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KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR

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DurationDuration4-6 hrs
DirectionsAudio Points47
Tour stops Tour Stops 11
$9.99
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Hawaii

KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR

DurationDuration4-6 hrs
DirectionAudio Points47
tour Tour Stops 11
$9.99

About The Tour

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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Sample Tour Audio

INTRO TO PUUKOHOLA HEIAU
LAPAKAHI
HAWI TOWN THINGS TO DO

Tour Stops

Tour Route

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  • HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP
  • KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
  • SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY
  • KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR

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  • HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP
  • KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
  • SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY
  • KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR
  • NORTH SHORE KAUAI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAIMEA AND NA PALI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAILUA VALLEY AND WATERFALLS TOUR
  • POIPU AND KOLOA DRIVING TOUR
  • SUNRISE AT HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR
  • LOOP ROAD TO HANA
  • REVERSE ROAD TO HANA
  • SUNSET AND STARGAZING HALEAKALA TOUR
  • WEST MAUI COASTLINE TOUR
  • GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
  • EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE
  • HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR
  • HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR
  • HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
  • LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

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Customer Reviews

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Awesome App!

This app made our day at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park so terrific! We learned tons of facts we wouldn’t have known, and the gps worked great to point out relevant sites.

Used their guides for Road to Hana and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour, thought they were both great and loved the audio & that they included the history for so much of the tour.

We did the tours on Oahu, Kona and Kauai. They were all awesome and took us to places we would have never found on our own.

Where is the Kohala Coast?

Kohala Coast is located on the northwest coast of Hawaii's Big Island. It’s known for its luxury resorts, beautiful beaches, historic spots, and lava landscapes. Explore this unique corner of the Big Island on Shaka Guide’s Kohala Coast Backcountr...

How to get to Kohala Coast?

From Kona International Airport, the Kohala Coast is about 40 miles and 50 minutes away. On Shaka Guide’s Kohala Coast Backcountry Tour, you’ll make a clockwise loop along the coast starting and ending in Waikoloa.

What to do on the Kohala Coast?

The Koahal Coast may be small, but it packs a lot in! This historic corner of the Big Island features Puukohola Heiau, Lapakahi State Park, Polulu Valley, and Waimea Town - all stops on Shaka Guide’s Kohala Coast Backcountry Tour.

Self guided audio tour

What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.

Tour FAQs

The Kohala Coast tour begins in Waikoloa and makes a clockwise loop around the north west coast of the Big Island. You'll end the tour near where you began! 

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.

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

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  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. 

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

KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR

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  • HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP
  • KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
  • SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY
  • KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR

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  • HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • NORTH ISLAND JUNGLE ADVENTURE LOOP
  • KOHALA COAST BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
  • SOUTH ISLAND EPIC COASTAL JOURNEY
  • KONA BIG KAHUNA TOUR
  • NORTH SHORE KAUAI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAIMEA AND NA PALI DRIVING TOUR
  • WAILUA VALLEY AND WATERFALLS TOUR
  • POIPU AND KOLOA DRIVING TOUR
  • SUNRISE AT HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK TOUR
  • CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR
  • LOOP ROAD TO HANA
  • REVERSE ROAD TO HANA
  • SUNSET AND STARGAZING HALEAKALA TOUR
  • WEST MAUI COASTLINE TOUR
  • GRAND CIRCLE ISLAND TOUR
  • EAST OAHU SHORELINE DRIVE
  • HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR
  • HONOLULU'S BACKYARD RAINFOREST TOUR
  • HEART OF WAIKIKI WALKING TOUR
  • LEGENDARY NORTH SHORE LOOP

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