Hawai'i the Big Island - Kohala & Waimea (PDF Chapter)

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South Kohala is the archetypal sun-and-sea resort mecca. From Waikoloa to Kawaihae, Ha-waiian history is preserved in ancient trails, heiau (temples), fishponds and petroglyphs. North Kohala is lushly otherworldly, with magnificent pastureland, quaint plantation towns and Pololu Valley’s cascading cliffs.

  • potter around the quirky little town of Hawi
  • maps
  • drive over Kohala Mountain Road, one of the state’s most beautiful roads
  • transport
  • make the trek to the ancient Hawaiian temple of Mo‘okini Heiau
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Best Activities with Kids, South Kohala, Waikoloa Resort Area, Waikoloa Village, Mauna Lani Resort Area, Puako, Mauna Kea Resort Area, Ka-waihae & Around, North Kohala, Hawi & Around, Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaʻau, Kohala Moun-tain Road, Pololu Valley, Waimea (Kamuela).

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