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The Kauai Visitors Bureau is located on the first floor of the Watumull Plaza, 4334 Rice St., Ste. 101, Lihue, HI 96766 (tel. 808/245-3971; fax 808/246-9235; www.kauaidiscovery.com). For a free official Kauai Vacation Planner or recorded information, call tel. 800/262-1400. The Poipu Beach Resort Association, P.O. Box 730, Koloa, HI 96756 (tel. 888/744-0888 or 808/742-7444; www.poipu-beach.org), will also send you a free guide to accommodations, activities, shopping, and dining in the Poipu Beach area.

If you'd like to learn more about Kauai before you go, contact the Kauai Historical Society, 4396 Rice St., Lihue, HI 96766 (tel. 808/245-3373; www.kauaihistoricalsociety.org). The group maintains a video archive that includes material on a range of topics; they sell copies for $20 plus shipping.

To find out more about state parks on Kauai, contact the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources, P.O. Box 1671, Lihue, HI 96766 (tel. 808/274-3446; http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw/rpc/projects-on-kauai), which provides information on hiking and camping and will send you free topographic trail maps on request.

For information on Kauai County Parks, contact Kauai County Parks and Recreation, 4444 Rice St., Lihue, HI 96766 (tel. 808/241-4460; www.kauai.gov/Government/Departments/ParksRecreation/ParkFacilities/tabid/105/Default.aspx).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.