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Driving Instructions

Driving instructions to Paniolo Sunset BBQ Buffet at Kahua Ranch

For a less curvy but still scenic (a little bit longer) route

Embark on a delightful journey along our suggested route, offering a smoother drive while still treating you to breathtaking scenery. Take your time to soak in the mesmerizing ocean views as you follow the lower road of Hwy 19 all the way to Kawaihae. At the T of Hwy 19, turn left onto Hwy 270 and journey to the charming town of Hawi—a perfect pitstop for indulging in a frozen sweet treat. From there, turn right onto Hwy 250 and let the tall, majestic trees provide a picturesque canopy for your drive. Keep your eyes peeled for the 12-mile marker. The next left, on the mountain side, you’ll find a quaint landmark—a small white shed with a green roof—welcoming you to the ranch. Simply follow the event signs from there, leading you to wide-open green pastures and unforgettable experiences. If you other directions, please see the options below.


FROM HIGHWAY 19 (Kailua-Kona)

Enjoy gorgeous views as you take Highway 19 North to Waimea (Kamuela).  Before reaching Waimea town, you come to a fork in the road. Make a left at the fork (BEFORE THE BRIDGE) onto Route 250.  HPA School will be on the right. Watch for the 11 MM and reduce your speed.  At the 11.6 MM look for a small white outbuilding with a green roof with a K and Black Horses on it.  Make a right onto Kahua Ranch (beyond no trespassing sign).  Stay left at each fork on the paved then unpaved road, and go to the end.  Please park in the graveled arena area.  Drive time is approximately 1.5 hours from Kona or 45 minutes from Waikoloa.


FROM HIGHWAY 190

Take Highway 190 into Waimea (Kamuela).  At the first traffic light, make a left on Lindsey Road. You will pass 2 churches and Longs Drugstore on left.  Continue on this road, go over the little bridge and bear right toward Hawi onto Route 250.  HPA School will be on the right. Watch for the 11 MM and reduce your speed.  At the 11.6 MM look for a small white outbuilding with a green roof with a K and Black Horses on it.  Make a right onto Kahua Ranch (beyond no trespassing sign).  Stay left at each fork on the paved then unpaved road, and go to the end.  Please park in the graveled arena area.  Drive time is approximately 1.5 hours from Kona or 45 minutes from Waikoloa.


FROM HILO

Take Highway 19 North towards Waimea (Kamuela).  Drive through the first traffic light, McDonalds will be on the right. Make a right at the second traffic light onto Lindsey Road. You will pass 2 churches and Longs Drugstore on left.  Continue on this road, go over the little bridge and bear right toward Hawi onto Route 250.  HPA School will be on the right. Watch for the 11 MM and reduce your speed.  At the 11.6 MM look for a small white outbuilding with a green roof with a K and Black Horses on it.  Make a right onto Kahua Ranch (beyond no trespassing sign).  Stay left at each fork on the paved then unpaved road, and go to the end.  Please park in the graveled arena area.  Drive time is (approx. 1.5 hrs. from Hilo)


FOR A LESS CURVY BUT STILL SCENIC (A LITTLE BIT LONGER) ROUTE

Embark on a delightful journey along our suggested route, offering a smoother drive while still treating you to breathtaking scenery. Take your time to soak in the mesmerizing ocean views as you follow the lower road of Hwy 19 all the way to Kawaihae. At the T of Hwy 19, turn left onto Hwy 270 and journey to the charming town of Hawi—a perfect pitstop for indulging in a frozen sweet treat. From there, turn right onto Hwy 250 and let the tall, majestic trees provide a picturesque canopy for your drive. Keep your eyes peeled for the 13-mile marker. About one mile after that, on the left, you’ll find a quaint landmark—a small white shed with a green roof—welcoming you to the ranch. Simply follow the event signs from there, leading you to wide-open green pastures and unforgettable experiences.