Hawai'i the Big Island - Ka'u (PDF Chapter)

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Much of Kaʻu, the southernmost district in Hawaiʻi, feels comfortably stuck in the mid 20th-century. Old plantation towns fringe a sparse wind-swept coastal zone along the deep blue Pacific – the longest uninhabited coastline on the island.

  • plunge off the edge of the earth into South Point’s crystal-blue waters teeming with fish
  • maps
  • explore Kaʻu’s rich cultural heritage and astounding ecological diversity on an excellent ranger-led hike around Kahuku
  • transport
  • dig your toes into the inky black sands of Punaluʻu at a respectful distance from nesting sea turtles
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Best Places to Stroll, Pahala, Punaluʻu, Naʻalehu, South Point (Ka Lae), Ocean View & Around, Kahuku Unit.

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