Alekoko, Menehune Fishpond, Kauai
- Name: Alekoko Menehune Fishpond
- Where: In Nawiliwili, minutes from Lihue
- What: Legendary ancient Hawaiian fishpond
Built nearly 1,000 years ago, the Alekoko Menehune Fishpond, minutes from Lihue, has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. Ingenious ponds like this were built to catch fish, and the Menehune Fishpond is one of the finest examples of this type of ancient Hawaiian aquaculture.
The Alekoko Fishpond is located near the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, less than a kilometre inland from Nawiliwili Harbor and can be viewed from a lookout on Hulemalu Road. The wall dividing the pond from Huleia Stream is 274 metres long, one-and-a-half metres high and meticulously assembled with lava rock. Perhaps the work of the magical Menehune?