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.

At this time Waipio Valley is closed to tourism due to rock falls on the road going down, Email for updates.

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: Honokaa Country Market,  Harnmoni Foods (Korean food truck), Public House, Gramma’s Kitchen, Andrade’s Cafe.

Due to COVID restaurants have limited hours and days off operation. Call ahead for latest information.


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

Sunday – Honokaa: Hamakua Harvest 9 to 2. Located Junction of highway 240 & 19, info@hamakuaharvest.org
Wednesday and Saturday: Waimea Pukalani Stables 9 to 2
Saturday: Waimea Parker School 8 to 1