Probably the most diverse moku on the Big Island, Hamakua moku offers unparalled charm, beautiful coastal views, amazing waterfalls, tropical forests, snow capped Mauna Kea and historical Waipio Valley. In the very heart of Hamakua moku is the small town of Honokaa. The small former sugar plantation town still thrives with bed and breakfasts, restaurants and lots of aloha spirit. Waipio Valley is one of the more sacred spots on the island where the waterfalls of Hiilawe and Kaluahine are ever present and the steep valley walls make for an interesting hike to the base of the valley. For those who may want to forego the hike, the beauty of the valley can certainly be enjoyed from the lookout at the end of the road. Tex Drive In is a high profile popular stop for locals and tourists where the deep fried malasadas or donuts are always hot and tasty and come with your choice of fillings. The pepper jelly malasadas are and island icon along with the local style plate lunches. Over seventy-five years old, the Peoples Theatre in Honokaa landmark that was completely renovated in 1990 and still offers first run films. The renovation has provided the community with a living landmark with over 500 seats and a state of the art sound system

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