Kohala Coast & Backcountry Tour

Go on short loop drive around the Big Island's Kohala Coast. Drive along the beautiful green coastline, through tree-lined rolling hills, and down the scenic Kohala Mountain road towards Waimea Town. On the way stop at a few historic sites, a famous king's statue, an artsy town, and a gorgeous lookout on the north tip of the island.

2-3 hours of audio tour

About 30 narration points 

Tour plays automatically and guides you with turn-by-turn directions 


Tour starts in Waikoloa

No cellphone data needed. The tour and map work offline. 

Listen to Tour Narration Sample

Welcome to Kohala Tour - Shaka Guide
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Pololu Valley Lookout - Shaka Guide
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Customer Reviews:

Cool app replaces expensive tours

If you’ve got a car (and USB charger for your phone), all you need is this app. We rode through the Volcano national park with this app pointing out all the cool things automatically along the way via GPS (no data needed!).


It allowed us to take our time and stop places we wanted to or skip those we didn’t. Didn’t have to suffer from expensive tours and other tourists in a group. Definitely a must-have…wish there were more downloads for these apps, but I know they are coming soon. Great idea!

                                                - iphone, by ppage

Incredible resource 


Stumbled upon this ap and so thankful I did! Awesome tour with great narration, fun facts and ideas on where to stop. Wish I found it earlier for Oahu!

                                                        - Android, by Chris G

Devil's Throat!


The tour was great enjoyed all the information and the Devils throat scared the hell out of me cause I did it alone, great trip recommended to everyone

                                                          - iphone, Richard

User friendly and lots of good info

Made my tour through Volcano National Park much easier and much more interesting. Worth every penny

                                                  - Android Google Play 

Very Useful

Very good app. Made our trip to Hawaii easier to plan. Wish we found it earlier. Well worth a few bucks!!

                                                    - iPhone, byJtraminbrla

Main stops on this Tour

  1.  Puukohola Heiau

  2.  Lapakahi State Park

  3.  Kamehameha I Statue

  4.  Hawi Town

  5.  Pololu Valley Hike

  6.  Kohala Mt. Road Scenic Lookout​

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