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Secrets of Hawaii : La'ie Point

     La'ie Point is worth a quick look while on the Windward/North Shore of Oahu. It offers sweeping views of the Windward Coast and Parts of the North Shore. You can also see Goat Island from here.

View from La'ie Point

     Just past the Polynesian Cultural Center, On Kamehameha Highway (83) turn onto  Anemoku and then make a left onto Naupaka until it ends at the parking area.

The tip of  La'ie Point
The Legend of La'ie Point:

Laniloa, The Mo'o
      This point of land that extends out into the ocean is called Laniloa. According to legend. This peninsula was originally a "Mo'o" or giant lizard. Standing upright ready to kill any intruder.

      After Kana (a legendary warrior) and his brother had rescued their mother from Moloka'i and had taken her back to Hawaii. Kana set out on a journey to kill all the Mo'o in the islands. In time, he arrived in La'ie where the Mo'o had been killing many people. Kana easily defeated the Mo'o taking its head. He chopped it into five pieces and flung them into the ocean. The pieces of the lizard's head can still be seen today as five small islands lying off-shore their original names were Kihewamoku, Moluaaniwa, Pulemoku, Malualai and Keauakaluapa'a'a.

Source: "Hawaiian Legends" by William Rice, Bishop Museum Bulletin, Honolulu, HI 1923.

Close-up of one of the five islands at La'ie Point
Caution:  Near the edge be careful of sudden waves. And please watch our footing!!
         Please be tourist smart - do not leave valuables in your car.
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