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

    Kaloko-Honokōhau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Outdoor Activities

Tropical fish surround you as you snorkel near the shore. Perhaps you'll see a sea turtle coming up for a breath before retuning to snack on seaweed. In contrast, you can hike along the barren lava landscape and see evidence of how Native Hawaiians lived and thrived in such a seemingly harsh landscape. Wander past the fish ponds that were constructed long ago to sustain the community and today provide refuge for endangered wetland birds.

Did You Know?

Hawaiian man building a rock wall

Did you know in Hawaii, stones played an important role in everyday life. They were used for tools, cooking, and building walls and religious structures.