Hale ‘I‘ike

South Kohala

Part of the lobby space of the Auberge Mauna Lani resort is taken over by this museum, which showcases a wide range of royal artifacts, shark-tooth weapons and other indigenous artifacts.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby South Kohala attractions

1. Kalahuipuaʻa Historic Trail

0.31 MILES

The first segment of this easy trail meanders through a 16th-century Hawaiian settlement, passing lava tubes once used as cave shelters and a few other…

2. Kalahuipuaʻa Fishponds

0.37 MILES

These ancient fishponds are among the island's few remaining working fishponds. As in ancient times, they're stocked with awa (Hawaiian milk fish). Water…

3. Holoholokai Beach Park

0.76 MILES

Forget about sand and enjoy picnicking and strolling at this pleasantly uncrowded beach, blanketed by chunks of coral and lava. Facilities include…

4. Puako Petroglyph Preserve


With more than 3000 petroglyphs that date back as far as the 16th century, this preserve is among the largest collections of ancient lava carvings in…

5. Puako Shoreline

1.07 MILES

Puako is known for its large, attractive tide pools. There are multiple public shoreline access points along Puako Beach Dr, but the entrance area before…

6. Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve

2.17 MILES

This collection of petroglyphs carved in lava rock is so easy to access that it merits a stop, although the Puako Petroglyph Preserve further north is…

8. Ala Kahakai

2.43 MILES

A portion of Ala Kahakai – the King's Trail – winds through Waikoloa, offering a somewhat incongruous dose of ancient Hawaiian history and heritage within…