Waikīkī Walking Tour

Playground of Hawaiian Monarchy.

For centuries Waikīkī was the playground of Hawaiian royals, surfers, Hollywood stars and everyone in between. Waikīkī was once rich with agricultural fields and plentiful fish from the reefs. The name “Waikīkī” translates as the “spouting waters” because of the many streams that flowed from the mountains through the valleys to provide fresh water which fed the low land crops.

Here is what you will see and learn about:

Audio Samples

Listen to clips from a few of the chapters


Each chapter corresponds to a location on the map below. Each chapter is 1-5min.
  1. King Kalākaua Statue
  2. Princess Victoria Kaʻiulani
  3. Nā Pohaku Ola Kapaemāhū/Wizard Stones
  4. Duke Kahanamoku Statue
  5. Prince Jonah Kūhīo Kalanianaʻole Statue
  6. Hamohamo
  7. Queen’s Beach
  8. Kahi Haliʻa Aloha Memorial
  9. Queen Kapiʻolani Statue
  10. Kapiʻolani Park
  11. Lēʻahi

About this walking tour

  • Starts at Kalākaua statue on the corner of Kalākaua then Kūhiō.
  • Ends at Queen Kapiʻolani Park
  • Distance is about 1.5 mile (4 miles if you go to Leʻahi, aka Diamond Head). 
  • Street parking available as indicated by city signs
  • 11 points of interest on this tour
  • Donʻt forget sun protection and water

Why Download our Walking Tour

Audio Tour

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Authentic stories

Narrated and written by those closest to the original culture of these tours


Versus $4.99 like other tours. All proceeds go to sustaining this non profit and the creation of more available audio stories.

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