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

    Kaloko-Honokōhau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

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  • Mauka-Makai Trail From Visitor Center to 'Ai'opio Fishtrap Closed Aug 11-22nd

    Due to the unforeseen weather conditions of Hurricane Iselle, the trail maintenance project will be extended an additional week from Aug 18-22nd. Please contact the Park Visitor Center at (808) 326-9057 for additional information.

Coral Reefs

coral reef
Coral reefs are the park's dominant ocean ecosystem.
Bryan Harry photo
 

Half of the park at Kaloko-Honokohau is under the sea. These waters a exceptionally clear and are noted for their biodiversity. The coral reef is home to many different fishes, invertebrates and marine algae. The reef can be accessed by several dive boats operating from Kailua-Kona and great snorkeling can be found in the waters near Aiopio Fishtrap.

Did You Know?

Coconut tree

Did you know, the coconut tree was an extremely important resource brought to Hawaii by the early Polynesians. It was a source of food and water, used for building homes and rope making, and was also a musical instrument. Cutting down the coconut grove of another was considered an act of war.