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Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve - Big Island
Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve

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Ancient Hawaiians called their stone art - Ki’i Pohaku: stone art. The Puako Petroglyph is home to one of the most extensive petroglyph fields in Hawaii and feature thousands of images. Families, marchersm dancers, even dogs, chickens, and deity’s. A great activity to see with the entire Ohana (family).

Located on the Kohala Coast, there are over a thousand Ki’i Pohaku (petroglyphs) dated back centuries ago. These carvings date back centuries ago and are very culturally significant to the Hawaiian culture. Please visit with the site with the utmost respect.

The field of petrogylphs can be accessed from the Holoholokai beach park to the south of Puako. The park can be accessed either by going through the Mauna Lani resort, or via the Puako beachfront southwards from Paniau (utility pole 143) at the south end of Puako road. There are restrooms and shower facilities here.

Directions from Chalet Kilauea Collection:

  1. Head southeast on Wright Rd toward Laukapu Ave
  2. Take the 3rd left onto HI-11/​Hawaii Belt Rd/​New Volcano Rd
    Continue to follow HI-11/​Hawaii Belt Rd
  3. Turn left onto Hawaii Belt Rd/​Kamehameha Ave
  4. Turn right onto HI-19/​Hawaii Belt Rd/​Pauahi St
    Continue to follow HI-19/​Hawaii Belt Rd
  5. Turn right onto Lindsey Rd
  6. Continue onto HI-19/​Kawaihae Rd
  7. Turn left onto HI-19/​Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
  8. Turn right onto Mauna Lani Dr
  9. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto N Kaniku Dr
    Destination will be on the left
NOTE: All guests should proceed at their own risk. The Chalet Kilauea Collection Staff and Management does not assume any liability regarding any of the activities or locations described within this Website.