Hawaii Travel: Hilo Side (East)

Directions to Leo Nani Farms

Here is information about getting to Leo Nani Farms, Rhiannon's retreat on the east side of Hawai'i, 20 minutes from Hilo.

map  |  directions from Hilo

Leo Nani Farms
29-3871 Kanna Rd 
Hakalau, HI 96710 

Farm landline: 808-963-5185 

Coming from Waimea or from Hilo on Mamalahoa Highway 19:
Between mile marker 15 (from Hilo) and 16 (from Waimea), 
Look for highway sign; Wailea/Hakalau and the pedestrian overpass walkway.
Turn up mauka, (toward the mountain) and you will be on Chin Chuck Rd.
Go up 1 1/2 miles.  Pass the K-9 training sign on left. 1/4 mile past that you will see Kanna Rd., a paved rd to the left,  with house on the corner with hedge. Also street light and fire hydrant on the corner. 
Turn left there, on Kanna Rd., and we are the second house from the corner on right. Very close to the corner.

Pass silver gate, go down to red gate. Signs will guide you to enter.

Check it out!

Go Hawaii - Hawaii Tourism Authority
Great big island travel tips!

Travel deals!  The Hopper App  and lowfares.com

Best Hilo Restaurants (yahoo)

Hilo Airport 
We have found that a variety of airlines provide flights from the west coast of the US to Hawaii for very good prices.Check it out. We have also heard that if you sign up for a Hawai'ian Airlines master card, you get 30,000 free miles if you spend $1000 in the first 90 days. That is a free trip from the continental US.
This of course varies year to year--please research your trip carefully and plan ahead allowing time to find the best travel plans for you at the best price available.

We also recommend that you arrive on the big island in the morning or afternoon. allowing plenty of time to stop in and pick up some groceries, get to your lodging, and settle in before the first gathering.Check the arrival details for your workshop for more info.

Car Rental: Autoslash  or Turo.com (in 2023 we have had great luck with Turo-check out the website)
We've found this site to be extremely helpful for getting the best rental rate.

We also hear that a good way to rent a car is with COSTCO.
I hear that you do NOT need to be a Costco member, you can pick the car up from the Hilo airport,  and you can cancel (as usual)
AND have a second driver for no additional cost--A BIG HELP  for the workshops on the farm. Check it out.

Hilo Urgent Care
Should you need medical care, info below.

Website: hilourgentcare.com
Phone:    808-969-3051
Location:  670 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720 map

Covid considerations:
We hope ALL singers and visitors to the farm
we also ask that residential workshop participants bring
 N95 masks
 rapid tests
hand sanitizer and surface wipes

please do not come if you are sick

Concerned about travel to Hawaii?
No worries - last year's volcano activity has had no impact
on Rhiannon's farm or surrounding area.

What to Bring

Climate and Clothing
Temperatures year round are in the 80s in the winter months and 90s in the summer months.Our average rainfall is about 30 inches. Recommended clothing is beach wear, casual clothing, comfortable for singing and moving.

  • Please bring tie shoes and socks
  • Light weight long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • insect repellent and sun block
  • Beach towel and bathing suit
  • One warmer layer of clothing, i.e. sweatshirt
  • Light rain gear or umbrella, for the volcanoes
  • Recommended: sun hats, sun block, sunglasses, beach wrap, bathing suits, slippers and sandals that are easy to remove
  • Headlamp or flashlight