Nature tour of Hakalau Forest Reserve
Nature

Nature tour of Hakalau Forest Reserve

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 12 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enter a restricted-access National Wildlife Refuge
  • Discover rare native plants and animals, including carnivorous caterpillars and happy-faced spiders
  • Search for native and endangered birds including Amakihi, Apapane, Elepaio, Akepa, Akiapolaau, and Iiwi
What to expect

Nestled high above the island’s shoreline, the dense rainforest of Hakalau is home to some of the world’s rarest plants and animals. Join this nature tour and learn more about the incredible history of Hawaii’s endemic flora and fauna, and search for rare birds.

Together with your expert guide, you will enter a restricted National Wildlife Refuge, where you will discover rare native plants and animals in their habitat. You can also search for native and endangered birds including Amakihi, Apapane, Elepaio, Akepa, Akiapolaau, and Iiwi.

Expect to cover approximately 2 to 4 miles in 4 hours. Over the course of the hike the elevation change is approximately.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Deli style lunch with assorted drinks, juices, and filtered water
    • Pick up from multiple meeting points
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick up service
    Where
    Meeting point:

    This tour offers pick up from the following meeting points. Directly contact the local tour operator to confirm the nearest meeting point. You will find their contact in the voucher after booking.

    • Hawaii Forest & Trail Kona HQ - 73-5593 Olowalu Street #A, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 (for anyone staying in the Kona area)
    • Four Seasons Hualalai
    • Queen's MarketPlace (for Waikoloa resort area for Waikoloa Marriott, Hilton Waikoloa, Kingsland, and nearby condos)
    • Lava Java Waikoloa
    • Gilbert Kahele Recreation Park
    What to remember
    • This tour offers pick up from various meeting points. Directly contact the local tour operator to confirm the nearest meeting point. You will find their contact in the voucher after booking
    • Minimum child age is 8+
    • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. You will sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions
    • Remember to bring a reusable water bottle, sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots, long pants, and a light rain jacket
    • Gear Provided: walking sticks, binoculars, day packs, warm wear and rain ponchos
    • Due to the behavior of Hawaii’s endemic birds, the use of a spotting scope can be challenging. If you feel up to the test, you can bring your own birdwatching gear. There will be also binoculars on the tour for guest use
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    When
    • Please check the calendar for updated availabilities and start times
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    Provider
    Hawaii Forest & Trail
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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