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“Another beautiful drive”
Review of Mamalahoa Highway

Mamalahoa Highway
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Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black...
Ranked #50 of 132 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Owner description: This highway goes from Kailua-Kona to Hilo on Hawaii's "Big Island."
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Another beautiful drive”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Less traveled than the Queens Highway, a good road that again shows off the diverse beauty of the Big Island. It's fun to take this road from Kona to Waimea or the Waikoloa Village.

Visited July 2013
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Manassas, Virginia
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49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Total enjoyment”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

It is true that this highway can be dangerous. We saw a car on its roof the morning of 5/8/13 and just out of Kailua-Kona. It was on a curve and we could not understand how anyone could have been going that fast on that section of road! Scenic - oh my yes. In good condition - it sure is. Yes, you can travel this road and pass trough several climate zones within a couple hours. It will astound you! We love the Big Island.

Visited May 2013
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Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Scenic road around the Island - Can be dangerous in places”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

One of the few roads that circles the entire island, many winding stretches and curves especially going south towards south point. Beautiful vistas too, just be aware of curves ahead.

Visited May 2013
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Northern California
Level 6 Contributor
311 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Take your time and get a feel for the Island”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We loved driving the Mamalahoa Highway. So much diversity as you drive the curves and dips around the Big island. One minute an unexpected rain storm, the next minute sheep being herded along the highway. Lots of reasons to pull off and enjoy the sights: coffee plantations, good restaurant finds, gorgeous beaches and charming little towns make for a perfect day, a perfect drive. Don't hurry, take your time and enjoy the spontaneity!

Visited March 2013
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Honokaa, Hawaii, United States
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What do you say?”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Mamalahoa Highway is a road going most the way around the Big Island. You can take Old Mamalahoa or the "new" Mamalahoa. Some times it runs through town, some times through rain forest and some times through high desert. Bottom line: it's a road.

Visited March 2013
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