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Kohala Historical Sites State Monument

Upolu Point Road

Viewing of Mo’okini Heiau and Kamehameha I Birthsite. A National Historic Landmark, Mo’okini is one of the most famous luakini heiau (sacrificial temples) on the island. The birthsite is a memorial to HawaiÊ»i’s greatest king who united all the island chiefdoms into a kingdom. (6.7 acres)



Thursday, May 17, 2018
Do not try to follow Google Maps directions via the Old Coast Guard road. it ends at a chained gate marked Private Property No Trespassing. instead park at Opolu Airpoint and hike in. Bring water as it is hot with no amenities.

Hayley See

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
The state monument is down a 4WD track. At the end you find the birthplace of Kamehameha. However, you can't access the Mookini Heiau anymore. We saw glimpses of the masonry from the track, but all gates were shut.

MichaƂ Mularczyk

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Great place. Takes about 1 mile walk unless you have 4wd with high suspension. Place is amazing if you think about all the history. It's a great sot to watch whales. We saw many of them, very close to the shore.

Brent Metcalf

Monday, March 24, 2014
I some respects, it is like the trip to Hana on Maui, not much at the end of the road, but interesting views to get there. Do not try to drive in there. The "road" has deep holes that fill with water that could be deep or hiding large rocks. If you walk out there in the winter months, you should see many whales between the Big Island and Maui as you walk along the sea cliffs.

Herwig Rehatschek

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
Nice place with a great view and to make a break :-)

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