On the North Shore of Oahu near historic Haleiwa town, lies a rare and significant cultural site nestled just inland from the shore upon the ancient Ahupuaʻa of Kawailoa. Famous for its profusion of fresh water springs and flowing streams that give abundance to Mahiʻai farmers and Kanaka Lawaiʻa fishermen who’ve sustained generations with bountiful harvests, native fish, and aquatic plants.
Sadly over time, this ancestral place of importance has taken an unprecedented amount of stress due to surrounding developments, mismanagement of resources and lack of continuous cultural practices.
Join us on a path to restoration with the help of the Mālama Loko Ea Foundation. Together, we will witness the distinct 400 year old Loko Puʻuone fishpond connected to the sea and spiritually home to Laniwahine, the Moʻowahine female water guardian of the third largest wetland on the island. See a throw-net demonstration. Learn about our ancestral place of importance, ancient deities, cultural practices and historical events.
This guided hololea walking tour helps support our nonprofit work in education, community and restoration. With your help, we will also get the chance to give-back by participating hands-on in a way that is meaningful and fun.
- witness throw-net demonstrations upon a 400 year old Hawaiian fishpond
- learn about historic cultural methods still in places today
- discover a beautiful natural environment and resource with the chance to participate and make a difference
Know Before You Join
- Must be able to stay on our your feet for 3 hours in open areas over uneven terrain
- Tours require a minimum of 6 and will be canceled 1-day prior if not met
- Transportation in Not Provided, allow at least 2 hours to drive yourself from Waikiki
- click on a calendar date above to join; no drop-ins will be allowed