Hale O Lono
Situated on O'ahu's world famous North Shore, Hale O Lono is one of the oldest Heiau (Hawaiian temple) in the entire state. Known for it's sheer size, this special Heiau, Hale O Lono rivals one of the most scenic views of all Heiau's with panoramic views of Waimea Bay and Pupukea home to Banzai Pipeline.
Sitting at the top of Waimea Bay, Hale O Lono (House of Lono) presides. One of four major Gods of the Ancient Hawaiian's, Hale O Lono was erected to honor the God Lono for good weather,medicine for the Kahuna or Doctors and safe play of sports like surfing which may be the greatest gift to modern day life.
Lono is the major God during the Makahiki season which ranged from October to Febuary as which many religious ceremonies happened during this period. The people stopped work, made offerings to the chief or ali?i, and then spent their time practicing sports, feasting, dancing and having a good time. War during those four months was kapu (forbidden).
As with all sacred sites in Hawai'i removing any artifacts including rocks are strictly prohibited. We ask that you treat these sites with the upmost respect by staying on the designated walking paths and reframe from climbing on the Heiau walls.
To get to Hale O Lono, take the H1 west bound to H2. Head north on the H2 and follow Kamehameha Highway to Haleiwa Town. Continue on Kamehameha Highway past Waimea Falls Park until you hit Pupukea Drv. and turn right. Follow Pupukea Drive to the top and you have arrived.