Kahua Ranch Sunset Dinner
Put on your “best bib and tucker” and join Kahua Ranch Sunset Dinner for an authentic Paniolo experience! There is plenty of room to roam on this historic 8,500 acre working cattle ranch located within the Kohala Mountain range. Spend an evening under the stars with this Big Island Sunset Dinner. Kahua Ranch is 3,200 ft above sea level giving you the feeling the stars are so close you could touch them. Your Kahua Ranch Sunset Dinner Tour begins with a fully narrated scenic drive through the Kohala Mountain range. Arriving to the Kahua Ranch you and your sidekick (friend) will receive a warm and friendly welcome. You will live like a true Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) with an evening of dancing, singing, and participating in a variety of activities that all ages will enjoy. Hawaiian history will come alive as the Kahua Ranch tour guide tells stories of the preamble of the Paniolo and cattle. Don’t miss the fun with this Big Island Attraction. Buzz Hawaii will help you live the life a Paniolo with Kahu Ranch Sunset Dinner Tour with discounted prices.
Kahu Ranch Sunset Dinner Tour offers complimentary tropical juices, soft drinks, beer, and wine. Your taste buds will arouse when you smell the smokehouse bbq beef and chicken you will be served for dinner. Also included with your meal is corn, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh greens, ranch style baked beans, Hawaiian bread, and macadamia nut pie. Food tastes so much better outdoors under twinkling stars. You will have a “rip roaring time” with the live music as you “kick up your heels” learning to line dance, branding a souvenir to take home, learning how to rope, pitching horse-shoes, and singing along by the campfire roasting marshmallows. Kahua Ranch also provides a Powerful Deluxe 8” Celestron Telescope so you can do some stargazing and enjoy the jewels of the Hawaiian sky. (weather permitting)
- Smokehouse BBQ Beef
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Ranch-Style Baked Beans
- Fresh Greens
- Hawaiian Bread with Butter
- Macadamia Nut Pie
- Where and When:
- Duration 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Roundtrip transportation from Kona side hotels is available as an add-on:
Transportation is available for guests staying as far south as the Sheraton. There are 6 pick-up locations between the Sheraton and King Kamehaha Hotel. There are also pick-up locations in the Waikoloa area (usually at the Marriott, Hilton, Paniolo, and Kings Shops). The exact pick-up time and location will be emailed with your confirmation. Summer pick-up times begin around 4:00 pm. Winter pick-up times begin around 3:30 pm.
For guests driving out themselves:
Check in at 5:15 pm in at 59-564 Kohala Mountain Rd, Waimea, HI 96743 View Map
Highway 19 NORTH to Waimea - Before reaching the town you come to a fork. Make LEFT onto Rt 250. HPA School is on the right. Climb to 11 MM and slow down. Go to 11.6 MM and look for the little white shack with green roof. "K" and black horses are on the shack. Take a RIGHt onto Kahua Ranch. Stay LEFT at every opportunity and go to the end. Park in the graveled area (approx. 1.5 hours from Kona and 45 minutes from Waikoloa).
Highway 190 into Waimea - At the traffic light make a LEFT onto Lindsey Rd (there are 2 gas stations on the corner). Pass the 2 churches and Longs drug store on the left. Go over the little bridge and bear RIGHT onto RT 250. Go to 11 MM and slow down. At 11.6 MM you will see a little white shack with a green roof. "K" and black horses are on it. Make a RIGHT onto Kahua Ranch. Stay LEFT at every opportunity and go to the end. Park in the graveled area (approx. 1.5 hours from Kona and 45 minutes from Waikoloa).
- For those parties driving out, there must be a designated driver since there is an open bar at the event.
- Special Notes:
- Please bring a sweater or jacket - it gets chilly when the sun sets.
For your comfort please wear jean/pants & closed shoes.
- Operation Days:
- 3 hours
- Big Island Discovery
- Big Island