Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond Overlook
Multi-activity tours at Kipu Ranch just outside town combine tandem ziplines with aerial bridges, hiking, and kayaking the Huleʻia...
Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor
Many fishing charters depart from here.
Captain Don's Sportfishing
One of the many fishing charters departing from Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor, Captain Don's gives guests creative freedom to design...
Across from Kalapaki Beach, this sports bar with a strong local following keeps Hawaii-brewed beers on tap and in bottles. Breakfasts...
Hulemalu Rd · interesting places nearby
Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond Overlook information
This roadside overlook offers an oft-photographed vista of the Huleʻia Valley, where the Huleʻia River winds beneath a ring of verdant peaks. The river is walled off at one bend to form a 39-acre loko wai (freshwater fishpond). Local legend attributes construction to menehune, the 'little people' of Hawaiian mythology. The best time to visit is just before sunset. It's about 0.5 miles west of the entrance to Nawiliwili Harbor.
On the north side of the river lies the 240-acre Huleʻia National Wildlife Refuge , a breeding ground for endemic waterfowl. The refuge is closed to the public, except for guided kayaking tours.