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20 Attractions to Explore Near Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, HI 96743, USA

Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located on the northwestern coast of the island of Hawaiʻi. The site preserves the National Historic Landmark ruins of the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple, and other historic sites.

Nearby Attractions

Hāpuna Beach State Park
Hāpuna Beach State Park3.82 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

This is a large park and sandy beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is one of a few other white sand beaches on the west coast of the Big Island. This beach is the best place to spend leisure time and can have some valuable moments.

Pololū Valley
Pololū Valley22.16 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Pololu is the northernmost of a series of erosional valleys forming the east coast of Kohala Mountain on the Island of Hawaiʻi. The valley forms a deep cut in the side of Kohala Mountain. This is one of the famous beaches in the Hawaii county and a lot of tourists visit this place every day.

Waipio Valley
Waipio Valley25.53 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Waipio Valley is very famous for its greenery and scenic views. It was home to old Hawaiian kings and once upon a time was densely populated. It is one of the most beautiful and secluded places to go for a hike on the Big Island.

Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea43.44 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

This is a dormant volcano and the highest point in the island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world. Trekkerrs and adventure lovers can explore this area.

Mokuaikaua Church
Mokuaikaua Church46.54 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Located on the big island of Hawaii. This was Hawaii's first Christian church. Founded by missionaries who came from Boston.

Hulihe‘e Palace
Hulihe‘e Palace46.59 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

This was an old vacation home of the Hawaiian royalty which was built out of lava rock. It was now converted into a museum by the Daughters of Hawaii Showcasing the old furniture, ornaments, and artifacts.

Kealakekua Bay
Kealakekua Bay61.83 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Kealakekua Bay is an important historic location because it marks the site where the first westerner, Captain James Cook, landed on Hawaii island. Now this place is a famous tourist attraction and it is a perfect destination for scuba diving and kayaking and snorkeling.

Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa66.07 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth in terms of volume and area covered. It is an active shield volcano located on the island of Hawaii in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It stands over 13,000 feet tall(4,169 m) and has a base that covers an area of over 2,000 square miles.

Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls State Park72.55 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

This is a beautiful state park which was located in Hawaii. It comprises of so many huge trees and a vast collection of flora and fauna. The main highlight of this state park is the 442 feet high waterfalls named Akaka. The falls can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park. This park is a good trekking destination and also an escape from a busy life.

Pools of 'Ohe'o
Pools of 'Ohe'o74.59 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

The Pools of ‘Ohe’o are the most popular attraction in East Maui. Beautiful waterfalls and pools in an absolutely stunning setting.

Waimoku Falls
Waimoku Falls76.64 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Waimoku Falls is said-to-be 400ft tall waterfall situated at the head of Ohe’o Gulch. A Pipiwai trail leads hikers to this waterfall through amazing bamboo forest.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden79.53 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

This is a nonprofit botanical garden and nature preserve located near to the Old Māmalahoa Highway. he garden is located in a scenic valley opening out to Onomea Bay, and features streams, waterfalls and a boardwalk along the ocean. Today the garden contains over 2,000 plant species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, with good collections of palms and so more.

Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls81.91 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

A beautiful 80 m Height waterfalls which was part of the Hawaii state parks. At this falls Falls, the Wailuku River rushes into a large pool below and the pool is surrounded by lush greenery and it gives a stunning view of the waterfall.

Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach
Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach82.57 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Kaihalulu Beach or Red Sand Beach, located just south of Maui's Hana Bay, has red-black sand, a product of the cinder cone hill on the northern end of the cove.

Haleakalā National Park
Haleakalā National Park84.71 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Haleakalā National Park is an American national park located on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. Named after Haleakalā, a dormant volcano within its boundaries, the park covers an area of 33,265 acres (52.0 sq m). The park is divided into two distinct sections, one is the summit area and the other is coastal Kipahulu area.

Imiloa Astronomy Center
Imiloa Astronomy Center84.73 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

This is an astronomy and culture education center located in Hilo, Hawaii. It features exhibits and shows dealing with Hawaiian culture and history, astronomy, and the overlap between the two. It also includes a 120-seat planetarium, which features a fulldome video projection system.

Coconut Island
Coconut Island85.37 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

This is a small island in Hilo Bay, just offshore from Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens, in Hilo, off the island of Hawaii. It is a small park, and is connected to the main island via a footbridge. The island includes a large grassy field, picnic areas, restroom facilities, and a few tiny sandy beaches.

Waiʻānapanapa State Park
Waiʻānapanapa State Park86.68 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Waiʻanapanapa means “glistening fresh water” in the Hawaiian language, referring to nearby fresh water streams and sparkling pools.The park has seabird colonies, lava tubes, blowholes, freshwater caves, and a natural stone arch.

Hāna Lava Tube
Hāna Lava Tube87.37 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

The cave is the largest lava tube on Maui and the 18th largest lava tube in the world. The tube was created over 960 years ago as lava spewed up from underground towards the ocean surface.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park87.52 KMs away from Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

This is an American national park which was located on the island of Hawaii. It comprises two active volcanoes Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano. For visitors, the park offers dramatic volcanic landscapes, as well as glimpses of rare flora and fauna and so more.