What’s Special In Our Area


Waipio Valley

The valley of the Hawaiian Kings located minutes down the road on highway 240. Waipio has a mile long black sand beach and the tallest free falling waterfall in the USA. It is a 3/4 of a mile hike down to the valley with a 27% plus grade, I zigzag walking down to save the knees. For those with back, knee or leg issues there are a variety of tours. Access to the valley floor is by walking, 4 wheel drive vehicles or local tours. Do not take two wheel drive car down this road – 4 wheel drive only.

Advance reservations are required for all tours.
Waipio Na’alapa Trail rides 808-775-0419
Waipio Valley Shuttle 808-775-0419
Waii Valley Wagon tour 808-775-9518

Honokaa Town

Is a quaint vintage sugar plantation village. It has a western flavor filled with fun small shops to explore. Honokaa People’s theater is one of the oldest theaters in Hawaii. Movies typically run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – come enjoy our local Cinema Paridesio. Check online for movies or call ahead for show times. We also have a selections of eateries: Cafe Il Mondo, Gramma’s Kitchen, Honokaa Public House, Tex Drive-in & Sea Dandelion Cafe (vegetarian & vegan).

Kukuihaele

Is an old sugar planation village with a great galley. Waipio Artworks features local artist including woodworkers, watercolorist & jewelry. It also has an extensive Hawaiibook collection for sale. You can also enjoy the best ice cream in Hawaii Tropical Dreams – the passion fruit sorbet is amazing.

Kalopa Sate Park

This 100-acre State Park and Recreation Area is a bit off the beaten path, located near the village of Honoka’a. The location of the Park keeps the traffic light. If you’re looking for solitude, you have a great chance of finding it here. Located on the upcountry, windward slopes of Mauna Kea, the Park gets a significant amount of rainfall. This rainfall creates an enchanting and lush native forest. There are multiple trails to chose from.

Farmers markets

Honokaa: Hamakua Harvest Sundays from 9 till 2. Located at the junction of highway 240 and highway 19, info@hamkauaharvest.org
Waimea: Wednesdays Pukalani stables 9 to 2
Kekela farm: Tuesday 2 to 5. Saturday 9 to 1