About Honokohau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park:

Added National Register of Historic Places in 1966 and located just south of the Kona Airport, this national park offers a unique look out how early Hawaiian settlements survived on the Kona coast. Honokohau meaning "bay drawing dew," refers to the ancient settlement on the south part of the park and can be reached by trails that extend from the visitor's center. The park itself features many coastal sights including four different ahupuaa (traditional sea to mountain land divisions), as well as heiau (sacred temples) and kii pohaku (petroglyphs).

Be sure to check out the the 'Ai'opio Fishtrap. This pond uses a stone wall to create an artificial enclosure along the naturally curved shoreline of a bay. When the tide is high, small openings allow young fish to enter from the sea, but as the tide receded, they were trapped as easily caught with nets.

 

74-4968 Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy 14

Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740

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