Holidays in Hanapepe Swinging Bridge

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Sway from side to side on this iconic rickety structure that holds an important place in the local collective memory.

The Swinging Bridge is among the most fun and popular attractions in Hanapepe. Dating back to the early 1900s, this shabby structure still rocks back and forth with the wind and provides a thrilling river crossing. See if your kids are brave enough to cross this shaky and bouncy suspension bridge.

Stand in the center of the bridge and take photos of the Hanapepe River and its surrounding green banks. Stay for the sunset for the best views of the picturesque scenery, as the sky turns crimson. Kids often enjoy swinging and bouncing on the bridge. It was initially built at the beginning of the 20th century and reconstructed 4 years after the 1992 Hurricane Iniki damaged much of Hawaii.

Note that when the bridge was inaccessible due to heavy rain storms, school was usually canceled for the village kids. It is now safer and less shaky than it was previous to the infamous hurricane. Chat with locals and tour guides about their memories of the initial bridge. See the structure at night, when its lights emit a romantic glow that is reflected in the river.

Cross the bridge to reach the northwestern side, where you will find the residential area of Hanapepe Valley. To respect local privacy, turn back upon arrival. Wander through the quaint streets of the southeastern flank for its art galleries, book stores and shopping options.

The bridge has no admission fees and remains open at all times for locals and vacationers to enjoy.

The Swinging Bridge is on the island of Kauai in the northwestern section of the Hawaiian archipelago. Find the bridge just south of Hanapepe Valley and the Hiloa Stream in the center of Hanapepe. Visit nearby attractions, such as the Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji and the Hanapepe Stadium.

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Marjorie's Kauai Inn, a bed and breakfast
Marjorie's Kauai Inn, a bed and breakfast
3 out of 5
3307-d Hailima rd., Lawai, HI
Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Lawai International Center and within 6 miles (10 km) of Poipu Beach and Lawai Beach. Anne ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Amazing place and great breakfast. Fantastic view and very friendly staff"

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Marjorie's Kauai Inn, a bed and breakfast
Spacious, West side, Beachfront Home
Spacious, West side, Beachfront Home
9924 Kahakai Road, Waimea, HI
Nestled on the beach, this Waimea holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Cook Landing Site and Aloha 'n Paradise Gallery. Waimea Bay Beach and Russian Fort ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
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Charming Waimea Beach Cottage with A/C across the Ocean
Charming Waimea Beach Cottage with A/C across the Ocean
Waimea, HI
This family-friendly Waimea cottage is located on the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Cook Landing Site and Waimea Bay Beach. Aloha 'n Paradise Gallery and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Beautiful cottage!
"Great location for access to hiking in the canyon area. Beautifully remodeled, full kitchen with any and everything you need for cooking! Just wish we had more time there!"

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The West Inn Kauai
The West Inn Kauai
2.5 out of 5
9690 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, HI
The price is AU$475 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
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Marjorie's Kauai Inn, a bed and breakfast
Marjorie's Kauai Inn, a bed and breakfast
3 out of 5
3307-d Hailima rd., Lawai, HI
Marjorie's Kauai Inn, a bed and breakfast
Spacious, West side, Beachfront Home
Spacious, West side, Beachfront Home
9924 Kahakai Road, Waimea, HI
Spacious, West side, Beachfront Home
Charming Waimea Beach Cottage with A/C across the Ocean
Charming Waimea Beach Cottage with A/C across the Ocean
Waimea, HI
Charming Waimea Beach Cottage with A/C across the Ocean
P M R F Beachfront/Oceanfront Rental , Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii
P M R F Beachfront/Oceanfront Rental , Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii
4451 Moana Rd, Waimea, HI
P M R F Beachfront/Oceanfront Rental , Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii
A Beautiful Condo at the Waters Edge with a Great View
A Beautiful Condo at the Waters Edge with a Great View
5050 Lawai Rd, Koloa, HI
A Beautiful Condo at the Waters Edge with a Great View
Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Resort
Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Resort
3.5 out of 5
9400 Kaumualii Highway, Waimea, HI
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