Tour the Petroglyphs Hawaii from Your Mauna Lani Point Condo

When you stay at Mauna Lani Point, you’ll have access to everything Hawaii has to offer: Vast oceans teeming with sea creatures, white, sandy beaches, and a rich cultural history: There are many petroglyphs in Hawaii. Visiting these ancient sites provides a glimpse into a vibrant history. Here is an overview of the petroglyph sites you can see easily from your home base at Mauna Lani Point.

Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve

Located just south of Mauna Lani Point, the Puako Petroglyph Archeological Preserve is one of the most extensive petroglyph fields in all of Hawaii. There are more than a thousand petroglyphs within the park itself. Native Hawaiians carved the petroglyphs, or kii pohaku, centuries ago. Keep your eyes peeled for carvings of turtles, canoes, and humans.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

The Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical park is home to 1160-acres, and petroglyphs are located all throughout. Keep your eyes peeled for the ancient artwork, as you explore the area, which is full of fishponds, temples (heiau), house sites (kahua), and a stone slide (holua).

Puuloa Petroglyphs

While the Puuloa Petroglyphs are a bit of a drive for those staying at Mauna Lani Point, they are well worth the drive. Located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puuloa is home to over 23,000 carved images found scattered throughout the lava rock. You can walk through the park yourself (it’s less than a mile), or take a guided tour, which will explain the history of the area.

Visit the Many Petroglyphs Hawaii for a Historic Trip

While the sand, surf, and sun of Hawaii is important to enjoy, there’s something special about catching a glimpse of the rich history of the island and its ancient residents. Seeing petroglyphs Hawaii will allow you to understand the culture in a different way, making for a truly memorable trip. And, when you stay at Mauna Lani Point, you have access to petroglyphs only a short distance away!


Scenic Mauna Lani and North Kohala provide idyllic photos

One of the pleasures of a Mauna Lani condo getaway is the chance to snap awe inspiring scenic photos to share with family and friends. Just gazing out from your lanai across the blue Pacific and the perfect fairways of the Mauna Lani Golf Course provides dozens of  idyllic photos!

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Also you could join life in the Hawaiian slow lane during a scenic self-guided North Kohala day trip. The dramatic ocean views will inspire many relaxing “pull overs” along the way! Just hop into your car and take a left turn onto the highway as you leave the Resort.

First stop on Route 270 going north: the peaceful haven of tiny Hawi awaits with art galleries and shopping for Kona coffee, Big Island chocolates, & more. Then mosey along to the stunning Pololu Valley lookout (with optional hiking).

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Retrace your route a few miles and return via Route 250. Cruise into cool picturesque Waimea at 2,600 feet above sea level. Choose award-winning regional cuisine at Merriman’s or just a quick bite at the cozy Village Burger in the Parker Ranch Center.

Village Burger Waimea

Then back to home sweet home at Mauna Lani Point with memories, photos and stories of people you met along the way.

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