Hawaii

KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR

DurationDuration 4-6 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Tour Stops 11
$19.99

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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Tour Stops

Preview Audio

KAMEHAMEHA STATUE

Tour FAQs

The main starting point is near Waikoloa or in Kona town on Ali’i drive. You can also start the tour anywhere along the tour route. The only tour goes in one direction - counterclockwise: starting from Kona and going down along the coast to the Pu’uhonua Cultural Sights. Then it loops back around driving through coffee country where it ends where it started, in Kona town.

The Kohala Coast Backcountry Tour only takes about 2-3 hours depending on how long you spend at each stop. Remember this tour only drives around the northern tip of the island and starts and finishes in Waikaloa. 


If you find that you would like to explore more of the north side of the Big Island, like Hamakua and Waipio,  download our north loop tour.

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.



Bring enough clothing to handle all possible variations in weather. Expect sunshine and rain. 


What you might need:

  • Swimwear

  • Sunglasses

  • Rain Jacket

  • Hiking Shoes

  • Snacks

  • Water

Bring cash $$


How much you spend really depends on the size of your party, and the activities you would like to do. Our goal is to make your vacation as affordable as possible, so we will tell you about the activities along the way, and you can decide whether or not they interest you. That being said, here are a few things you may/will spend on:

  • Gas 

  • Food 

  • Water

  • Puukohola admission: free, $2/person for group tour of 10+

  • Souvenirs

  • Sunscreen

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


Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


Mahalo,

Shaka Guide

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Shaka Guide for Boomers

We are four Boomers in our 60's and 70's who were not too sure about using an app to guide us through our first visit to Maui (read we are use to paper maps and a lot of stops asking for help). We could not be happier with Shaka Guide! We used it for the entire Road to Hana and the Haleakala Sunrise Tour. It was so easy to use, the pre trip information provided allowed us to get all the tickets or reservations we needed at stops( Black Sand Beach and Sunrise at Haleakala) prior to our trip which was excellent. The guide worked our entire drive never had any technical issues. We stopped at many places that we knew other people had no idea existed. It allowed us the freedom to take our time or pass up the things that Shaka didn't highly recommend and we weren't on a tour bus with 20 other people. We enjoyed the history given but really loved the music! It set the tone for some beautiful days spent on the backroads of Maui. We have recommended it already to other travelers and will continue to do so back in the States. Thank you Shaka Guide for giving these boomers some welcomed freedom on the road! David & Diana Hoffmann John & Judy Keilholz

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Pros: Great stories and hits most major highlights to visit. Love that it can be used offline. Con: Heads-up for approaching turns often came as I was passing the turn. Every time I returned to car, had to restart the whole program to get it to play through blue tooth again. (App or car?) Would appreciate more tips (maybe in the know before you go) on how long it takes to get between major attractions to gauge how much time to spend along the way.

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