Explore these ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs with us. This is a series of  places to see Hawaiian petroglyphs. Zoe is the general manager of Ali’i Adventures and spends most of her time-off exploring and adventuring the Big Island. If you’re looking for things to do on Big Island ask Zoe! join us on our adventures around Hawaii Island on our youtube channel. We highlight so many things to do on Big Island. For more details on Hawaiian Petroglyphs check out our FAQ on them.


Petroglyph Sites:

  • Waikoloa
  • Puako
  • Honokohau National Park (in Kona)

Waikoloa Petroglyph Park

Many petroglyph sites are easy to get to. Some can be more challenging. In waikoloa the site is located in the middle of a resort area and golf course. It’s a bit of an odd place for ancient petroglyphs but they have been there for hundreds of years while the resorts were built there very recently. The field of Hawaiian petroglyphs is large covering an acre or more of land. They are spread out all over the rocks with no discernable pattern. The markings are rather peculiar with lots of circle patterns. There is a small walking path loop around part of the park that will take you to a few little lookouts. There are some human forms near the first lookout depicting birth and what looks like a family. The field is large enough that if you really took your time you could spend hours here. The entire walk is around .5 miles or .8km and is wheelchair accessible until you hit the petroglyph park where the terrain becomes a bit bumpy. If you’re looking for an easier path check out the Honokohau petroglyphs which are surrounded by a nice wooden boardwalk.

One of the nice things about the Waikoloa Petroglyph park is it’s surrounded by restaurants and shopping so there’s plenty to do nearby. Byron, the owner of Ali’i Adventures likes to eat at Roy’s which is the restaurant closest to this attraction. If you want to know more give us a call and we’d be happy to talk story with you about all of the adventure opportunities in the area. There’s so many things to do on the Big Island and your time is limited so use it wisely.