What you'll do
This is a truly local experience & Nature Lovers Paradise! There are many idyllic waterfalls that are reachable only on foot. Take the private, backroads and see the hidden side of Hawaii Nei. You will be welcomed by a family of peacocks, and two sweetheart mare horses everyone adores! The nicest part of this route is that it IS a loop. Total distance is 1 mile - you’ll want a minimum of 2 hours to make the full excursion. We can start with the swimming holes of the lowest waterfall first and then work our way back up. The hiking upstream from waterfall to waterfall is slow going in places. The terrain is very steep in places, and requires lots of scrambling, sliding, ducking under, and climbing over things.. The trek around each of the falls is moderate to strenuous ... Rewarded by caves, tunnels, and vistas. I am flexible with the time of experience! Feel free to request a afternoon tour.
Aloha Nature Lovers! I am a Airbnb host offering private waterfall tours. I have traversed the waterfall-ridden stream at our family owned off-grid leisure/play hideaway for 20 years. Until now this experience has only been available via booking a stay at our Airbnb listing: Horses and Waterfalls or Aloha Nature Lovers. The reviews are out! Our location is it’s own destination. Relish in the authenticity of heading upstream by the route of least resistance, past multiple waterfalls, to gorgeous secret swimming holes.
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Where you'll be
We will be in Papaaloa Homesteads in the District of North Hilo. Our private park-like property, offers an easy access trail down to a jungly stream. From here we will explore a hidden reach of Haakoa Stream, blessed with 3 waterfalls & 4 swiming holes! You'll also pass the remains of an Ancient Hawaiian lo'i (taro patch). **AWD/4WD last 800 yds of road is UNPAVED ** If you’re not comfortable driving, there is safe parking & only 5 min walk
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
A site like this, with impressive, easily accessible waterfalls invites exploration. Keep in mind moving water and wet rocks = slippery. Wading in water can knock a person off thier feet. Be very cautious, and resist the urge to head out to the top of a waterfall. Gravity never takes vacation!
Hidden Waterfall Experience