Several times each year the Kona Historical Society organizes fundraising jeep trips to remote parts of the island that are normally not accessible to the public. Some of the previous trips have gone to Kealapu`ali, an old sheep station on Palani Ranch; Mana Road, an old wagon road that winds its way between Waimea and the Saddle area; and Wai`ahukini, a former fishing village in the Ka`u district which shows evidence of habitation from the earliest period of settlement of Hawai`i to modern times.
Historical points of interest along the way and a talk on the history of the destination area are highlights of the tours, as well as the beautiful scenery, short hikes, and sometimes music and lunch. You must be a KHS member to participate and have a four-wheel drive vehicle with good clearance. To find out when our next jeep tour is check our events calendar or to sign up for one go directly to our online store.
“Each trip is a one-of-a-kind and yesterdays excursion was no
different. I never tire of hearing Billy’s stories and song. And the music….such fun! Alan is quite a composer, historian and lovely soul. All in all…a great day!”
~a recent jeep trip participant