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Address: Hwy. 440 (Manele Rd.) south, Kaupili Road, Lanai, HI

Archaeological site of fishing village on a cliff.

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Visit the archeological site of an ancient hawaiian village and a gorgeous photographic opportunity. Not really swimmable, however you'll see locals fishing and scuba diving... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2013
Dana Point, California
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Corrales, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

At the south end of Lana'i and after a bumpy Jeep road, this place dates back to the late 1700s and King Kamehameha I. Great ruin site as well as petroglyphs and lookout points. Wear sturdy shoes and drink water as it can be hot and a bit of a strenuous hike. The temple building must have been really impressive... More 

1 Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

I made a stop on my last day. While I was out there I ran into two super friendly locals that shared so many stories of the area. It was a wonderful trip however trip advisor had the location wrong.

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Dana Point, California
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462 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Visit the archeological site of an ancient hawaiian village and a gorgeous photographic opportunity. Not really swimmable, however you'll see locals fishing and scuba diving. The road to this site is very rough it some areas and requires a four-wheel drive vehicle. Here you will also see ruins of King Kamehameha's home here. This site became a National Historic Landmark... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2012

On February 10 while visiting Lanai, my husband and I asked a local where the best place was to watch the sunset. He suggested Kaunolu, a former village on the southwestern tip of Lanai. We had a AAA map of Hawaii and it clearly marked on there; the maps were received on the island did not really show the "road".... More 

2 Thank MNSandSeeker
Edina, Minnesota
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2010

Regarding the activities our one biggest highlight was exploring Kaunalu area for a day. This is accessible only by 4x4, and when we went the road was in very good shape. I recommend checking with the Jeep rental people on the current status, as this road can get pretty rough especially after some winter storms. To get there take the... More 

9 Thank drvalgemae
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 570 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2006

July, 2006 Kaunolu and Halulu Heiau are really the same thing, since the latter is part of the former, across a ravine. This is a non-maintained attraction, and the sole car rental company on the island expressly forbids driving even their 4 wheel vehicles there, subject to a $500 penalty. The internet and tour book directions were too vague as... More 

4 Thank NJ-Eric

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