Honomu, Big Island

Experience the charm of Honomu, a plantation-era town on Hawaii’s Big Island, and explore the breathtaking Akaka Falls State Park for a glimpse into old Hawaii’s beauty.

Honomu is a Town located in the city of Honomu on Big Island, Hawaii
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  • Overview: Honomu, a charming plantation-era town in Honomu on Big Island, Hawaii, is located along the scenic Hamakua Coast. Known as the “Gateway to Akaka Falls,” Honomu offers visitors a delightful experience that captures the essence of old Hawaii.
  • Highlights: Honomu’s main highlight is its close proximity to the breathtaking Akaka Falls State Park, which features the 442-foot Akaka Falls and the 100-foot Kahuna Falls. The town’s well-preserved wooden storefronts and lush surroundings make it a picturesque destination.
  • Activities: Visitors can explore the boutique shops and eateries in Honomu town, take a leisurely stroll down the main street, or embark on the short hike to Akaka Falls for stunning waterfall views.
  • Information: Akaka Falls State Park is open daily from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, with a small entrance fee of $5 per vehicle for non-residents. The best time to visit Honomu is during the drier months of April to October, when the weather is more favorable for outdoor activities.
  • History & Significance: Established in the 19th century as a sugarcane plantation town, Honomu played a vital role in the island’s sugar industry. Today, the town’s preserved architecture and relaxed atmosphere provide a glimpse into Hawaii’s plantation-era past.
  • Tips & Insights: To make the most of your visit to Honomu, arrive early to beat the crowds at Akaka Falls State Park and wear comfortable shoes for the paved walkway leading to the falls. Don’t forget to stop by the local shops and eateries in Honomu town to sample delicious treats and discover unique souvenirs.

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