• Kaloko fishpond wall is over 800 ft long and spans a natural cove

    Kaloko-Honokōhau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

On the lava flows the people discovered a spirit...

To survive in a hot and arid environment the native Hawaiians (kanaka maoli) used ancient fishing skills, including the building of fishponds, and the knowledge of the location of precious fresh water (wai) that flows into the many brackish pools throughout the park.  The spirit of the people (poe) and the knowledge of the elders (kupuna) created a tradition of respect and reverance for this area

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Did You Know?

fruit on the noni tree

Did you know, the noni tree was brought by the early Polynesians and was used as a medicinal tonic to treat digestive problems. Today, noni juice can be bought in many health food stores throughout the country.