Town and Waipio Lookout
One hour and 15 minutes north
of Hilo on HI-19 is the small town of Honokaa. The
drive is mostly along the coast and offers
spectacular views. The Honokaa Trading and
Antiques store is worth a visit. Out on the main
road to Waimea is Tex's Drive Inn where they
specialize in malasadas, a Portuguese confection.
They also serve up a good fish sandwich.
Twenty minutes further on along
the coast is the Waipio Valley Lookout but don't
try to drive your car down the road - it is
incredibly steep. If you want to go into the
valley you should hook up with one of the tours
that have the vehicles that can handle the 25%
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