Kawaihae is a small port town along the Big Island of Hawaii’s northwestern Kohala Coast. Kawaihae Harbor was the first place where a ship docked and brought horses and cattle to Hawaii. Today, it is one of the largest harbors in Hawaii, this gives the area a bit of an industrial look. The main attraction in this area is the 83-acre Pu’ukohola Heiau , an ancient war temple built by King Kamehameha the Great. Another attraction near Kawaihae is Pua Mau Place, a botanical garden on the western slope of the Kohala Mountain. The garden showcases unique sculptures, ever blooming plants and a hibiscus maze.