Your tour begins in our authentic Hawaiian train depot. Check in with the stationmaster, then take a few minutes to explore our unusual train depot shop. Here you will find many hand crafted items made right here on Kauai.
In a few short minutes you hear the approach of the train. You step out onto the boarding platform and watch as the engine appears out of the jungle. It winds it’s way past a garden in bloom with tropical flowers.
The train cars are reproductions of the railway cars of the period of King Kalakaua. They are elegant with hand finished wood interiors and off an enclosed ride with plenty of views.
If you are feeling more adventurous you may pick the open sided excursion car as used on the Oahu coast railway before World War II.
In either case you are sure to have a safe and comfortable ride.
You local guide, we’ll call him Kaimana, narrates the train trip, pointing out to you the more than 50 varieties of fruits and vegetables grown right here on Kilohana. Please feel free to ask any questions as you continue your journey.
Your train ride takes you back through history to the plantation days of Kauai… but this is also a real working farm. Much of the produce that you see grown goes to Kilohana’s renowned restaurant, Gaylord’s.
The Kilohana plantation is surely one of the most beautiful farms in the world. You see an unusual mix of plants and trees, as well as our friendly farm animals.
Well out into the heart of the plantation you disembark, first to spend some time with the pigs, goats, sheep, cattle and horses that comprise the farm menagerie.