Enjoy some of the other experiences that Kilohana Plantation offers. Whether you’re on a honeymoon getaway, here with the family, or making the most out of a vacation trip with friends, we have something for everyone. Read all about our experiences and we’ll see you soon!
Kaua'i Plantation Railway Tour
“Not to be Surpassed”
Welcome aboard any of our three Conductor Narrated Authentic Train Tours of the historic 105 acre Kilohana Plantation. Sit back and relax in our elegant mahogany passenger cars as you tour and see the tropical beauty and bounty Kilohana. In 1986, Kilohana opened its doors to the public. Translated from Hawaiian, the name Kilohana literally means “not to be surpassed.” This was certainly the case in 1935, when sugar baron Gaylord Wilcox built his legendary 16,000 square foot plantation estate. In its heyday, Kilohana was the site of many extravagant parties and ceremonies. It remains a Historic Landmark and one of the finest examples of plantation era architecture in Hawaii.
Climb aboard our 40 minute conductor-narrated fun and authentic train tour of the 105 acre Kilohana Plantation. You’ll be entertained and educated by our fun loving conductors, and amazed when you see our rows of over 50 varieties of fruit tree orchards, fruit fields, vegetable gardens, rare and exotic tropical flowers, forest, plants, hardwood trees, and animal pastures with donkeys, goats, sheep, horses, cattle, ducks, geese, and our fun loving herd of wild pigs. The train will stop and you can disembark and feed our wild pigs, goats and sheep.
“Memorable by day, unforgettable by night”
An island tradition since 1986, the award-winning Gaylord’s offers one of Kauai’s most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch. Seated around the manor’s original courtyard with views of Mt. Waialeale in the distance, diners enjoy fresh, delicious flavors in island-influenced seafood dishes, traditional meat selections, and unique interpretations of lighter fare.
Enjoy only the freshest seasonal ingredients, supporting Kauai’s local farmers and fishermen and prepared by Chef Mark Sassone and his culinary team. Menu items include starters like fresh ahi poke, seafood spring rolls, and organic green salads. Lunch features cobb salad, fresh fish tacos, or our ranch-style Kilohana Burger. At dinner enjoy favorites like our grilled fresh catch of the day, hoisin glazed spare ribs or our Filet Mignon. On Sundays, Gaylord’s offers an extensive brunch buffet with specialty à la carte entrées. Don’t forget the Banana Cream Pie for dessert!
Enjoy an open air and immersive experience unlike anything else. On the Kauai Safari you’ll be taken around our lush plantation where we’ll show you exotic plants, our fruit and vegetable orchards, and many more beautiful sites. You’ll feed our farm animals on property, learn about the background of the plantation, and of course enjoy the premium selection of local Koloa Rum.