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Kamokila Hawaiian Village information
While not a must-see, this replica village is a pleasant diversion, especially for kids. It’s located along the Wailua River and includes traditional structures, from Canoe House to Chief’s Assembly House, amid thriving gardens of guava, mango and banana trees. Use your imagination! You’re on your own here, but the site is modest and the simple map given is sufficient.
Kamokila also offers outrigger canoe tours , leaving hourly from 10am to 4pm, which include a paddle, hike and waterfall swim. Because you start farther upriver from the mouth, the trip is shorter than going by kayak and a Native Hawaiian guide is guaranteed.
To get here, turn south from Kuamoʻo Rd, opposite ʻOpaekaʻa Falls. The half-mile road leading to the village is very steep and narrow.