• Pu`ukohola Heiau

    Pu`ukoholā Heiau

    National Historic Site Hawai'i

Self Guided

If you wish to provide your own program for your school group while visiting the Park, no prior approval from the Park is required. Please consider the following when providing your own program:

  • Always ensure that your group stays on maintained trails (unless at Pelekane Beach or on the Educational field at Park Headquarters).
  • Encourage your students and adults to practice "No Trace" principles when visiting the Park.
  • Park rangers are available if you or your students have any questions.

Did You Know?

Captain James Cook, portrait by John Webber, Australian National Portrait Gallery

Many noteworthy explorers visited Pu'ukohola Heiau, including Captain Vancouver (Great Britain), Captain Kotzebue (Russia), and Captain Freycinet (France), all of whom wrote about their meetings with John Young. However, when Captain Cook visited the Island, Pu'ukohola Heiau had yet to be built. More...