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What travellers are saying
- Great views at the Waipi’o Valley Lookout. Pretty easy to get to. Parking spots are limited. The walk down is a bit steep and uneven so not ideal for anyone in a wheelchair or otherwise unstable on your feet.Written 2 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My husband and I are a bit of a foodie, we love to cook and bake. So finding amazing ingredients made with so much care and passion are always fun things to do. We learned so much about cacao and chocolate!Written 22 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited Taka's farm on a beautiful October day. The bees were humming in the tea fields. After a slow walk around the farm, we ended up at the beautiful tea house, where Taka led us in a very meditative tea ceremony. It was great just to be in Taka's presence and borrow some of his mindfulness for a while. Highly recommended!Written 13 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I give this five stars because we did a horseback riding trip through the valley. Otherwise it’s a long STEEP hike. Remember what goes down must come up. Or you can very cautiously and slowly drive 4 wheel drive down and not enjoy the view because you are focused on the road. And, at the bottom, it’s mostly private land so you can’t just march over to the falls. Either be prepared for a serious hike, enjoy the falls from the easy to get to lookout (nice place for a picnic), or do a horseback tour.Written 17 April 2021
- The staff was very friendly and inviting from the moment we arrived. Once we got there and signed in, they offered us all fresh fruit and talked about the ranch. The ride itself was a once in a lifetime experience! We got to see wild horses, cows, different variety of fruit trees, pastures, forests.. everything you could imagine. Overall a great time and would recommend while on the big island!Written 30 November 2023
- We stopped here on our way back from hiking in Waipio Valley. It was a great little market with some booths selling raw fruits and veggies, while others were preparing food to eat on site. There were some picnic tables where we enjoyed a lunch plate along with some pastries from Kaai and Soo-ling Delights which was so delicious. Highly recommend!Written 27 January 2020
- If you've visited many of the better known sights on the Big Island, Kalopa State Park is well worth a visit. The nature trail offers a look into what the island looked like before the Europeans arrived and the trail markers identify the various trees and plants. The size of some of the trees is impressive. If what you're looking for is the "bright lights" this is not the place but we enjoyed our hike and will return to do more hiking in the future.Written 14 December 2022
- This was such a fantastic experience with locals, Wendell and Netta. They were extremely welcoming: we were greeted with coffee and banana muffins, and hugs! They weaved through stories of their experiences harvesting coffee and the challenges they've faced. We saw the beautiful hand crafted pots, lamps, pens, and bowls that Wendell carved. If you want an authentic experience, and you want to help local businesses, don't miss this tour.Written 3 December 2019
- My wife and I drove to experience the Waipi'o Valley Overlook and while doing some research about nearby places of interest , I read about the Heritage Center. It was a low key but very interesting trip into the cultural , ethnic , economic and World War II look into the history of the town of Honokaa.
The staff was very friendly and helpful and we not only enjoyed our visit , we learned quite a bit. It's not that far from Hilo and the Akaka Falls as well.Written 2 February 2022
- Went here specifically for the glass but was pleasantly surprised to find different artwork, gallery items and beautiful jewelry as well. Sales lady was very nice and knowledgeable. They open early afternoon but stay open until the evening, which is nice. We went on a Monday, and a lot of shops in Honokaa are closed on Mondays, so if you're making this town a destination for all the galleries, etc., may want to try a different day of the week.Written 15 April 2018
- This was a wonderful experience on the big island. It was educational, informative, fascinating, and a thrill for our family. Donning bee suits after an engaging talk about bees, their habitats and behaviors, life cycle, and their importance to local and global ecology was rewarding and brought personal experience to what was explained in the classroom setting.
My 11 year old daughter's impression was that, "it was super amazing." Getting up close and personal with the bees was such a cool learning experience. From my six year old: "I loved it and it was awesome!"
Susan is a fantastic educator who clearly has high levels of expertise and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience in tailored age-appropriate and relatable formats.Written 6 March 2022
- This church located on the Hamakua coast in the tiny town of Honoka’a has recently been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The church, built in 1926, in the Late Gothic Revival style, characterized by Gothic-Revival arched openings and a pair of towers flanking a centered projecting enclosed porch all of which is covered with a green corrugated metal roof.
The interior is a large central, high vaulted ceiling and vaulted side aisles, posts serve as nave piers and support the Gothic archways forming two outside aisles. On the back of the apse is a Gothic arched stained-glass window depicting the crucifixion. Flanking the chancel are statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus. The choir loft is on a mezzanine over the entrance to the nave.
To the mauka side of the entrance to the Nave is a donation box, along with crucifix’ for sale for donations.
On the mauka side of the main parking lot is a small grotto built of rock that houses a statue of the Virgin Mary.Written 1 April 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about Honokaa
- The best day trips from Honokaa according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour in Big Island
- Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach
- Ultimate Circle Island Explorer From Kona Or Kohala Resorts
Honokaa Attractions Information
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