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At the far north west corner of Hawaii are two adjacent stone structures which combined comprise... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Canberra, Australia

My husband and I attempted to drive out to the Heiau in 2015 but it was way too muddy for our car... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Susan H
United States
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Spiritual place thought to be the birthplace of King Kamehameha.
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

At the far north west corner of Hawaii are two adjacent stone structures which combined comprise the birthplace of King Kamehameha 1 births and the Mo'okini Heiau, one of the most sacred and oldest Heiau in the Hawaiian Islands. It is still considered to be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Paul255057
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We had driven out to see the "King's" birthplace and it was a bunch of boring rocks made into a square wall, with mowed grass all around it. Whoopity doo!! This place is no different. It is really not worth the drive in all honesty....More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank glcwhistler .
Reviewed 21 January 2018

My husband and I attempted to drive out to the Heiau in 2015 but it was way too muddy for our car even though it was a 4 wheel drive-we just couldn't tell how deep those puddles were! This time we made it since it...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 8 December 2017

On the map, it looks like you can drive to this site. I would not attempt it without real 4-wheel drive and mud tires. There are auto-eating puddles along the way, one of the many is shown in the photo. Given the well-worn paths around...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank CyFiGal
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty creepy site knowing it is the site of human sacrifices, but also beautiful in a way. The wind really whips up there, but the view is stunning!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The site is just amazing, very eerie!!! and strange, with the history of human sacrifices of tens of thousands people. Read the history of Mo’okini Heiau (from internet) before the trip since there is no info on the site (at all). The history makes this...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank tzd60820
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Next to Mookini Heiau is Kamehameha birthsite. This is a remote and deserted area. It is basically a square rock wall with no explanations available. I must say that it is of limited touristic interest unless you have a connection with this place or has...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank lmcq11
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Mookini Heiau is one of the most sacred places on the Big Island, where thousands met their death through human sacrifice. It is very isolated and quiet, and reachable only on foot. Others may be skeptics, but I felt spooked out by this place. You...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Agnes Q
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I parked my car out on the main road and walked the entire road...past the house and barking dogs onto the path next to coast. I was alone and in flip flops. Might use better shoes, but I made it both ways. It was a...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank tonivg
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Visited in. 2013 and tried to take the nieces to visit but the road was too muddy, even with a 4-wheel drive. We abandoned the treck, pulled over and let them take pictures further down the road. Would have attempted to walk if we had...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Yukonpuppy
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