What you'll do
Current Stream Conditions: Full and healthy! This is a truly local experience & Nature Lovers Paradise! There are many idyllic waterfalls and beautiful pool tailor-made for swimming. Take the backroads to see the hidden side of Hawaii Nei. This is a great place for everyone from the fit novice to the extreme hiker, and everyone in between – you really can make this as much adventure as you wish. You will first be welcomed at the gate by family of peacocks, and three 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 first few waterfalls are typically within easy reach of most folks. (some guests may be perfectly content here). 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! They say 10 000 hours of practice is needed to become world-class in any field, and if, like myself, you spent your life in the tropical countryside, chasing waterfalls around your family homestead (now available on Airbnb: Horses and Waterfalls // Aloha Nature Lovers) you would have racked up those naturalists practice hours pretty quickly. Today I have expected that chasing waterfalls is my lifestyle and I love teaching people about it.
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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
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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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!
Waterfall Warriors // Nature Explorers