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Kahua Ranch

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Address: 59-564 Kohala Mountain Road, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808 882 7954
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An evening at the Kuhua Ranch

We were collected by bus driver Tommy in front of the Kona Reef Resort and given an informative and humorous perspective of the Kailua-Kona area and Hwy 19 north to Kohala... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were collected by bus driver Tommy in front of the Kona Reef Resort and given an informative and humorous perspective of the Kailua-Kona area and Hwy 19 north to Kohala Mountain Road. The scenic coastal area soon changed to lava flows and dry desert-like moonscapes. Narrow pavement and shear drop-offs alond the road provided for some exicting moments. Thanks... More 

Thank johnpolegi
Quezon City, Philippines
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109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue was part of the program in the corporate event I attended. I later found out that this is one of the activities offered to tourists visiting the Big Island. It is not your usual Hawaiian scenario of beach and surfing but a mountain ranch, horses kind of thing. Which is rather unusual if you think of Hawaii. It... More 

Thank GoodKrama
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a person who has lives on the Big Island, I thought I had seen it all but nothing has prepared me to the beauty of the view at Kahua Ranch. The experience was just so spectacular!! They also serve you an eat all you can bbq steaks and chicken, yummy mashed potatoes, sumptuous baked beans veggies and topped with... More 

Thank Rosemarie L
Boynton Beach, Florida
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138 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our driver picked us up from our Royal Sea Cliff place & drove to this huge ranch. Spent the next 3-4 hrs at the ranch where we ate steak & Chicken dinners with all the fixins including the macadamia nut cake for dessert.Enjoy open bar with beer, white or red wine & soft drinks if you don't like either of... More 

Thank Rama1004
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great food, paniolo (cowboy) activities, country music, line dancing ... good fun! It is up mauka (mountain) so dress warmly and do take the transportation option so you can enjoy the wine and beer and get home safely. You will have a great time.

1 Thank madamepsi
Ventura, California
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Having lived here part time for years..& always wanted to go ,we finally decided to go with another couple .the ride up in the small van was awesome, The driver of the small van was knowledgeable. The food was great !! Everyone enjoyed it ..but not for a vegetarian ( I had a veggie burger ).. They made 1 for... More 

1 Thank Chris1466
Long Island, New York
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106 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Great place to watch the sunset on the mountain and then stargaze later. The family opens the ranch to sunset dinners on Wednesday nights which I suggest to go to. Great home cooking on a vacation with some good wine or beer. You get a quick taste of ranch life and meet there tamed boar who loves to eat bread.... More 

1 Thank MIZT13
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My family of 6 enjoyed a great evening at the ranch. We had a jam packed 8 days on the island including zip lining, helicopter tour, manta dive and this ranked as one of the best nights. Very entertaining, Sue was a wonderful hostess and John Richards is great. Highly recommend, The Reitter's

Thank Kim R
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I've lived here eight years and last night was the second time I've experienced this fun dinner. The first time was with my husband, my children (five and one) and my mother-in-law (we drove ourselves up to the ranch). We loved the cool climate and ranch style atmosphere; I loved being able to put on a warm sweater and cowboy... More 

1 Thank wahinecharters
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

My family just spent an evening at the ranch it was great. The food was delicious and entertainment was good. They have a huge pet pig, couple dogs running around and a horse you can get your photo with. Great view for a sunset. Dress warm and wear something you don't mind wearing around a campfire.

2 Thank Sophia S

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