Activities

Hawaii Adventure Center Activities

Jungle Valley Adventure

Enjoy beautiful mountain views as you hike down to a secluded mountain stream where you kayak through lush, tropical rainforest to a pristine twin waterfall. Here you'll swim, enjoy a delicious lunch, and relax for an hour. Includes an optional 2 line zip for those that meet weight requirement of 65-280 lbs.

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Kalihiwai Falls Hike

Hike to the ranch lookout point to witness breathtaking mountain and ocean views. Continue on to a secluded 100 foot waterfall for a delicious lunch and swim—3 hours of hiking and 1 hour at the waterfal

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Kauai Movie Adventure

Experience your favorite films in a new way. Watch scenes from amazing big screen movies and actually stand in or view the exact spots of the shoots like you were one of Hollywoods most famous stars. Fun for the whole family.

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Private Horseback Tour

Imagine a personalized Kauai horseback ride with a private guide! You’ll choose from several exciting choices to customize your adventure, including secluded areas of the Ranch. Some of these choices are available only on our Private Rides!

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Paniolo (cowboy) Horseback Ride

Enjoy a 1.5 hour Paniolo (cowboy) horseback riding experience! Amazing views of stunning mountains and valleys with a ocean view in the distance. A great tour to get your horseback riding fix!

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Ride N' Glide

Imagine the thrill of zip lines combined with a peaceful ride on gentle horses—all on a private ranch! Soak up stunning mountain scenery as you horseback ride at a leisurely pace for 30 minutes across lush, secluded pasture lands.

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Luau at Smith Family Garden

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Over 50 years ago, the Smith’s Grandpa started their family business along the sacred Wailua River Valley. They created their tropical paradise to celebrate the Hawaiian spirit of aloha that Mr. Smith loved and lived by. Today, four generations of the Smith family continue to honor that tradition with the most famous of Hawaiian celebrations, the luau. We encourage you to join the Smith family and share the traditions of their island home and become part of their "ohana."

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Luau at Grand Hyatt Kauai

Join Grand Hyatt Kauai for their Luau Havaiki Nui, meaning "A Journey to New Lands." You’ll experience a fascinating journey through Polynesia where a Royal feast nourishes both body and soul and magical stories of Hawaii fill your heart. Return to the days of old Hawaii as they share stories and dances of ancestors. We invite you to join the Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau to experience the beauty, romance and adventure of Polynesia. It will be an evening that you will always remember.

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Luau Kalamaku at Kilohana Plantation

Luau Kalamaku is an unforgettable experience that is a “must-see” for any visitor to the island of Kauai. The twice-weekly extravaganza has been welcoming guests since 2007 and is the state’s only luau show performed “in-the-round,” offering great views from every seat in the house. Featuring a state-of-the-art media system and an interactive stage design, the show includes a cast of approximately 50 dancers and musicians including an award-winning fire knife dancer.

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Luau Kalamaku - V.I.P. Plantation Owner's Evening

Whether it’s an intimate party of two or a celebration for up to 20, enjoy a specialized dinner at Gaylord's Restaurant at Kilohana. Under the direction of Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Pflueger, you will delight in a unique menu featuring meats, fish and produce, including fruits and vegetables from Kilohana Plantation’s 60-acre orchard and agricultural park.

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Luau Aulii - Sheraton Kauai Resort

Sheraton Kauai Resort’s ‘Auli’i Lu'au invites guests to connect with Kauai’s rich history and culture, traditional culinary treats and refreshing libations with oceanfront views of the blue Pacific Ocean and bright-orange sunset as its stunning backdrop.

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One Day Fly Away

Take a patriotic journey to the island of O'ahu, you will explore the USS Missouri, and view the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a Navy launch across Pearl Harbor to the Arizona Memorial. Continue on a historic journey through downtown Honolulu attractions, including Kawaiahao Church and Iolani Palace. End the day with the serenity of Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific and Courts of the Missing.

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Waimea Canyon & Walua River Tour

Explore Kaua'i with ease, this tour will take you to Waimea Canyon, with a depth of almost 4,000 ft and 10 miles long you will see why Mark Twain referred to it as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". Cruise the south shore enjoy the view of Spouting Horn, and Koloa Sugar Mill. To end the day enjoy a relaxing cruise up the Wailua River and explore the Fern Grotto.

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Waimea Canyon Experience

Explore the West and South of Kaua'i with ease, this tour will take you to Waimea Canyon, with a depth of almost 4,000 ft and 10 miles long you will see why Mark Twain referred to it as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". Cruise the south shore enjoy the view of Spouting Horn, and Koloa Sugar Mill, and the resorts made famous in the Elvis Presley movie Blue Hawaii.

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Waterfall Picnic Horseback

A peaceful ride across a private ranch, hiking through lush rainforest plus swimming at an 80-foot waterfall! Explore the falls and swim in the fern-lined pool; then enjoy a delicious picnic and relax.

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Zip Express

Zip the full course on the pristine private lands of Princeville Ranch in three hours! The course is a thrilling combination of nine picturesque zip lines and a suspension bridge spanning a waterfall. Imagine walking off the edge of a lush valley, flying over tree tops across to the other side, soaking in the mountain views along the way.

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Zip N' Dip

A combination of 9 picturesque ziplines, 1 suspension bridge, and an hour at a very deep hidden swimming hole with a small waterfall where you'll enjoy lunch, swimming, jumping, and floating on inner tubes.

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Napali Snorkel Adventure (North)

SEASONAL: April-November

Departing from beautiful Hanalei Bay on Kauai's North Shore, this summer tour maximizes time on the Napali Coast and includes snorkeling at a remote location with more Hawaiian fish than you'll be able to count.

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Napali Sunset Dinner Sail

SEASONAL: MAY - SEPTEMBER

The Napali Sunset Dinner Sail is designed to deliver a deliciously different dining experience in one of the world’s most alluring settings on an exceptional sailing vessel. Your camera will be doing all the work while you simply relax and take in all that Kauai has to offer.

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Deluxe Waterfall Safari

Experience the view from above in the comfort of a state-of-the-art helicopter in this 55 minute tour that will take you on a 100+ mile tour of central Kauai; where scores of Hollywood directors were able to capture its unmatched beauty on the silver screen. Safari Helicopters’ experienced and knowledgeable pilots will highlight hot spots that make this “oldest island in the Hawaiian chain” a favorite of residents and visitors alike.

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Ultimate Kauai Adventure

Kauai's most inspiring mountains, most magical caves, enticing waterways, unique flora and fauna, rich red dirt and emerald green vistas - discover this and more. Explore the unreachable beauty that is Kauai. You will see the NaPali Coast, Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls, and Mount Waialeale while learning about the legends and history of the island that your pilot calls home.

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Big Kahuna Air Tour

Ranked as one of the best activities in Lihue, join AirVentures Hawaii on the most popular Kauai air tour that encompasses the entire Garden Island. Enjoy views of the Menehune Fish Pond, the Eucalyptus Tunnel of Trees, Waita Reservoir (the largest reservoir on Kauai), Captain Cook’s Landing in Waimea Town, the breathtaking Waimea Canyon, the majestic Napali Coastline, Lumahai Beach (were the movie South Pacific was filmed), Hanalei Valley, cascading waterfalls, Kilauea Lighthouse (the largest Frigate bird sanctuary) and miles of beautiful coastline and beaches.

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Jack Harter Helicopters

Experience Kauai's most inspiring mountains, most magical caves, enticing waterways, unique flora and fauna, rich red dirt and emerald green vistas - discover this and more. Enjoy Kauai with DOORS OFF or ON with Jack Harter Helicopters. They offer a 60-65 min tour or a 90-95 min tour for the best photos!

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Princeville Adventure

See areas where no one has ever set foot. Hidden places that can only be discovered from the air. Your tour will also include many famous areas that have made the "garden island" a favorite location for Hollywood. On this Kauai helicopter tour adventure you will see lush valleys dotted with waterfalls, colorful and intricate Waimea Canyon and the impenetrable NaPali coast known for its towering razor sharp cliffs and secluded beaches and much more.

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Kipu Scenic Ranch Tour

Come and join Kipu Ranch Adventures for a beautiful breathtaking 3 Hour Scenic Ranch Tour through Kipu Ranch. Ride through tropical forests, hidden river valleys, and endless rolling pastures. Drive along Mt. Ha'upu Range and enjoy spectacular views of Kipu Kai Beach, a site that very few visitors get to experience. Because it's private, almost no one on Kauai gets to see this view. This is sure to be a highlight of your tour. You'll see quite a few wild pigs, nene geese, pheasants and much more! Kipu Ranch Adventures has knowledgeable tour guides who will share exciting history with you about Kipu Ranch and how it has evolved over the years. The guides will also point out movie spots where many films were created like Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Mighty Joe Young, Outbreak, Six Days Seven Nights, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Descendants and many more.

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Kipu Waterfall & Picnic Tour

Kipu Ranch is a 3,000 acre property extending from the Hule'ia River to the top of Mt. Ha'upu. It is home to many movie sites and untouched wildlife! The ranch has seen many changes through the years from a sugar plantation to the working cattle ranch it is today. Kipu Ranch is also a private ranch and is not accessible to the general public. This makes your experience with Kipu Ranch Adventures an exciting way to see Kauai’s untouched hidden beauty! So come join Kipu Ranch Adventures for an exhilarating ride on your very own ATV or kick back and relax on one of their passenger vehicles! You'll find this scenic tour a most memorable one for you and your family!

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Mountain Tubing Adventure

This one-of-a-kind activity is geared for people of all fitness levels, ages 5 and over. Bring the whole family along. Have fun floating down the historic Hanama`ulu Ditch Irrigation system through tunnels, flumes and open canals. Your way will be lit by the headlamp on your complementary helmet. At the end of the journey you will be rewarded with a refreshing dip in a natural mountain swimming hole and a delicious picnic lunch. Those weighing less than 300 lbs are welcome. This 3-hour tour is perfect for families and groups.

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Napali Snorkel & Sail

For true trade wind sailing on Kauai, join Holo Holo Charters aboard Leila a beautiful 50' sailing catamaran. Nobody sails more and it's not uncommon to attain speeds up to 18 knots (about 20mph)! There's nothing like a Kauai sunset. Napali means “the cliffs” and you will see how apt that name is when you gaze upon its world-renown 3,500-foot heights, green valleys, waterfalls and hidden beaches. As you head for our destination your crew will entertain you with stories of the Hawaiians who once lived there. The Napali Coast is a sight to be enjoyed from sea level!

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Napali Sunset and Sightseeing Tour

There is nothing like a Kauai sunset and there's no place better to see it than on the water. You will witness the colors of the coastline change as the sun sinks into the ocean; it's truly gorgeous. Make sure you bring your camera on this spectacular sightseeing tour. This tour is for those of you who want to see the Napali Coast and do some whale watching (when in season), but are not interested in snorkeling. Tour returns to Port Allen after sunset.

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Napali & Niihau Super Snorkel Tour

This breathtaking Napali & Niihau Super Tour is geared for people of all fitness levels, ages 6 and over. Cruising on the delightful Holo Holo, you will arrive to a special planned adventure. Your adventure will include snorkeling, sightseeing, relaxing and enjoying the pristine waters and spectacular cliffs of Kauai's Napali Coast. This is the only tour available to the “forbidden island” of Niihau. This 65' power catamaran is Kauai's fastest, largest vessel to Napali and Niihau.

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Wailua River Kayak Tour

This Wailua River Tour is great for even those who have never touched a paddle. You are guided at your own pace and are given instruction on how to control your Kayak. You don’t have to be a Triathlete to conquer both a kayak paddle and hike in one-day. You’ll have enough energy for a swim at the bottom of the 120 foot Secret Falls Waterfall. The hike has some mild terrain and is not overly strenuous. You will feel rewarded when you reach the falls. Be sure to get a picture in front of the falls so you have proof you conquered the Wailua River and Secret Falls hike.

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Ziplining Adventure

Kauai Backcountry zipline tour is exhilarating and unlike anything else you have experienced! Kauai Backcountry Adventures open-air “jungle cruiser” will take you to the start of the zipline course. After a thorough briefing, you will be safely harnessed and prepared with confidence to soar along seven ziplines down a mountainside to the valley floor below. Soar over the magnificent forest canopy, tranquil streams and a bamboo grove. At the end of your zip, you will be rewarded with a refreshing swim and a delicious picnic lunch in a beautiful tropical setting.

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Kauai Surf Lessons

Let your dreams of surfing waves along a shoreline of a beautiful tropical island come true with Kauai Surf School. Located in sunny Poipu Beach on the ‘Garden Isle’ of Kauai, Hawaii you find Kauai Surf School. According to Jamie and Sparky, learning to surf is easy and fun with their professional staff, excellent equipment, and fun Kauai waves! The Kauai Surf School operates year-round with small group and private lessons for the beginner surfer.

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Wailua Waterfall Kayak

Paddle the Wailua River, once home to royalty and you will see why. After paddling downwind upstream you will embark on a 1 mile hike to a waterfall! Take a dip and have some lunch. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and get a workout on the way back.

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Hidden Valley Falls Kayak & Hike

Enjoy paddling up Hule'ia River, a beautiful calm jungle stream. After cruising downwind for 2 miles, tie the kayaks and hike 3/4 mile to an enchanting waterfall and swimming hole. Enjoy your lite snacks and beverages on the waters edge. At the end of the tour enjoy a cruise down river on their motorized Hawaiian Canoe, no need to paddle against the wind!

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Napali Coast Sea Kayak

SEASONAL: mid-May to mid-September

Experience Kauai by sea! This tour is offered mid-May through mid-September. Kayak the famous Napali Coast, an adventerous 15 mile tour. Paddle at the base of sheer 3000' sea cliffs, through waterfalls, and a beach landing! Enjoy marine animals such as turtles, and spinner dolphins. Enjoy lunch ashore a private beach area.

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Poipu Whalewatch Sea Kayak

SEASONAL: January-May

Experience Kauai by sea! Kayak from Poipu to Port Allen on an adventurous 8 mile tour. Make 3 different landings on hard to reach beaches! Enjoy marine animals such as turtles, spinner dolphins, and whalewatching! Enjoy lunch ashore a private beach area.

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Whale Watching

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SEASONAL: January-March

Spend 2 hours searching for whales with Holoholo Charters! They even offer a whale guarantee: "If you do not see a whale on your tour you will be offered a complimentary whale watching tour during your current stay."

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Ultimate Napali Snorkel

SEASONAL: May-September

Enjoy a 4.5 hour tour along the Napali coast will be a trip to never forget. Z Tours Kauai's Custom built 25ft rigid hull Zodiac provides a safe & smooth ride. It also provides the freedom to get up close to the Napali Coast. Breeze along the majestic mountains and feel the spray off fresh waterfalls. There's no better way to explore Kauai's Na Pali Coast than our Zodiac boat tours. Snorkeling, dolphin and whale watching tours by boat.

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Ultimate South Shore Snorkel

Enjoy a 2.5 hour tour along the south shore coast will be filled with marine life. Z Tours Kauai's Custom built 25ft rigid hull Zodiac provides a safe & smooth ride. Enjoy an array of fish and colors that create a world of its own. If you like turtle's as much as we do then this is the right tour for you.

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Shore Snorkel

Enjoy a 2 hour guided Shore Snorkel tour will bring you to one of the beautiful South Shore beaches. Enjoy a small group and personalized tour with professional guides that will inform you of detailed marine and reef ecology.

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Zipline Trek Iki Mua

Want to enjoy a Zipline but have a busy schedule? Outfitters Kauai's Iki Mua Zip provides an experience not to forget. Enjoy the thrills of ziplining over a waterfall, and tandem ziplining all in 3 hours!

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Poipu Zipline Adventure

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This 2.5 hour tour will keep your heart racing. Just minutes from the Poipu Resort area, Kauai's newest zipline tour offers 8 spectacular ziplines. You will soar over lush mountain valleys and witness amazing ocean views.

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Zipline Trek Nui Loa

The Zip Trek Nui Loa includes 8 zips! Enjoy an adventurous zip above a canopy of tropical forest. Enjoy a delicious lunch and then take a dip into a private secluded Blue Pool with a T-Bar Zipline. Zip right into the water! A zipline experience to remember.

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Kipu Zipline Safari

Outfitters Kauai provides a full-day of adventure! Kayak, ride, and zip! Kayak a leisure two miles up the Hule'ia River, hike private footpaths in a tropical paradise, ride a one of a kind farm wagon while visiting famous Kipu Ranch. Then enjoy a delicious lunch and zip across the beautiful forest canopy. Also enjoy a dip in a wet and wild blue pool! An adventure to remember!

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Zipline Eco-Adventure

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Ziplines! Bridges! Rock Wall Climbing! Monster Swing! Rappelling! Kauai’s most unique and thrilling eco-adventure tour is packed with adventure and adrenaline. If you love heart-pounding adventure this tour is for you.

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Zipline TreeTop Tour

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An amazing zipline canopy experience that combines zipping high above the treetops with unique and exciting canopy bridges. Enjoy 7 zipline runs (up to 800’ in length!) and 5 bridge crossings.

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Wikiwiki Zip Tour

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The Wikiwiki (‘quick’ in Hawaiian) Zip Tour is exciting, beautiful and a shorter version of the Zipline Treetop Tour. Enjoy 3 zipline runs and 2 bridge crossings. Two out of the three zips are over 700’ long!If you want a great zipline tour but don’t have much time, the Wikiwiki Zip Tour is perfect.

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Waimea Canyon Bicycle Downhill

Experience an exhilarating bike ride from the rim of "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific" Waimea Canyon. 13 miles of cruising to the coast. Stopping along the way to enjoy the scenery, picture taking, and narrative on history, culture, folklore and legends.

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Kauai Stand Up Paddle Adventure

Hawaii’s first calm-water river Stand Up Paddle board tour. You’ll paddle downwind, hike to waterfalls, ride a very cool little water zip line, and enjoy the beauty of Kauai.

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Hawaiian Style Fishing

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A true hand's on experience. Each passenger once on board, becomes the crew and deck hand. You can participate in everything a commercial fisherman does, from driving the boat to cutting the palu' (bait). Capt. Terry welcomes everyone to get involved. This tour is recommended for the die-hard fisherman, or for families who don't mind the ocean spray on their face and fish smell on their shorts.

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Secret Falls Kayak & Hike

Take an eco-adventure Kayak/Hike with Alii Kayaks and see a Secret Waterfall! Wailua River Valley provides an adventure of its own. Enjoy an easy going Hawaiian Style paddle up the Wailua river followed by a hike to a secret waterfall!

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Kauai Eco Sporting Clays

Enjoy Kauai’s newest sport! Sporting Clays is a very popular sport where 12 and 20 gauge shot guns are used to shoot flying clay targets or “clay pigeons”. Right now it is one of the fastest growing and SAFEST sports in the US and it is now available on Kauai! Offering a beautiful 5 stand sporting clays facility set in the lush backdrop of Kauai.

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