Kaneaki Heiau is a well-preserved ancient Hawaiian temple located in Makaha Valley in Oahu, Hawaii. It was believed to have been built in the 17th century and dedicated to Lono, one of the most revered Hawaiian gods associated with fertility, agriculture, rainfall, and music. It was eventually rededicated by King Kamehameha I as a war temple.
The historic sacred site, including its grass and thatched huts formerly used as prayer and meditation chambers, has been completely restored by the Bishop Museum to be historically correct. Nestled in lush tropical vegetation with spectacular views of Oahu's west Waianae Coast, the site serves as an excellent spot to explore Hawaii's ancient culture and natural beauty.
The heiau is situated on a private property but is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00am-2:00pm. No admission fee is charged.
Like other scared sites, visitors are requested to treat the area with the utmost respect. Do not move or take anything from these sites. Do not climb or walk on the rock walls and platforms.
To get there, take H1 West bound until it turns into Farrington Highway. Stay on Farrington Highway until you see Makaha Valley Road. Turn right. Follow the private property and Kaneaki Heiau signs.