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WHAT TO SEE

AT LEISURE ON MOLOKAI

 

Coffees of Hawai’i Tour

P.O. Box 160 Kualapu’u, Hawai’i 96757 Phone: (800) 709-BEAN or 567-9241 Hours: 10 A.M. and 1 P.M. Monday-Fri­day, 10 A.M. Saturday. This ninety-minute plantation tour, which includes a mule-drawn wagon ride through coffee fields, teaches visitors about the coffee production process— from planting, irrigation and harvesting

to processing and packaging. Guides also share a brief history of Kualapu’u. Coffees of Hawai’i features an Island craft gift shop and coffee bar offering complimen­tary coffee tastings. Admission.

 

Molokai Horse and Wagon Ride

P.O. Box 1528 Kaunakakai, Hawai’i 96748 Phone: 558-8380 or 558-8132 Hours: 10:30 A.M. Monday-Saturday. Travel by horse-drawn wagon or on horseback through Mapulehu Mango Grove and visit ‘Ili’ili’opae, one of the largest and best preserved heiau  in Hawai’i. Admission.

 

Molokai Museum and Cultural Center

P.O. Box 986

Kaunakakai, Hawai’i 96748 Phone: 567-6436

Hours: 10 A.M.-2 P.M. Monday-Saturday. Educational and cultural activities and special events are offered throughout the year. A fee is charged for the tour of R.W. Meyer Sugar Mill, which was built in 1878 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Information regarding guided hikes, seminars, lectures and wedding packages is available. Admis­sion to the cultural center and gift gal­lery is free.

Molokai Ranch

 

P.O. Box 259 Maunaloa, Hawai’i 96770 Phone: (800) 254-8871, 552-2681 Hours: 7:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Monday-Sat­urday.

Fifty thousand-acre Molokai Ranch en­compasses the grasslands and rolling hills of western Molokai. At the Molokai Ranch Outfitters Center, you can arrange for guided horseback rides or a ninety-minute safari tour of the 300-acre Molokai Ranch Wildlife Conservation Park, where you’ll encounter animals such as giraffes, zebras and axis deer. Guests learn basic paniolo skills and compete in various rodeo events at the Malihini Rodeo. Admission

 

Purdy’s Natural Macadamia Nut Farm

P.O. Box 84

Ho’olehua, Hawaii 96729 Phone: 567-6601 or 567-6495 Hours: 9:30 A.M.-3:30 P.M. Monday-Fri­day; 10 A.M.-2 P.M. Saturday; and by appointment on Sunday. Fifty macadamia nut trees thrive in a one-and-a-half-acre family-run orchard. Work­ers explain how the macadamia is grown and processed, and visitors are invited to sample the tasty nut as well as coco­nut and macadamia blossom honey, and other in-season fruits. Free.

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