• 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.

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Hawaiian coot at 'Aimakapa pond
The endangered Hawaiian coot nests in ponds integral to the park's native ecosystems
Bryan Harry photo
 

The natural features of Kaloko-Honokohau are connected with the park's archeological and cultural features. The park's wetlands make up some of the Big Islands's finest. They are remnants of a once thriving aquaculture system. The park has many important natural features that help us understand the story of the park and its past use. The coral reef, anchialine pools, tidepools and wetland bird habitats are easily accessible.

Did You Know?

Canoe sailing in Honaunau Bay

Did you know Polynesian explorers navigated across the Pacific Ocean using the stars, wind and wave patterns and seabirds to guide across the sea safely to their destination.