Menehune Fishpond

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Menehune Fishpond
Menehune Fishpond

Legends claim that tiny people, the Menehune, once dwelt here, eating their favorite foods: maiʻa (banana) and fish caught in superbly constructed traps like this one. The mythological people are said to have built its walls—1.5 meters high and 275 meters long (five feet high and 902 feet long)—overnight. Modern visitors can peer down at this ancient ingenuity from the Alekoko Scenic Overlook, a short ways from Nawiliwili Harbor. For a closer glimpse of the ancient fishpond, take a kayak tour up the Huleia River.

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