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