Kauai Schedule

October 4 – Walking Archaeology/History Tour of Waimea

October 5 – Sites of Kukuiʻula

October 7 – Presentation and Field Trip to Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond


October 4: Walking Archaeology/History Tour of Waimea (9 am – noon)

We will explore Waimea’s history from pre-contact times through the historic era, and visit several historic sites and landmarks. Following the walking tour, we’ll car pool to the pre-contact Kikiaola (Menehune) Ditch. Meet at Kauaʻi Visitor Center.

Contact Mary Jane Naone, State Historic Preservation Division (Maryjane.naone@hawaii.gov)

Bring water, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes

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October 5: Sites of Kukuiʻula (8 am – 2 pm; flexible schedule)

We will visit four important cultural sites within Kukuiʻula (A&B Properties):

8:00 am: Lama Ku site. Meet at the Kukuiʻula entrance at 8 am and we will drive as a group to the top of the area in the golf course. Number limited to 14 people.

9:30 am: Heiau, Prince Kuhio birth site, fishpond and house site. Meet at Prince Kuhio Park, in the parking lot or along Lawai Road. No number limit.

10:30 am: Kukuiʻula Preserve (heiau, dryland loʻi kalo, railroad berm); search for sites in the brush. Behind Prince Kuhio Park. No number limit.

12:00 noon: Queen’s Trail along the south shore to Lawai. Meet and park at the Spouting Horn parking lot. No number limit.

Contact Nancy McMahon, County of Kauaʻi, Exploration Associates and FEMA, at
639-6695 (nmcmahon@kauai.gov)
Bring water, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and snacks as needed

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October 7: Presentation and Field Trip to Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond (9 am – 11 am)

Presentation: Fishponds of Kaua’i at the Hawaii DOT building conference room (Puhi) 1720 Haleukana Street, Lihue. Following the presentation, we will car pool to Alekoko Fishpond.

Contact Mary Jane Naone, State Historic Preservation Division (Maryjane.naone@hawaii.gov)

Bring Water, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes

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