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Introducing Hamakua Coast

The Hamakua Coast is wildly fertile and beautiful. Thunderous waterfalls shoot mist and rainbows across mossy chasms, and green sugarcane grows wild on bluffs between deep-blue sky and still bluer sea. Here, in green valleys, suspended in time, farmers still grow taro and pound it into poi, while the melodious notes of a ukulele drift toward dusk, inviting the night marchers. While drivers now speed along the highway, imagine the old plantation days, when trains chugged here instead, when bridges spanned the gulches and sugarcane was king. Go slow here, discovering lonely trails, back roads and new friends. Have time only for the highlights? Don't worry, you'll return.