Kohala Waterfalls Small Group Adventure Tour

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Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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Experience the Hawaiian beauty of the Kohala Waterfalls on this small group Kohala Waterfalls adventure tour. Drive along the Kona coastline and explore the areas where lava flows from Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountain. You'll also learn about Hawaii's countryside - a place of old sugar plantations, ancient legends and extraordinary natural beauty. Explore a private nature preserve as your interpretive guide brings you to explore streams, waterfalls and bridges. Soak in the amazing view from a private picnic area overlooking a remote valley. Easy walks, gorgeous countryside views and a chance to cool off in a mountain stream make the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure the ideal family adventure in Hawaii!


  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Family friendly
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4



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124 reviews

Average 4.88 out of 5 stars based on 108 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Stevesxc1, Mar 2023 Verified
Mateo was the best guide we had all week!! While he was very informative, he spoke in a relaxing manner, he allowed the group time to take in the scenery, he answered questions and he made the trip all about the group and Hawaii not about himself!!! Wonderful day!!
192carriel, Mar 2023 Verified
My wife and I went on this waterfall adventure tour. Mateo was our guide. His disposition was absolutely delightful from the minute he picked us up to the time he dropped us back off in Hawi. Outstanding knowledge and education on anything related to Hawaii, its nature or its history. If we had a question, he had an entertaining explanation and beyond. The hike is about 1 to 1.5 miles, not intense in any way providing you are ok with walking stairs down and then back up. Slow pace, so the guide can stop and explain various interesting things along the way. After the hike Mateo took us to the "lunch spot" that was absolutely breathtaking, the trip was worth it for that alone. Mateo had every small detail covered, from anything you may have forgotten to make your trip enjoyable, all the way down to a small pair of scissors because "sometimes those mayo packets can be difficult to open". My wife requires gluten-free food, and from the time I called to ask, they had it covered, and then executed it perfectly. Thanks Mateo and Hawaii & Forest Team, for a great experience.
johnrA6370PT, Feb 2023 Verified
Wow, what an amazing day! Nic was an incredible tour guide, the best we’ve had on any organized Hawaii tour. Friendly and knowledgeable, he shared a wealth of information about Hawaii, the Big Island and the Kohala Coast. Due to recent rains, the waterfalls were roaring. The scenery was second to none and everyone had a great experience. The hike and waterfalls are on private land, so there is no other way to view these sights. Frankly, the lunch spot was worth the price of admission alone - it was a vantage point of Pololu Valley and several other valleys that isn’t available to the public except by air. We would definitely do this tour again and we had such a great experience we’ll look into the other offerings by HFT.
Jeff L, Feb 2023 Verified
Guide was great. Trip was well organized. All the needs of the guests were taken care of. The waterfalls were beautiful and it felt very special to be there.
Graham H, Feb 2023 Verified
The waterfall tour was a great time. The weather wasn't perfect, but rain didn't stop us. We drove through some neat little towns and then hiked off the beaten path to several waterfalls and swam at one. The water was so refreshing. Our guide Mark was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and friendly and you can tell he loves Hawai'i and nature. He took us to a couple of different places that had incredible views and was photographer for all of us--he was excellent! There were some steep places and due to the weather it was very muddy/slippery so be aware of that, but we had a blast.
Marissa A, Feb 2023 Verified
Loved this hike! We hiked by 7 back country waterfalls and even got to swim in one. The water was cold but it was worth it. Gary was a great guide, he was knowledgeable and entertaining. Most importantly, he made sure everyone was safe - especially during the waterfall swim where the water was deep and the rocks were jagged. The hike was easy and we had a variety of ages and fitness levels in our group. The spot we stopped at for lunch was one of the best views on the island.
Dilly4472, Feb 2023 Verified
This tour was excellent, though maybe a bit pricey!! Our guide was superb - friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and very clear in his delivery of information. The hiking was very slow and simple, suitable for almost anyone and the waterfalls were pretty, but not stunning. Loads of equipment was supplied if required. Lunch was brilliant (even picnic tablecloths on the picnic benches!!) in a superb spot and the food was lovely too.
Ken_L, Feb 2023 Verified
What a great trip and we lucked in to having Taro as our tour guide. It was cooler and the trail was wet. We had jackets and walking sticks provided and they came in handy. The hike was relatively easy and the waterfalls were spectacular. Taro is very knowledgeable and has been a guide here for 13 years. No one swam as it was cooler, but the coolness made the hike more manageable. Great trip and well worth the money.
E1533KIjohnm, Feb 2023 Verified
Our guide Mark was terrific . He was personable and always there if anyone needed assistance. His assistant Jeff was also very helpful. Mark had us introduce ourselves and we bonded before we started the hike. (Group of 12) .The highlight was a dip in the water falls pool. Every one in the group swam. Ended with a nice box lunch overlooking the Kohala coast. We had friends visiting and it was the highlight of our time here on the Big Island .
Global822005, Jan 2023 Verified
Amazing day! We had a really good guide. He was extremely kind and knowledgeable. The hike was beautiful and the waterfalls were spectacular. Highly recommend swimming even if it’s chilly! The lunch was refreshing and nourishing. Definitely recommend this excursion.

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