The Hamakua Coast is located on the northeast side of the Big Island. It is approximately 50 miles long and ends up at Waipio Valley. The term Hamakua Coast is used to describe the area of our island that runs from the district of North Hilo to Waipio Valley. The amount of rainfall in this district has produced steep valleys and cliffs and waterfalls along the coast line. The abundance of lush vegetation and lack of sandy beaches is a sharp contrast to the other districts of the island,

Popular sites to visit in the Hamakua District:

  • Akaka Falls
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens
  • Umauma Falls
  • World Botanical Gardens
  • Kolekole Beach Park
  • Laupahoehoe Town
  • 1946 Tsunami Memorial