• Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Delve into Hawaii’s history and prepare to get wet on this full-day waterfall adventure tour of the Big Island’s Kohala coast. Begin with a drive up the Kona coastline past lava flows, and take in sweeping views from the old Kohala Mule Station lookout. Rumble through the rugged landscape in an off-road vehicle and hike along the tunnels and aqueducts of a historic sugar plantation. Admire the seven Kohala waterfalls and cool off with a dip under the final cascade. A picnic lunch and hotel transport are included.


  • 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

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Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

Explore highlights of Kohala, the Big Island’s northwestern coast, on a full-day adventure. The tour begins with early morning pickup at your Kohala or Waikoloa hotel for the drive up the glorious Kona coastline. Pass through the charming plantation towns of Hawi and Kapaau, and keep an eye out for large marine life offshore, including spinner dolphins and humpback whales (in the winter). 

Take in spectacular views from the old Kohala Mule Station, and then climb aboard a sturdy 6x6 Pinzgauer military ATV for brief, bumpy off-road ride along the cliffs. Your destination is the Kohala Ditch Trail, built in the early 1900s to irrigate the surrounding former sugar plantation. Hike approximately 2 miles (3.2 km), passing blasted-out tunnels, ditches and an old aqueduct while your guide shares the history of the plantation and the construction of its impressive irrigation system. Take a break and recharge with a picnic lunch among the beautiful mountainous scenery.

Throughout the moderately challenging hike, see the seven Kohala waterfalls that dot the lush and diverse landscape. Stop at the last fall for a chance to jump into the refreshing pool and cool off under the cascade. At the end of the hike, relax on the ride back to your hotel, where your 8-hour tour concludes in the afternoon.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was great. Uncle Danny was our guide and he was amazing. He not told us about the history and culture of the island, but was a wealth of knowledge regarding the plants and animals on the island. The place Uncle Dan took us for lunch was amazing. It overlooked the Kohala Coast.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour and tour guide! They took care of the little things like extra water, snacks, back packs, towels. Would love to do the waterfall again!

Michael F M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Excellent tour. Very informative and interesting. Very knowledgeable tour guide Mateo.

Kevin H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a,great trip.

Jake N

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!!

Leah g pollett P

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

David McEldowney USA

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.

Lori C

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

Jennifer G

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".

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