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Tours of the Waikiki Historic Trail
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Information about self guided tours of the Waikiki Historic Trail and tours of that trail led and narrated by historians and Hawaiiana experts.



Self Guided Tour #1: East Waikiki Beaches
This self-guided walking tour of a portion of the Waikiki Historic Trail is a walk down Kalakaua Avenue from the Honolulu Zoo to the Moana Hotel. There are six historic trail sites on this tour, three with surfboard markers and three without markers. The four sites without surfboard markers are noted with an asterisk
-01 The Beaches of Waikiki
-02 Waikiki History and Surfing in Hawaii
-04 Prince Kuhio Statue
-05 Duke Kahanamoku Statue *
-06 - Healing Stones *
-10 - Moana Hotel *

Self Guided Tour #2: East Waikiki Inland
This tour begins at the corner of Kapahulu Avenue and Ala Wai Boulevard and it ends at the International Marketplace. There are four historic trail sites in this area and all of them have surfboard markers.
-03 - Queen Liliuokalani's Estate
-08 -
Ainahau Estate and Princess Kaiulani
-07 - King Kalakaua's Uluniu Estate
-09 - King Lunalilo's Estate

Self Guided Tour #3: West Waikiki Beaches
This tour begins just off the patio of Duke's Restaurant in the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel and it continues west along the beach to the Rainbow Tower of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel. There are six historic trail sites on this tour and all of them have surfboard markers.
-11 - Apuakehau Stream
-13 - Kawehewehe
-14 - Afong Villa
-15 - Kaihikapu Fishpond
-16 - Duke's Beach
-23 - Rainbow Tower

Self Guided Tour #4: West Waikiki Inland
-12 - Helumoa Coconut Grove and Royal Hawaiian Hotel
-21 - King Kalakaua Statue *
-20 - Fort DeRussy
-22 - Kalia Tower
-17 - Piinaio Stream
-18 - Duck Ponds
-19 - Ala Wai Canal Side of Convention Center

Narrated and Guided Tours of the Trail
At one time the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association offered two free guided walking tours a day of the Waikiki Historic Trail. The Queen's Tour included historic sites from Kapiolani Park to the Moana Surfrider Hotel. The Kalia Tour covered the grounds of Fort DeRussy and the Hilton Hawaiian Hotel. Unfortunately those free tours are no longer available but it might be possible to arrange a fee-based tour by contacting the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association at 808-441-1404. See also:
- Markers on the Waikiki Historic Trail
- Introduction to the Waikiki Historic Trail
- Downtown Honolulu Historic Tour
- Walking Tours in All of Hawaii



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