ISLAND HISTORY: Wailua – one of the most sacred places in Hawai‘i

Contributed Photo

A Wailua River petroglyph is shown in this undated photo.

One of the oldest inhabited and most sacred places in all Hawai‘i is an area that begins where the Wailua River empties into Wailua Bay, and extends inland up the Wailua River Valley for about 2 miles on the southern and 3 miles on the northern side of the river.