North Kohala is a place of striking natural beauty and an abundance of adventure. This rugged and rural area, on the northern coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, is steeped in history, lore and culture. The towns of Kapaau, Hawi, and Kawaihae exude a charming, nostalgic atmosphere that transports visitors back to a simpler time. The land here is ancient and rich, with deep soil, towering trees, and sparkling streams. Visitors can take in the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, Maui, and the Kohala Mountain Range while they wander through the area. The path less traveled in North Kohala is bound to be an unforgettable experience.
North Kohala is known for its picturesque towns, such as Kapaau, Hawi, and Pololu Valley, which offer a glimpse into Hawaii's rich history and culture. The district is also home to several notable landmarks, including Lapakahi State Historical Park, which features the ruins of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village; the Mo'okini Heiau, one of the oldest and most important Hawaiian temples; and the Kohala Ditch, an irrigation system built in the 19th century that is now a popular spot for hiking and exploring. The district is also home to the Pololu Valley Lookout and the beautiful beaches of Mahukona and Kapaau. The area is also known for its scenic drives, hiking trails, and scenic coastline.
North Kohala Kohala Ranch
Horses play on a Kohala Ranch lot
North Kohala Spencer Beach Park
Beautiful day a Spencer Beach Park
Pu'ukohola Heiau is a National Historic Site located on the northwest coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a large, ancient Hawaiian temple that was built in the late 18th century by the warrior chief Kamehameha the Great
Kamehameha Statue, Kapaau
The Kamehameaha statue in Kapaau is a large bronze statue located in front of the North Kohala Civic Center, it is a tribute to King Kamehameha I, the first king of the Kingdom of Hawaii, who was born in North Kohala and is considered one of the most important figures in Hawaiian history. The statue is 18 feet tall and is the largest statue of King Kamehameha in the world.
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