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Near Kailua-Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Waiulu Kīpuka

 
 
Waiulu Kīpuka Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
1. Waiulu Kīpuka Marker
Inscription. Despite the naturally arid conditions of the surrounding landscape, there a few sources of drinkable water within this part of coastal Kekaha. One of these is located a short distance inland from this location. It is known as Waiulu, which is interpreted to mean rising waters, and refers to the pools of water that seemingly rise from the pāhoehoe lava that is beneath a more recent 'a'ā flow covering Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point. Waiulu was no doubt an important cultural and spiritual location in ancient times, and is today considered a wahi pana, a celebrated or legendary place.
 
Location. 19° 49.437′ N, 155° 59.829′ W. Marker is near Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker can be reached from Kaupulehu Drive near Aina Kaha Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72, Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Waiulu Kīpuka (here, next to this marker); Habitation Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Ala Loa (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hawaiian Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Waiulu Kīpuka Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
2. Waiulu Kīpuka Marker
The marker is on the right.
Offshore Ko'a Moi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kupe'e Concentration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kumukea/Kumukēhu Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); Imu Fishing Area (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kailua-Kona.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on along a public access coastal path in front Four Season Resort Hualalai. The path may be accessed via an unnamed road located on the south side of the resort. Stop at the gate and ask for a pass and instructions Kukio Beach.
The address given above is for the Four Season Resort.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Waiulu Kīpuka water source in the lava beds. Note the green areas. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 29, 2017
3. Waiulu Kīpuka water source in the lava beds. Note the green areas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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