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Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument

Pupukea Road, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
+1 808-587-0300
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“waimea bay” (15 reviews)
“windy road” (3 reviews)
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Pupukea Road, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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"waimea bay"
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"windy road"
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"back in the day"
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"small parking lot"
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"worth the trip"
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"ruins"
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"foodland"
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"ceremonies"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place of refuge for the locals before the British arrived. The site is still sacred to the locals as evidenced by the food offerings left at the upper end of the ruins. Several mongoose from the forest were having a great feast when we...More

Thank BevoBurn96
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is a beautiful site, easily accessible, up a windy road. We didn't stay long because it said gates are locked at 5:00 and we arrived at 5:15 so I was worried we'd get locked in. Still it was worth the side trip. It's located...More

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Definitely out of the way and well worth the time to go up there. It's got a very small parking lot, but the place doesn't seem to be too popular - which is a shame considering what it is. The main/upper enclosure has been uncovered,...More

Thank Altair_IV_Krell
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

When we got there, we saw a car with a broken window. 2 people: the young female said they took her purse. This can happen at any remote visitor spot--take all valuables with you. even better than putting in trunk or out of sight. cuz...More

1  Thank rodman2
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Easy to see why this location was chosen - beautiful view! Steep drive, small parking lot. Walking paths around perimeter of ancient ceremonial structure. Historical plaques give info about it, but the view..

Thank Roqzy
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

A royal heiau above the Waimea valley where many important events took place. Access is straightforward if you have Google maps. It's best to arrive early so you can sense the energy of the place. There is an altar with offerings. Tables with descriptions. Would...More

Thank kaioatey
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This is a historical site with explanatory interpretative signage. There is a relatively flat, easy 1/2 mile trail that offers a tremendous view of Waimea Beach and Valley.

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This place was pretty much deserted when we visited this past July. The view was spectacular and we got some great Pano shots of the vista. We were here with a tour guide which was nice because this location has a lot of special meaning...More

Thank nikolaik
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

An easy slow drive up the Waimea Valley and then an easy walk around some maintained hiking trails is a great break from all the usual sand and surf down below. From up here, you can understand the reverence that the native Hawaiians have for...More

Thank Ray Q
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

I want to follow up on my review of April 2017. Some other reviewers who visited after April 2017 have mentioned going through a gate and driving for a while afterward before coming to a parking area. When we visited, this gate was padlocked shut,...More

Thank UrbanManUSA
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