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Wednesday, 16 February 2011 13:17
The longest black sand beach on the entire island, Waipio Beach also ranks among Hawaii's most secluded.
Among the seven valleys in the length of the Hamakua Coast, Waipio Valley is the largest and most famous. Waipio, which means "curved water" is located at the southern end of the windward side of Kohala Mountain and has a width of one mile section of approximately six meters.
Among the seven valley s located in the length of the Hamakua coast, the valley of Waipio is the largest and most famous. Along the borders of the valley , there are high cliffs reach a height of 2000 meters, dotted with millions of cascading water falls with the most notable is the Hi'ilawe. The Waipio River runs through the valley before meeting the ocean on the beach.
The road leading to the valley has a steep slope of 25%, which implies that it is necessary or walk on foot or use an SUV or other four wheel drive vehicle.
This valley mystic is also called the "Valley of the Kings" because it was a residence of many members of the royalty of Hawaii. Besides being an important site of many ancient heiaus (temples), the valley of the ancient burial cave homes of many kings. The inhabitants of the valley believe that because of the mana or divine power of the ancients, the valley is forever safe from natural disasters and accidents. This has never been tested in the tsunami of 1946 and the flood of 1979, where despite the immense destruction, no lives were lost in those events.
The Valley Waipio also occupies a special place in the mythology of Hawaii. People believe that the ancient Hawaiian gods made this valley their home due to his brilliance and beauty.
The valley of Waipio is a visitor spell bound with cliffs and rolling plains and travel deals. The mystique of the place has to feel to believe!
Tips and Information
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- Not good for swimming
- Good for surfing
Approximately a ninety-minute drive north of Kukuihale. The road leading down to Waipio from Kukuihale is steep and narrow and should only be attempted if you have four-wheel drive. If adventurous car treks aren't your thing, you would be better advised to catch the Waipio Valley Shuttle (Telephone: 808-775-7121) at the Waipio overlook and take the ninety-minute tour down into the valley. Tickets can be purchased for thirty dollars at the Artworks in travel deals.
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