Guided Tours

About Tour: In a land of scenic & cultural treasures, the historic Ho`opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill & Taro Farm holds a place all its own. 

  • The ONLY way to see Hanalei Valley up close
  • Learn about Hawai`i’s agriculture & cultural history of 6 generations keeping the tradition alive
  • View 5 endangered bird species & additional wildlife
  • Proceeds to nonprofit education programs, Flood Recovery Efforts & restoration of the last & only Historic Rice Mill in Hawai’i.
  • Poi Pounding demonstration and tasting
  • Farm Fresh Food samplings throughout the tour & hands on activities
  • Exclusively soak up one of Hawai`i’s most beautiful landscapes
  • 3 hour Farm EcoTour with a short shuttle ride, see & hear what family farmers went through during/after historic floods 
  • Guided Ecotours by reservation only for safety and endangered bird nesting areas. This is a working generational farm within a National Wildlife Refuge, usually not accessible to the public. Thank you for visiting us the respectful way by making a reservation.

Tour Duration: Farm EcoTours are offered Wednesdays from 9:45am - 12:45pm. Tour duration is 3 hours with a short shuttle ride. See & hear what family farmers went through during/after historic floods. Check in located at Hanalei Taro Lunch wagon. (5-5070A Kuhio Highway, near the entrance to Hanalei Town).

Tour starts  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.

Tour Price:

  • $70 per adult*
  • $50 children* (Ages 5-12 years old)
  • Free (lap child 4 years & under)
    • *All proceeds go to nonprofit education programs, Flood Recovery Efforts & restoration of the last & only Historic Rice Mill in Hawai’i.

Parking: Free parking 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. Google maps link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hanalei+Taro+%26+Juice+Co/@22.2044116,-159.4947771,16.7z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x7c06fac13c46ecd1:0x1d75404b651ce8a5!8m2!3d22.2042287!4d-159.4929976

Please email info@HaraguchiRiceMill.org regarding any questions, concerns, food allergies, etc.

Tour Policy: 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)!

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School Tours

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.

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. Please contact us for special arrangements.

If you would like to schedule a tour or desire more information, please contact the Education Administrator Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama at info@haraguchiricemill.org or 808-651-3399 ext. 2 for reservations. Mahalo (Thank you) for your interest! Contact Us