Top Attractions in Honokaa
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What travellers are saying
- This place was amazing absolutely breathtaking! We just stood in Awww 🥰 It is a must see when visiting the Big Island 🏝 it’s definitely worth it!!Written 4 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Staff/owner were very friendly and informing! They provided a quick chocolate tasting that our family loved - we really appreciated it.Written 2 August 2022This 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 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- First was an informative walk through the tea fields, some shaded by red-blossomed ohia trees. Then came the highlight---a combination tea tasting and tea ceremony in a rustic open-air shed which protected us from the occasional light showers. The showers actually enhanced the tranquil atmosphere. We enjoyed multiple pours of four teas, accompanied by homemade snacks and an explanation of each tea. Our visit lasted well over the 1-1/2 hours indicated on the Mauna Kea Tea website. We ended up buying two different teas which we are now enjoying with a bit more educated palates.Written 11 May 2022
- 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
- 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
- Katsu Goto was a Japanese merchant in Honoka'a in the 1880s. He was fluent in English and spoke out against exploitation of the sugar cane plantation workers. This made him unpopular, and in October 1889 a group of men lynched him. The memorial and plaque mark the approximate spot where this action happened.
Not all history is glamorous and ideal, but if we're willing to be bettered by a truthful retelling of our past, it can help us strive to do better in the future. I'm thankful his story is remembered and honored.
This is just a memorial marker plaque. It is a short stop to read and reflect, situated as you come through town on the main street.Written 8 November 2019
- Great afternoon. Great staff. The crew that led the ride was friendly, informative, and attentive to our safety. Beautiful scenery throughout the ride. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.Written 8 August 2022
- We had an excellent time and learned so much about the Valley. The tour was fun, educational and most importantly, taught us about the people and the history. Highly recommended! These folks are natives and live in the valley unlike many of the tours.Written 4 May 2020
- These UTVS are slow paced and relaxing but get a good tour in with different terrains. The group is nice and fun.This is a slow moving relaxing few hours with beautiful views. The group stopped so people could do different things along the way but nice morning.Written 20 July 2022
- This is a great stop along the Hamakua Coast. Access is via a rather windy, but well-marked, paved road with some great ocean views along the way. The parking area is paved, and some of the trails are well developed. The location has a covered picnic area and bathrooms. The trails are easily walked, but can be overgrown. They provide a completely different view of Hawaii. The rain forest atmosphere and cooler temperatures are a welcome change of pace. Walking the trails is relatively easy, as the elevation doesn't change much. The park won't blow you away, but free activities are always awesome!Written 2 October 2018
- Everything is pricey in Hawaii so plan to spend $$. Many of the items here are authentic artisan made rather than the cheap ABC stuff.Written 25 February 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about Honokaa
- The best day trips from Honokaa according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Ultimate Circle Island Explorer From Kona Or Kohala Resorts
- Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach
- The Ultimate Waterfall Experience (Private Tour)
- Shared Full-day Hamakua Coast and Sugar Tour from Hilo Hi
- The Full Circle Big Island Tour (Private Tour)