Attractions

Visit the many attractions on the Big Island. Explore the unique plantations of the world's rarest coffees, tour a macadamia nut factory, stroll through the farmers markets lined with delicious local produce and discover our many local and unique gardens.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kilauea and Mauna Loa are the active volcanoes. Kilauea produces 250,000 - 650,000 cubic yards of lava per day! Check out these amazing things in the park:
  • Kilauea Visitor Center
  • Crater Rim Drive
  • Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
  • Halemaumau Crater
  • Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
  • Puuoo Vent
  • Chain of Craters Road
  • Volcano House

Waipio Valley and Overlook

On the northeastern coast of Big Island, about 50 miles north of Hilo, "The Valley of the Kings"! A place of tropical beauty with outstanding horseback rides. Call for additional assistance:
  • Waipi`o Valley Shuttle 775-7121
  • Waipi`o Valley Wagon Tours 775-9518
  • Na`alapa Stables-Waipi`o 775-0419

Mauna Kea

Hawaii`s highest mountain and home to the Mauna Kea Observatory. This dormant volcano on the Island of Hawaii - makes Hawaii the second highest island in the world. Great for stargazing, call for details.
  • Hawai`I Forest & Trail 331-8505
  • Mauna Kea Summit Adventures (322-2366)

Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park

Great place to learn about island traditions.
Location: Kona Coast

Parker Ranch

Remains was of the biggest ranches on the Island, was once upon a time, the largest ranch in the US. Enjoy hunting excursions and self-guided tours here!
Location: Kona Coast
Phone: 1-808-885-7655

Waikoloa Beach Resort and Petroglyph Park

One of the preserved petroglyph sites on the Big Island.
Location: Waikoloa Beach Resort

Akaka Falls State Park & Kahuna Falls

Near Hilo, the Akaka Falls are the tallest waterfalls on the island, free falling at 442 feet. Kahuna Falls is free falling at 100 feet and is a 0.4-mile hike-uphill through a lush tropical rainforest.

Kealakekua Bay

Check out Captain Cook Monument and enjoy snorkeling for glimpses of tropical fish, sea turtles, and Hawaiian Spinner dolphins. By far the best snorkeling in the state!