Lekeleke Burial Ground
Lekeleke Burial Ground
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Brown_Samantha
Kennewick, WA1,683 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Our friends took us here. Free parking with a short walk. A whole bunch of goats were hanging around on the rocks. This is a great historical site to visit. Sign provides the historical significance of this site. Site was a battlefield and ended up as a burial grounds for over 300 warriors.

The path is uneven, but pretty safe to walk around. We walked to the edge and lots of waves come crashing in. Makes great photo opportunities. Some cliff jumpers made their way further down. We watched the jumpers. Not sure that activity is safe, or not.

Beautiful sweeping view of the area for sure.
Written 17 April 2022
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G C
Anchorage, AK1,052 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Easily reached via Alii Drive and found a short distance south of Keauhou Bay, this is the spot where a decisive battle was fought in Hawaiian history... there’s an excellent interpretive sign that describes these events here, and the gravel road that skirts the site leads to a nice place to view the sunset, plus big waves crashing on the shore when the surf is up (best to view safely away from the edge). Worth checking out when you’re in the Keauhou area!
Written 8 January 2020
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A great historical site to visit. Sign provides the historical significance of this site. Site was a battlefield and ended up as a burial grounds for over 300 warriors. Today the site can be visited and appreciated by the general public, but entrance is closed to the public. A few goats wander along this field that leads down to the ocean. A nice view of the grounds and the ocean is available along the road side stop.
Written 12 November 2019
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Wandering traveler
Long Beach, CA71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Historical site where a battle took place, brief history provided by a marker. Unlike many mainland battle fields this is a sacred place without structures or tours, rocky area with a small bay and goats. Depending on the time and tide it can be a tranquil place to jump off the end of the world, or provide breaking waves shooting spray 20 feet into the air. Worth a quick stop if you're driving down the south end of Ali'i drive just past the country club.
Written 7 October 2019
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michelle y
Tucson, AZ56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A stark landscape of lava rock lead to dramatic cliffs and crashing waves at this sacred site. Not a place for small kids or pets, this is a stop on the road just south of Kailua where an epic battle that changed Hawaii was fought between followers of the old way and revolutionaries advocating for change. It's a short walk to the shore, on a lava rock road. Footing can be iffy, but it is a maintained roadway for service vehicles. The view is amazing and the color of the water is a brilliant turquoise. No services, just park at the end of the road, pass the gate and walk up the hill. Pause and appreciate the huge mounds of lava rock that mark the resting place of great warriors. A powerful place.
Written 2 October 2019
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Ceegull2014
Newton, NJ73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
This is a must-see when you visit Hawaii. The significance is so important to anyone visiting. The history of Hawaii is displayed and youlearn so much about Hawaii's time long ago.
Written 3 July 2019
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Trip585467
California17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
This is definitely worth a stop at this very important historical place. A significant battle was fought here and many are buried in this location. It’s a very sacred place.
Written 2 July 2019
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Deborah S-K
Phoenix, Arizona, United States492 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
If you are taking the "Island circle tour" they may stop and they say a few things about the site. My bus didn't allow us to walk around.

We did see black goats rambling through the rocks. These are descendants of the livestock they say pirates left on islands to serve as future food sources.

The site includes 47 acres of preserved and protected coastal property with hiking trails and 4x4 paths.
Written 9 June 2019
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Hal72
Olympia, WA653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We came down here looking for some birds, not knowing what was down the road. The burial site, with an associated plaque explaining, was informative. There is a roadway out to the ocean, and lava cliffs. Looks like a good place to watch a sunset from.
Written 23 March 2019
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DudefrmAK
Anchorage, AK512 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The amazing history here is worth a quick stop - if you have more time walk past the gate into the area to the south and watch the "cliff jumpers" in the cove. If the surf is high this is a great place to be awed by the power of the sea - but take care - we watched a fellow taking pictures of his girlfriend with her back to the sea - she was nearly swept away by a giant swell. If you walk the trail to the north you will come upon hundreds of massive boulders tossed up on the shore -- that the waves did this is mind boggeling!
Written 6 March 2019
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