Mookini Heiau

Also known as: Kamehameha I Birthplace, Kokoiki
Northern tip of Hawaii, 1 mi. W of Upolu Point Airport, Hawi, Hawaii



Massive luakini temple platform with an open, stone-paved court. One of the most important traditional sites in Hawaii through its association with the legendary Polynesian priest Paao who introduced new religious and social concepts to the islands about A.D. 1275. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 29, 1962

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Pacific Islander; Archeology - Prehistoric; Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Village site; Ceremonial site
Current functions
Religious structure; Park
Periods of significance
1499-1000 AD; 1749-1500 AD; 1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
ca. 1370; 1753
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 1