Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

activities / Nature & wildlife

Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour information and booking

from
$177
Duration
8 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Kohala resorts and Waikoloa Beach Resorts
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 3:00pm
Time of departure
  • 7:00am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience the Hawaiian beauty of the Kohala Waterfalls on this small group Kohala Waterfalls adventure tour. Drive along the Kona coastline and explore the areas where lava flows from Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountain. You'll also learn about Hawaii's countryside - a place of old sugar plantations, ancient legends and extraordinary natural beauty. Easy walks, gorgeous countryside views and a chance to cool off in a mountain stream make the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure the ideal family adventure in Hawaii!

As you drive along the Kona coastline, you can often see splashing spinner dolphins or in the winter months and breaching humpback whales. Pass through the quaint plantation towns of Hawi and Kapaau, site of the life-size statue of King Kamehameha I.

At the end of the road, a brief rest stop at the historic Kohala Mule Station offers one of Hawaii's most spectacular coastal views. Then the real fun begins with a bumpy but short off-road drive in the 6x6 Pinzgauer. Ramble through a landscape of rushing streams, towering ocean cliffs and cascading waterfalls!

Once out of the Pinzgauer, you'll step back into the early 1900s when plantation owners began construction of the Kohala Ditch Trail. Along the 1.5 mile (2.4km) loop trail, you'll see tunnels blasted and carved from solid rock, walk over an aqueduct and learn the story of the tremendous effort it took to build the 22 mile (35km) irrigation system. The hike is considered easy to moderate with several short, steep climbs. The total walking distance is up to 2 miles (3.2km).

Seven beautiful waterfalls grace the trail and you can take a refreshing dip in the last pool visited and play under a refreshing cascade. With stunning mountain panoramas, green valleys and the abundant water, the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure is a fascinating way for young and old to experience Kohala's "story of water."

What's included

  • Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Walking sticks, daypacks and rain gear
  • Lunch
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)