Waikiki Walk & Story

by Still & Moving Center ($)

Disclaimer: This site is following COVID-19 protocols which are updated with the Hawaii State Department of Health and may restrict certain activities.

Connect with the ‘āina for a walking tour along Kalia Road and Waikīkī beach. Offer ho’okupu and learn about healing practices of the area. Discover more about Waikīkī’s rich history as Mālia shares the story of Kawehewehe and the surrounding fishponds and healing springs that were filled in the 1920s. This thoughtful and insightful walk will challenge participants to seek traces of healing and recovery in the surrounding land and within each individual.


  • The walk is led by kumu hula, Malia Helela, traditionally trained hula instructor, lomilomi practitioner and cultural advisor
  • This activity can be simultaneously translated to Japanese upon request, (fees apply)
  • Discover a new perspective of the area through the eyes of a traditional healer and cultural practitioner
  • Re-imagine Waikiki it in its original natural incarnation
  • Learn about aloha ‘aina & oli
  • Walk approximately 2 miles with stops

Know Before You Join

  • All ages are welcome, but you must be able to be on your feet for two (2) hours and walk up to (2) two miles in potentially inclement weather
  • Some proceeds donated to travel2change and other Ho Ola Na Pua
  • You must fill out a waiver before attending, the link will be included in your confirmation email
  • Walk story begins and ends in either at the Gandhi statue at Waikiki Zoo or nearby at the Bandstand in Kapolani Park, (after booking you will receive conformation notes with full details)

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