Did you ever wonder where a "Return to Misty Moorings" scenery designer goes to get warm after fighting all the ice, snow, rain, fog, cold ..... well, here's where Doug and Brad go to "warm up" and "relax." Probably the opposite geographical extreme from the beautiful and icy Misty Fjords of Alaska is the equally beautiful EXCEPT tropical Hawaiian Islands. There are wonderful airports and air fields and strips in Hawaii. There are also some magically beautiful things to see with the PhotoReal Hawaii Plus package we are using for these locations. Doug's scenery focuses on the coastal areas where he has put in facilities for float planes and water craft. Brad's locations focus on the interior of the islands. Both of us are enjoying the warm tropical breezes and lush tropical scenery. We are doing this for our own pleasure, but offering it to you if you enjoy flying in Hawaii too.

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Doug's Hawaii: I have worked only on the dockage areas for this scenery set, mostly where the Matson barges tie up to deliver supplies to the islands. So all of these are associated with water. I've tried to keep them as realistic as possible, (having been to most of these myself), and placing the "most appropriate" objects into the Hawaii Photoreal. The photoreal actually gives me exact placement for objects. You can click on the thumbnails for the locations to see a larger picture of the location.

Vehicles: If you are a bush pilot on vacation, you will want to fly your float planes and amphibians. These scenery locations are made for those and for boats and ships. My personal favorite planes are the Misty Grumman Goose (click on image at the bottom of this table to get it), the Misty Aerosoft Amphibian, You can get the Smit Roterdam and NordHavn from Deltasim. The Misty Goose will get you there at 190 mph, and the ships can be tweaked for about 30 knots. Another interesting vehicle is the CIRP Project hovercraft .. about 60 mph. (download it here). This is a great way to be on the water, but move faster.

Scenery-wise, for a place like Hawaii, PhotoReal works perfectly ... when you are flying over it, it cannot look more real and PhotoReal Hawaii is about as good as you can get. One drawback to photoreal, all the autogen buildings get wiped out. So if you are in a boat coming up to the dock at water level, it is like coming up to a desert island (all flat). I've put buildings into the dock areas and, since I have personally seen most of these, I've been able to recreate the "feeling" of these locations. Of course we are limited by the objects, but if you have visited any of these, you will recognize them. I've used the photoreal to "place" things ... the photoreal "paintings" tell me where to place the objects like jettys, ships, docks and buildings. So I've tried to match the photoreal with the objects, the objects I've placed are where objects should be.

Remember, Lahaina (Mau'i) was a whaling port. You can download the HMS Bounty from Avsim and sail by wind power only feeling just what it was like in this EXCELLENT replication of the Bounty. The attention to detail on this model is quite amazing. Here is a way to seehow the early visitors (tourists?) got around!

I'm doing this mostly for my own personal pleasure, this is not meant to be a "commercial" site, nor a totally realistic site. I have added a little dockage for the Lahaina Princess at most of the ports I've done. Eventually, I'll make these AI to actually travel to the docks. Also, this is a work in progress, and as I work on it, I will update the "Change Log" below so you know if you have the latest. If you have comments on this, you can contact me at EFMM Comments. I hope you enjoy the locations.

Enjoy and Aloha!
Doug


Brad's Hawaii

(Text from Brad to follow)

 

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INTRODUCTION - Aloha!

    • Doug's Comments
    • Brad's Comments

PART A - Installation

PART B - Doug's Hawaii

PART C - Brad's Hawaii

PART D - Way Points for All Locations and Tours

PART E - Hawaii Tours

 
PART A - INSTALLATION
Downloads for Doug's Hawaii

NOTAM: The addition of "PILOT's 2010 FTX Commpatible Mesh" severly disrupts elevations and many of the locations in the original "Doug's Hawaii" are not functional. A new scenery set is being constructed that will work with PILOT's Global Mesh. This is "Doug's Hawaii for PILOT's".

1. If you do not have Pilot's Global Mesh, download and install the original "Doug's Hawaii" below.

2. If you have PILOT's 2010 FTX Compatible mesh, download the "Doug's Hawaii for PILOT's" and install it. Keep in mind, construction on this just started on 3/16/2017, so much work must be done.

NOTAM: To update, Please DELETE what you have and REPLACE it with the following.

DO NOT OVERWRITE any of these!

zip <- Original "Doug's Hawaii" (Used WITHOUT PILOT's Global Mesh) (03.22.2017)

<- "Brad's Hawaii"(03.26.2017)

<- "Doug's Hawaii for PILOT's" (To be used WITH PILOT's Global Mesh) (03.26.2017)

<- Doug's Hawaii Waypoints for all scenery locations and Hawaii Tours. (03.28.2017)

What you will Need:

  1. All RTMM (Return to Misty Moorings) Object Libraries Installed (Here)
  2. ORBX Global/Vector (Here)
  3. PhotoReal Hawaii PLUS (Here)
  4. Doug's Hawaii Locations installed (See below)
  5. Kauai Scenery from LockonFiles.com ($6 donation)

Scenery Library Placement (suggested)

  • Hawaii PhotoReal Plus
  • All three Patches added
  • Hawaii Airports from Hawaii PhotoReal
  • North America LC (Land Class)
  • ORBX Global/Vector
  • Kuai Addon from LockonFiles.com
  • Hawaii XG (Honolulu)
  • PILOT's 2010 FTX Compatible mesh
  • All RTMM Libraries Installed
  • FTX Planes Package with Hawaiian Airports turned "off"
    • PHLI PHBK PHMU PHJH PHHN PHKO PHJR PHMK PHNY JHM (change ".bgl" to ".off")
  • My Scenery Library Setup .....
    • Addon Scenery
      • Misty Moorings
        • Kauai (LockonFiles)
        • Hawaii XG (Honolulu)
        • Hawaii PhotoReal Plus sets

NOTAM: The new mesh used for Hawaii PhotoReal Plus is now built into the "Plus" package. We have re-designed the Doug's Hawaii locations to fit with the new mesh. (See download zip and date at or later than 2.22.2017).

NOTAM: There are at least 3 sets of Hawaiian airport scenery packages. The only location possibly affected by Doug's Hawaii is PHNL (Honolulu Int'l) at the little sea plane base there. The rest of the locations are "away" from airports so if you are having problems with airports, it is not Doug's Hawaii.

NOTAM: This site is an extension of Return to Misty Moorings so all of the Copyrights and Policies of Return to Misty Moorings apply to this site. (See Details). If you have comment or questions on this page, you can contact me at EFMM Comments

NOTAM: There is a "tsunami" or "water anomaly" just off the coast of PHLI Lihue Airport on Kauai. You can fix this by going to ORBX Global, look for ADE_FTX_FTXG_PHLI_CVX.bgl and turn it off replacing "bgl" with "off". ADE_FTX_FTXG_PHLI_CVX.off ... the problem will go away.

 

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PART B - Doug's Hawaii
Doug's Hawaii Master Map

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Scenery Locations for Doug's Hawaii
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iconHana, Maui
By Doug Linn - 6.05.2015

This was probably the "saddest" location rendition I've encountered. Buildings flying in the air, water running up the mountains ... a total mess. Don't believe me? Check this BEFORE and this AFTER. See the difference.

Water Position: N20 45.4796 --- W155 59.1027 --- Heading 337.8
Helo Position: N20 45.4993 --- W155 59.1571
Waypoint: HI008

iconHilo, Hawaii (Big Island) - 07.11.2015

Here is Hilo, one of my favorite Hawaiian ports. Very active with lots of water activites happening. This port has an unusually large jetty or breakwater which makes for a quiet and expansive bay area, enhancing all sorts of water activities ... from sailing to Hawaiian canoe racing. Another very active Matson port, supplying the Big Island.

Water Position: N19 43.745' --- W155 3.3934 --- Heading 257
Helo Position: N19 43.7644 --- W155 3.2907
Waypoint: HI011

iconJohn Rogers SPB (fictional)
By Doug Linn -03.22.2017

A little SPB beside the John Rogers Airort. Helipad available.

Water Position: N21 17.8550 --- W158 4.4439 --- Heading: 352
Helo Position: N21 17.9075 --- W158 4.4396
Waypoint: HI016

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iconKahului, Maui
By Doug Linn -6.07.2015

Some misplaced ORBX objects, worked around those, put a cruise ship in to cover the freighter. Added the Lahaina Princess site with a fuel trigger for airplanes. Put a helipad on the small dock.

Water Position: N20 53.5986 --- W156 28.1317 --- Heading: 218.9
Helo Position: N20 53.6957 --- W156° 28.1067'
Waypoint: HI009

iconKaumalapau Port, Lana'i
By Doug Linn 05.29.2015

The main shipping port for the island of Lana'i. This is an interesting port as the land flows, seemingly, down onto the dock (which is actually built around it). The facilities include a helipad, fuel, water dock and a terminal for the Lahina Princess.

Water Position: N20 47.3025 --- W156 59.4806 --- Head: 238.4
Helo: N20 47.2216 --- W156 59.5295
Waypoint: HI004

iconKaunakakai Port, Molokai
By Doug Linn - Updated 6/26/2015 (Compat with Hawaii Photoreal Molokai)

The main entry port for shipping for Molokai. Locaated on a spit of land extending out into the sea. The scenery includes a dock and terminal for the Lahina Princess, a dock for float planes, a ramp for amphibians and fuel.

Water Position: N21 4.8227 --- W157 1.6897 --- Head: 215
Amphib (land): N21 4.87 --- W157 1.6791 --- Head: 203
Heipad:N21 4.8525 --- W157 1.7056
Waypoint: HI003


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iconKona on Hawai'i (Big Island)
By Doug Linn - 07.11.2015

A lot of work on this one, like Lahaina, it gives you the "feel" for it even though the objects are never perfect. But walk from the dock area toward the church on the sidewalk by the seawall and you are "there". The cruise ship "docks" offshore at this location. The Kona Airport is nearby (PHKO). There is no "real" helipad at the dock on Kona, but I put one in for our helicopter folks. See Before / After pics and the Seawall Sidewalk.

Water Position: N19 38.3557 --- W155 59.7939 --- Head: 152.3
Helipad: N19 38.3573 --- N19 38.3573
Waypoint: HI012

iconLahaina, Maui
By Doug Linn - Updated 06.20.2015

My favorite place in Hawaii ... I couldn't exactly duplicate it because some of the "scenery" objects are already there, so I had to build "around" them. But if you have ever been there, you will recognize it, especially in the marina area. Also with the Hawaii PhotoReal, I tried to place objects over the "painting" so from the air, it all blends together perfectly. If you can't find me, look here first ... I know where the "shave ice" store is!

Water Position: N20 52.3461 --- W156 40.7417 --- Heading: 146
Helo Position: N20 52.4872 --- W156 40.7239 --- Altitude: 36 feet
Waypoint: HI006

iconLono Harbor, Malokai
By Doug Linn - Updated 6.26.2015

A short flight from Honolulu on the southwestern shore of Molakai, you'll find Lono Harbor. It comes with two lodges, walking paths through palm forests. There is a campsite, a dock and a fueling station, a helipad and a small airstrip for small wheeled aircraft (C182). This is a man-made harbor, but the finishing touches we've put on it make it a fine resort to fly to. There is a lot of exploring you can do here with a segway or a jeep.

Water Position: N21 5.2042 --- W157 15.0358 --- Head: 171.1
Air Strip: N21 5.4961 --- W157 14.3782 Head: 217.6
Waypoint: HI002

Internet References:

iconMa'alaea, Maui
By Doug Linn -6.04.2015

The Maʻalaea District of Maui is located in Central Maui about six miles south of Wailuku, where the Honoapiʻilani Highway (Hwy 30) reaches the south coast. There are plenty of things to keep you busy for a full day in Maʻalaea. You can begin with a morning snorkeling or whale-watching cruise followed by an afternoon visit to the Maui Ocean Center. You can end the day with an evening sunset walk on Maʻalaea Beach and then dinner at one of the harbor area's excellent restaurants, Brad's is there!!!

Water Position: N20 47.4962 --- W156 30.6606 --- Heading 237.5
Helo Position: N20 47.4722 --- W156 30.8290
Waypoint: HI007

iconManele Bay, Lanai'i
By Doug Linn 06.01.2015

This is where the rich people go ... you know the names ... this is where they live! I've enhanced the little fishing harbor, and added a (fictitional) shipping port and a dock for the Lahina Princess. This is a fairly detailed and expansive scenery. (Hey, if you have the money, spend it!

Water Position: N20 44.3636 --- W156° 53.1370 --- Heading: 181.3
Helo Position: N20 44.3394 --- W156° 53.1815
Waypoint: HI005

iconMagnum P.I. (Added 03.19.2017
Makai Research Pier and Robin's Nest
By Doug Linn

From the TV Hit Series "Magnum P.I." here is some real Hawaii scenery for you. To nearby locations, Makai Research Pier, where T.C. housed and repaired his chopper. And a couple miles away, Robin's Nest, a secluded and beautiful mansion named "Pahoa", tennis court and all. The key feature being the breakwater that gave them the famous "wave pool."

MakaiPier:
Water Position: N20 44.3636 --- W156° 53.1370 --- Heading: 181.3
Helo Position: N20 44.3394 --- W156° 53.1815
Waypoint: HI014

Robins Nest:
Water Position Wave Pool: N21 19.5231 --- W157 40.7879 --- Heading: 134
Water Position dock: N21 19.5054 --- W157 40.7294 --- Heading: 293
Helo Position: N21 19.4881 --- W157°- 40.7321'-
Waypoint: HI015

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Navigation Markers for EFMM
By Doug Linn - Updated 06-23-2015

If you are boating near the shoreline going around the islands, there are several areas where there is very shallow water that extends some distance from the shoreline, these are the remnents of the lava flows created when the islands were forming. I have placed navigational markers (lighted buoys) on these areas so you will know to navigate to the "outside" of them to stay safe. Also, don't be surprised if you see an occasional whale breaching the offshore areas. As I work on this project and circle the islands, I add the navigation markers ... check the "update" date often, this file will change with time.

 

iconNawiliwili (Kauai) - New 03.17.2017
By Doug Linn

You will need the Kauai scenery package downloaded from Lockonfiles.com (a $6 donation). This gives you a port-of-call on Kauai. It is near the PHLI airport. You will also find the Marriott complex at Kalapaki Beach.

Water Position: N21 57.0673 --- W159 21.4583 --- Heading: 246
Helipad Position: N21 57.0719 --- W159° 21.4876'
Way Point: HI013

 

iconHonolulu International Sea Plane Base
By Doug Linn - 05.29.2015

NOTAM: NOT compat with Hawaii Photoreal Oahu

Once you fly to Hawaii and land at Honolulu International, take a taxi over to the Sea Plane Base . You can fly an amphibian and start of on "dry land" or you can start with a float plane at the dock. There is fuel available.

Land Position: N21 19.0328 --- W157° 54.7653 ---Heading: 184.9
Water: N21 19.0103 --- W157 54.7815 --- Heading: 47.4
Waypoint: HI001

iconPako'o Harbor, Moloka'i
By Doug Linn - 06.20.2015

Just a safe harbor in a storm. A fuel supply is available. Located on the Eastern Shore of Molokai in the interesting "fishpond" area. An amphibian can "climb up" onto the shore easily and park near the lodge, but there is no landing strip. Very close to the actual location, see the Google Earth view HERE.

Water: N21 4.30 --- W156 47.88 --- Heading: 293.2
Waypoint: HI010

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PART C - Brad's Hawaii

Brad's Hawaii Master Map

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iconMisty's Air Cargo at JHM
by Brad Allen

An office and work building for Misty's Hawaii Air Cargo. Brad Allen made this one for us. You must have the George Keogh airport package for this to work correctly. This is the small airport near Lahaina.

 

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PART - D Way Points

Way Points

Doug's Hawaii Way Points (These can be added to your GPS ... here is HOW)

  • HI001 ... PHNL SPB, Oahu
  • HI002 ... Lono Harbor, Molokai
  • HI003 ... Kaunakakai Port, Molokai
  • HI004 ... Kaumalapau Port, Lana'i
  • HI005 ... Manele Bay, Lanai'i
  • HI006 ... Lahaina, Mau'i
  • HI007 ... Ma'alaea, Maui
  • HI008 ... Hana, Maui
  • HI009 ... Kahului, Maui
  • HI010 ... Pako'o, Molokai
  • HI011 ... Hilo, Hawai'i
  • HI012 ... Kona, Hawai'i
  • HI013 ... Nawiliwili, Kauai
  • HI014 ... Makai Pier (Magnum PI)
  • HI015 ... Robin's Nest (Magnum PI)
  • HI016 ... John Rogers SPB (fictional)

Brad's Hawaii Way Points (these can be added to your GPS ... here is HOW)

  • JHM (Airport) - Misty Moorings Air Cargo

Hawaii Tours. Way Points: (these can be added to your GPS ... here is HOW)

Kauai Sites:

  • HI061 ... Jurassic Park Filming Site
  • HI063 ... Kilauea Lighthouse
  • HI064 ... Menehune Fish Pond
  • HI065 ... Na Pali Coastline
  • HI067 ... Wiamea Canyon State Park
  • HI068 ... Kokee AFS Radar Site and Kalalau Lookout

Oahu Sites:

  • HI050 ... Dole Plantation
  • HI051 ... Kame House
  • HI052 ... Turtle Bay Resort
  • HI053 ... Polynesian Cultural Center
  • HI054 ... Laie Hawaii Temple
  • HI055 ... Pear Harbor
  • HI056 ... Wiamea Valley
  • HI057 ... Kukaniloko Birth Stones
  • HI058 ... Nuuanu Pali Wayside Park
  • HI059 ... Makapuu Lighthouse
  • HI060 ... Diamond Head Crater
  • HI062 ... Valley of the Temples
  • HI066 ... Aloha Tower
  • HI069 ... Koena Point Tracking Station

Molokai Sites:

  • HI070 ... Halawa Valley, Beach and Waterfall
  • HI071 ... Kalaupapa (historic leper colony community)
  • HI072 ... Kaunakakai (Molokai Harbor)
  • HI073 ... Wailau Valley

Maui Sites:

  • HI074 ... Iao State Park
  • HI075 ... Molokoni Crater

 

All Waypoints for Doug's Hawaii (Original and PILOTs) can be found on the Download Table.

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PART E - Hawaii Air Tours
Hawaii Air Tours

Hawaii Tours: Here is a way to enjoy "Here 2 There" flying in Hawaii. I'm tracking down the most interesting tour destinations and historical sites that could be visited by air ... not landing, just flying over as you would in a tourist plane or helicopter tour. So if you have ever wanted to see the Menehune Fish Pond on Kauai, or the Valley of the Temples on Oaho ... well this is for you. I'm adding to these daily. If there is a special place in Hawaii that you would like to visit, drop us a line at "Contact@MistyMoorings.com" and I'll put it on the "to do" list.

If you click on the thumbnail for the location, you will get a "top down" or "fly-over" view so you can recognize the site when you come upon it following the waypoiont for it. Clicking on the map tells you approximately "where" on the island the site is located. The airports are showing on that map, so you can choose any airport to fly to any destination.

NOTAM: Most of these are PhotoReal Fly-Overs ... in some we've added "limited" objects. PhotoReal can give you a white "splotch" representing a light house, I will put a light house object on that mark. These added "Easter Eggs" are built into the "Doug's Hawaii Waypoints" zip that you can download from this page from the downloads table..

NOTAM: The all have way points for your GPS. Click on the zip button for way points on the downloads table.

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Kauaʻi or Kauai[a] (/kə.ˈwaɪ.iː/; Hawaiʻian: [kɐˈwɐʔi]) is geologically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. Known as the "Garden Island." With an area of 562.3 square miles (1,456.4 km2), it is the fourth largest of these islands and the 21st largest island in the United States.[3] Known also as the "Garden Isle", Kauaʻi lies 105 miles (169 km) across the Kauaʻi Channel, northwest of Oʻahu. This island is the site of Waimea Canyon State Park.

The United States Census Bureau defines Kauaʻi as census tracts 401 through 409 of Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi, which comprises all of the county except for the islands of Kaʻula, Lehua and Niʻihau. The 2010 United States Census population of the island was 67,091. The most populous town was Kapaʻa.

Kauai - "The Garden Island"
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kauaiJurrasic Park Filming Location

One of the helicopter tours you can take when you get to Kauai is a trip out to the site where Jurassic Park was filmed. The remnants of the Jurassic Park gate are out there by a road. There are only two poles (that held up the sign) there now. But if you are interested to see where it was filmed, this way point will take you to within 2 or 3 miles of the gate site.

It is no wonder that the "Hawaiian Garden Island" was chosed for many of the scenery locations in the movie.

Position: N22 3.061 ... W158 27.6050
Way Point: HI061

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kauaiKilauea Lighthouse

Kīlauea Point, a narrow, lava peninsula protruding from the northern shore of Kauaʻi, was purchased from the Kīlauea Sugar Plantation Company in 1909 for one US dollar.

Before construction could begin, a method for delivering supplies to the point had to be developed. Due to the lack of good roads from the Nawiliwili harbor, the decision was made to bring the materials in by sea. The lighthouse tender Kukui would anchor offshore and then dispatch small boats with supplies to a cove near the point. Since there was no beach landing, the boats would anchor to cleats cemented into the lava rocks at the point. A boom derrick, constructed on a ledge above the water, would pluck the supplies from the boats and place them on a loading platform 110 feet (34 m) above the water.

Finally, after almost four years of planning, construction began in July 1912 and the light was dedicated on May 1, 1913. The tower was built in a Classical Revival architecture style out of reinforced concrete. The tower is a slightly tapering cylinder about 52 feet (16 m) high. The upper portion has a steel circular walkway with handrail. The lens one of only seven second-order Fresnel lenses remaining in a lighthouse in the US. Barbier, Bernard, and Turenne manufactured the lens in Paris, France. The 9,000-pound (4,100 kg) lens floated on mercury and compressed air. The lens was rotated by a system of pulleys powered by weights that needed to be reset by an operator every 3.5 hours. An oil storage house was built 155 feet (47 m) southeast of the light, and a small engine house in a small cove below the point. About 1,000 feet (300 m) south is a residential area with three small stone houses. Each house and the lighthouse itself has a water storage tank.

The point is accessed from Route 56 (called Kuhio Highway), north of the town of Kīlauea. On June 29, 1927, the United States Army Air Corps pilots of the airplane Bird of Paradise, Lester J. Maitland and Albert F. Hegenberger, were attempting the first transpacific flight from California to Hawaii. An hour before dawn, aware that they were slightly north of their planned course and with their directional radio receiver not functioning, they spotted the Kīlauea Lighthouse as planned to verify their position.

A radio beacon was added in 1930, and with the added generator the light was changed to be powered by electricity. Originally 250,000 candle power, the light reached 2,500,000 candle power in 1958. The station was manned until 1974 when it was automated. In February 1976 the light was moved to a nearby smaller tower and the tower was sealed. It was one of the last lights converted to automation by the United States Coast Guard in the Hawaiian Islands. The radio beacon was replaced in 1956, and then in the 1980s converted to a visitor center. On October 18, 1979 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Hawaii as site 79000759. The historic district included 31 acres (13 ha).

In 1985 the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, starting with the original Coast Guard Station, and then expanding to preserve the surrounding habitat. A new visitor center was built in 1988. The buildings were damaged by Hurricane Iniki in September 1992, but repaired. The visitors center is operated by the Kilauea Point Natural History Association. Starting in late 2008, the group raised funds for restoration of the lighthouse.

Position: N22 13.8993 ... W159 24.1101
Way Point: HI063

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kauaiMenehune Fish Pond

Menehune Fish Pond is located just above the Nawiliwili Harbor. Alekoko (Menuhune Fish Pond)  got it’s name from the legend that a small race of people known as Menehune built these ponds 1,000 years ago. The ponds which create a dam across a portion of the Huleia River was used to trap fish to feed the ali’i ( Hawaiian royalty). Large stones were used to create walls 900 feet across and five feet high. Legend says the ponds were completed overnight.

The Alekoko Scenic Overlook is located just off of Hulemalu Road, about 1/2 a mile from the entrance to the Nawiliwili small boat harbor. The area was designated as the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge in 1973 and now is a protected and beautiful home to many endemic water birds. The rocks are now covered in mangroves and moss.

NOTAM: The mountain above the Fish Pond is the one seen in the opening credits of M*A*S*H.

Link: Menehune Legend

Position: N21 56.9221 ... W159 22.3109
Way Point: HI064

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kauaiKokee AFS Radar Site and Kalalau Lookout

The Hawaii Air National Guard radar site at Kokee State Park near the Kalalau Lookout is a prominent area landmark. Some people say it looks like a giant golf ball sitting on a tee. The white dome (radome) can be seen from the Na Pali Coastline, giving a visual cue to the location of the Kalalau Lookout as seen from sea level. The radome protects the radar inside from the area’s heavy rainfall. The radar provides surveillance for the Hawaii region and is operated by the 150th Air Control and Warning Flight unit of the 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard.

The Kalalau Lookout features a spectacular view of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast and the Kalalau Valley. The view is one of the most featured scenes in Kauai, and is often seen on book covers, advertisements and promotional materials for the island of Kauai. The Kalalau Lookout is one of only two places where visitors can drive to and see the Na Pali Coast. It’s located on Kokee Road (Highway 550) at Mile Marker 18 (past Waimea Canyon). There are restroom facilities and picnic tables at the lookout. Do not go beyond the railings that enclose the lookout as serious injury or death could occur. Please note that clouds can sometimes obscure the view. Going early, before noon, will increase your chances of seeing the valley without clouds though no time is guaranteed. 

Notam: The lookout is about 1 mile toward the coast from the radar station.

Position: N22 8.8632 ... W159 38.6929
Way Point: HI068

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kauaiNa Pali Coast (Kauai)

The Nā Pali Coast State Park is a 6,175 acres (2,499 ha) Hawaiian state park located in the center of the rugged 16 miles (26 km) along the northwest side of Kauaʻi, the oldest inhabited Hawaiian island. The Nā Pali coast itself extends southwest starting at Keʻe Beach extending all the way to Polihale State Park. The na pali (high cliffs) along the shoreline rise as much as 4,000 feet (1,200 m) above the Pacific Ocean. The state park was formed to protect the Kalalau Valley.

To the east of the state park is the Hono O Nā Pali State Natural Reserve. It was established in 1983, and then extended to over 3,578 acres (14.5 km2) in 2009. Hiking trails and hunters roads have access to the sharp ridges from Koke'e Road (route 550) in Waimea Canyon.

Although inaccessible to vehicles, this coast can be enjoyed over land by hiking or in a helicopter, and from the ocean by kayak and paddleboard. Charter tours are available on rigid-hulled inflatable boat or catamaran, originating from Port Allen and Hanalei Bay. The Kalalau Trail from the end of Hawaii Route 56 (called the Kuhio Highway) provides the only land access along the coast, traversing 11 miles (18 km) and crossing five major valleys (and many smaller ones) before reaching Kalalau Beach at the base of Kalalau Valley. Side trails along the way lead to waterfalls in the valleys above.

The first settlers on the Nā Pali Coast were Polynesian navigators around 1200 AD. Soon after, many Tahitian migrants followed, shaping the culture of Kauai and other Hawaiian islands today. The coast was a center for trade between Hanalei, Waimea and Ni`ihau, and branched out to nearby island colonies. After Kauai was visited by Captain Cook in 1778, many Westerners began traveling to the island. As more foreigners arrived, the Hawaiian tribes along the Nā Pali Coast where Nā Pali Coast State Park now exists began to die off from Western diseases. The last known native Hawaiians to live along the Nā Pali Coast were sighted in the 20th century.

Position: N22 13.1562 ... W159 34.6583
Way Point: HI065

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kauaiWiamea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is a large canyon, approximately ten miles (16 km) long and up to 3,000 feet (900 m) deep, located on the western side of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands of the United States. Waimea is Hawaiian for "reddish water", a reference to the erosion of the canyon's red soil. The canyon was formed by a deep incision of the Waimea River arising from the extreme rainfall on the island's central peak, Mount Waiʻaleʻale, among the wettest places on earth.

The canyon is carved into the tholeiitic and post-shield calc-alkaline lavas of the canyon basalt. The lavas of the canyon provide evidence for massive faulting and collapse in the early history of the island. The west side of the canyon is all thin, west-dipping lavas of the Napali Member, while the east side is very thick, flat-lying lavas of the Olokele and Makaweli Members. The two sides are separated by an enormous fault along which a large part of the island moved downwards in a big collapse.

The canyon has a unique geologic history as it was formed not only by the steady process of erosion but also by a catastrophic collapse of the volcano that created Kauaʻi.

Like the other Hawaiian islands, Kauaʻi is the top of an enormous volcano rising from the ocean floor. With lava flows dated to about 5 million years ago, Kauaʻi is the oldest of the large Hawaiian islands. Roughly 4 million years ago, while Kauaʻi was still erupting almost continuously, a portion of the island collapsed. This collapse formed a depression which then filled with lava flows.

In the time since, rainwater from the slopes of Mount Waiʻaleʻale have eroded Waimea Canyon along one edge of the collapse. On the east side of the canyon, the cliff walls are built from thick lava flows that pooled in the depression. Over time, the exposed basalt has weathered from its original black to bright red.

Position: N22 5.3735 ... W159 38.7977
Way Point: HI067

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Oahu - The Gathering Place

Oʻahu (pronounced "O_ah_hu" or Oahu /oʊˈɑːhuː/, known as "The Gathering Place", is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is home to about two-thirds of the population of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oʻahu's southeast coast. Including small close-in offshore islands such as Ford Island and the islands in Kāneʻohe Bay and off the eastern (windward) coast, it has a total land area of 596.7 square miles (1,545.4 km2), making it the 20th largest island in the United States. Along with the rest of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is one of the largest and northernmost islands of Polynesia.

In the greatest dimension, this volcanic island is 44 miles (71 km) long and 30 miles (48 km) across. The length of the shoreline is 227 miles (365 km). The island is the result of two separate shield volcanoes: the Waiʻanae and Koʻolau Ranges, with a broad "valley" or saddle (the central Oʻahu Plain) between them. The highest point is Kaʻala in the Waiʻanae Range, rising to 4,003 feet (1,220 m) above sea level.

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Aloha Tower

The Aloha Tower is a lighthouse that is considered one of the landmarks of the state of Hawaii in the United States. Opened on September 11, 1926 at a then astronomical cost of $160,000, the Aloha Tower is located at Pier 9 of Honolulu Harbor. It has been, and continues to be, a guiding beacon welcoming vessels to the City and County of Honolulu. Just as the Statue of Liberty greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year to New York City, the Aloha Tower greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants to Honolulu. At 10 stories and 184 feet (56 m) of height topped with 40 feet (12 m) of flag mast, for four decades the Aloha Tower was the tallest structure in Hawaii. It was built in the Hawaiian Gothic architectural style.

When the attack on Pearl Harbor came on December 7, 1941, Coast Guardsmen from the USCGC Taney (WHEC-37) were ordered to take up defensive positions around Aloha Tower and protect it from being occupied. The Aloha Tower was painted in camouflage to disappear at night.

In 1981, the Governor of Hawaii and the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism established the Aloha Tower Development Corporation. The public corporation was charged with developing the land around the Aloha Tower to benefit the state's commercial trade industry based at Honolulu Harbor while at the same time providing the residents of Hawaii with ample access to the downtown waterfront. The entire Aloha Tower Complex, as defined by the public corporation, was identified as Piers 5 and 6, Piers 8 through 23, and portions of Nimitz Highway and Iwilei.

The Aloha Tower Development Corporation continues its work today with plans to modernize the facilities and infrastructure in and around the Aloha Tower Complex. Its most significant hurdle is to find a way of making travel through Nimitz Highway more efficient. In 2004, a controversial proposal was made to construct an underground highway tunnel beneath the complex.Other proposals include the establishment of streetcars, elimination of commercial high-rises in the area and increase of high-rise residential units instead. State officials want to close the parking lot fronting the Aloha Tower and destroy the adjacent Hawaiian Electric Company power plant, then fill the space with a park. In consideration of heightened security measures after 9/11, tourist access to the observation deck was restricted, but has since been reopened.

As of 2013 the shopping center and Aloha Tower itself have fallen into a state of disrepair, most of the store fronts are now gone and the entire mall and tower is showing damage. Many of the ships that were once tourist attractions have ceased operating, the Falls of Clyde has been stripped of her masts and is now a derelict sitting in the harbor.

Today Hawaii Pacific University has purchased the tower and is continuing to redevelop the space. The second floor is now used as student housing with 268 beds. The ground floor features the HPU Welcome Center as well as other student facilities, and there are also some restaurants.

Position: N21 18.3938 ... W157 51.9411
Way Point: HI066

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Diamond Head Crater

Diamond Head Crater is on the eastern edge of the Waikiki coastline. The site has an interesting military history and an iconic hiking trail leading to the summit where there are amazing sea views. The crater is within the Diamond Head State Monument area which covers 475 acres. The crater was created approximately 300,000 years ago by an explosive eruption. The trail which leads to the upper edge of the crater lip was created in 1908. The trail runs for 1.28km (0.8 miles) and towards the end there are steep stairs within a 68 meter (225 foot) long illuminated tunnel which leads to the Fire Control Station built in 1911. Once you reach the crater lip you can see historic bunkers and a lighthouse built in 1917. The summit of Diamond Head has long been considered a strategic position for coastal defense and in 1904 was designated as a military area and fortified. The views from the summit are worth the climb and in the summer you might even see humpback whales off the coast.

Visitors to the National Park follow the hike trail to the summit. The trail is steep and uneven in places. The last part of the trail has very steep stairs. Hiking to the summit takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. Apart from climbing the trail there is an interpretive kiosk where you can see exhibits about the history and resources of the crater. The kiosk also sells Diamond Head merchandise and gives information to visitors. 

Position: N21 14.8198 ... W157 47.6526
Way Point: HI060

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Dole Pineapple Plantation (PhotoReal Fly-over only - 2000 feet)

The company traces its origin to the 1851 establishment of Castle & Cooke by missionaries Samuel Northrup Castle and Amos Starr Cooke. Castle & Cooke rapidly became one of the largest companies in Hawaii, investing in shipping, railroad construction, sugar production, and seafood packing. The other half of Dole's corporate heritage, the Hawaiian Pineapple Company, was founded in 1901 by James Dole, who opened his first pineapple plantation in the central plateau of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. 05

Position: N21 31.32 --- W158 02.13
Way Point: HI050

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Kame House

A fictional anime house that was featured in a TV Show Dragonball and in some computer games.. This was added by Hawaii PhotoReal (not RTMM). A fun place to visit.

  • Kame House (カメハウス, Kame Hausu; lit. "Turtle House") is a house on a very small island in the middle of the sea. It is the home of Master Roshi, and, for much of the Dragon Ball seriesLaunch as well. It also becomes Krillin's permanent residence. during the Majin Buu Saga, he still lives there along with his wife and daughter. In Dragon Ball Super, Krillin and his family moves to Satan City. Its address is NBI 8250012 B.

Reference: http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Kame_House

Position: N21 40.3560 --- W157 55.433
Way Point: HI051

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Koena Point Tracking Station

The Kaena Point Satellite Tracking Station is a United States Air Force military installation in Kaena Point on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. It is a remote tracking station of the Air Force Satellite Control Network responsible for tracking satellites in orbit, many of which support the United States Department of Defense, receiving and processing data and in turn, enabling control of satellites by relaying commands from control centers. The station originally opened in 1959 to support CORONA, an early reconnaissance satellite program.

Detachment 3, 22d Space Operations Squadron, part of the 50th Space Wing, operates Hawaii Tracking Station on the site. It was constructed in 1959, one of three built that year. The facility is placed near the westernmost point of the island of Oahu, atop a 1,500-foot (460 m) high ridge. The two radomes are locally known as the "golf balls", and are a popular landmark for fishing vessels in the surrounding waters.

Yokohama Bay state park is at the base of the ridge, with a hiking trail that goes to the point and around to the northern side of the ridge, to Mokuleia Beach. By permit only (see below), the station roadways provide access to state hiking and hunting trails, as well as a camping site about 10 miles (16 km) inland called Peacock Flats. Permits to enter through the station to hike, hunt, or camp on the surrounding State lands can be obtained from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources in downtown Honolulu.

Position: N21 33.6932 ... W158 14.4146
Way Point: HI069

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Kukaniloko Birth Stones

This is a sacred site located near Wahiawa and is one of the most important cultural sites on the island. The site is within a State Park between the Waianaes to Leeward and Koolaus to Windward mountain ranges. The site is traditionally considered the navel or center of the island. Many years ago the women of Hawaii were taken here when they were about to give birth. The name “Kukaniloko” means “to anchor the cry from within.” The site is said to have been created by an Oahu chief in the 12th century and it is said that his son was the first baby to be born here. Giving birth at this site became associated with prestige and a superior status so the Alii royals would give birth here. Not only that but it was thought (by the men no doubt) that women giving birth here felt no pain during childbirth. The woman would lie on a mat on one of the stones and place her feet in foot holes in the rock. Gravity and the local shaman would help in the delivery. 36 chiefs would have to attend the birth for it to be official. The baby prince or princes would then be taken to a temple where 48 chiefs would witness the cutting of the umbilical cord. The priests (kahuna) would put the women on a special diet in the weeks running up to the birth to prepare the women for the birth. The birthing tradition continued until around the 17th century. Today visitors can see about 80 large rounded stones sticking out of the ground. Visitors are asked not to climb on the rocks.

 

Position: N21 30.2825 ... W158 2.1943
Way Point: HI057

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Turtle Bay Resort

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  • Situated on one of the world’s most scenic peninsulas, Turtle Bay Resort is the only resort on Oahu’s North Shore. Each of the resort’s 452 accommodations offers ocean views, ranging from its 42 newly renovated beach cottages[1] to an array of villas, guest rooms and suites. Turtle Bay also offers a recently renovated Nalu Kinetic Spa & Fitness Center,[2] a collection of dining venues, two landscaped pools, championship golf courses by Fazio and Palmer, tennis courts, horseback riding, hiking, mountain bike trails and a pump track, a surfing school, and shopping. An off-the-beaten path discovery of the North Shore surrounded by blue waters, Turtle Bay Resort offers authentic Hawaiian experiences that are suitable for both romantic getaways and family travel

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Bay_Resort

Position: N21 42.3106 --- W157 59.9116
Way Point: HI052

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Laie Hawaii Temple

Laie Hawaii Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) located on the northeast shore of the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu. The temple sits on a small hill, a half-mile from the Pacific Ocean, in the town of Lāʻie, 35 miles (56 km) from Honolulu. Along with Brigham Young University–Hawaii and the Polynesian Cultural Center, the Laie Hawaii Temple plays an important role in the town of Lā'ie,[4] with the Visitors' Center attracting more than 100,000 people annually.[5]

In addition to initial building and construction, the temple has been dedicated for use by several presidents of the LDS Church. The temple site was dedicated by Joseph F. Smith on June 1, 1915, with Heber J. Grant dedicating the completed structure on November 27, 1919. Spencer W. Kimball rededicated the Temple after significant expansion on June 13, 1978. After seismic upgrades and remodeling, Thomas S. Monson rededicated the Temple on November 21, 2010.

The Laie Hawaii Temple was the first temple built by the LDS Church outside of the contiguous United States. The temple is also the oldest to operate outside of Utah, and the fifth-oldest LDS temple still in operation. The Laie Hawaii Temple was formerly known as the Hawaiian Temple or the Hawaii Temple until the implementation of the standard naming convention for LDS temples

 

Position: N21 38.8418 ... W157 55.8383
Way Point: HI054

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Makapuu Lighthouse

The incredible Makapuu Point Light is a lighthouse with the largest lens in the United states and it is on the National Register of Historical Places. The lighthouse is the highlight of the Makapuu Point Light House Trail which is run by the State Parks Division and part of the Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline. The lighthouse was constructed in 1909 and has a picturesque red roof. Although visitors are not allowed to enter the lighthouse they can take stunning photos of the lighthouse with the sea in the background. The trail is a 3.2km (2 mile) round trip and is of moderate difficulty on a paved path; it should take approximately 2 hours to make the hike. The trail offers pedestrians wonderful views of the Koko Crater, Koko Head and the windward coast and off shore islands. From November to May you may even be lucky enough to see migrant humpback whales. There are interpretive signs and viewing scopes along the route so that you can better see the many birds and surrounding countryside. The surrounding terrain is mostly dry with low-growing vegetation including cacti.

Visitors can park their cars in the parking area where the trailhead starts to climb up the western side of the ridge. The top of the ridge is the half way point of the trail which then turns back and follows the eastern side of the ridge. Note that the trail is for pedestrians only and there are no drinking fountains along the way.

Position: N21 18.5170 ... W157 39.1696
Way Point: HI059

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Nuuanu Pali State Wayside Park

Less than a kilometer from Downtown Honolulu in the Nuuanu Pali State Wayside Park is this stone terrace lookout point which offers panoramic views of the Koolau Cliffs, Kaneohe and Kailua and the Windward coastline. From here you can see Coconut Island and the Chinaman’s Hat (Mokolii Island). There are also views of the Hawaii Pacific University Windward Campus, Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and the Honolulu Botanical Garden. The point is known for its strong winds which howl around the point.  The point also has an important historical past. It was here that in 1795 King Kamehameha I fought and won the battle of Nuuanu finally managing to unite Oahu.  It is said that this was the bloodiest battle in Hawaiian history and that at least 400 soldiers were driven off the edge of the cliffs.

It is not just the observation point which is worth seeing but also the drive along Pali Highway (#61) and onto Nuuanu Pali Drive where you will be surrounding by jungle-like trees. The area is steeped in legends including a lizard woman who leads men off the cliffs and a volcano goddess.

If you can, stop and slew to the overlook and look at the view. This is one of the most beautiful views in Hawaii. Imagine a wind of 30 knots ... always windy there.

Position: N21 22.0257 ... W157 47.5854
Way Point: HI058

NOTAM: This is a good one to "slew" to just to see the view Use your simulator's MAP to change the location and put in the above co ordinates with a heading of 350, an Altitude "0" and an airspeed ="0." You will find yourself at the overlook with a breathtaking view!

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Pearl Harbor Memorials

This way point will take you to the Pearl Harbor area so you can view the USS Missouri and the memorial for the USS Arizona. (This is a "flyover", but Steve Weinkamer has given us an object for the Arizona Memorial which we have placed in the scenery).

USS Arizona Wikipedia Link
USS Missouri Wikipedia Link

Position: N21 21.8155 ... W157 57.0646
Way Point: HI055

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Polynesian Cultural Center - PhotoReal Flyover

The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is a Polynesian-themed theme park and living museum located in Laie, on the northern shore of OahuHawaii. Owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and dedicated on October 12, 1963, the PCC occupies 42 acres (17 hectares) owned by nearby Brigham Young University–Hawaii.

Within eight simulated tropical villages, performers demonstrate various arts and crafts from throughout Polynesia. Visitors may also take a free shuttle tour of the university and see the Laie Hawaii Temple and its associated visitors' center of the LDS Church.

Seventy percent of the center's approximately 1,300 employees are students at BYU-Hawaii.[1] Although it is largely a commercial venture, PCC profits fund various scholarship programs at BYU–Hawaii. Students may work up to 20 hours per week during school terms and 40 hours during breaks.

Position: N21 38.32 --- W157 55.18
Way Point: HI053

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Valley of the Temples

I was able to add the landscaping, but could not find objects of the beautiful temples in this area. Here are references so you can see what they look like up close:

Link: Valley of the Temples Website
Link: Memorial Park Map in PDF
Link: Google Images

At the foot of Koolau Mountain lies this picturesque and quaint memorial park where thousands of Shinto, Catholic, Protestant and Buddhists from the islands are buried. The park is nestled in a lush valley and the tombs are scattered on the undulating landscape. In among the tombs are beautiful plants, landscaped Japanese gardens, koi ponds, decorative bridges and peacocks and black swans wandering the lawns. The park was founded in 1963 by Paul Trousdale and has as its center piece a replica of the 11th century Phoenix Hall of the Byodo-In Temple in Japan. The Byodo-In (Temple of Equality) replica was constructed using traditional building methods; no nails were used.  The temple is home to a 2.7 meter tall sitting Amida Buddha which sits on a gold lotus leaf. Together with this very oriental structure you can find statues of Christ, the Virgin Mary and Christian motifs among the other crypts and mausoleums in the park. One of the most famous people buried here is Walter F. Dillingham, a famous Hawaiian statesman and entrepreneur. It is tradition to ring the large ceremonial bell as you enter the park to bring you longevity and happiness. 

Position: N21 25.9254 ... W157 49.7936
Way Point: HI062

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Wiamea Valley

Flyover Only - This is an area of cultural and historic significance covering 1,875 acres. It has been a sacred site for the last 700 years. The valley has also been called the Valley of the Priests since 1090 when the ruler of the island gave the land to descendants of the high priests who lived and worked the land until 1886. Today it is possible to walk along the paved paths through the valley’s botanical gardens and see several historic sites. From the ticket office you can take the route in one direction for 1.2km or in the other direction for 2.4km to the waterfall area. There are shrines, agricultural terraces, fishponds and traditional habitats. The botanical garden covers 150 acres and is home to more than 5,000 species of native and endangered Hawaiian plants. The valley is home to several endangered birds and small animal as well as the native freshwater fish which live in the Kamananui Stream. There are traditional cultural activities which you can participate in (some for an extra fee and others included in your admission price). There are Hawaiian games, arts and crafts; music, storytelling, kupuna and hula implement demonstrations. One of the highlights of the valley is the Waihi Waterfall, a 13.7 meter high waterfall. If you don’t feel like the walk to the waterfall then there is a golf cart shuttle service (for a fee) either one-way or for the round trip. In the valley there are refreshment stands and eateries selling Hawaiian-grown foods and stores selling locally made products.  

Position: N21 38.09 ... W158 03.14
Way Point: HI056

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Molokai - "The Friendly Island"

Molokaʻi often called the "Friendly Island", is an island in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is 38 by 10 miles (61 by 16 km) in size at its extreme length and width with a usable land area of 260 square miles (673.40 km2), making it the fifth-largest of the main Hawaiian Islands and the 27th largest island in the United States.[2] It lies east of Oʻahu across the 25-mile (40 km) wide Kaiwi Channel and north of Lānaʻi, separated from it by the Kalohi Channel.

The island has been known both for developments by Molokai Ranch on much of the island, for pineapple production, cattle ranching and tourism. Residents or visitors to the west end of Moloki. You can see the lights of Honolulu on O'ahu at night; they can view nearby Lānaʻi and Maui from anywhere along the south shore of the island. In Kalawao County, on the Kalaupapa Peninsula on the north coast, settlements were established in 1866 for quarantined treatment of persons with leprosy; these operated until 1969. The Kalaupapa National Historical Park now preserves this entire county and area.

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Halawa Valley, Beach and Waterfall

Halawa (Hawaiian: Hālawa) is a valley and ahupua'a (traditional land division) at the eastern end of the island of Molokai in Hawaii, United States.

The valley extends some 2 miles inland from the sea. At the head of the valley are two waterfalls, the Mo'aula Falls, 250 feet (76 m) high, and the Hipuapua Falls, 500 feet (150 m) high. (Hipuapua Falls is added to scenery).

Halawa is the site of one of the earliest settlements in Hawaii. The archeological features of the valley date back 1,350 years, the longest period of continuous Hawaiian cultural development. The valley was extensively used for the production of taro, and at one time supported a population of several thousand. Archeological remains include 17 heiau (temples), irrigation channels and ancient walls and terraces.

The traditional Hawaiian way of life continued in Halawa well into the 20th century. The valley was flooded by the 1946 tsunami and again by the 1957 tsunami, which destroyed the taro fields. The valley was then abandoned.Only a few families now live in the valley.

Position: N21 9.5349 ... W156 44.3751
Way Point: HI070

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Kalaupapa (Historic Leper Colony)

Kalaupapa is a small unincorporated community on the island of Molokaʻi, within Kalawao County in the U.S. state of Hawaii. In 1866, during the reign of Kamehameha V, the Hawaii legislature passed a law that resulted in the designation of Molokaʻi as the site for a leper colony, where seriously affected patients could be quarantined, to prevent them from infecting others. At the time, the disease was little understood: it was believed to be highly contagious and incurable. The communities where persons with leprosy lived and were treated were under the administration of the Board of Health, which appointed superintendents on the island. Kalaupapa is located on the Kalaupapa Peninsula at the base of some of the highest sea cliffs in the world; they rise 2,000 feet (610 m) above the Pacific Ocean.

The village is the site of a former settlement for leprosy patients. The original leper colony was first established in Kalawao in the east, opposite to the village corner of the peninsula. It was there where Father Damien settled in 1873. Later it was moved to the location of the current village, which was originally a Hawaiian fishing village. The settlement was also attended by Mother Marianne Cope, among others. At its peak, about 1,200 men, women, and children were in exile in this island prison. The isolation law was enacted by King Kamehameha V and remained in effect until 1969, when it was finally repealed. Today, about fourteen former sufferers of leprosy (which is also known as Hansen's Disease) continue to live there.[6] The colony is now included within Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

Shortly before the end of mandatory isolation in 1969, the state legislature considered closing the facility entirely. Intervention by interested persons, such as entertainer Don Ho and TV newsman Don Picken, resulted in allowing the residents who chose to do so to remain there for life. The opponents to closure pointed out that, although there were no active cases of leprosy in the colony, many of the residents were physically scarred by the disease to an extent that would make their integration into mainstream society difficult if not impossible.

Position: N21 11.3746 ... W156 58.8986
Way Point: HI071

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Kanuakai

Kaunakakai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaiʻi, United States. It is the largest town on the island of Molokaʻi. The population was 3,425 at the 2010 census. It is "twinned" with Embo in Scotland. The town was made famous in the 1930s by the song "The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai", beginning an ongoing tradition of designating an honorary mayor for the town.

In the mid-1800s, King Kamehameha V sometimes spent his summers on Molokai at a home in Kaunakakai. The main street of Kaunakakai, Ala Malama Avenue, was named after the king's summer home.

This is the main port for Molokai. If you have the "Doug's Hawaii" scenery activated, you will see much activity in the dock area.

Position: N21 5.1276 ... W157 1.4410
Way Point: HI072

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Wailau Valley

Wailau is an isolated valley on the North Shore of the island of Molokai, Hawaii, United States. It can be reached only by boat (and only in the summer) or formerly by a hiking trail from the south coast of the island which is now overgrown and virtually impassable.

Wailau Valley is backed by the world's tallest sea cliffs and several tall waterfalls that cascade down from the cliffs. This is the largest valley on this stretch of coastline, which is known for its almost inaccessible terrain. Boats are the primary means of accessing the valley. A sandy beach lines the Wailau Valley coastline.

The valley was an ancient ahupuaa, and well populated until the 19th century, and contained many taro plantations. The valley is now unpopulated, although Molokai residents occasionally camp by the beach at the mouth of the valley in the summer.

The northern flank of the volcano has been truncated by enormous cliffs rising 900 metres (3,000 ft) from the sea. The sea cliffs were formed when the northern third of the East Molokai Volcano suddenly collapsed and slid off into the sea, about 1.4 million years ago. The landslide was so fast and powerful that it extended 190 kilometres (120 mi) into the sea, and generated a 600 metres (2,000 ft) high megatsunami that inundated the rest of Moloka

The East Molokai has a width of 70 km (43 mi) and a length of 150 km (93 mi). It is overlapped by the West Molokai, Lanai and Haleakalā shield volcanoes. Its shield formation began two million years ago and ended 1.5 million years ago whereas its postshield eruptions occurred 1.5 to 1.3 million years ago. The pahoehoe shield volcano of the Kalaupapa Peninsula postdates the main shield volcano of East Molokai and is considered to represent the last volcanic phase of East Molokai.[1] The highest point is the peak called Kamakou on the southern rim at 21°6′23″N 156°52′5″W.[2][3] The Pēpēʻōpae bog is just below the rim.

Position: N21 8.9168 ... W156 51.5635
Way Point: HI073

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Maui - The Valley Isle

Native Hawaiian tradition gives the origin of the island's name in the legend of Hawaiʻiloa, the navigator credited with discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. According to that legend, Hawaiʻiloa named the island of Maui after his son, who in turn was named for the demigod Māui. The earlier name of Maui was ʻIhikapalaumaewa.[6] The Island of Maui is also called the "Valley Isle" for the large isthmus between its northwestern and southeastern volcanoes and the numerous large valleys carved into both mountains.

Two inactive volcanic structures are the backbone of Maui. The older, western volcano has been eroded considerably and is cut by numerous drainages, forming the peaks of the West Maui Mountains (in Hawaiian, Mauna Kahalawai). Puʻu Kukui is the highest of the peaks at 5,788 feet (1,764 m). The larger, younger volcano to the east, Haleakalā, rises to more than 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above sea level, and measures 5 miles (8.0 km) from seafloor to summit, making it one of the world's tallest mountains.

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Haleakala Observatory

Haleakala Observatory is an important observation site located near the visitor center. It is above the tropical inversion layer and so experiences excellent viewing conditions and very clear skies. For over 40 years, the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy has managed this site, conducting dedicated astrophysical experiments. Due to the aforementioned location of the observatory, most of these programs could not be accomplished anywhere else in the world. One of its missions, the Maui Space Surveillance System (MSSS), is to track satellites and debris orbiting the Earth. The buildings are on a gated road just past the summit.

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Iao State Park

Towering emerald peaks guard the lush valley floor of Iao Valley State Park. Located in Central Maui just west of Wailuku, this peaceful 4,000-acre, 10-mile long park is home to one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle. This iconic green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks Iao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing.

Aside from its natural tropical beautiful, sacred Iao Valley has great historical significance. It was here in 1790 at the Battle of Kepaniwai that King Kamehameha I clashed with Maui's army in his quest to unite the islands. Even with Iao Needle serving as a lookout point, Kamehameha defeated Maui's forces in a ferocious battle that ultimately changed the course of Hawaiian history.

There is a well-marked, paved pedestrian path leading from the parking lot to view Iao Needle and the ridge-top lookout provides incredible views of the valley. The needle is sometimes covered in clouds, so an early start is your best bet for a good view. Families can also take a rainforest walk or explore interactive exhibits at the Hawaii Nature Center, which is also located within Iao Valley. Restroom facilities are available.

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Position: N20 52.8685 ... W156 32.6710
Way Point: HI074

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Molokini Crater

The Molokini Crater is a volcanic atoll (ring-shaped coral reef) off the south coast of Maui. The crater is one of only 3 similar sites in the world and is the state’s only island marine sanctuary. The dramatic crescent-shaped crater is partially submerged and can be seen 4km (2.5 miles) off shore in the Alalakeiki Channel west of Makena State Park south of Maalaea Bay. The crater-island is uninhabited and measures 0.6km (0.4 miles) in diameter and 50 meters (161 feet) at its highest point. The crater was formed after an eruption approximately 230,000 years ago and it eroded over the years leaving the present crescent-shaped atoll.

The site was a popular fishing ground from about 500AD to the 1940s. During WWII the US military forces used the island for bombing practice. In 1977 the site was declared a protected marine and bird sanctuary. Today the island has day-use mooring stations where tour boats can dock while visitors dive, snuba and snorkel around the incredible reefs. The coral reefs around the island are home to approximately 250 species of tropical fish and there is excellent visibility.

The crater is a popular dive, snuba and snorkeling site and is a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District. There are several ways you can visit the crater: Book an organized tour and take one of the boats which leave regularly to the island for a few hours or the day. Tours leave from in front of the Makena Beach & Golf Resort in Makena; Kihei Boat Ramp; Maalaea Harbor and Lahaina Harbor. Each of the sailing excursions offers different meals, hours and opportunities.

Position: N20 37.9476 ... W156 29.7842
Way Point: HI075

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