

The kids "driving" one of the Kipu four seat Rhinos after the tour
Kipu Ranch Adventures – Kids plying in the Rhino after our tour
 

Kipu Ranch Adventures with two and four seat Yamaha Rhinos

Kauai - Kipu Ranch Adventures with Four Seat Yamaha Rhinos Kauai - Kipu Ranch Adventures with Yamaha Rhinos Kipu Ranch Adventures with two and four seat Yamaha Rhinos Yamaha Rhinos on Kauai - Kipu Ranch Adventures

Yamaha Rhinos on Kauai - Kipu Ranch Adventures Kipu Ranch Adventures with two and four seat Yamaha Rhinos  

  Yamaha Rhinos on Kauai - Kipu Ranch Adventures  

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 Yamaha Rhinos on Kauai - Kipu Ranch Adventures  Raider's of the Lost Arc - Kauai

Raider's of the Lost Arc - Kauai
Rope swing near where a part of Raider’s of the Lost Arc was filmed

Six Days and Seven Nights - Kauai Six Days and Seven Nights - Kauai
Remote beach where part of Six Days and Seven Nights was filmed.

About Kipu Ranch Adventures

While vacationing in Kauai, I convinced my family and friends to try a little off-roading adventure. We hooked up with the folks at Kipu Ranch Adventures since they had four seat Yamaha Rhinos that were perfect fit for our two families. In February 2008 when we were there, they had a fleet of sixteen Yamaha Rhinos.  Several of the Rhinos had been outfitted with a full cage and extra seat so they could carry a family of four. They also use Can-Am ATVs.

Kipu Ranch Adventures takes you on an off-road tour of a working 4,000-acre cattle ranch that is owned by the Rice family.  The ranch extends from the Huleia River to the top of the Haupu Mountains. Beautiful mountains, valleys, waterfalls, forests and lush pastures that have made it the site of many movies such as Raiders of the Lost Arc, Outbreak, Six Days & Seven Nights, Mighty Joe Young, Hook and Jurassic Park.

Tall, narrow Cook pines, planted by Capt. James Cook for replacement ship masts, lined the road.

Kipu Kai Beach

History of the Rice Ranch

William Hyde Rice moved with his missionary family to Kauai in 1854.  Queen Liliuokalani visited Kauai in 1891, she was the honored guest of Rice and his wife, Mary. After she came ashore at Nawiliwili, a horse-drawn carriage took her to Rice’s home, “Hale Nani,” in Lihue.

Lydgate Beach, Kauai

Kauai - Kawasaki Mule is used as lifeguard work vehicle on Lydgate Beach Kawasaki Mule - Lydgate Beach, Kauai

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