Puako Petroglyph Park
About Puako Petroglyph Park, Waimea
Overview of Puako Petroglyph Park
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Getting around Puako Petroglyph Park, Waimea
Suggested transit method is Bus from Orchid @ Mauna Lani. The distance between the points being 57.45 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 75 minutes. The expense of the trip is USD 2.Taxi
The most preferred mode of transport is Taxi. The transit will take around 46 minutes, covering a distance of 46.43 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 120.Car
Take a Car. The total distance will be 46.43 Kilometre costing USD 3 and the duration of the trip will be 46 minutes.
It is recommended to take Bus from Fairmont - Orchid @ Mauna Lani, which will cost you roughly USD 2, taking around 5 minutes. The distance between the two points is 3.01 Kilometre.Taxi
Best transit method is Taxi. The distance is 4.11 Kilometre, costing around USD 15. The duration of the trip is 9 minutes.Walk
On foot. The distance is 3.84 Kilometre and time to reach is approximately 46 minutes.
The most preferred mode of transport is Bus from Orchid @ Mauna Lani. The transit will take around 75 minutes, covering a distance of 57.45 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 2.Taxi
Take a Taxi. The total distance will be 46.4 Kilometre costing USD 120 and the duration of the trip will be 46 minutes.Car
It is recommended to take Car which will cost you roughly USD 3, taking around 46 minutes. The distance between the two points is 46.4 Kilometre.
Share your experience - Rate Puako Petroglyph Park, Waimea
One pamphlet suggests best viewing at dawn or dusk so that the low sun's shadows best reveal the carvings. You definitely do NOT want to be caught returning from the carvings area in the dark without a flashlight. The 3000 foot plus path between ankle twisting lava outcrops, which doesn't deserve the dignity of being called trail, passes though a nightmare low forest of twisted thorny trees whose fallen branches litter the ground piercing the unwary footfall. What is disgusting is that shortly before the parking area there is a cleared vehicle trail that would provide an easy walk 900 feet west and then about 400 feet north to the viewing area. This can be seen on maps photo view.
We went midday so we didn't do the hike to the Petroglyphs. However the beaches here are amazing to wander around. Plenty of parking and a well kept restroom facility. There are a couple of picnic tables as well.
Not impressed by the management of the park. Signs are falling apart and poorly marked. It is very interesting once you make it to the end though.
The hike through the unique forest is worth the trip by itself. Petroglyphs are very different from those in southwest U.S. and worth the easy hike.
Amazing to learn about how much effort it took to create these mysterious images still visible today.
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