Holidays in Hamakua Heritage Corridor

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This scenic journey is the perfect daytrip to the Hāmākua Coast and its natural sites, including dramatic cliffs, fern groves, waterfalls and tropical gardens.

Discover the natural wonder of the Hāmākua Coast along the Hāmākua Heritage Corridor, a scenic drive through tropical forests, charming gardens and small towns. Stop at some of the Big Island’s most famous waterfalls and find out why Hawai’ians call these cascades “wailele” or leaping waters. Enjoy unparalleled views of the beautiful Waipi’o Valley, a sacred site for Hawai’ians.

Start the Hāmākua Heritage Corridor just north of Hilo. A scenic detour toward Onomea Bay offers a trip through dense rainforest and past mossy bridges interspersed with stunning glimpses of the bay. Visit the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden to see a fascinating collection of tropical flora from around the world.

As you travel north, turn inland to find the Akaka Falls State Park. A short hike into the park will take you through lush forest, past wild orchids and ferns to two magnificent waterfalls.

Drive back to the coast to visit the World Botanical Gardens. This tropical park showcases thousands of species of jungle flora and offers gorgeous views of the volcanic mountain, Mauna Kea and the triple-tiered Umauma Falls.

Stop at Laupahoehoe Point to find stunning coastal views of this historic site that was damaged by the 1946 tsunami. The heritage Laupahoehoe Train Museum is located nearby. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Kalopa State Recreation Area, a picturesque park. Visit the agricultural town of Honoka’a, where local fresh produce is served in a number of small restaurants and cafés.

Visit the Waipi’o Valley Lookout, known as the sacred Valley of the Kings in Hawai’ian culture. Hike or four-wheel-drive down the steep valley to find stunning native forest, peaceful rivers, a black-sandy beach and the island’s tallest waterfall, Hi’ilawe.

Start the Hāmākua Heritage Corridor at Hilo, on the east coast of Hawai’i’s Big Island. Take your own journey or join a tour. A four-wheel drive is recommended for the Waipi’o Valley descent, so inquire with your car rental provider if driving.

409 Cheap Hotels Near Hamakua Heritage Corridor

Vintage Farmhouse and Botanical Garden
Vintage Farmhouse and Botanical Garden
44-3249A Kalaniai Rd, Honokaa, HI
This family-friendly Honokaa agritourism property is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Kalopa State Recreation Area and Hamakua Heritage Corridor. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Truly vintage farmhouse
"The Vintage Farmhouse was true to it's name and full of charm in every way from the fixtures, furniture and appliances. The home fit in perfectly with its setting in the up country of the Big Island north coast. In addition to the great, spacious interior, well appointed kitchen for a vacation stay, ..."

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2021

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Vintage Farmhouse and Botanical Garden
Your Big Island Getaway on the Hamakua Coast
Your Big Island Getaway on the Hamakua Coast
43-425 Hale Hookipa Pl, Paauilo, HI
Situated in Paauilo, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hamakua Heritage Corridor and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Hawaiian Vanilla Company. Kalopa State Recreation ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Perfect!!!
"We rented this home for our grandmas 90th birthday/family reunion and couldn't have asked for a better home and location. We have a business and family in Honoka'a, so the location was perfect for our needs. Close enough to make a run into town, yet just far enough off the highway to experience the ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2018

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Your Big Island Getaway on the Hamakua Coast
"The land of Sunshine" - fantastic ocean views, peaceful, romantic getaway
"The land of Sunshine" - fantastic ocean views, peaceful, romantic getaway
44-541 Hoomau Street, Honokaa, HI
Situated in Honokaa, this historic cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hamakua Heritage Corridor and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kalōpā and Hamakua Country Club. Kalopa ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (91 reviews)
Great view!
"Roomy, clean and an amazing view."

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2021

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"The land of Sunshine" - fantastic ocean views, peaceful, romantic getaway
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Vintage Farmhouse and Botanical Garden
Vintage Farmhouse and Botanical Garden
44-3249A Kalaniai Rd, Honokaa, HI
Vintage Farmhouse and Botanical Garden
Your Big Island Getaway on the Hamakua Coast
Your Big Island Getaway on the Hamakua Coast
43-425 Hale Hookipa Pl, Paauilo, HI
Your Big Island Getaway on the Hamakua Coast
"The land of Sunshine" - fantastic ocean views, peaceful, romantic getaway
"The land of Sunshine" - fantastic ocean views, peaceful, romantic getaway
44-541 Hoomau Street, Honokaa, HI
"The land of Sunshine" - fantastic ocean views, peaceful, romantic getaway
Private Home on 2.5 Acres w/Ocean Views, Hot Tub, & 600 sq ft Lanai. Hale Luana
Private Home on 2.5 Acres w/Ocean Views, Hot Tub, & 600 sq ft Lanai. Hale Luana
44-155 Paauhau Street, Honokaa, HI
Private Home on 2.5 Acres w/Ocean Views, Hot Tub, & 600 sq ft Lanai. Hale Luana
Hamakua Coast Home- Ocean Views, Private, Clean, Friendly
Hamakua Coast Home- Ocean Views, Private, Clean, Friendly
44-712 Hoolapa Ln, Honokaa, HI
Hamakua Coast Home- Ocean Views, Private, Clean, Friendly
Remodelled Hideaway Ocean Views Walk To Dining 3 Bedroom Home
Remodelled Hideaway Ocean Views Walk To Dining 3 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
45-512 Huapala St., Honokaa, HI
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Hale Pikonia In Historic Honokaa Town 2 Bedroom Home
Hale Pikonia In Historic Honokaa Town 2 Bedroom Home
3 out of 5
45-102 Pikonia Loop, Honokaa, HI
Hale Pikonia In Historic Honokaa Town 2 Bedroom Home
Hawaii Life Rentals presents Plantation Home in Historic Honokaa- Near Waipio
Hawaii Life Rentals presents Plantation Home in Historic Honokaa- Near Waipio
45-102 Pikonia Loop, Honokaa, HI
Hawaii Life Rentals presents Plantation Home in Historic Honokaa- Near Waipio
Five bedroom log cabin near Waipi'o Valley
Five bedroom log cabin near Waipi'o Valley
46-3977 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Honokaa, HI
Five bedroom log cabin near Waipi'o Valley
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