Big Island: Full Day Adventure through Kohala Waterfalls

4.9 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Hawaii Forest & Trail

Big Island: Full Day Adventure through Kohala Waterfalls

Activity provider: Hawaii Forest & Trail
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From US$ 209.42 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the Hawaiian beauty of the Kohala Waterfalls on a shared group or private tour. Enjoy easy walks, gorgeous countryside & ocean views, and a chance to cool off in a mountain stream.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please confirm your pickup time and location by contacting the local partner.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Ramble off-road in a 4WD Mercedes Sprinter van
  • Take a relaxed, guided walk through a private nature reserve
  • Cool off with a swim under one of seven cascading waterfalls
  • Enjoy a private picnic lunch with views of soaring seacliffs and remote valleys, at one of the island’s best scenic lookouts
  • Walk through a restored ancient Hawaiian agricultural site
Full description
Immerse yourself in Kohala’s stunning beauty and rich history.  Begin your journey by traveling along the Kohala coastline enjoying the ocean views. After arriving in the historic and quaint town Hawi enjoy a fun off-road adventure that will take you onto a private nature reserve that once served as a sugarcane plantation.  Once at the trailhead enjoy your relaxed trail walk, experience dramatic views of Pololu Valley, charming foot bridges, historic taro terraces and intimate waterfalls. Take a refreshing dip after your hike under one of the private waterfalls and bask in the cool, cascading mountain water.  Then ramble down to an exclusive cliffside overlook of the Pololu Valley and valleys beyond to enjoy a picnic style lunch. With an opportunity to swim at a waterfall and stroll the quaint plantation village of Hawi, this is the perfect tour for all ages.
  • Interpretative Naturalist Guide
  • Filtered water
  • Walking sticks
  • Day packs and rain gear
  • Sunscreen & bug repellent
  • Deli-style lunch and drinks
  • Pickup from selected hotels in Kona and Kohala
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Must be able to walk over uneven terrain and short climbs
  • Children under 3 years old must be carried in a backpack carrier
  • A deli-style lunch is included
  • Day packs are available as part of this activity
  • Gratuities are optional and non included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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Best guides on the Island; Madi and Mark were so knowledgeable and interactive, couldn’t have asked for better guides and new friends for this activity! Quickly became our favorite activity we’ve done the whole 10 days we’ve been here! Would do it again, so much fun! And the hike was nowhere near as bad as we were expecting! 10/10!

November 4, 2022

The description of this trip is “full day”. We were back to the drop off point and done by noon at the latest. Granted it was raining but that’s typical for this part of the island. That being said, Marcus was a great guide and my son had fun hiking the trail.

April 20, 2022

The entire tour including road trip, hike, swim under waterfall and lunch at beautiful scenic site was wonderful. We enjoyed it tremendously! Our tour guide, Gary, made us very comfortable, was knowledgeable about Hawaii and it’s history and culture, and made the experience fun and unforgettable. We highly recommend this to everyone visiting the Big Island.

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September 29, 2021

Product ID: 167624