• Pu`ukohola Heiau

    Pu`ukoholā Heiau

    National Historic Site Hawai'i

Directions

Map of the Big Island

Driving Directions

The Park is located at 62-3601 Kawaihae Road, Kawaihae, on the Island of Hawai'i.

Directions from Kona International Airport:

Take Highway 19 North for 27 miles. Turn left (north) onto Highway 270 (Kawaihae Road) and go 1/2 mile to the Park entrance (on the left side of highway). Turn left off the highway on to the park road. The Visitor Center is located down the hill just before Spencer Beach County Park.

Directions from Hilo:

Take Highway 19 North 67 miles. Continue on Highway 270 (Kawaihae Road) to the Park entrance (on the left side of highway). Turn left off the highway on to the park road. The Visitor Center is located down the hill just before Spencer Beach County Park.

Directions from North Kohala (Hawi/Kapa'au):

Take Highway 270 South 20 miles to the Park entrance (on the right side of highway). Turn right off the highway on to the park road. The Visitor Center is located down the hill just before Spencer Beach County Park.

By Plane

Kona International Airport (KOA) is served by inter-island carriers, as well as major airlines with nonstop and direct flights to the U.S. Mainland and Canada.

Hilo International Airport (ITO) is served by inter-island carriers and some major airlines with nonstop and direct flights to the U.S. Mainland.

Waimea-Kohala Airport (MUE) offers limited inter-island flights

Public Transportation

The County of Hawai'i operates the Hele-On bus service. Taxi service is also available from the Kohala Coast resorts.

Boat

The Hawai'i State Department of Transportation opperates the Kawaihae Harbor adjacent to the Park.

Walking/Hiking

The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail connects the Park with many of the major resorts along the Kohala Coast. Approximate walking distances and times are as follows:

Mauna Kea Beach Resort-1.5 miles/1 hour

Hapuna Prince Resort-2 miles/1 1/2 hours

Mauna Lani Resort-9 miles/4 hours

Waikoloa Beach Resort-14 miles/5-7 hours


Did You Know?

John Young

The British sailor John Young had a very interesting mid-life career change. In 1790 he became stranded on Hawai'i Island on his 46th birthday. He spent the next half of his life in the service of the Kamehameha dynasty and served as a high chief (ali'i nui). He went on to live to the age of 93! More...