- THE HERITAGE COAST!
The windward part of the Big Island was once known as
"The Sugar Coast" as a continuous series of plantations linked Hilo to Honokaa.
A railroad hauled sugar to the Hilo piers and provided the lifeline for transporting
people and supplies. High trestles spaned the gulches. But as the plantations
closed one by one, the area is becoming alive with new activity!
The residents got input into what was possible and their solutions were comfortable for
each community. Like truck stops along a long highway, "community stops"
were established as catalysts to cluster the visitor assets where possible or to
deseminate information about nearby points of interests. Highway signs were
installed and brochures printed. Bed and breakfasts were encouraged to share the flavor
and history of The Heritage Coast!
WELCOME TO THE HAMAKUA DISTRICT!
- You'll see this sign as
you're driving from Kamuela (Waimea) and heading towards Honokaa. The area is often
foggy and tall Eucalyptus trees line the road.
older Eucalyptus grow in a dense forest and tower above the highway. They have few
branches with growth mainly where there's light.
- TEX DRIVE INN
- Those entering the
Hamakua district from Kona or South Kohala that want or need a "pit stop" should
be on the lookout for the Tex Drive Inn sign to see Honokaa's answer to McDonalds.
But instead of just burgers and fries, explore local "ono (delicious)
food" in the form of plate lunches, and hot malasadas (Portugese donuts with no
holes). Meet Ada, the irrepressible Spirit of Honokaa!
||HAWAII TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
- THINGS TO DO OR ACTIVITIES (bi12c.html)
- ACCOMODATION LINKS (b12c.html)
- Lodges, Inns, Retreats, Hostels, Camps, etc.
- RESTAURANT AND OTHER LINKS (bi12d.html)
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