Holoholoku Heiau

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Address 4587 Kuamoo Rd, Kapaa, HI 96746
Possibly Kauai's oldest heiau.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Tours: Self Guided • Cultural & Historical: Heiau / Sacred Site • Cultural & Historical: Historic / Landmarks

Holoholoku, also known as Kalaeokamanu Heiau, is a Hikiau Heiau (temple) in the Kapaa of Kaua'i and is located right next to Pohaku Ho'ohanau / Royal Birthing Stones.

This is thought to be Kauai's oldest Hikiau Heiau and it's traditional Hawaiian name is Ka Lae o Ka Manu which means "crest of the bird". Compared to other heiaus, it's sort of on the small size but pretty amazing that these places have survived all of these years.

Some believe that the Holoholoku Heiau was also a place of refuge. The idea was that if you broke a law (kapu) you would be okay as long as you got here before you were punished.

This place is part of the Wailua Heritage Trail. Note that this is still a very sacred site so please don't touch the rocks and always visit places like this with respect.