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The northernmost point on the Big Island, Upolu Point is located about 2 miles (3 km) from the town of Hawi. Nearby is the Kohala Historical Sites State Monument which includes the Birthplace of King Kamehameha I and the ancient remains of Mookini Heiau.

Upolu Point sits on an extruding landform that was created by an eruption of Kohala volcano, one of the five volcanoes that formed the Big Island. Upolu Point overlooks Mahukona Beach as well as the Alenuihaha Channel with the islands of Kahoolawe and Maui to the northwest.

Just inland from Upolu Point is the Upolu Airport and nearby along Kohala Mountain Road (Hwy. 250) are two major reservoirs called Kahena Reservoir and Puuokumau Reservoir

Upolu Point about 2 miles (3 km) from the town of Hawi. From Kawaihae follow the Akoni Pule Hwy. (Hwy. 270) north and turn left at the Upolu Airport sign near Mile Marker 20 on Upolu Point Road near Hawi.