The Garden Island of Kauai is a 40 minute flight to the north of Oahu. Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands and is renowned for its dramatic scenery, excellent hiking, sea and river kayaking and has the most picturesque beach locations in the State. Kauai is the place to go for sightseeing with helicopter tours and sea charters on everyone's itinerary. Kauai has its own stretch of commercial beach resorts at Poipu on the sunny south coast and between Lihue and Kapaa on the east coast. Discerning travellers are drawn to the compelling north coast with the famous Na Pali coastal hike and its secluded beaches and sea kayaking.