• The Sacred Hale o Keawe Heiau Protects the Pu'uhonua

    Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

    National Historical Park Hawai'i

Wildlife Viewing

The park provides the opportunity to spot some of the unique wildlife found in Hawaii. Along the shore, you can watch for green sea turtles and may be lucky enough to spot one basking in the sun. Coastal birds may be seen feeding along the rocky coastlines, and you may even glimpse our native bat feeding over the water at sunset.

Did You Know?

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Did you know that Bernice Pauahi Bishop planted one of the two historic coconut groves located in the Royal Grounds? As the story goes, the coconut grove was located in the area east of Keone‘ele Cove. The grove was planted sometime after Charles Bishop purchased the entire ahupua‘a of Hōnaunau in 1867 and subsequently gave it to Bernice as a gift. Historic testimonies indicate that men from surrounding area dug the holes and Bernice placed the nuts inside with her own hands. The coconut planting ceremony was then followed by a great feast.