| 16 Minutes
59-564 Kohala Mountain Rd, Waimea, HI 96743
Kahua Ranch is located on the western slope of the Kohala Mountains, 3000 feet above sea level. This 8,500 acres of private ranch land provides a variety of landscapes. From grazing cattle, sheep and horses to vistas of ocean and coastal shoreline- Visitors enjoy getting off the beaten path and embarking on a variety of exciting Activities and Click below to check out some of our great Activities and Adventures we have in store for you! Horseback Riding, ATV Riding, An Evening at the Ranch....
From the moment you arrive at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, you quickly realize the significance of this unique place. The great temple of Kamehameha the Great, Pu'ukohola Heiau, rises majestically above the turquoise waters of the Pacific, a silent testament to the most renowned king of Hawai'i. Mailekini Heiau, the temple-turned-fort that once thundered with the sound of cannons, continues to stand guard. The sharks return most days to Hale o Kapuni Heiau, the sumberged ruins of a temple that was once dedicated to them. This is where the history-makers of Hawai'i lived and where their history comes to life.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture. The park highlights two of the world's most active volcanoes, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.
Along the western coastline of the Island of Hawai'i lies the hot, rugged lava of Kaloko-Honokohau. Some people find it difficult to understand why the ancient Hawaiians chose to settle upon these stark lava fields. The reason was, perhaps, a spiritual one, for there was a spirit in Kaloko-Honokohau. The Hawaiians who first came to the area felt its presence in every rock and tree, in the gentle waters of shallow bays and in the tradewinds that gently swept across the lava flow. Perhaps you too will experience this spirit on your visit to this National Historical Park.
Anna Ranch Heritage Center
| 21 Minutes
65-1480 Kawaihae Rd., Kamuela, HI 96743
The Anna Ranch Heritage Center, a National Historic Site, was in the same ranching family for five generations. It is still a working ranch, and shares the story of a remarkable woman in ranching, Anna Lindsey Perry-Fiske, who was known as "The First Lady of Ranching" in Hawaii. The ranch was founded by Anna's great, great grandfather James Fay who was a contemporary of John Palmer Parker, the founder of Parker Ranch. The ranch house has been maintained and restored for its historic character and contains a significant archive collection of records, photographs, maps, artifacts, and household items that tell a story of Waimea's past, and the rich history of ranching on Hawaii island.
Lapakahi State Historical Park
| 24 Minutes
Lapakahi State Historical Park, Kamuela, HI 96743
Learn about the tradition Hawaiian lifestyle by taking a self-guided tour through the partially restored remains of this ancient Hawaiian coastal settlement. Nearby ocean waters comprise a marine preserve with various activities regulated.