No matter what part of the island you’re coming from, we encourage you to take the Scenic Route (Old Mamalahoa Rd).
Sometimes, GPS will misdirect you down a dirt road (Old Onomea Rd.) While this route will get you here, it is not recommended since the Scenic Route is easier (and prettier too)!
From Route 19, we are 15 min North of Hilo.
Take Route 19 along the Hamakua Coast and look for the blue Scenic Drive sign between mile markers 10 and 11. On the makai (ocean) side of the highway, turn onto Kulaimano Road. From Kulaimano, take a right onto Old Mamalahoa Rd, known as the Scenic Route. Our Visitor Center is about 1.5 miles on the right.