HAMAKUA ZONE 4 of Hawai'i islands 9 district zones. Each of the 9 districts encompass 9 SECTIONS. Section 1 begins south at Ookala and section 9 is located north in Waipio Valley.CLICK ON ISLAND FOR LARGER IMAGE
ABOUT THE HAMAKUA COAST
ONE OF THE MOST BREATHTAKING AND MAJESTIC COASTLINES IN HAWAI’I TO DISCOVER
The Hamakua district is located on the northeastern coast of the Big Island in Hawaii. It is the epitome of a lush, beautiful Hawaiian landscape. The district is filled with vibrant valleys, waterfalls, rainforests, black sand beaches, and rich farmland. The Hamakua Coast stretches for 50 miles between Honokaa to Hilo, this coastal area offering some of the most spectacular, panoramic ocean views in Hawaii.
The Hamakua coast is filled with charming small towns, rainforests, waterfalls, valleys, sea cliffs, and picturesque nature great for serious hikers.
Residents living in Hamakua are spread throughout the small towns of Honomu, Honokaa town, Kukuihaele, Pepe’ekeo, and Paauilo. With a small-town feel in these places, residents here enjoy a strong sense of community and family.
Higher rainfall in the district means Hamakua has some of the best real estate in Hawaii for agriculture and farming. The green valleys and fertile farmland allow locals to grow fresh fruit and vegetables to sell at the farmers’ markets. Guava, coffee, mushrooms, sweet potato, taro, and nuts grow in abundance here.
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The Hamakua coast line is surrounded by nature. where you can watch the thousands of whales migrate past during their annual peak season from December through April
The Hamakua District is admired for its rural lifestyle, abundance, and incredible natural beauty. The area is filled with untouched landscapes protected from development and tourism. When cruising down the Hamakua coast, on one side of you will see steep cliffs falling away to the ocean. On the other side, you will see the Mauna Kea volcano, towering over the district.
Life in Hamakua is surrounded by nature. From the Hamakua Coast, you can watch the thousands of whales migrate past during their annual peak season from December through April. The rainforests of Hamakua are filled with a diverse range of unique flora and fauna. The elevation of Hamakua means the high rainfall fills the waterways and creates gorgeous waterfalls all over the district. The Akaka Falls in Hamakua is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Hawaii.
With quaint towns, historic landmarks, plenty of farmland, and unique cultural life, Hamakua has it all. There is an international airport in the nearby city of Hilo, making Hamakua an ideal spot for those looking at holiday homes in Hawaii. Direct flights from the West Coast of the US and other major cities including Vancouver and Tokyo make it a super accessible vacation destination.
The sweeping ocean views, charming natural beauty, and dramatic cliffs make Hamakua the perfect escape from rushed city life. It is renowned for peace and quiet, a popular destination for a secluded and private lifestyle.
Residents on the Hamakua Coast enjoy a slow and relaxed pace of life in this rural district
The climate in the Hamakua region is consistent throughout the year and slightly cooler than the rest of the Big Island.
On average, the temperature remains between the 50s and 70s, occasionally reaching up into the 80s on a hot summer’s day. The Hamakua Coast district receives about 84 inches of rainfall every year.
Residents on the Hamakua Coast enjoy a slow and relaxed pace of life in this rural district. Locals here are known to truly resonate with the chilled island vibe. Summer here is perfect for anyone that loves windsurfing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, and hiking.
The Hamakua district is home to the historically significant Waipio Valley, the famous Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden, Umauma Falls, the Hamakua Heritage Corridor, and many state parks including the Laupahoehoe Beach park, the Kalopa State Park, and the Akaka Falls State Park.
Although many of the communities are too small to be considered towns, the communities dotted throughout the Hamakua district and corridor are filled with memorable historic sites, mom and pop restaurants, and local Farmers Markets.
The small-town feel gives these areas a real sense of tight community, residents here know each other well and will exchange smiles and waves whenever they see their neighbors. Live Aloha! Honokaa is the largest town in the district and its laid-back lifestyle, quaint shops, and island scenery are some of the reasons for people looking to move to the Big Island.
Hamakua draws many visitors on the Big Island. There are absolutely amazing hikes along the coastline, hikes to Hiilawe waterfall and many others, quaint mom and pop restaurants and drive-ins. Tex Drive-In stop in for a great plate lunch and world famous malasada, Waipio Valley, stop in and say hi to Mike and Rhonda and the pups at Honoka’a Chocolate Factory, Kalopa State Recreation Area to name a few.
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