- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Experience the Hawaiian beauty of the Kohala Waterfalls on this small group Kohala Waterfalls adventure tour. Drive along the Kona coastline and explore the areas where lava flows from Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountain. You'll also learn about Hawaii's countryside - a place of old sugar plantations, ancient legends and extraordinary natural beauty. Easy walks, gorgeous countryside views and a chance to cool off in a mountain stream make the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure the ideal family adventure in Hawaii!
- Lunch included
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Small group ensures personal service
- Family friendly
- Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
- Bottled water
- Walking sticks, daypacks and rain gear
- Local taxes
- Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
- Entry/Admission - Kohala Waterfalls Adventure
Tour departs from Kona, Waikoloa, & Kohala Beach Resorts
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 3:00pm
As you drive along the Kona coastline, you can often see splashing spinner dolphins or in the winter months and breaching humpback whales. Pass through the quaint plantation towns of Hawi and Kapaau, site of the life-size statue of King Kamehameha I.
At the end of the road, a brief rest stop at the historic Kohala Mule Station offers one of Hawaii's most spectacular coastal views. Then the real fun begins with a bumpy but short off-road drive in the 6x6 Pinzgauer. Ramble through a landscape of rushing streams, towering ocean cliffs and cascading waterfalls!
Once out of the Pinzgauer, you'll step back into the early 1900s when plantation owners began construction of the Kohala Ditch Trail. Along the 1.5 mile (2.4km) loop trail, you'll see tunnels blasted and carved from solid rock, walk over an aqueduct and learn the story of the tremendous effort it took to build the 22 mile (35km) irrigation system. The hike is considered easy to moderate with several short, steep climbs. The total walking distance is up to 2 miles (3.2km).
Seven beautiful waterfalls grace the trail and you can take a refreshing dip in the last pool visited and play under a refreshing cascade. With stunning mountain panoramas, green valleys and the abundant water, the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure is a fascinating way for young and old to experience Kohala's "story of water."
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- We recommend that guests wear closed-toe walking shoes, boots, sneakers reef walkers or sport sandals, bathing under shorts, short sleeved shirt, and bring a light sweatshirt or jacket and a towel
- Infants under 3 must be carried in a backpack carrier (not provided by tour operator)
- Children under 4 must ride in a car seat (not provided by tour operator)
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- A maximum number of 12 people per van
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
My husband, 7-year old son, and I had no idea what to expect, and were blown away by this amazing, beautiful adventure! Our guide (Justin) was very professional and extremely well-informed about the island's history. The approximate 2-mile hike through the rain forest was both visually stunning and physically achievable. This adventure was worth every penny. Do not leave Hawaii without treating your family to this adventure!!
This excursion was a great experience due to our wonderful guide Justin. He was so personable and informative but also laidback. We enjoyed every minute of our time. The places he took us were breathtaking and our boys loved swimming in the freshwater waterfall as well as riding off road in the Australian military vehicle. Also it was the perfect amount of time-still had most of the afternoon to swim at our resort. Definitely recommend!
This was an excellent tour and a real way of seeing the island. The tour guide was very well informed and took us in a four wheel drive vehicle where there are no roads. We then proceeded to hike to a couple of waterfalls. I gave this tour four stars instead of five because not everyone might be able to handle the hike especially if there are ambulatory issues involved as we hiked on somewhat primitive paths with overgrown tree roots. We were rewarded, though, with a dip in one of the waterfalls along the route. The tour includes a box lunch overlooking high cliffs with the ocean beating against them, spectacular! This tour is a great way for the adventurous to explore the islands.
This tour was great. Uncle Danny was our guide and he was amazing. He not told us about the history and culture of the island, but was a wealth of knowledge regarding the plants and animals on the island. The place Uncle Dan took us for lunch was amazing. It overlooked the Kohala Coast.
Great tour and tour guide! They took care of the little things like extra water, snacks, back packs, towels. Would love to do the waterfall again!
Excellent tour. Very informative and interesting. Very knowledgeable tour guide Mateo.
The tour and sites were absolutely amazing. Our tour guide was great. Very knowledgable and funny too. It was just an amazing experience and if I'm ever on the big island again I won't hesitate to go again!!
We had a great time , tour guide was very friendly ,lunch was nice scenery was amazing highly recommend this tour
It was a nice small group....walk was not difficult at all...Tour guide was very informate but also very fun to be with. Thanks so much for a great time
We rescheduled and did the Mauna Kea tour. Very enjoyable tour. I highly recommend the tour for anyone who wants a unique, educational, and enjoyable experiences. Jon, our tour guide did a GREAT job. He was very personable and also attentive to the needs of the those participating in the tour.
This was an adventure of a lifetime! It's an early wake up call while on vacation but it's necessary to get an early start since there is some driving to do up to the trail. Our guide (Mike) was fantastic and really fun to be with. He was friendly and helpful and made this a wonderful adventure! The trail was amazing and we snacked on the Strawberry Guava's which were ripe and juicy! The hike was challenging but well worth the sweat and muddy shoes! The natural, fresh water pool was cold and refreshing and a wonderful way to end our hard hike! The entire experience was a wonderful one. Well worth the money -- this is a first class organization all around!
What a wonderful day out - one of the Highlights of a Great trip to the Hawaiian Islands
Excellent adventure for me (older woman) and my 10 year old son! got a chance to eat wild fruit, and swim in waterfall, paths were a little challeging, but added to the "adventure".
We had a great time hiking and visiting various waterfalls, while enjoying our tour guide's vivid descriptions and history of the Island. Maverick was a great guide!