Venturing north towards The Big Island’s “Gold Coast” provides an opportunity to see a partially restored Hawaiian fishpond (Honokohau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park). On The Big Island, Kohala Coast is referred to as the “Gold Coast” for lavish hotels, extravagant scenic golf adventures, and, previous lava flows. The Gold Coast tends to be consistent with sunny weather, Ideal for beach parties. Trickling out of the Gold Coast sits Puukohola Heiau (Temple on the Hill of the Whale). It is one of Hawaiis last major Ancient Hawaiian temples, commissioned by Kamehameha.
At this point, one can elect to head further north and around the bend towards Hawi and see the original King Kamehameha statue, en-route to scope the end of the road and appreciate the scenic view of Polulu Valley (roughly 420ft plus in elevation). Or head eastward, towards Waimea and the Hamakua coast. Here, one may find the historic Parker Ranch, which was at one point the largest privately owned ranch in the United States.