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  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Experience the Hawaiian beauty of the Kohala Waterfalls on this small group Kohala Waterfalls adventure tour. Drive along the Kona coastline and explore the areas where lava flows from Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountain. You'll also learn about Hawaii's countryside - a place of old sugar plantations, ancient legends and extraordinary natural beauty. Easy walks, gorgeous countryside views and a chance to cool off in a mountain stream make the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure the ideal family adventure in Hawaii!

Highlights

  • Small group off-road walking tour on Hawaii
  • Travel up the North Kona and Kohala coastlines past traditional villages and famous landmarks
  • Breathtaking views from the Kohala Mule Station
  • Visit 100-year-old plantation
  • Moderate hike past waterfalls and rock formations
  • Learn about the history of Hawaii through water, waterfalls and diverse ecosystems

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's not only the waterfalls, but also the sugar plantations and coastline that will captivate you on this journey to the northern part of the Big Island. Hold on tight during the off-road drive -- it's a bit rough but so much fun!

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What You Can Expect

Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

As you drive along the Kona coastline, you can often see splashing spinner dolphins or in the winter months and breaching humpback whales. Pass through the quaint plantation towns of Hawi and Kapaau, site of the life-size statue of King Kamehameha I.

At the end of the road, a brief rest stop at the historic Kohala Mule Station offers one of Hawaii's most spectacular coastal views. Then the real fun begins with a bumpy but short off-road drive in the 6x6 Pinzgauer. Ramble through a landscape of rushing streams, towering ocean cliffs and cascading waterfalls!

Once out of the Pinzgauer, you'll step back into the early 1900s when plantation owners began construction of the Kohala Ditch Trail. Along the 1.5 mile (2.4km) loop trail, you'll see tunnels blasted and carved from solid rock, walk over an aqueduct and learn the story of the tremendous effort it took to build the 22 mile (35km) irrigation system. The hike is considered easy to moderate with several short, steep climbs. The total walking distance is up to 2 miles (3.2km).

Seven beautiful waterfalls grace the trail and you can take a refreshing dip in the last pool visited and play under a refreshing cascade. With stunning mountain panoramas, green valleys and the abundant water, the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure is a fascinating way for young and old to experience Kohala's "story of water."

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a,great trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The tour and sites were absolutely amazing. Our tour guide was great. Very knowledgable and funny too. It was just an amazing experience and if I'm ever on the big island again I won't hesitate to go again!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We had a great time , tour guide was very friendly ,lunch was nice scenery was amazing highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

We rescheduled and did the Mauna Kea tour. Very enjoyable tour. I highly recommend the tour for anyone who wants a unique, educational, and enjoyable experiences. Jon, our tour guide did a GREAT job. He was very personable and also attentive to the needs of the those participating in the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

This was an adventure of a lifetime! It's an early wake up call while on vacation but it's necessary to get an early start since there is some driving to do up to the trail. Our guide (Mike) was fantastic and really fun to be with. He was friendly and helpful and made this a wonderful adventure! The trail was amazing and we snacked on the Strawberry Guava's which were ripe and juicy! The hike was challenging but well worth the sweat and muddy shoes! The natural, fresh water pool was cold and refreshing and a wonderful way to end our hard hike! The entire experience was a wonderful one. Well worth the money -- this is a first class organization all around!

George D
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

What a wonderful day out - one of the Highlights of a Great trip to the Hawaiian Islands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Excellent adventure for me (older woman) and my 10 year old son! got a chance to eat wild fruit, and swim in waterfall, paths were a little challeging, but added to the "adventure".

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

We had a great time hiking and visiting various waterfalls, while enjoying our tour guide's vivid descriptions and history of the Island. Maverick was a great guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

You get access to privately owned lands in this tour. The ride is rather bumpy through the rough terrain, but well worth it. The sights are beautiful and I don't think I'll be able to swim in such a pristine waterfall anywhere else!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

It was a nice small group....walk was not difficult at all...Tour guide was very informate but also very fun to be with. Thanks so much for a great time

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