Located along the Hamakua Coast on the northeast shore of the Big Island of Hawaii, the Waipio Valley is the largest and most southern of the seven valleys on the windward side of the Kohala Mountains.
The Waipio Valley is a mile wide at the coastline and almost six miles deep. At the height of its rich history more than 10,000 Hawaiians lived, worked and flourished inside the fertile grounds and abundant agriculture. Wild coffee and mountain apples bloom and thrive beneath the huge canopies of over 100 foot monkey pod, kukui nut and java plumb trees. Wild horses that roam as if they were indigenous through the lush surroundings while local residents still practice some of the ancient kalo farming that their ancestors once taught many years before.
Waipio valley is a very sacred and holy place for the Hawaiian people and all activities done inside the valley must be held with the upmost respect and aloha for the land and its local residents.