Attractions

Historic Site in Kapaʻau

Kohala Institute

The Institute is an nonprofit that runs educational and preservation programs on 2400 acres that include the ʻIole ahupuaʻa (traditional land division), as well as historic sites associated with Elias Bond, a New En…
Landmark in Kapaʻau

Kamehameha Rock

According to legend, Kamehameha carried this rock uphill from the beach to demonstrate his prodigious strength. Much later, when a road crew attempted to move it elsewhere, the rock stubbornly fell off the wagon – a…
Beach in Kapaʻau

Keokea Beach Park

While it has no beach to speak of, this county park, about 3.5 miles from Kapaʻau, has the best picnic spot around: an elevated pavilion with smashing views of a rocky bay and the motley crew of local surfers brave …
Market in Hawi & Around

Hawi Farmers Market

All of the funky, organic, crunchy goodness of North Kohala is sold by all of its funky, organic, crunchy characters at this weekly farmers market, held under the shade of the huge banyan tree off Hwy 250. Pick up h…
Monument in Kapaʻau

Kamehameha the Great Statue

The statue on the front lawn of the North Kohala Civic Center has a famous twin in Honolulu, standing across from Iolani Palace. The Kapaʻau one was the original, constructed in 1880 in Florence, Italy, by American …
Park in Kapaʻau

Kamehameha Park Complex

This county park includes a huge pool (call for opening hours), tennis courts, gym with basketball courts and weight room, and playground. It's a great spot to bring the kids if they need to run off some energy in a…
Church in Kapaʻau

Kalahikiola Church

In 1855 Protestant missionaries Elias and Ellen Bond built this church on their vast estate. It's not a must-see, but the towering banyan trees and peaceful macadamia-nut orchards surrounding the church make it a sc…