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At the junction of Kawaihae Road and Highway 19, turn east to explore the cool scenic pasturelands of Waimea. In sharp contrast to the lava landscapes along the Kohala Coast, this upcountry town is home to the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy). From Waimea, head north on Kohala Mountain Road. Visit Kahua Ranch to take a horseback riding tour or ATV drive. Then continue on to the charming town of Hawi. On your way to Kapaau, home of the original Kamehameha Statue, you'll find dramatic Pololu Valley at the end of the road. If returning back to the Kohala Coast, take Akoni Pule highway (coastal) and stop off at Lapakahi State Park, an old fishing village..
More to See in Kohala
Travel to the cool, green pastures of Waimea to discover paniolo (cowboy) country, as well as fine dining, shopping and culture.Read More
Spend a few hours browsing the peaceful haven of Hawi, North Kohala’s biggest little town.Read More
The original King Kamehameha Statue can be found in Kapaau, near his birthplace in North Kohala. Kamehameha the Great unified the Hawaiian Islands in 1810.Read More