For century's hula, chant, mele, and mo‘olelo have been a means in which Hawaiians passed on knowledge, myths, shared in daily life, and folklore. What better place than an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by gentle breezes and lush flora for sharing this beautiful tradition. Restoration of our outdoor amphitheater will be complete in early March 2014. We look forward to halau returning to the amphitheater to enliven the area with their gracious movement, serene voices, and enchanting presence.
Kauhale Kahiko (Traditional Living Site) has endured a transformative life. This year we embark on a great journey in partnership with the Pu‘a foundation, Women's Community Correctional Facility and Hina Mauka, as we restore our Kauhale. The valley's Kauhale will consist of a Hale Noa (house free from kapu) where family slept together, Hale Mua (men's eating/meeting house), and Hale Aina (women, girls and small boys eating house), Hale Kuku (kapa beating house), Hale Wa‘a/Halawai (canoe house), Hale Ola (healing house) and Hale Kahumu (womens cooking house). When complete Kauhale will depict a living village, Pu‘uhonua, cultural practitioners will share what daily life was in years past.
Mention the name Proud Peacock and some might think of male peafowl showing their beauty and intimidating the competition, here on the North Shore of Oahu it evokes memories of laughter, great food, a fabulous salad bar, and yes a local watering hole in a spectacular setting. As spring 2014 roles around, we hope that those memories will be shared with us and many more will be made as we unveil a refreshed, rejuvenated Proud Peacock. We've extended the bar, moved out some booths and created a more open atmosphere in which fresh locally grown produce, cured meats, and in house desserts will satiate our guests' palettes.
Hawaiian Hiking Company will lead hikes on Waimea Valley's hidden trails and scenic wonders with a Native Hawaiian Guide. Participants will step back in time as they trek off the beaten path for a private guided hike filled with interesting historical and cultural information. Hikers will journey through a tropical Hawaiian forest; pass by ancient archeological sites and exotic plant species along the way. The sound of birds fill the forest canopy as the path ascends to the top of the ridge where hikers will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Waimea Bay, Mt. Ka‘ala and Ka‘ena Point. As the hike winds back down the path, all will be rejuvenated after taking a dip in refreshing waters. www.hawaiianhikingcompany.com.
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North Shore Eco Tours is an off-road expedition uncovering the exhilarating past of ancient Hawaiian history. Seated aboard an open aired Pinzagauer, guests feel a surge of adventure rushing through them. Expert Hawaiian guides will relate spellbinding oral tradition of folklore and mythology, while traversing an array of rugged terrain and wild natural landscapes in our hidden North Valley. While tackling lush jungle trails and climbing open windswept ridgelines surrounded by native forests stunning panoramic views of mountain & coastline from a private mountain will leave riders spellbound. www.northshoreecotours.com.
Every Thursday from 3:00pm - 7:00pm the Pikake Pavillion bustles with visitors from far and near as they peruse fresh produce, locally made goods, and foods prepared on site by various vendors. Live music sets the tone for a festive afternoon. www.haleiwafarmersmarket.com.
Of course our world class botanical gardens will continue to amaze, cultural artisans and practitioners will ceaselessly share their mana‘o with our guests daily, and our conservation crew will work feverishly to maintain and restore our Native Forest.
Waimea valley invites you to come experience one of our new adventures, stroll through our pervasive valley, or volunteer in our Native Forest.
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