Description: Kau is home to many writers and artists who enjoy the beauty of Hawaiʻi and appreciate the privacy afforded by this rural and remote district. Kau is the undiscovered country of the Big Island. It’s the southern most point in the United States of America and almost untouched by modern civilization. Outside of the small towns of Naalehu, Pahala and Volcano, it’s “off-the-grid” but with magnificent views of the mountains and the ocean. Anyone looking for privacy and natural beauty will love Kau, and due to its remoteness, you’ll find some of the island’s best deals on homes and land. On the Western edge of the Kau district lies Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and the aptly named village of Volcano, an artist community that benefits from the huge visitor traffic drawn to Kilauea, the most active volcano in Hawaiʻi.
Activities: Kau is Hawaiʻi in all its natural beauty, from the green sand beaches of Ka Lae (South Point) to the black sand beach of Punaluʻu to the rain forests of Volcano and the mighty Kilauea, home of Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire. Kau is also known for its old Hawaiian ranches where the lifestyle of the paniolo (the Hawaiian cowboy) still endures. Hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding and hunting are all part of the rugged Kau lifestyle. For the orchid enthusiast, a visit to Akatsuka Orchid Gardens in Volcano is a must where you can experience the Worlds First Orchid Maze on a guided tour!
Heritage: Ka Lae (South Point) is believed to be one of the first landing spots for the ancient Polynesians who arrived here around 300 AD. Kau district has a land mass of 922 square miles making it the largest district on the island and ideal for cattle ranching, a practice that goes back well over one hundred years. It is a land of Hawaiian warriors and rough-and-tumble cowboys and that adventurous spirit still holds true for those who make Kau their home.