Kualoa Point and Chinaman's Hat - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from Kualoa Point showing Chinaman's Hat island just offshore. The picture also shows a view over the park and the Koolau Range of volcanic hills.
Kualoa Point and Chinaman's Hat - FURTHER INFORMATION
Kualoa Point and Chinaman's Hat - Oahu visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Kualoa Point and Chinaman's Hat' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hawaii.
Kualoa Point, within Kualoa Regional Park, is the best place to see Chinaman's Hat. This small, and well photographed, island is known by Hawaiians as Mokoli'i, after a dragon like creature. Hawaiian mythology states that Mokoli'i was killed in battle by Hi'iaka, the younger sister of the god Pele. As she dismembered the body with bolts of lightning a tail fluke landed in the water at Kualoa forming this island. Chinaman's Hat today is an attractive landmark, visible from the road around the bay. Kayaking out to the island is a popular pastime.
The beaches at Kualoa Regional Park are thin strips of sand, and there is little coral reef. Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish, whose sting can be fatal, are sometimes found in the water.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Kualoa Beach Park is about 13 miles south of Laie and 11 miles north of Kaneohe on the 83 (Kahekii) Hwy at the northern end of Kaneohe Bay.