Halulu Heiau

Halulu Heiau
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Address Highway 440, Lanai City, HI 96763
This heiau once served as a place of refuge, built by King Kamehameha to challenge those who broke the law.

• General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Nature Walk

Halulu Heiau is located at Kaunolu Village on the southern tip of Lana'i and was a favorite fishing spot of King Kamehameha I in the 1790's. Kamehameha retreated here after conquering Maui, Molokai and Lanai. You'll get to see some amazing views of Shark Fin cove, the southern sea cliffs, Kahekili's Leap (Warriors Leap), and petroglyphs (look but do not touch!).

This is a very sacred place, so please be respectful.

From Lanai City you will take Highway 440 west toward Kaumalapau Harbor. Once past the airport turnoff, turn left onto (unmarked trail) Kaupili Road. After about 2.5 miles (4 km) you'll see a yellow water pipe on the right, turn right here.

This road goes downhill and leads to Kaunolu and Halulu Heiau after about 3 miles (4.8 km). Your rental car company may not allow you to drive some (if any) of these trails so check with them first and park and hike in if needed.