Big Island

KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR

Description

Located on the northernmost tip of Big Island, the Kohala Coast features lush, green coastline and tree-line hills. With Shaka Guide, you’ll go on a short loop drive through this unique corner of the island stopping at historic sites, beaches and hikes along the way.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Hike the Pololu Trail
•⁠ Visit a massive ancient Hawaiian temple
•⁠ Explore the artsy town of Hawi
•⁠ Visit the Cowboy town of Waimea
•⁠ Stop at a statue of King Kamehameha

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Waikoloa
Direction: Clockwise

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Half-Day Tour (4-6 Hours) 31 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site

  • Lapakahi State Park

  • Hawi Town

  • Statue of Kamehameha I

  • Kamehameha Rock

  • Pololu Valley Hike

  • Kohala Mountain Scenic Lookout Point

  • Waimea Town

  • Anna Ranch

  • Waimea Nature Park

  • Parker Ranch

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KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

This tour travels counterclockwise along the western coast of Big Island beginning in Kona. You’ll travel inland exploring picturesque valleys and historic sites before returning to Kona. Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

  • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
  • Lapakahi State Park
  • Hawi Town
  • Kamehameha I Statue
  • Pololu Valley Hike
  • Kohala Mt. Road Scenic Lookout
  • Waimea Town

For help planning your day check out our Kohala Coast Backcountry Tour suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go.



What should I pack and budget?

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Jacket, temperatures vary drastically across the island 
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit & sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)

There are no entrance fees to any attractions on this tour, however you might want to bring some cash for food and souvenirs along the way. How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 

  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch


Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.



Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done in one direction.

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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Hunter & Dawn H. | June 2021
Our family has done 2 out of the 5 tours for the Big Island and these GPS guided tours are absolutely fantastic! The information shared throughout each tour has been easy to understand and very great to have. Only wish there was a little more Hawaiian music in between each of the recordings. This is a great app! We would’ve never seen or done half of the things on this island without this app. Thank you Shaka Guide!! Buy this app today… you won’t regret it! Aloha’oe

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