About Tour: Visit Hawai`i's ONLY remaining Rice Mill (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), where the past meets the present. Tucked away on a working wetland taro farm on Kaua`i's dramatically scenic North Shore, the Haraguchi Rice Mill is found within a National Wildlife Refuge, usually not accessible to the public. Learn about Hawai`i's agriculture and cultural history, view endangered native water birds, and explore the cultivation and uses of taro, a traditional Polynesian food source. Then enjoy a complementary picnic lunch featuring unique items prepared with taro grown on the very farm you visit.
Tour Duration: Tours are offered Wednesdays at 10am. Check in at 9:45am and tour ends approximately 1:30pm, 3.5-4hours. Tour start promptly at 10am at the Haraguchi Rice Mill Kiosk. It is located at 5-5070A Kuhio Highway, next to Hanalei Taro & Juice Co., near the entrance to Hanalei Town. Park in the area behind the Rice Mill Kiosk. Restrooms are located near the parking lot. Limited restroom facilities are available on tour. Tours are conducted rain or shine. Please call 808-651-3399 if you get lost or have any questions.
Tour Description: Tour includes 3.5 hours, smoothie, farm fresh tastings, hands on activities, lunch, drinks, desserts, endangered birds & wildlife observations in areas that are normally closed to the public. Costs are $87/adult & we have special children rates. (please inform us of any food allergies).
Tour Policy: Please be prepared for rain and/or sun and two short walks over mostly level ground on grass that may be damp, wet or slightly muddy.
Please note we do have a 24 hour cancellation policy, due to limited space & lengthy wait list. If anything should occur, please notify us 24 hours in advance as courtesy to give those on the wait list a chance. Cancellations given less than 24 hours prior & no shows will be charged.
The Haraguchi Rice Mill is a nonprofit organization. Your visit, donations, and gift shop purchases help support our free school tours, education programs and restoration efforts. Mahalo (Thank you)! Contact Us
About Tour: The excursion features a guided tour of taro fields (lo`i) and ditches (auwai), information about the agricultural history, endangered birds and invasive species, Hawaiian culture, and the Hanalei Valley ahupua`a. Highlights of the excursion include a guided tour of Hawai`i's only remaining rice mill, which is also considered a living history museum. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tour Duration: 45 minutes - 1 hour, although shorter and longer programs are available to meet a teacher's time schedule.
Tour Description: Please contact us for special arrangements.
Group Restrictions: The nonprofit Ho`opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill excursion is suitable for children of all ages. We prefer groups of no more than 25 children, accompanied by teachers and parents. If your group is large, we will be happy to help you combine your school excursion with another excursion so the large groups can be split into a more manageable size. We do accommodate special educational groups at a discounted rate for a full guided tour.
Tour Policy: Please be prepared for rain and/or sun and two short walks over mostly level ground on grass that may be damp, wet or slightly muddy. School tours are offered by appointment only. Teachers may contact the Education Administrator directly to schedule a tour and for worksheet and curriculum material. Bus money is also available through the Kilauea Point Natural History Association.
If you would like to schedule a tour or desire more information, please contact the Education Administrator Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-651-3399 ext. 2 for reservations. Mahalo (Thank you) for your interest! Contact Us