This is a glide thru the rural neighborhood and Kailua town, the focal point being the Ulupo Heiau. This is an ancient religious site that is on the National and Hawaiian Register of Historic places.
What to Expect on the Kailua Historical & Nature Tour
This is also one of the premier temples to have powerful mana, a spiritual power that connected the native Hawaiians with their Hawaiian god Kane, worshipped for the fertility of growing crops. Several Hawaiian civic, non-profit organizations have restored the agricultural terraces that defined the Hawaiian lifestyle of the area. You get to witness and learn about Hawaiian culture here; an education worth the journey!
Prior to this destination state park, your Segway route takes you along the Pali highway that borders the Kawainui Marsh; a wildlife sanctuary rarely visited due to its limited access. However, our Segways provide unique entry to this home for several migratory birds and endangered Hawaiian waterbirds. This 830-acre wetland was once fertile land supplied water by lagoons and fresh water streams that supported one of the largest agricultural basins for Hawaiian populations and was a favorite residence for the Ali’i, the Hawaiian kings.
Your Kailua Segway tour return takes you back along the Hamakua Marsh for more wildlife viewing. This extension of the Kawainui is a Kailua town jewel in redevelopment, with the state receiving ownership and stewardship recently. Home to many birds, it is a pristine ecological asset to this beach town that can be enjoyed on your trip back around.
Plan on your Segway adventure being around three hours, including training and orientation.
The format for this Segway tour is geared around the interests of the private party. Orientation training is still a must, however, the tour can encompass a little of everything we have to offer or can be completely customized and not necessarily follow a tour plan.
We kick off the morning with the Kailua Bay & Lanikai Beach Tour. Complimentary lunch is provided and enjoyed at Kailua Beach Park. The Nature, Historical & Cultural Tour is next on our Segway adventure.