Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Kailua-Kona

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On the lava flows the people discovered a spirit...

To survive in a hot and arid environment the native Hawaiians (kanaka maoli) used ancient fishing skills, including the building of fishponds, and the knowledge of the location of precious fresh water (wai) that flows into the many brackish pools throughout the park. The spirit of the people (poe) and the knowledge of the elders (kupuna) created a tradition of respect and reverence for this area. This is a place you can hear the voice of the land and generations of people away from the din of modern technology and commerce … Just Listen!

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  • This historic monument is located just north of the Honokohau Harbor, and has a visitor center, trails through the lava fields, and access to a lovely beach where you can often view honu (green sea tu...  more »
  • We like National Parks so we added this National Historic site to our itinerary. The ranger was very helpful answering questions and the signs inform as to what local life was like in the past. But th...  more »
  • The turtle can be seen between the shores of la went to relax comfortably in the waterfront and turtle. People and animals seemed like the coexistence of aspects, naturally.
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  • This park is for determined people positively interested in Hawaiian history. It is a barren terrain with the artifacts less visually engaging than in a regular historic park. The walk with petroglyphs is very informative and educational. The 1 mile of restored Māmalahoa Trail, part of the ancient road running through the Big Island, gives a good sense what it was like to travel through this volcanic terrain 100 or 200 years ago. The Visitor Center rangers are a great resource. Be sure to ask them for details of the trails. Some of the trails are still under development and the going is often rough. Be prepared with good shoes, sunscreen, map and water when you set out to explore the park.
  • This was one of my favorite places on my trip! It's beautiful, with a great place to swim that's blocked off from the major waves, and tons of sea turtles! Definitely worth a visit or ten. Oh, and there are two portable toilets, which is always handy.
  • This is a great place to stop along the way. We did see a turtle in the tide pool, pretty cool. Interesting sights to see and parking is close.
  • And yet another great park! Hawaii's park Rangers are exceptionally knowledgeable and love to share the history. Wish I would have spent more time at the parks!
  • I got married here. Love sunsets turtles and taking grandson to the beach here. Great swimming pool in Ocean
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