Hauula, Hawaii Guide

Hauula, Hawaii Guide
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Address , Hauula, HI 96717
Complete guide to the city of Hauula, Oahu, Hawaii.

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Hauula Location

The town of Hauula is located towards the north end of the east coast of O'ahu. The town takes up around two square miles of space but over 90% of that space is unpopulated, mountainous land in the Hauula Forest Reserve.

The actual residential and commercial land of the town is quite small and accessed via the Kamehameha Highway (83), the main road on this part of the island. Less than three miles of road are all that separate one side of town from the other so don't blink or you may miss it. To the south is the town of Punaluu and Kaaawa. To the north is Laie and more northshore towns.

Hauula History

The history of the area is common to many places in Hawaii where sugar ruled the day. For more on that, be sure to read Sugar in Hawaii. Today, the sugarcane fields are gone and the area is more of a sleepy residential area.

Hauula Attractions

In addition to being small, the town is more of a place where locals live than it is a tourist destination. Because of that, you won't find a lot of tourist attractions here.

Worth noting, however,are several beaches including Hau'ula Beach Park, Punalu'u Beach Park, Kokololio Beach Park, and Makaua Beach.

There is also great hiking in Hauula such as the Ma'akua Ridge Trail / Papali Trail or the Hau'ula Loop Trail which wraps around the mountain, giving hikers incredible views of the Pacific ocean. Speaking of the great outdoors, nature lovers should be sure to check out Kahana Valley State Park.

You're also not far from the mega-attraction that is the Polynesian Cultural Center along with the Hukilau Marketplace, both of which are run by Brigham Young University-Hawaii and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

View all that Hauula has to offer here.

Hauula Fun Facts

The word hau'ula in Hawaiian means "red tree" (hau is a type of Hibiscus tree).