Poliahu Heiau

4 stars from 1 reviews
Address Rte 580 ,Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746
Ancient Heiau or sacred site overlooking the Wailua River.

Features
• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity
• Hiking: Hiking • Cultural & Historical: Heiau / Sacred Site

Full Description
The Poli‘ahu Heiau can be seen on the bluff above the Wailua River near the overlook for Opaeka'a Falls. It is one of 7 heiau along the Wailua River. It is thought to have been built in the 1600's but perhaps may be older. The rocks were carried up from the river to create the structure. It was crafted by ancient rock wall builders without the use of morter. Poli‘ahu Heiau is maintained by the Hawaii State Parks System.
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rachel m
Joined: Aug 2014
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This Heiau is cool to see. I always enjoy seeing the old heiaus. Poliahu Heiau is surrounded by tons of grassy area, parking and some picnic areas. It is right across the street from Opaeka'a Falls so make sure you stop by there while visiting the heiau. It's very close to Kapaa and Wailua beach so it's a short drive to see this ancient structure.
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