The Palms Cliff House Inn - Honomu, Hawaii, 96728, United States
The Palms Cliff House Inn
Clean Pohakumanu Bay
We are located in the Hilo District on Hawa'i' Island along the historic Hamakua Coast, which provides our guests with a central location for visiting Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea, the Puna District, Waimea Town, as well as the many beautiful waterfalls along the Hamakua Coast.
The Palms Cliff House Inn
http://www.palmscliffhouse.com
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28-3514 Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu, Hawaii, United States
808-963-6076/ Toll Free #: 866-963-6076
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'Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls
This is a pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling 'Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. The 0.4-mile loop footpath requires some physical exertion. This is a good family walk. Allow 1/2 hour for the full loop. Route: The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. The paved route, step in places, makes an easy to follow loop offering stunning viewpoints of the two waterfalls. To view ‘Akaka Falls only, take the path to the left (south) from the first junction. The waterfall view is just a short walk down the path. 65.4 acres Services: Restrooms, trash cans, drinking water, Hours: Open daily Entrance Fee: $5.00 per car or $1 per person for pedestrians. No charge for Hawaii residents. Additional Info: Mountain Biking is not allowed on this trail. Stay on the trail. Pack out at least what you pack in. No open fires. CAMPING IS NOT ALLOWED ON THIS TRAIL
'Akaka Falls State Park
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End of ‘Akaka Falls Road (Highway 220), 3.6 miles southwest of Honomu.
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Waikaumalo Park
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Ninole's Waikaumalo park is situated in a quiet rustic area among homes hidden away from the coast. Have a nice lunch here with your family and friends. The park sits next ot a quiet river and has covered facilities.
Waikaumalo Park
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Just off Hwy 19 at Ninole
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Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park
Laupahoehoe Park
Laupahoehoe in Hawaiian literally means leaf of Lave, and that is just what this area is. A relatively flat stretch of lava that extend out into the ocean. This is a popular beach park and there is a boat ramp as well. There is also a memorial near the boat ramp to commemorate the teachers and school children lost during the April 1, 1963 Tsunami. This is a beautiful area and worth the time to stop by for a bit of time.
Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park
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Off Hwy 19 at Laupahoehoe
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens
The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a museum of living plants that attracts photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists, and nature lovers from around the world. The Garden's collection of tropical plants is international in scope. Over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden. The 40-acre valley is a natural greenhouse, protected from buffeting tradewinds and blessed with fertile volcanic soil. Throughout this garden valley, nature trails meander through a true tropical rainforest, crossing bubbling streams, passing several beautiful waterfalls and the exciting ocean vistas along the rugged Pacific coast. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world's tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world's rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
http://www.htbg.com
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27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway Papaikou, 96781
(808) 964-5233
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Umauma Falls Zipline
Umauma Falls Zipline
The Big Islands Umauma Falls zipline has (9) long lines with almost 2 MILES of spectacular ziping through paradise, over many waterfalls and ocean views. You will see sights on this Big Island zipline that others who visit the property will not be able to see. This experience is fantastic. It is a thrill, it is fun, it is a feast for the eyes and soul. Many ziplines are now available in Hawaii. Some of them show a waterfall in the picture but you usually don't actually zip near what the picture shows. This Big Island zipline is really amazing! It has been said by many people who have toured other ziplines that " this is the best zipline on all the Hawaiian Islands." If you love waterfalls like we do this must be a true statement. Wow!
Umauma Falls Zipline
http://www.umaumaexperience.com
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31-313 Old Mamalahoa Highway Hakalau, HI 96710
(808) 930-9477
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'Akaka Falls Loop Trail
Akaka Falls
Trail Length: 0.4 mi. loop Activity: Pedestrian Difficulty: Easy Terrain: Lush, tropical Elevation Gain: 100 ft Park Name: ‘Akaka Falls State Park Description: This is a pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling 'Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. The 0.4-mile loop footpath requires some physical exertion. This is a good family walk. Allow 1/2 hour for the full loop. Route: The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. The paved route, step in places, makes an easy to follow loop offering stunning viewpoints of the two waterfalls. To view ‘Akaka Falls only, take the path to the left (south) from the first junction. The waterfall view is just a short walk down the path.
'Akaka Falls Loop Trail
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End of ‘Akaka Falls Road (Highway 220), 3.6 miles southwest of Honomu.
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World Botanical Gardens
World Botanical Garden
he World Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls and its associated Zip Isle Zip Line Adventure are located in Hakalau on the Big Island of Hawaii. Situated on Highway 19 just 16 miles north of Hilo, the gardens nestle between the slopes of Mauna Kea and the Pacific Ocean. Come and have a true Hawaiian eco-adventure and enjoy the wonder of nature at the home of peace and beauty.
World Botanical Gardens
808-963-5427
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Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway Hakalau, Hawaii 96710
www.worldbotanicalgardens.com
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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
Mauna Loa Mac Nut
For over thirty years the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation has brought you delicious macadamia nuts roasted to golden perfection. Come visit the factory, enjoy free samples and shop for a delightful array of island treats. Eating Ice Creamand gifts including the exclusive selection of MAUNA LOA products found nowhere else.
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
http://www.maunaloa.com/visitor-center
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16-701 Macadamia Rd, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 966-8618
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Zip Isle
Zip Isle
Come enjoy Zip Isle Zip Line Adventures at World Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls on the Hamakua Coast just a few minutes from Hilo. We are open every day of the week, every week of the year for your enjoyment! You will experience the thrill of a lifetime but still have the rest of your day in paradise to see the other unique features of the Big Island including views of the volcano, waterfalls, whales (in winter), the rain forest and other nearby wonders that await you.
Zip Isle
http://www.zipisle.com
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31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway Hakalau, Hawaii 96710
808-963-5427
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Hilo Farmer's Market
Hilo Farmer's Market
Big Island Fresh, Big Island Best! The Hilo Farmers Market is a must-see experience when you are on the Big Island. Over 200 local farmers and crafters sell their produce, crafts, gift items and tropical flowers in a festive outdoor atmosphere that recalls back to the old "plantation" days of early Hilo. Located at the corner of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue in historic downtown Hilo, it's open all year round. Big Days are: Hilo Farmers Market Wednesday and Saturday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm. Over 200 local farmers and crafters Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. Over 30 farmers and crafters
Hilo Farmer's Market
http://www.hilofarmersmarket.com
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Downtown Hilo
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Kalopa State Recreation Area
Kalopa State Park
Description: Lodging, picnicking and easy family nature hike (0.7-mile loop trail) in a native 'ohi'a forest at a 2000-foot elevation. Trail passes through the beginnings of an arboretum of the Island's native plants. Additional trails in the adjoining forest reserve, including a 2-mile horse loop trail. 100.0 acres Services: Restrooms, picnic tables, camping, lodging, trash cans, drinking water. Location: At 2000 feet elevation at end of Kalopa Road, 3 miles inland from Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 19); 5 miles southeast of Honoka'a. Hours: Daily During Daylight Hours Entrance Fee: None
Kalopa State Recreation Area
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Banyan Drive
Banyan Tree Drive
known as the "Hilo Walk of Fame" for the banyan trees planted by celebrities. These trees have withstood several tsunamis that have devastated the town on the Big Island of Hawaii. In 1933, several park commissioners decided that it would be a good idea to have celebrities plant banyan tree saplings along the peninsula. In 1934, with the arrival of President Franklin Roosevelt in Hilo, it was decided to build a drive through the trees, then only of crushed coral. At the time, the peninsula hosted the Hilo Yacht club and several homes. In late 1933, Cecil B. DeMille was on the island filming "Four Frightened People". Several of the actors along with Mr. and Mrs. DeMille, all planted trees in their own honor. In addition to the movie stars, one tree was also planted by the famous baseballer, George Herman "Babe" Ruth. Adventurers who planted trees include pilots Amelia Earhart, Knefler McGinnis and Arctic and Antarctic explorer, Lincoln Ellsworth.
Banyan Drive
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Coconut Island / Moku Ola
Coconut Island
Coconut Island, or Moku Ola is a small island in Hilo Bay, just offshore from Liliʻuokalani Gardens, in Hilo, off the island of Hawaiʻi in the state of Hawaii, USA. It is a small park, and is connected to the main island via a footbridge. The island includes a large grassy field, picnic areas, restroom facilities, and a few tiny sandy beaches. The name Moku ola literally means "healing island" in the Hawaiian language, since it was site of an ancient temple dedicated to healing.
Coconut Island / Moku Ola
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Liliuokalani Gardens
Liliuokalani Park
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens is a 30-acre park with Japanese gardens, located on Banyan Drive in Hilo on the island of Hawaiʻi. The park's site was given by Queen Liliʻuokalani, and lies southeast of downtown Hilo, on the Waiakea Peninsula in Hilo Bay. Much of the park now consists of Edo-style Japanese gardens, built in the early 1900s, and said to be the largest such gardens outside Japan. The gardens contain Waihonu Pond as well as bridges, koi ponds, pagodas, statues, torii, and a Japanese teahouse.
Liliuokalani Gardens
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King Kamehameha Statue
King Kamehameha Statue, Hilo
Hilo was Kamehameha’s first seat of government and this statue, dedicated in 1997 at Wailoa State Park, is the tallest of the four statues in Hawaii that honor the4 former King, at fourteen feet. Hilo is also home to the Naha Stone, which a young Kamehameha was said to have overturned in a feat of incredible strength. Legend said that whoever had the strength to move the Naha Stone would rule the Hawaiian Islands. Today, the Naha Stone is located in front of the Hilo Public Library.
King Kamehameha Statue
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Waipio Lookout
Waipi'o Valley
Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the boyhood home of King Kamehameha I, and an important center for political and religious life in Hawaii. Not only is "The Valley of the Kings" an important site for Hawaiian history and culture, it's also a place of dramatic tropical beauty. This fertile valley is about one mile across and over five-miles deep, and surrounded by cliffs up to 2000-feet high. Waipio Valley was once the home of thousands of Native Hawaiians. Today, there are less than 100 residents living amongst the waterfalls, taro fields and rivers permeating the valley. The Big Island's tallest waterfall, Hiilawe Falls cascades down 1,300 feet in the back of Waipio.
Waipio Lookout
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Kalopa Nature Trail
Kalopa State Park
Trail Length: 0.7 mi. loop Activity: Pedestrian Difficulty: Easy Terrain: Native ‘ohi’a rainforest Elevation Gain: 50 ft Park Name: Kalopa State Recreation Area Description: The Kalopa Nature Trail is an easy loop through the heart of a rainforest. The forest has an upper canopy of large, old growth ‘ohi’a trees, and beneath is an understory composed predominantly of smaller native forest trees and shrubs. Ferns are also abundant. About 25 different native species of trees, shrubs and vines can be viewed along the trail, though several occur only as a single individual. This is a good family walk. Allow about an hour to complete a leisurely walk. Route: The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. Information, including a trail guide, may be available at the park office located near the parking lot.
Kalopa Nature Trail
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Naha Stone & Pinao Stone
Naha and Pinao Stones
In ancient Hawai'i stone were believed to embody living spirits and had names and some were regarded as persons. The Pöhaku Naha (Naha Stone) is located in the city of Hilo, in front of the local library. It weighs in at nearly 500 pounds. Legends said that the one who could lift the stone would unite the islands of Hawaii. The stone belonged to a group called the "Naha Cast" which believed only the ali'i of the Naha Cast could lift the stone. King Kamehameha proved them wrong when he not only moved the stone but flipped it completely over when he was only 14 years old! In 1810 Kamehameha united the islands just like the prophecy foretold he would. The Pinao stone, next to it, once guarded an ancient temple.
Naha Stone & Pinao Stone
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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
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Come see, smell, and lose yourself in our fully enclosed World Class Orchid Gardens. We feature the largest collection of Orchids and Exotic Tropicals in Hawai'i. All of our products are agriculturally inspected and certified for shipping anywhere or to take with you. We extend a warm invitation for you to come relax and experience our Orchid Collection, Botanicals, and extensive gift store.
Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
www.akatsukaorchid.com
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11-3051 Volcano Road, P.O. Box 220, Volcano, HI 96785
808-967-8234 or Toll Free: 888-967-6669
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Woodshop Gallery Cafe
Woodshop Gallery
The Woodshop Gallery has a small lunch counter that offers local favorites like mango chicken, hawaiian curry (not a spicy hot curry, but rather mellow and sweet), good burgers and lots of home made ice cream. Perfect stop after tackling Akaka Falls Park.
Woodshop Gallery Cafe
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28-1692 Kokokei Kai Road, Honomu, HI
(808) 963-6363
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Mr. Ed's Bakery
Ishigo Bakery and Glass from the Past
Located within the historic Ishigo Bakery building in Honomu, Mr. Ed's Bakery is known for their wide variety of baked goods and good coffee. Try the Monkey bread, you wont be disappointed.
Mr. Ed's Bakery
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28-2816 72 Goverment Main Rd, Honomu, HI
(808) 963-5000
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What's Shakin'
What's Shakin'
Located on the 4 mile scenic drive What's Shakin' is a local treasure. Known for their tropical smoothies and sandwiches this is the perfect stop while exploring the Big Island.
What's Shakin'
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27-999 Old Mamalahoa Hwy Pepeekeo, HI 96783
(808) 964-3080
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Fifties Highway Fountain
50's Diner
This is a fun little restaurant and a great stop for a milk shake and burger
Fifties Highway Fountain
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35-2074 HI-9, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764
(808) 962-0808
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Woodshop Gallery
Woodshop Gallery
The Gallery portion of this shop has a wonderful array of locally made crafts and art objects.
Woodshop Gallery
www.woodshopgallery.com
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28-1692 Kokokei Kai Road, Honomu, HI
(808) 963-6363
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C C Jon's Snack Shoppe
C C Jon's
C C Jon's is an old time local lunch counter with maybe 6 counter stools and three tables. Best Korean Chicken on the island and terrific Great Papaya salad. Their burgers are worth the stop as well.
C C Jon's Snack Shoppe
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45-3390 Mamane Street Honokaa, HI 96727
(808) 775-0414
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Hilo Bay Cafe
Hilo Bay Cafe
Consistently crowded, Hilo Bay Café fast became a local favorite with a large and loyal following of regulars, special occasion guests, and many visitors to the Big Island. Already the restaurant has generated national media attention in magazines such as Food and Wine, Gourmet, and Sunset, and it has won awards, including the prestigious Hale ‘Aina award several years running.
Hilo Bay Cafe
www.hilobaycafe.com
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315 East Makaala St # 109, Hilo, HI
(808) 935-4939
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Tex Drive In & Restaurant_Copy
Tex Drive In
Tex Drive in has good local food, but what they are know for and what the Tour Buses stop here for are the fresh Portuguese Malasadas. You can even watch them being made from a glassed in portion of the kitchen. John's favorite are the pepper jelly filled and I like mine plain, no filling. Ono! (Good)
Tex Drive In & Restaurant_Copy
(808) 775-0598
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45-690 Pakalana St # 19, Honokaa, HI 96727-6934
(808) 775-0414
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Seaside Restaurant
Seaside Resteraunt
A Longtime Family Restaurant Raises its own Fish. If you're a Hilo bound vacationer with an appetite for seafood, there's a treat in store for you in this marvelous costal town; Seaside Restaurant, framed by pine trees and perched at the edge of 30 acres of natural fishponds. In a tranquil setting straight out of Somerset Maugham, the Nakagawa family combines a unique aquaculture enterprise with dining, spicing up the combination with a healthy dose of local color. "We're raising seven kinds of fish," says Captain Colin Nakagawa as he negotiates the floating catwalk along the edge of the pond. All around are holding pens teeming with mullet, aholehole, catfish, golden tilapia, rainbow trout, carp and papio. "The carp are painstakingly raised from eggs to fingerlings to a size large enough for dinner. Trout eggs imported from Washington State take eight months to a year before becoming plump and ready for the pan, it takes four to five years for mullet or aholehole to reach mar
Seaside Restaurant
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1790 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-8825
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Restaurant Miwa
Miwa
Serving Hilo residents for some 24 years Miwa's is a wonderful little surprise tucked into the aging Hilo Shopping Center. If you like Japanese and or sushi then make time for Miwa's. You will not be disappointed.
Restaurant Miwa
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1261 Kilauea Ave # 230, Hilo, HI 96720-4287
(808) 961-4454
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Kuhio Grille
Kuhio Grill
Located near the Mall in Hilo, Kuhio grill is a local favorite. Known for their one pound Laulau the food is very good. I love there Boneless Korean Chicken and bread pudding, while John favors the liver and onions.
Kuhio Grille
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111 East Puainako St # 106A, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 959-2336
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Ruben's Mexican Food
Ruben's
Ruben's is Hilo's version of Mexican food. It is good, but nothing like getting food in the barrios of south L.A. I like their Carne Asada, my dad loves their carnita's, and John jumps all over the menu. We usually go each Tuesday for lunch as that is our shopping day in Hilo for the Inn.
Ruben's Mexican Food
www.reubensmexican.com
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336 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-2552
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Cafe Pesto
Hilo Bay Cafe
Long considered an innovator of our ethnically diverse Island cuisine, both the award winning Hilo Bay and Kawaihae Harbor family restaurants have a well earned reputation for food that is wonderfully fresh, creatively presented and affordably priced. Come visit turn of the century Hilo - a city that has survived earthquakes, eruptions and devastating tsunamis. Cafe Pesto is a must-do culinary adventure where diners can drift back into time ... awakening to the present only by the colorful and contemporary Island cuisine.
Cafe Pesto
http://www.cafepesto.com/hilo-bay-location.html
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Bayfront, Hilo
(808) 969-6640
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Ponds
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Locally owned and operated, Ponds Hilo is Hilos fine dining experience. Open Monday – Saturday 11am – 9:30pm, and Sunday for Holidays. They serve everything from Fish & Chips to our famous In-House Burgers to Filet Mignon. They also serve many great appetizer and pupu combinations along side a full beer, wine, and cocktail list.
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135 Kalanianaole Avenue, Hilo
808-934-7663
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Pescatore
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In a town of ethnic eateries and casual mom-and-pop diners, this is a special-occasion restaurant, dressier and pricier than most Hilo choices. It's ornate, especially for Hilo, with gilded frames on antique paintings, chairs of vintage velvet, koa walls, and a tile floor. The fresh catch is offered in several preparations, including reduced-cream and Parmesan or capers and wine. The paper-thin ahi carpaccio is garnished with capers, red onion, garlic, lemon, olive oil, and shaved Parmesan -- and it's superb. Chicken, veal, and fish Marsala; a rich and garlicky scampi Alfredo; and the fra diavolo (a spicy seafood marinara) are among the dinner offerings, which come with soup or salad. Lighter fare, such as simple pasta marinara and chicken Parmesan, prevails at lunch. Breakfast is terrific, too. Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hawaiithebigisland/D34875.html#ixzz1TcqHAClG
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235 Keawe St., Hilo 96720
808-969-9090
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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
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Naung Mai Thai Kitchen has a long standing reputation for serving the best Thai food in Hilo. This quintessential “hole in the wall” has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Located just blocks from the Hilo Farmer's Market, the chefs gather the freshest ingredients, choosing organic and local products whenever possible; the results are simply delicious!
Naung Mai Thai Kitchen
www.naungmaithai.com
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86 Kilauea Avenue
808-934-7540
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Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine
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Sombat Saenguthai is well known on the Big Island for her exotic Thai cooking. Born in in the small rural village of Buriram in northeastern Thailand, Sombat started preparing traditional Thai meals for her family of 14 at the young age of seven. Sombat's delicious Pad Thai Sauce can be found in the Puanako KTA store in Hilo, Cost-U-Less in Hilo and the Suisan Fish Market in Hilo. Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine has been voted "Best Thai Food" by the readers of the Hawaii Tribune Herald for 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Sombat's Fresh Thai Cuisine
www.sombats.com
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88 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
808-969-9336
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Hilo Burger Joint
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Hilo Burger Joint is illustrative of what happens when a restauranteur bypasses the imports and uses local foods. The local grass fed beef is full of flavor. The toppings for the burgers can be lavish or simple, and either way, are oozing with goodness. The buns have texture and do not collapse in your hand while eating the burger. The price is pretty much the same as you pay for fast food on the island, except you are sitting in a very nice room, with music, and a full bar. The bar is pretty. The wait staff is attentive and easy going.
Hilo Burger Joint
www.hiloburgerjoint.com
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776 Kilauea ave, Hilo
808-935-8880
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Cronies Bar & Grill
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What do you get when you combine your favorite sports spot and the most onolicious food in Hawai'i? It's Cronies!!! Whether you're here to dine & cheer your favorite team or just have a casual lunch, Chef Eric Tao has something enticing for you One of the many talented chefs in Hawai'i, Chef Eric is here to tease your taste buds with his creative temptations. Come down and sit back, relax, and please enjoy our Island Style hospitality, with all the Aloha you expect, from the one and only.....
Cronies Bar & Grill
www.cronieshawaii.com
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11 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo
808-935-5158
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Ken's House of Pancakes
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Ken's House of Pancakes has been preparing fantastic breakfast, lunch and dinner to the Hilo, HI community since 1971. Open and serving breakfast 24 hours a day, our restaurant has been voted Best Breakfast 14 years in a row! If you’re just waking up or out late at night and in the mood for delicious omelets, burgers, prime rib, tacos and, of course, pancakes, stop in at our restaurant and enjoy a nice meal in a cozy atmosphere. We have nightly specials every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, giving you a variety of excellent food and a great way to enjoy your week.
Ken's House of Pancakes
www.kenshouseofpancakes.com
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1730 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
808-935-8711
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L & L Hawaiian Barbecue
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Inspired from the islands of Hawaii, Hawaiian Barbecue(SM) is L&L’s brand of unique fusion of Asian and American dishes prepared with a unique island flare. The eclectic flavors of Hawaiian Barbecue(SM) are synonymous with the cultural cornucopia that Hawaii is famous for. The delicious treat from the Hawaiian Islands that locals and visitors to Hawaii have known for years is derived from the Hawaiian plate lunch – the comfort food of the islands. The term, Hawaiian Barbecue(SM) was first coined by Eddie Flores, Jr., founder of L&L Hawaiian Barbecue®. Flores, along with his partner Johnson Kam, built a reputation of serving fresh plate lunches, in generous portions, and low prices across Hawaii. In the late 90’s, they took their L&L brand of plate lunches to the mainland as L&L Hawaiian Barbecue®, igniting an intense national buzz for the iconic food of Hawaii. Countless mainland transplants that once called Hawaii their home have driven for miles to savor L&L Hawaiian Barbecue’s® s
L & L Hawaiian Barbecue
www.hawaiianbarbecue.com
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348 Kinoole St., Hilo
808-934-0888
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Pizza Hawaii
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Home of the 19 inch BigOne, 300 square inches of "Broke Da Mouth" Pizza. Order online or call for delivery
Pizza Hawaii
www.pizzahawaiideli.com
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2100 Kanoelehua Ave, Hilo
808-959-9932
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Maui Tacos
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As the sun set on the Pacific, Chef Ellman knew what he wanted to do. He went to work and in 1993 he opened the first MAUI TACOS® restaurant, in Napili, Maui. “I set out to create a restaurant fusing traditional Mexican fare with the exotic flavors from the Hawaiian Islands”. The successful result was MAUI TACOS®. That first restaurant received rave reviews and was quickly followed by several more locations on Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island. For years Hawaiians, jet-setters, island hoppers and pro-surfers have brought legendary stories of MAUI TACOS® with them everywhere they have traveled and sure enough the concept was finally brought to the mainland in 1998. And the legend continues today as a sizzling hot concept with restaurants opening across the globe.
Maui Tacos
www.mauitacos.com
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111 E. Puainako #605, Hilo
808-959-0359
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Island Naturals Market
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The best organic and natural foods deli is at each of our Island Naturals health food store locations. The healthy choices hot buffet and salad bars are popular and you can fill a personalized plate with selections straight from the oven! In a hurry? Grab a ready-to-go bento, sandwich, or salad! Have a couple minutes? Order a customized smoothie, sandwich, or freshly squeezed juice! Curious about raw foods? Our expert raw foods chefs specialize in creating appealing additions to any meal! Vegans, vegetarians, and deli meat eating omnivores alike will all find satisfying options in our Big Island deli locations. The fantastic food in the award-winning deli is made fresh daily from scratch using only the finest ingredients (organic, whenever possible).
Island Naturals Market
www.islandnaturals.com
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1221 Kilauea Ave. #170, Hilo
808-935-5533
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Ocean Sushi Deli
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At Hilo's nexus of affordable sushi, local-style specials stretch purist boundaries but are so much fun: lomi salmon, oyster nigiri, opihi nigiri, unagi-avocado hand roll, ahi-poke roll, and special new rolls that use thin sheets of tofu skins and cooked egg. For traditionalists, there are ample shrimp, salmon, hamachi, clam, and other sushi delights -- a long menu of them, including handy ready-to-cook sukiyaki and shabu-shabu sets.
Ocean Sushi Deli
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239 Keawe St. Hilo
808-961-6625
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Miyo's
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Often cited by local publications as the island's best Japanese restaurant, Miyo's offers home-cooked, healthy food (no MSG) served in an open-air room on Wailoa Pond, where curving footpaths and greenery fill the horizon. Sliding shoji doors bordering the dining area are left open so you can take in the view, which includes Mauna Kea on clear days. The sesame chicken (deep-fried and boneless with a spine-tingling sesame sauce) is a bestseller, but the entire menu is appealing. For vegetarians, there are specials such as vegetable tempura, vegetarian shabu-shabu (cooked in a chafing dish at your table, then dipped in a special sauce), and noodle and seaweed dishes. Other choices include mouthwatering sashimi, beef teriyaki, fried oysters, tempura, ahi donburi (seasoned and steamed in a bowl of rice), sukiyaki, and generous combination dinners. All orders are served with rice, soup, and pickled vegetables. The miso soup is a wonder, and the ahi-tempura plate is one of Hilo's best buys. Special diets (low-sodium, sugarless) are cheerfully accommodated. Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hawaiithebigisland/D34889.html#ixzz1TdtBmFSc
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400 Hualani St. At the Waiakea Villas, Hilo
808-935-2273
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Allen's Table
Created by award winning Brewer Thomas Kerns who embraces the traditional art of brewing while creatively "brewing outside the box." His beers feature a wide range of styles and flavors and redefine what beer can be: bold, robust, balanced & quench worthy. Cheers! Prost! Aloha
Allen's Table
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64-957 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, HI
(808) 885-6268
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Akaka Falls State Park
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Start at Palms Cliff House Inn 7.8 miles out and back Approx 1,200 ft. elevation gain. Head north on Highway 19 for .2 miles, turn left on Highway 220 and follow signs to Akaka Falls.
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Highway 220, Honomu, HI 96728
(800) 464-2924
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Kolekole Beach Park
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Start at Palms Cliff House Inn Approx 3 miles out and back. Head north on Highway 19 for 1 mile to Kolekole Beach Park, turn left and head down into the gulch and turn right into park.
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Honomu, HI 96728
(808) 961-8311 ‎
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Old Mamalahoa Hwy
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Start at Waikaumalo Park (Drive north on Highway 19 for 5.8 miles and turn left. Drive .1 miles, cross over wooden bridge, park is on the right. Park here.) Approx 7 miles out and back. Head south (right) from parking lot. Stay on main road entire route. Beautiful run thru 4 gulches with little or no traffic.
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Kolekole to Hakalau Beach
Run 1
Start at Kolekole Beach Park (Drive north on Highway 19 for 1 mile, turn left, drive down to bottom of the gulch and turn right to park area.) Approx 4 to 5 miles out and back. From Kolekole Beach Park turn right. Stay on the main road. After approx 1 mile, cross over Highway 19 and continue straight. At overlook continue to the left, down into gulch and then back to the river outlet.
Kolekole to Hakalau Beach
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Sig Zane
Sig Zane
We are here to share the knowledge and values of the hawaiian people through art, by honoring the plants of the the islands, and providing a unique experience that is enhanced by teaching the symbolism of the hawaiian name of the plant, and giving insight to other aspects of our lifestyle that will build upon the experience: all to express gratitude, appreciation, and compassion for allowing a life in this island environment along with the hosts of this culture. Sig Zane Designs is based on a strong, simple love. Our designs are wedded to a place, nature and culture, and our values are simple. Honor the land and the native culture. Celebrate excellence and beauty. And share what we know. Whether it is koa leaves on an aloha shirt or puakenikeni blossoms on a dress, every Sig Zane design is conceived and defined by these values. We hope that the layers of meaning contained in these designs will enrich your life as they do ours. We are in Hilo, on the eastern shore of the island of Hawai’i, where the cleanest air in the world blows in from the northeast, across 2,500 miles of ocean. When the moisture from these trade-winds meets the fertility of this island’s five volcanoes, the beauty is rich and powerful.
Sig Zane
http://www.sigzane.com/store/home.php
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122 Kamehameha Ave. Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-7077
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Hana Hou
Hana Hou
Our mission here at Hana Hou is to perpetuate and educate. We feature one of kind handcrafted items made by master weavers and artisans from Hawaii and throughout Oceania. Located in Hilo, Hawai’i, right on Bay Front in Historic Downtown Hilo, we provide a wide range of accessories including Tahitian Black Pearls, Ni’ihau Shell Jewelry and Handwoven Lauhala Bags. Featuring an exclusive line of clothing by Samoan designer Mena, Hana Hou can provide a head to toe experience taking you throughout the Pacific and in to the fashionable yet traditional culture of the islands.
Hana Hou
http://hanahouhilo.com
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164 Kamehameha Avenue Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-4555
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Hilo Hattie
Hilo Hattie
Over the past 47 years, Hilo Hattie has grown into Hawaii’s largest retailer, manufacturer and wholesaler of Hawaiian fashions and gifts. Since 1963, over 60,000,000 visitors have shopped with Hilo Hattie, making Hilo Hattie the largest shopping attraction in Hawaii. At Hilo Hattie, you’ll discover Hawaii’s largest selection of Hawaiian fashions, gifts, souvenirs, t-shirts, home & beach accessories, beauty products, gourmet foods and stunning Island jewelry. Hilo Hattie guarantees its shoppers the best values, largest selection of Made-in-Hawaii gifts and a 100% quality guarantee on thousands of Hawaiian products.
Hilo Hattie
http://www.hilohattie.com
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111 East Puainako Street Hilo, Big Island, Hi 96720
808-961-3077
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Prince Kuhio Plaza
The Big Island's largest enclosed shopping center. A variety of great department stores, unique specialty shops (including many with a Hawaiian theme) and a 9-screen stadium seating movie theater.
Prince Kuhio Plaza
http://www.princekuhioplaza.com
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Big Island Candies
Big Island Candies
Since 1977 we have been creating mouthwatering treats at our chocolate factory, gift shop and headquarters in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Here, far removed from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and urban Honolulu, we’ve built our reputation on innovation, quality and service. Our original products – such as our Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies are world renown. All of our products are made with the finest of ingredients, such as locally grown macadamia nuts, 100 percent Kona Coffee along with island eggs, real butter and high-grade chocolate. We are humbled to have received numerous awards over the past 30+ years, for each one represents what our colleagues, community and customers think of us. We strive each day to live up to that trust. Come visit us!
Big Island Candies
http://www.bigislandcandies.com/BIC
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1-800-935-5510 (US & Canada)
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Gracie's Honakaa Trading Antiques
Honokaa Trading Antiques
"Rustic, tacky, rare -- there's something for everyone," says owner Grace Walker. Every inch of this labyrinthine 2,200-square-foot bazaar is occupied by antiques and collectibles, new and used goods, and countless treasures. You'll find plantation memorabilia, Hawaiiana, bark-cloth fabrics from the 1940s, rhinestone jewelry and rattan furniture from the 1930s, vintage ukuleles, Depression glass, dinnerware from Honolulu's landmark Willows restaurant, koa lamps, Francis Oda airbrush paintings, vintage kimonos, and linens. It's an unbelievable conglomeration, with surprises in every corner. Vigilant collectors make regular forays here to scoop up the 1950s ivory jewelry and John Kelly prints. Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hawaiithebigisland/S24941.html#ixzz1UZDExij8
Gracie's Honakaa Trading Antiques
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Rainbow Falls Tatoo
Rainbow Falls Tatoo
Steve Cotten is the owner/operator of the oldest and finest tattoo shops on the island of Hawaii, and in Sedona, AZ. The gorgeous island and desert locations alone are geographically inspiring and condusive for release. You'll find getting your tattoo at Rainbow Falls to be a an enlightening experience all around. Tattooing itself is a form of release. There is an inner design that wishes to be expressed, and through that expression, stories are told. Symbolically released to the universe, every tattoo tells a story of transcendance.
Rainbow Falls Tatoo
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269 Keawe Street, Hilo, HI 96720
808-961-2621
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Aaron's Blue Kalo Cookies
Blue Kalo
Best Cookies in Hilo! This is a small cookie shop that specialzes in local flavors of cookies. Stop in and give them a try, you will be glad you did.
Aaron's Blue Kalo Cookies
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29-2110 Mamalahoa Hwy. Hakalau, HI 96710
(808) 963-6929
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Seaside Restaurant
Seaside Resteraunt
A Longtime Family Restaurant Raises its own Fish. If you're a Hilo bound vacationer with an appetite for seafood, there's a treat in store for you in this marvelous costal town; Seaside Restaurant, framed by pine trees and perched at the edge of 30 acres of natural fishponds. In a tranquil setting straight out of Somerset Maugham, the Nakagawa family combines a unique aquaculture enterprise with dining, spicing up the combination with a healthy dose of local color. "We're raising seven kinds of fish," says Captain Colin Nakagawa as he negotiates the floating catwalk along the edge of the pond. All around are holding pens teeming with mullet, aholehole, catfish, golden tilapia, rainbow trout, carp and papio. "The carp are painstakingly raised from eggs to fingerlings to a size large enough for dinner. Trout eggs imported from Washington State take eight months to a year before becoming plump and ready for the pan, it takes four to five years for mullet or aholehole to reach mar
Seaside Restaurant
www.seasiderestaurant.com
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808-935-8825
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Kuhio Grille
Kuhio Grill
Located near the Mall in Hilo, Kuhio grill is a local favorite. Known for their one pound Laulau the food is very good. I love there Boneless Korean Chicken and bread pudding, while John favors the liver and onions.
Kuhio Grille
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111 East Puainako St # 106A, Hilo, HI 96720
808-959-2336
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Hilo Bay Cafe
Hilo Bay Cafe
Consistently crowded, Hilo Bay Café fast became a local favorite with a large and loyal following of regulars, special occasion guests, and many visitors to the Big Island. Already the restaurant has generated national media attention in magazines such as Food and Wine, Gourmet, and Sunset, and it has won awards, including the prestigious Hale ‘Aina award several years running.
Hilo Bay Cafe
www.hilobaycafe.com
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315 East Makaala St # 109, Hilo, HI
808-935-4939
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Hana Hou
Hana Hou
Our mission here at Hana Hou is to perpetuate and educate. We feature one of kind handcrafted items made by master weavers and artisans from Hawaii and throughout Oceania. Located in Hilo, Hawai’i, right on Bay Front in Historic Downtown Hilo, we provide a wide range of accessories including Tahitian Black Pearls, Ni’ihau Shell Jewelry and Handwoven Lauhala Bags. Featuring an exclusive line of clothing by Samoan designer Mena, Hana Hou can provide a head to toe experience taking you throughout the Pacific and in to the fashionable yet traditional culture of the islands.
Hana Hou
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164 Kamehameha Avenue Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 935-4555
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Gracie's Honokaa Trading Antiques
Honokaa Trading Antiques
"Rustic, tacky, rare -- there's something for everyone," says owner Grace Walker. Every inch of this labyrinthine 2,200-square-foot bazaar is occupied by antiques and collectibles, new and used goods, and countless treasures. You'll find plantation memorabilia, Hawaiiana, bark-cloth fabrics from the 1940s, rhinestone jewelry and rattan furniture from the 1930s, vintage ukuleles, Depression glass, dinnerware from Honolulu's landmark Willows restaurant, koa lamps, Francis Oda airbrush paintings, vintage kimonos, and linens. It's an unbelievable conglomeration, with surprises in every corner. Vigilant collectors make regular forays here to scoop up the 1950s ivory jewelry and John Kelly prints. Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hawaiithebigisland/S24941.html#ixzz1UZDExij8
Gracie's Honokaa Trading Antiques
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Aaron's Blue Kalo Cookies
Blue Kalo
Best Cookies in Hilo! This is a small cookie shop that specialzes in local flavors of cookies. Stop in and give them a try, you will be glad you did.
Aaron's Blue Kalo Cookies
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29-2110 Mamalahoa Hwy. Hakalau, HI 96710
(808) 963-6929
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Hilo Farmer's Market
Hilo Farmer's Market
Big Island Fresh, Big Island Best! The Hilo Farmers Market is a must-see experience when you are on the Big Island. Over 200 local farmers and crafters sell their produce, crafts, gift items and tropical flowers in a festive outdoor atmosphere that recalls back to the old "plantation" days of early Hilo. Located at the corner of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue in historic downtown Hilo, it's open all year round. Big Days are: Hilo Farmers Market Wednesday and Saturday 6:00 am - 4:00 pm. Over 200 local farmers and crafters Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm. Over 30 farmers and crafters
Hilo Farmer's Market
www.hilofarmersmarket.com
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'Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls
This is a pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling 'Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. The 0.4-mile loop footpath requires some physical exertion. This is a good family walk. Allow 1/2 hour for the full loop.
'Akaka Falls State Park
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End of ‘Akaka Falls Road (Highway 220), 3.6 miles southwest of Honomu.
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Lili'Uokalani Gardens
Liliuokalani Park
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens is a 30-acre park with Japanese gardens, located on Banyan Drive in Hilo on the island of Hawaiʻi. The park's site was given by Queen Liliʻuokalani, and lies southeast of downtown Hilo, on the Waiakea Peninsula in Hilo Bay. Much of the park now consists of Edo-style Japanese gardens, built in the early 1900s, and said to be the largest such gardens outside Japan. The gardens contain Waihonu Pond as well as bridges, koi ponds, pagodas, statues, torii, and a Japanese teahouse.
Lili'Uokalani Gardens
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Lyman Museum & Mission House
Lyman House Museum
Telling the story of Hawai`i, its islands, and its people since 1931. Early days for the Lyman Museum and Mission House. The Lyman Museum began as the Lyman Mission House, originally built for New England missionaries David and Sarah Lyman in 1839. Nearly 100 eventful years later, in 1931, the Museum was established by their descendants. Today, the restored Mission House is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and may be visited by guided tour. The Lyman Museum building, next door to the Mission House, houses a superb collection of artifacts, fine art, and natural history exhibits as well as an archives, special exhibitions and a gift shop. Visitors touring the two facilities can see the old Mission House and life as it was 150 years ago, as well as state-of-the-art exhibits on many aspects of Hawaiian natural history and culture…a rare and well-rounded view of the real Hawai`i, as it was, as it is today, and where it may be in years to come.
Lyman Museum & Mission House
http://www.lymanmuseum.org
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276 Haili Street, Hilo, HI 96720
808-935-5021
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Richardson's Beach Park
Richardson Beach Park
Also known as Richardson Ocean Center, this park has calm waters, excellent snorkeling conditions, lots of shade and several tide pools where children can play away from the surf. The water is accessible through a small black-sand beach at the edge of the park.
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Lake Wai'au
Lake Wai'au
Lake Waiau is a high-elevation lake located at 13,020 feet (3970 m) above sea level on Mauna Kea. It is the seventh highest lake in the US, and one of very few lakes at all in the state of Hawaiʻi. It is relatively small, only about 100 m across, and varies in size as the water level rises and falls.
Lake Wai'au
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Pu‘u Huluhulu (Hairy Hill)
Experience lava landscapes from the 1969 – 1974 Mauna Ulu flows. Walk by lava trees and climb 210 ft / 64 m to the top of a forested hill, Puʻu Huluhulu. View Mauna Ulu’s frozen lava lake and immense steaming shield. Weather permitting, you can see Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone in the distance. Distance: 2.5 mi / 4 km round-trip
Pu‘u Huluhulu (Hairy Hill)
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Volcano National Park
(808) 985-6000
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Allen's Table
Created by award winning Brewer Thomas Kerns who embraces the traditional art of brewing while creatively "brewing outside the box." His beers feature a wide range of styles and flavors and redefine what beer can be: bold, robust, balanced & quench worthy. Cheers! Prost! Aloha!
Allen's Table
http://www.allenstable.com/contact.html
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64-957 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, HI
(808) 885-6268
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Akaka Falls State Park Running Route
Start at Palms Cliff House Inn 7.8 miles out and back Approx 1,200 ft. elevation gain. Head north on Highway 19 for .2 miles, turn left on Highway 220 and follow signs to Akaka Falls.
Akaka Falls State Park Running Route
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Highway 220, Honomu, HI 96728
(800) 464-2924
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Kolekole Beach Park Running Route
Start at Palms Cliff House Inn Approx 3 miles out and back. Head north on Highway 19 for 1 mile to Kolekole Beach Park, turn left and head down into the gulch and turn right into park.
Kolekole Beach Park Running Route
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Honomu, HI 96728
(808) 961-8311
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Old Mamalahoa Hwy Running Route
Start at Waikaumalo Park (Drive north on Highway 19 for 5.8 miles and turn left. Drive .1 miles, cross over wooden bridge, park is on the right. Park here.) Approx 7 miles out and back. Head south (right) from parking lot. Stay on main road entire route. Beautiful run thru 4 gulches with little or no traffic.
Old Mamalahoa Hwy Running Route
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Kolekole to Hakalau Beach Running Route
Start at Kolekole Beach Park (Drive north on Highway 19 for 1 mile, turn left, drive down to bottom of the gulch and turn right to park area.) Approx 4 to 5 miles out and back. From Kolekole Beach Park turn right. Stay on the main road. After approx 1 mile, cross over Highway 19 and continue straight. At overlook continue to the left, down into gulch and then back to the river outlet.
Kolekole to Hakalau Beach Running Route
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Laupahoehoe Train Museum
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
The purpose of the Laupahoehoe Train Museum is to preserve, promote and protect the istoric, cultural, educational, social, civic and economic, interests of the North Hilo and Hamakua districts, while highlighting the history of the railroads on the island of Hawaii. We are a small, community-run museum located on the beautiful Hamakua Heritage Coast of the Big Island of Hawai'i. Our goal is to honor the colorful history of our island's railroads. With much of our information about the Hilo Railroad, which began in 1899 and lasted to 1946, when railroad tracks and facilities were irreparably damaged byExterior view of the Laupahoehoe Train Museum a devastating tsunami. The museum is located in the old station agent's house, which is furnished as it would have been in the early 1900's. Our photo collection keeps growing thanks to the generous donations from individuals and families having railroad connections. Visitors are welcomed with the spirit of aloha.
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
http://thetrainmuseum.com
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located along Highway 19 near mile marker 25
(808) 962-6300
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Lyman Museum & Mission House
Lyman House Museum
Telling the story of Hawai`i, its islands, and its people since 1931. Early days for the Lyman Museum and Mission House. The Lyman Museum began as the Lyman Mission House, originally built for New England missionaries David and Sarah Lyman in 1839. Nearly 100 eventful years later, in 1931, the Museum was established by their descendants. Today, the restored Mission House is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and may be visited by guided tour. The Lyman Museum building, next door to the Mission House, houses a superb collection of artifacts, fine art, and natural history exhibits as well as an archives, special exhibitions and a gift shop. Visitors touring the two facilities can see the old Mission House and life as it was 150 years ago, as well as state-of-the-art exhibits on many aspects of Hawaiian natural history and culture…a rare and well-rounded view of the real Hawai`i, as it was, as it is today, and where it may be in years to come.
Lyman Museum & Mission House
http://www.lymanmuseum.org
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808-935-5021
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Pacific Tsunami Museum
Pacific Tsunami Museum
In accordance with our mission statement, the main goal of the museum is to promote public tsunami awareness and education for the people of Hawai`i and the Pacific Region. The Pacific Tsunami Museum strives to preserve the social and cultural history of Hawai`i as it relates to tsunami devastation and to serve as a testament to the perseverance of the communities in rebuilding their lives. Thus, the Pacific Tsunami Museum Archives is a repository for materials that promote and understanding of and appreciation for tsunamis. The Pacific Tsunami Museum Archives is a modest collection of tsunami photographs, maps, oral histories, scientific papers, documents, videos, and artifacts. Our archives once started as a small collection of stories and photographs. Over time, people have gathered to share their survival stories, their memories, and their keepsakes with us.
Pacific Tsunami Museum
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(808) 935-0926
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East Hawaii Cultural Center
East Hawai'i Cultural Center is operated by the East Hawai'i Cultural Council, a coaliton of organizations and individuals dedicated to preserving cultural, creative and traditional arts in Hawai'i, to foster community involvement with culture and the arts; and to coordinate activities and resources among East Hawai'i arts and cultural community. The Council was founded in 1967 with six charter organizations reflecting Hilo's multi-ethnic heritage. East Hawai'i Cultural Center is home to an alliance of arts and cultural organizations among them the Big Island Dance Council, Hawaii Concert Society, Bunka No Izumi, Kin Ryosho Dance Academy, and the Phillippine Women's Circle. The Center's facilities include three public galleries, which host local, national and international invitational art exhibits. In the Main Gallery is the Gift Shop featuring locally created art and artifacts.
East Hawaii Cultural Center
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(808) 961-5711
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‘Imiloa Astronomy Center
Imiloa
'Imiloa's mission is to honor Maunakea by sharing Hawaiian culture and science to inspire exploration.
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center
http://imiloahawaii.org
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Wailoa Center
Wailoa Center showcases local artist and artist's guilds as an exhibit space. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am–4:30 pm; Wednesday noon–4:30 pm; Closed Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays Admission: free
Wailoa Center
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Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center
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Bonsai are the spirit of man and nature in harmony. Experience the serenity of nature, the beauty of bonsai,m and the Spirit of Hawaii! Discover Micro-Lobsters and Hawaii's contribution to an ancient art! You are cordially invited to visit our working bonsai nursery, take a self-guiding tour and enjoy our large innovative collection, study at the Micro-Lobster museum, and select bonsai plants or Micro-Lobster tanks for shipment. Free Bonsai workshop assistance!
Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center
www.fukubonsai.com
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Mokupapapa Discovery Center
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Mokupapapa is your portal to the incredible beauty and abundance of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The Center's 4,000 square feet of highly interactive and informative three-dimensional displays take visitors from observing unique Hawaiian fish in a 2,500 gallon aquarium, to lifting objects with robotic arms in a mock deep sea research submersible. Mokupapapa brings to life the geography, ecology, and cultural history, of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
Mokupapapa Discovery Center
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Waipio Valley Beach
Waipi'o Valley
Waipi'o Valley has been called the Valley of the Gods and one look at this secluded place is all it takes to see why. The lush valley is home to ancient sacred temples, tropical rainforests and tall sea cliffs rising 2,000 feet (610 m). Indeed, few places on the island can match the spiritual energy and mystical charm of Waipi'o. It is one of the most popular and beloved locations in all of Hawaii. Access to Waipi'o Beach is somewhat difficult, as the road to the valley is narrow and very steep. It is one mile (1.6 km) long and descends 1,000 feet (305 m). It hugs the cliff and even though it is paved, one needs a four-wheel drive vehicle to navigate it. You may want to consider walking it instead of driving because once you're on your way in your car, it is impossible to turn around in case you change your mind. The road begins at the Waipi'o Valley Lookout. A black-sand beach lines almost the entire length of the shoreline of the valley. Currents are dangerous here.
Waipio Valley Beach
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Laupahoehoe Point
Laupahoehoe Park
Located on the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast (east shore), Laupahoehoe Point (see more photos) is a peninsula covered with coconut palms, grass and black lava rocks on the shoreline, which contrast beautifully with the deep blue ocean. On a sunny day, the ocean is particularly blue here. Laupahoehoe is known for its scenic views, but it also holds a tragic past. It was here where a tsunami killed 19 schoolchildren and 5 adults on April Fool’s Day in 1946. The names and ages of the victims were engraved on a rock, which serves as a memorial in the park. The village was later relocated further inland to avoid another tragedy. Laupahoehoe Park is a nice spot for a picnic and picture taking, but when it comes to water activities, the options are limited. Other than exploring the nearshore tidepools, the ocean is too furious and dangerous here for swimming. When you’re out on the peninsula, you can often times see the waves crash against the lava rocks.
Laupahoehoe Point
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Kolekole Beach Park
Kolekole Beach Park
Located about 10.5 miles (16.9 km) north of Hilo, Kolekole is a popular beach park among residents in the Hilo area, mainly because of its beautiful scenery, spacious grassy areas and facilities. On the weekends and on holidays, it is often times crowded with picnickers. The ocean conditions are too rough and dangerous for swimming, but many people use the Kolekole Stream as a swimming pool. The stream is fed by Akaka Falls, a popular waterfall located about 4 miles (6.4 km) above Honomu, a nearby town. Another smaller waterfall flows into Kolekole Stream near the ocean, completing the tropical scenery of this beach park. Kolekole Beach is made up of black sand and rocks and is located below a 100 feet (30 m) tall highway bridge. The beach is small and during rough ocean conditions, high surf often times washes over the beach and into the stream. It is best to avoid swimming at the mouth of the stream due to strong currents in this area.
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Honolii Beach Park
Honolii Beach Park
Located on the Big Island's east coast just north of Hilo, Honoli'i Beach Park is popular among the local surf crowd. Unlike most surfing beaches on the Big Island, Honoli'i sees action all year round. In the summer, the waves are relatively calm and ideal for beginning surfers. Winter is the season for the pros, where the surf gets higher and more challenging. A county lifeguard is on duty to keep an eye on the surfers. Rip currents are common on this beach, and the nearshore ocean bottom drops off quickly, so Honoli'i is mainly frequented by surfers, rather than swimmers. The beach itself is a mix of black sand, coral rubble, rocks and beach glass. Fishermen also frequent this beach, as do spectators, who often stand on the road above to watch the surfers. The shore is a nice spot for picnics and relaxation. A dense grove of native trees grows along the area, providing lots of shade and privacy. The trees are lined up beside a small stream, a beautiful attraction to the beach.
Honolii Beach Park
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Hilo, HI 96720
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Bayfront Beach Park - Na Wa'a Hanakahi
Hilo Bay Front
With close to 3,000 feet (914 m) of coastline, Hilo Bay Beachfront Park is one of the longest beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii. But it’s surprisingly uncrowded. The culprit? A heavy industrial boom in the mid-1900s that has left the waters murky and the shores polluted due to sewage and industrial waste that was dumped into the ocean. The past two decades have seen tremendous efforts by the government to restore the area. It’s still a work in progress, but on a good day, you can already glimpse some of Hilo Bay’s former glory. It was once considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Nevertheless, it is still a nice place for a picnic and a popular surfing, fishing and canoeing beach. Swimming is not very popular, as the water hasn’t quite gained back its clear blue shade and is colder than on other beaches due to the discharge of freshwater from the nearby rivers. Nevertheless, the shore makes for a nice viewing spot, especially during sunset.
Bayfront Beach Park - Na Wa'a Hanakahi
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Reeds Bay Beach
Reeds Bay Beach
Located on Banyan Drive (the road along which most of the hotels in Hilo are located), Reeds Bay Beach Park (Also known as the Small Boat Harbor) offers a calm and shallow swimming area. However, most people prefer another area called Ice Pond, which is located at the head of Reeds Bay. This natural pond got its name from the cold spring water that bubbles up from the ocean bottom and mixes with the salt water. The bay consists of white sand and coral rubble (the western edge of Reeds Bay is man-made). Between 1925 and 1930, coral material was dredged at Hilo Harbor and deposited here. Sailboats anchor in the waters offshore, and other smaller boats are launched from shore. The beach park is named after William H. Reed, a prominent businessman on the Big Island who arrived here in the 1840s and died in 1880.
Reeds Bay Beach
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Onekahakaha Beach Park
Onekahakaha Beach Park
Located just south of downtown Hilo on the Big Island’s east shore, Onekahakaha Beach Park is the ideal beach for families with small children and for tidepooling. There is a sand-bottomed cove that is separated from the open ocean by a boulder break, so the nearshore waters are shallow and free of currents or wave action. Also, lifeguards are on duty year-round. Surrounding the cove are a few tide pools, which are sometimes visited by sea turtles. The largest one of them is home to a large population of sea urchins, as well as sea cucumbers, brittle stars, cone shells, sea urchins and sea anemones. However, this pool is not as children-friendly as it has a rockier and deeper bottom and is not protected by the breakwater. Also, it is subject to currents.
Onekahakaha Beach Park
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James Kealoha Beach Park
James Kealoha Beach Park
Named in 1963 after the first elected lieutenant governor of the state of Hawaii, James Kealoha Beach Park is also known as “4 Miles” among local residents – not because of its length, but because it is exactly 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Hilo Post Office, the main starting point for mileage markers in the area. When it comes to beach activities, this park offers the whole package: nice views, watersports, sunbathing and even a few good fishing spots. This makes James Kealoha Beach Park a convenient weekend stop for local families and visitors alike. But despite its popularity, the park never seems crowded since there’s a lot of open space. Popular water activities at Kealoha include swimming, snorkeling, surfing, pole fishing and spearfishing. The central and western areas of the bay open up to the deeper offshore waters, so during times of high surf, a strong rip current runs seaward in this area. The surfing spot located here is aptly named “4 Miles.”
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Carlsmith Beach Park
Carlsmith Beach Park
Carlsmith Beach Park is one of the nicer beaches in the Hilo area. This side of the Big Island is mainly made up of lava rocks, but Carlsmith Beach Park has a sandy ocean bottom. There is no sandy beach, but it’s a great place for swimming and snorkeling because the nearshore waters are protected by a reef. The entire area consists of several relatively large lagoons. Freshwater bubbles up from the bottom in several areas, so there are some cooler spots throughout the lagoons. Sea turtles can often times be seen here. They are tame and don’t seem to mind the people in the water. They sometimes even swim up to snorkelers instead of away from them. The beach park has a spacious grassy area with trees, so there is plenty of room for a picnic.
Carlsmith Beach Park
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Leleiwi Beach Park
Leleiwi Beach Park
Leleiwi Beach Park is located next to the Richardson's Ocean Center at the eastern end of Hilo. There is a small black-sand beach and the rocky shoreline is made up of a few natural ponds, inlets and small rock islets. Some of the ocean pools are fed by freshwater springs, so the surface water is a bit chilly. But nevertheless, many tropical fish and other marine life inhabit the bay. And because the beach is shallow and protected, it is a popular snorkeling destination. A sea wall lines almost the entire length of the beach, but there is a small pocket beach at the base of the wall which serves as an entry and exit point to the water. As you enter the water, don’t be surprised if you’re joined by some green sea turtles who inhabit the area and are particularly friendly to swimmers. Keep in mind though that they are protected by law and it is not allowed to touch or swim after them. Leleiwi is also a good spot for picnics. There are palm trees that provide shade.
Leleiwi Beach Park
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Richardson Ocean Park
Richardson Beach Park
Also known as Richardson Ocean Center, this park has calm waters, excellent snorkeling conditions, lots of shade and several tide pools where children can play away from the surf. The water is accessible through a small black-sand beach at the edge of the park. From here, you can go swimming, surfing or kayaking, depending on the weather. Natural seawalls made out of lava create natural pools and coves, which keeps the water calm. There’s usually some good surf further offshore, although beginners are not advised to go too far. Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities here, especially in the summer season. When you get in, you’ll be able to observe an abundance of tropical fish that live in and around the coral reef. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a green sea turtle. Richardson Beach got its name from the home that stands on this beach. It was built by Elsa and George Richardson. The beach is a public park and the building is operated as the Richardson Ocean Center.
Richardson Ocean Park
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Ahalanui County Park - Hot Ponds
Ahalanui Beach Park
Located on the Big Island’s east shore near Pahoa, Ahalanui Park (also known as Pualaa County Park) offers a bathing experience that is unique in the Hawaiian Islands. Here you can have a bath in a spring-fed, walled-in pool, which is volcanically heated to a comfortable 90 degrees F (32 C). On some days though the water is a bit cooler than that. The part natural part man-made pool is located right next to the ocean. It is connected to it by a small inlet, which also allows small tropical fish to enter the pool. The pool water is brackish, but crystal clear, and the bottom of the pool is a combination of sand and mud, with a slight sulfur smell. Ahalanui Park is a good place for novice swimmers since the water is shallow and there is even a lifeguard. A few access ladders make getting into the pool easy. It is a beautiful spot, surrounded by palm trees, grass and shady areas, ideal for picnics.
Ahalanui County Park - Hot Ponds
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Isaac Hale Beach Park
Isaac Hale Beach
Located on the eastern edge of Pohoiki Bay on the Big Island’s east shore, Isaac Hale Beach Park is a small two-acre (8,094 sq. m) park and is often times quite crowded. It is popular among picnickers, shoreline fishermen, surfers, campers and boaters. However, the swimming conditions are poor here due to strong currents and waves. There is a boat ramp which fishermen use to launch their boats (this is the only boat launch area in the entire Puna district). Local children can also be seen here using the boat ramp as a jumping point into the water. The Pohoiki Warm Springs, a small hot pond, is another attraction in this beach park and is surrounded by lush vegetation. To get there, walk for about two minutes (about 150 yards / 140 m) along the shoreline trail that begins to the right of the boat ramp. The pool is volcanically-heated and is located in a lava sink. Water activities that are possible at Isaac Hale, besides fishing, include surfing and bodyboarding.
Isaac Hale Beach Park
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Black Sands - Punaluu Beach Park
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Black sand beaches can be found all over the Big Island of Hawaii, but Punalu'u Beach, located on the island's southeast shore, is the most popular and one of the most beautiful. This beach is easily accessible and boasts a shore of shiny, jet black sand, mostly made up of ground basalt. It was created by lava flowing into the ocean. The area is a well-known nesting place for hawksbill and green sea turtles, both endangered species and the target of many conservation efforts. On a regular day, the shore is dotted with large sea turtles playing and catching some sun. A word of warning, however: these turtles are not to be touched, as they have no immune system to protect them against human-transmitted bacteria. Visitors are required to keep a 15-foot (4.5 m) distance from the turtles at all times. Legend has it that anyone who takes a stone from this beach will be cursed by the volcano goddess Pele and be forgiven only when the stone is returned.
Black Sands - Punaluu Beach Park
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Whittington Beach Park
Whittington Beach Park
Located in the Big Island's Ka'u district on the island's south shore, the main attraction at Whittington Beach Park is its shoreline. Even though there is no beach that's suitable for swimming here, the dark lava rocks, deep blue waters and remote atmosphere make for great photo opportunities. The 0.8-acre park was named after Richard H. Whittington in 1948. He was an early settler in this area who had a home near the park. The park used to be a run-down place in the past, but upgrades have been done so it's worth a visit (even though water activities aren’t possible here). The park has picnic tables and restrooms.
Whittington Beach Park
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Green Sands - Mahana Beach
Green Sands Beach
Papakolea Beach, located near the Big Island's southern tip, is known for its unique olive green sand. Olivine is a semi-precious stone. Here in this area these small green volcanic stones originate from the littoral cone that surrounds the small bay. The ocean erodes these stones and crushes them into fine sand. The sand is too fine to be considered gem stones, but beaches like this are rare. So it's almost like walking on jewels. However, getting to this beach isn't easy. Papakolea is located at the base of Pu'u O Mahana, an old littoral cone in a wild, undeveloped terrain. Access involves a three-mile (4.8 km) hike through lava fields. If you're going on a sunny day, keep in mind that it is usually quite windy in this area, which blows up the dust. It is a good idea to prepare yourself for what some call a long and arduous walk. So wear hiking boots, a T-Shirt, comfortable pants or shorts and a hat and bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
Green Sands - Mahana Beach
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Spencer Beach Park
Spencer Beach Park
Located south of Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island's northwestern coast, Spencer Beach Park offers excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions, ample shade under large native trees and a calm, friendly atmosphere. The park is named after Samuel M. Spencer, former chairman of the Hawaii County Board of Supervisors who was responsible for developing the north Kohala Coast. Spencer Beach is one of the few white-sand beaches on the Big Island. The soft, smooth shore offers a comfortable change from the usually rocky beaches, making it a great picnicking spot. A long, shallow reef offshore keeps out high waves and strong currents. The water near the shore is shallow and an excellent playground for kids. Surfing is not very popular, as the water is usually calm. The park is ideal for weekend picnics as there are lots of facilities, including a large picnic pavilion complete with tables and electrical outlets.
Spencer Beach Park
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Hapuna Beach Park
Hapuna Beach Park
Hapuna Beach Park is one of the real gems on the Big Island. Conde Nast Traveller, a prestigious travel magazine, has repeatedly voted it the best beach in the U.S. Golden white sands and clear, deep blue waters make this beach a popular spot for weddings, photo and video shoots and beach parties. The white-sand beach is 0.5 miles (800 m) long and about 200 feet (60 m) wide and is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped park, coconut palms and many public facilities. Beaches like Hapuna are rare on the Big Island, where most beaches are made up of lava rock, pebbles, black sand and sea cliffs, instead of soft white sand.
Hapuna Beach Park
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Hakalau Bay
Hakalau Bay
Recently renovated, this beach park is a tiny tucked away little gem that is not to be missed. During the day you can cool off with a swim in the river that flows into the ocean and enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the tables under the coconut palms. Ruins of the old sugar mill are still onsite a worth exploring. There is a walk/hike at the back of the park that takes you up old stone steps to a spectacular view of the bay. In the late afternoon/evening you can talk story with the local crowd as they gather around to share stories and local memories.
Hakalau Bay
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Onomea Bay
Onemea Bay
Onomea Bay is one of the lushest areas on the Big Island. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is located right on this bay and features waterfalls, streams and a raised wooden boardwalk leading to the ocean. The bay is located just a short drive north of Hilo and is considered by many to be an area not to be missed. Past mile marker 7, the 4-mile (6.4 km) scenic drive on the Old Mamalahoa Highway begins. Make a stop at the botanical garden and do a self-guided tour. You’ll come across over 2,000 exotic types of flora. The lush garden is also home to many birds, and you’ll be breathing air that is filled with the fragrance of tropical flowers and fruits. Onomea Falls is located on the grounds as well.
Onomea Bay
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Kahaluu Beach Park
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This is the most popular beach on the Kona Coast; These reef-protected lagoons attract 1,000 people a day almost year-round. Kahaluu is the best all-around beach on Alii Drive, with coconut trees lining a narrow salt-and pepper sand shore that gently slopes to turquoise pools. In summer, its an ideal spot for children and beginning snorkelers; the water is so shallow that you can just stand up if you feel uncomfortable. But in Winter, there's a rip current when high surf rolls in; look for the lifeguard warnings. This isn't the biggest beach on the island, but its one of the best equipped, with off-road parking, beach-gear rentals, a covered pavilion, restrooms, barbecue pits, and a food concession.
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Kekaha Kai State Park
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his beach is about 2 miles north of the Kona Airport on Queen Kaahumanu Highway; turn left at a sign pointing improbably down a bumpy road. You won't need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to make it down here -- just drive slowly and watch out for potholes. At the end you'll find 5 miles of shoreline with a half-dozen long, curving beaches and a big cove on Mahaiula Bay, as well as archaeological and historical sites. The series of well-protected coves is excellent for swimming, and there's great snorkeling and diving offshore; the big winter waves attract surfers. Facilities include restrooms, picnic tables, and barbecue pits; you'll have to bring your own drinking water. The beach is open daily from 8am to 8pm (the closing time is strictly enforced, and there's no overnight camping). Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hawaiithebigisland/0008020389.html#ixzz1TdwmMeDR
Kekaha Kai State Park
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White Sands Beach
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Don't blink as you cruise Alii Drive, or you'll miss White Sands Beach. This small white-sand pocket beach about 4 1/2 miles south of Kailua-Kona is sometimes called Disappearing Beach because it does just that, especially at high tide or during storms. It vanished completely when Hurricane Iniki hit in 1991, but it's now back in place (at least, it was the last time I looked). On calm days, the water is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Locals use the elementary waves to teach their children how to surf and boogie-board. In winter, the waves swell to expert levels, attracting surfers and spectators. Facilities include restrooms, showers, lifeguards, and a small parking lot. Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hawaiithebigisland/0008020389.html#ixzz1TdzHWhb6
White Sands Beach
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Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Kea Summit
Standing 4,205 m (13,796 ft) above sea level, its peak is the highest point in the state of Hawaii. However, much of the mountain is under water; when measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is over 10,000 m (33,000 ft) tall—significantly taller than Mount Everest. Mauna Kea last erupted 4,000 to 6,000 years ago. The summits of the five volcanoes of Hawaii are revered as sacred mountains; and Mauna Kea's summit, being the tallest, as the most sacred of all. For this reason, a kapu (ancient Hawaiian law) restricted visitor rights to high-ranking tribal chiefs. In Hawaiian mythology, the sky father Wākea marries the earth mother Pāpā, giving birth to the Hawaiian Islands. In many of these genealogical myths, Mauna Kea is portrayed as the pair's first-born son. The summit of Mauna Kea was seen as the "region of the gods", a place where benevolent spirits reside. Poliʻahu, deity of snow, also resides there.
Mauna Kea Summit
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Visitor Center
Mauna Kea Visitor Center
The Visitor Information Station (VIS) is open from 9 am to 10 pm, 365 days a year, with staff members and Mauna Kea Rangers to answer any questions you have. Restrooms are open twenty-four hours. From 10am to 10pm, telescopes are ready for public use at the station. During the day, a solar telescope is available for viewing, pointed at the sun and equipped with protective filters. The Stargazing program is conducted daily from 6pm to 10pm, regardless of weather conditions. Our skies are clear for about 90% of the year. We also have a public Escorted Summit Tour every Saturday and Sunday. The requirements for these programs are located under their respective program sections. We also have special programs on Saturday night.
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Lake Wai’au
Lake Wai'au
Lake Waiau is a high-elevation lake located at 13,020 feet (3970 m) above sea level on Mauna Kea. It is the seventh highest lake in the US, and one of very few lakes at all in the state of Hawaiʻi. It is relatively small, only about 100 m across, and varies in size as the water level rises and falls. The name means "swirling water" in Hawaiian, though it is usually rather placid. It usually freezes in winter, but aquatic insects such as midges and beetles can be found breeding in the water. According to Hawaiian mythology, Lake Waiau was bottomless and was the portal for spirits to travel to and from the spirit world. In ancient time, a chief would throw the umbilical cord of their first son, as soon as it fell off the infant, into the lake. It was to reserve the place for the child's afterlife as a chief. Rituals are still performed occasionally in present days. Lake Waiau is a sacred site. Visitors should not disturb, enter or drink the water of the lake.
Lake Wai’au
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Mauna Loa Overlook
Mauna Loa Overlook
The road entrance is located beyond the Volcano National Park entrance by about 2 miles (if driving from Hilo). It will be on your right, off Highway 11 at the same turn off for the Tree Molds and Kipukapauaulu. You need to drive slowly as most of the Mauna Loa Lookout road is one lane and the twists and turns makes seeing on coming cars difficult to see. But who could drive this road quickly? Just ease off the gas pedal, roll down your windows - so you can listen to the abundant native birds sing- and enjoy the clear brisk air. The view at the summit is woth the slow drive.
Mauna Loa Overlook
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Tree Molds
Tree Molds
A quiet little park that is interesting in that there are many 'holes' that have been gated that are actually the space left behind after an eruption flow traveled through the area. If you look close you can see the detail of the tree trunk captured in the lava that surrounded the tree as it cooled.
Tree Molds
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Kipukapuaulu: The Bird kipuka
Kipukapuaulu
Kipukapuaulu Stroll through an upland mesic forest oasis on this 1 mile long loop trail through a kipuka, an area of older vegetation surrounded by more recent lava flows from Mauna Loa. Of interest: Kipuka, old-growth forest of koa and 'ohi'a, birds, insects. Difficulty: Easy Distance and hiking time: 1 mile loop, 1 hour Distance from Visitor Center to trailhead: 5 miles. Trail begins at the Kipukapuaulu parking area on Mauna Loa Road. The trail is a dirt path with a gentle incline.
Kipukapuaulu: The Bird kipuka
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Kipukapuaulu parking area on Mauna Loa Road
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Volcano Art Center
Volcano Art Center Gallery is located in the 1877 Volcano House Hotel under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service. Centered at Kilauea, home to Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, of creativity, of Fire. This dynamic, powerful environment has inspired the Hawaiian people and their crafts, songs, dances, and legends for centuries. Today, this area continues to draw artists, performers, writers, scientists, and educators from around the world to create, reflect, learn and embrace the beauty and power of the natural world. Volcano Art Center develops, promotes and perpetuates the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawai'i's people through the arts and education.
Volcano Art Center
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Visitor Center
Make Kilauea Visitor Center your first stop when entering the Park. Rangers are on duty in the visitor center from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and will provide visitors with the latest information on the current eruption, hiking information and permits, and the daily schedule of ranger-led activities. The featured film, "Born of Fire, Born of the Sea", is shown on-the-hour in the visitor center auditorium, starting at 9:00 a.m. with the last showing at 4:00 p.m.
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Jagger Museum
The Thomas A. Jaggar Museum is located along Crater Rim Drive, 3 miles from the Kilauea Visitor Center. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. Built on the edge of Kilauea Caldera, visitors may enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and the main crater Halema`uma`u from this view point. Prior to its opening as a museum on volcanology (the study of volcanoes and volcanic activity), the building housed offices for the US Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the scientists who monitor the volcanoes in Hawai`i. Working seismographs and displays on equipment used by the scientists are exhibits in the center. Jaggar Museum's overlook is the best place to view the current eruption that began March 11, 2008. An ash-laden fume cloud is issuing out of a new crater within Halema`uma`u crater.
Jagger Museum
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Thurston Lava Tube
Thurstons Lava Tube
This is a short hike down into a lava tube. You will walk through native rain forests filled with native birds. Keep an eye out for the endangered 'iiwi. Bright red with a curved bill this is the best place to spot this special bird whoes feathers were used to adorn helmets and cloaks of the Hawaiian Ali'i.
Thurston Lava Tube
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Napau Trail
Napau Trail
Following the East Rift Zone of Kilauea, the Napau Trail provides opportunities for hikers to experience a diversity of environments in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The 14 mile round trip (7 + hours) hike is through varied terrain ranging from recent lava flows to dense tree fern rain forests. Begin this hike from the Mauna Ulu parking area, 3 1/2 miles down the Chain of Craters Road. Your destination is Napau Crater where hikers may gaze from the rim at Pu'u 'O'o vent steaming and fuming in the distance.
Napau Trail
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End of Chain of Craters Road
Outstanding views of cliffs and windswept coast. In April 2003, lava flows covered the road. From the pavement’s end and when lava flows are in the area, longer trails across rough rock may lead to better views of the lava or steam. After sunset, distant views of red lava or steam clouds are sometimes possible. Great star gazing on clear nights. Distance: 1 mi / 1.6 km round-trip Prepare for hot, windy, and rainy weather. Bring water and food. Flashlights are essential after dark for each person. Volcanic fumes are often present in this part of the park.
End of Chain of Craters Road
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Earthquake Trail
Enjoy the songs of forest birds and enjoy a spectacular view of Kīlauea Caldera from Waldron Ledge Overlook. This asphalt road was closed to cars in 1983 after severe damage from a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. The trail continues to Kīlauea Iki Crater. Distance: 1 mi / 1.6 km round-trip
Earthquake Trail
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Sulphur Banks Trail
Sulfur Banks
Due to underground heat, this dramatic volcanic thermal area has very few trees. Also known as Ha‘akulamanu, this unusual place, with steaming cracks and colorful mineral deposits, has been famous for birds and healing vapors. Distance: 1.2 mi / 2 km round-trip Distance: 1 mi / 1.6 km round-trip
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Devastation Trail
Stroll across cinder fields from the famous 1959 eruption. Here, Hawaiian rain forest vegetation is rapidly returning in a stark volcanic landscape. Enjoy the spectacular view into Kīlauea Iki Crater from Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook. Distance: 1 mi / 1.6 km round-trip
Devastation Trail
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‘Iliahi Trail
ʻIliahi (Hawaiian for sandalwood) grows among native and non-native trees along this trail. Feel the heat from the steam vents and see Kīlauea’s summit caldera on a mostly shady loop trail. Distance: 1.5 mi / 2.4 km loop
‘Iliahi Trail
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Pu‘u Loa Petroglyphs Trail
Walk in the footsteps of the kūpuna (elders) to Pu‘u Loa (large hill)—a sacred and awe-inspiring gallery of petroglyphs. These simple etchings document the life and culture of the native Hawaiian people and cradle the piko (umbilical cords) of their children—brought with hopes of receiving the blessings of a long andprosperous life. Distance: 1.5 mi / 2.4 km round-trip
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Pu‘u Huluhulu (Hairy Hill)
Experience lava landscapes from the 1969 – 1974 Mauna Ulu flows. Walk by lava trees and climb 210 ft / 64 m to the top of a forested hill, Puʻu Huluhulu. View Mauna Ulu’s frozen lava lake and immense steaming shield. Weather permitting, you can see Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone in the distance. Distance: 2.5 mi / 4 km round-trip
Pu‘u Huluhulu (Hairy Hill)
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Kīlauea Iki Trail
Kiluea Iki Hike
Descend through rain forest to Kīlauea Iki’s frozen, but still-steaming crater floor. Peer into the 1959 vent below Pu‘u Pua‘i cinder cone. Distance: 4 mi / 6.4 km loop
Kīlauea Iki Trail
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Crater Rim Trail
Kiluea Iki Hike
Explore Kīlauea’s amazing variety of spectacular volcanic features and ecosystems. Enjoy shady forests with sweet bird song and cross other-worldly landscapes with lava trees, steam vents, cinder fields, and deep craters. You can also hike smaller sections of this trail (see map below). Distance: 15.6 mi / 25 km round-trip
Crater Rim Trail
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Crater Overlook
Just past the museum you will find the expansive view of Hale Ma'uma'u . With the steam billowing out of the current hole in the crater floor it is an awesome sight to behold. In the evening hours the hole glows red from the lava that is not far beneath the surface to the crater floor.
Crater Overlook
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Umauma Falls
Umauma Falls
Umauma Falls
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Nanue Falls
Nanue Falls
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Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls
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Boiling Pots
Boiling Pots
Wailuku River State Park: Home to Boiling Pots, a succession of bubbling pools fed by Peepee Falls, and the 80-foot Rainbow Falls.
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Pepepe Falls
Pe'epe'e Falls
Pepepe Falls
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'Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls
This is a pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling 'Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. The 0.4-mile loop footpath requires some physical exertion. This is a good family walk. Allow 1/2 hour for the full loop.
'Akaka Falls State Park
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
tropical botanical garden
The Garden is open from 9am to 5pm everyday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, with Garden admissions ending at 4pm. This self-guided tour takes an average of about an hour and a half. The walking distance is just over a mile, round trip. This "Garden in a Valley on the Ocean" is located off of Highway 19 on the lush Hamakua Coast's 4 Mile Scenic Drive, 8 1/2 miles north of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a museum of living plants that attracts photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists, and nature lovers from around the world. The Garden's collection of tropical plants is international in scope. Over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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World Botanical Gardens
World Botanical Garden
he World Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls and its associated Zip Isle Zip Line Adventure are located in Hakalau on the Big Island of Hawaii. Situated on Highway 19 just 16 miles north of Hilo, the gardens nestle between the slopes of Mauna Kea and the Pacific Ocean. Come and have a true Hawaiian eco-adventure and enjoy the wonder of nature at the home of peace and beauty.
World Botanical Gardens
www.worldbotanicalgardens.com
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Mile Marker 16 on Highway 19 31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway Hakalau, Hawaii 96710
808-963-5427
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VaVoom Volcano Tours
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Vavoom Volcano Tours has led thousands of tourists on exciting Volcano and Hilo Town excursions since 2007.We have fun adventures for every level of physical ability.
VaVoom Volcano Tours
http://vavoomhawaii.blogspot.com
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PO BOX 4761 HILO HI 96720-0761
(808)966-8858
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Kapoho Kine Tours
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KapohoKine Adventures offers the finest Hawaii adventure tours, volcano tours, and zipline tours on the Big Island of Hawaii. We have put together some incredible tours featuring the amazing formations of the Kilauea volcano, lush rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls and the stunning natural beauty and grace found on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our company was born out of a desire to explore the natural beauty of Hawaii first-hand, and then share this knowledge with our guests. Our Hawaii adventure tours and volcano tours truly provide a unique, exciting and intimate experience that you will remember for years to come!
Kapoho Kine Tours
http://www.kapohokine.com
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Historic Volcano Block Building 25 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo, HI 96720
Toll-Free: (866) 965-9552 Local: (808) 964-1000
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Hawaii Forest & Trail
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Ignite your sense of adventure with Hawaii volcano tours, educational bird watching tours and an inspiring Mauna Kea tour. Hawaii Forest & Trail nature tours allow you to experience Big Island Hawaii’s majestic nature in a small group, guided tour setting. These Hawaii adventure tours showcase active volcanoes, soaring summits, tropical forests, and stunning waterfalls. We guarantee your time with Hawaii Forest & Trail will be highly rewarding and give you a deeper appreciation of the incredible natural wonders of our incredible Big Island.
Hawaii Forest & Trail
www.hawaii-forest.com
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74-5035 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy Kailua, Hawaii 96740
(808) 331-8505
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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
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Mauna Kea kuahiwi ku ha'o ika malie (Mauna Kea is the astonishing mountain that stands in the calm) Mauna Kea Summit Adventures Since starting this outfit 25 years ago with an old Land Cruiser and a basket full of sweaters, my guides and I have had the enviable job of guiding nice folks, like you, to the beauty of Mauna Kea. For us, guiding Mauna Kea isn't a sideline or the greatest new visitor product. For us, it’s our passion, our responsibility and our pleasure. We invite you to experience what is quite possibly the most dramatic and stimulating scenery to be found anywhere, either on or off planet earth. Journey to the top of this spectacular mountain in the comfort of our luxury vans, enjoy a hearty meal, watch the breathtaking sunset and stargaze at the heavens.
Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
www.maunakea.com
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74-5606 Pawai Place Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(808) 322-2366
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Safari Helecopters
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“Our company is the culmination of a lifetime of flying, adventure, business and family experience. Each day we explore the natural wonders of Hawaii and relish the positive reactions from our customers. What more can a guy ask for?”
Safari Helecopters
http://www.safarihelicopters.com
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1 (800) 326-3356
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Blue Hawaiian Helecopters
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What’s in a name? A lot, if you’re Hawaii’s Big Island, which is twice as large as all the other Hawaiian islands combined. In world-renowned Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you can witness active lava regions and even lava flows from the world’s most active volcano. Gigantic Mauna Kea is taller (measured from its base) than Mt. Everest, and the majestic Hamakua Coast, and its jewel, the Waipio Valley, boast 2,000-ft. cliffs and 1,200-ft. cascading waterfalls. There’s no way to see all this epic scenery except by air, and only Blue Hawaiian makes sure you don’t miss a thing.
Blue Hawaiian Helecopters
http://www.bluehawaiian.com/bigisland
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(800) 745 2583
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Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours
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Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours, creator of the famous Kilauea Volcano Bike & Lava Adventure, want to make your Hawaiian dreams come true! We offer a wide range of tours to show you the beautiful land that we call home. Our new Rainforest Zip Line & Waterfall Adventure is a “not to be missed adventure” on the Big Island and our most popular tour, Volcano & Lava Combo will show you more of the active Kilauea Volcano in ONE DAY than you thought possible! Does your dream vacation include biking around an active volcano, hiking through a lava tube or sightseeing through plush rainforest along sea cliffs made of lava? Or perhaps you dream of seeing molten lava flowing, walking on land younger than you and sinking your toes into black sand. Have you ever flown through a rainforest canopy on a zip line wire over gurgling streams and waterfalls? The possibilities are endless and Our Ohana at Nui Pohaku do our very best to make your dreams come true!
Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours
http://www.nuipohaku.com
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(808) 937 0644
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Lava Ocean Adventures
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Lava Ocean Adventures volcano tours boat you to view the current state of Hawaii Volcano Kilauea. Our Big Island Lava Tour Boats cruise you along the Kalapana coastline in route to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The best view of lava is onboard a lava boat tour it's an up-close and personal volcano tour of a lifetime. Boat Volcano Tours are a rare Hilo Attraction that bring people from all over the globe to the Big Island. Go Fish Big Island waters for pelegic fish like Ono, Mahi Mahi, & Ahi on our fishing lava combo tour. Hawaii Lava Ocean Volcano Experience to Hawaii Volcanoes National park boats you to view the past ocean lava entry & adventures on to see the aftermath from 28+ years of volcanic eruption history. The ultimate Hawaii vacation is here on the Big Island where you can view lava & catch fish all in one day!
Lava Ocean Adventures
www.lavaocean.com
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Isaac Hale Beach Park, Pohoiki Bay Pahoa, HI 96778
(808) 990-0553
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Sunshine Helecopters
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Experience the fiery lava vents of the Big Island's active volcano, Kilauea. The intensity of the live volcanic landscape will surely take your breath away. This is just one of the unique sights you'll find on an island boasting 11 out of 13 climate zones present on Earth. Let our Black Beauties whisk you through the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala mountains, alive with dozens of roaring waterfalls, and lift you above the beautiful rainforest of the Hamakua coast.
Sunshine Helecopters
www.sunshinehelicopters.com
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62-100 Kauna'oa Dr. Kamuela, HI 96743
1-866-501-7738
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Waipio on Horseback and ATV
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Waipio On Horseback offers special guided excursions on horseback in secluded Waipi’o Valley. Our small groups savor the charm of this 2½ hour adventure in old Hawaii. The home of Waipi'o On Horseback and 4x4 Van Tours proudly introduces another “Adventure Not Easily Forgotten.” Waipio on Horseback's ATV Ranch Ride is a 2½-hour adventure on a real-life working ranch, through some of the most picturesque ranch land located on Hawaii Island's Hamakua (Everlasting) Coast.
Waipio on Horseback and ATV
www.waipioonhorseback.com
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Waipi'o On Horseback Post Office Box 183 Honokaa, Hawaii 96727
Toll Free: 1.877.775.7291 Local #: 808.775.7291
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Umauma Experience
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The Big Islands Umauma Falls zipline has (9) long lines with almost 2 MILES of spectacular ziping through paradise, over many waterfalls and ocean views. You will see sights on this Big Island zipline that others who visit the property will not be able to see. This experience is fantastic. It is a thrill, it is fun, it is a feast for the eyes and soul. Many ziplines are now available in Hawaii. Some of them show a waterfall in the picture but you usually don't actually zip near what the picture shows. This Big Island zipline is really amazing! The Famous Umauma Falls and tropical garden/ river walk experience is "A feast for the eyes & soul" Feel the power/energy of the mighty Umauma river. Come once and you will return. One of the few drive-up waterfalls in the world.
Umauma Experience
www.umaumaexperience.com
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808-930-ZIPS (9477)
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Kalapana Cultural Tours
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If you came to Hawaii to see lava, we can accommodate you here at Kalapana Cultural Tours with exclusive walks to this magnificent phenomenon. Not only will we get you close, but we also incorporate history and legends of the area. Our guides are local/natives of the Kalapana area and have experienced loss due to the ever-advancing lava flow. Join us and let us share what was and what will be. Lava not enough? We also offer different tours for those who want to do different activities. Hunt for wild Boar, catch fish from shore, bike along the beautiful Kalapana-Kapoho coast-line, stop at the Star of the Sea Painted Church, or discover a few of the hidden secrets of the area, which are only known to the people of Kalapana. Hele Mai! Come and let us share what we do with you.
Kalapana Cultural Tours
www.kalapanaculturaltours.com
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12-5038 Kapoho Kalapana Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778
808-936-0456
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Cowboys of Hawaii
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Come and see where it all began, PARKER RANCH, where paniolos (cowboys) and horses first met 150 years ago. The ride starts at the Blacksmiths Shop, going on to the breaking Pen, through rolling hills to the Stone Corrals, where as many as 5000 head of Hereford cattle were held after being driven down from the slopes of Mauna Kea. For those who choose not to ride and are waiting for others on the ride, WAGON RIDES, HISTORICAL HOMES tours, and the VISITORS CENTER and MUSEUM at the Parker Ranch Shopping Center are alternate activities that are available.
Cowboys of Hawaii
www.cowboysofhawaii.com
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Parker Ranch, Wiamea
808-885-5006
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Zip Isle
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Hang loose and fly through the rain forest canopy on our safe, accredited zip line. A "must ride" attraction at World Botanical Gardens
Zip Isle
www.zipisle.com
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at mile marker 16
Toll Free: 1-888-Zip-Isle (947-4753) or Hawaii: 808-963-5427
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Kohala Ditch Adventures
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Hawaii’s Most Cultural & Historical Adventure is Back!! Introducing the Kohala Ditch Adventures. A completely new and ultimate Eco-adventure floating in mountain Kayaks exploring the famed Kohala Ditch System. Our tour begins with a very cool off-road excursion on our custom Pinzgauers to our launch site high in the Kohala mountains. Immersed in a jungle setting, a short hike over a 150 ft. flume overlooking a waterfall and a fascinating earth tunnel is the prelude to our kayak journey. We board our kayaks and cruise for 2 ½ miles through a Hawaiian rainforest, 10 earth tunnels, water flumes and native flora & fauna. Our knowledgeable 5th generation native guides will share genuine history and Hawaiian folklore. Absolutely Amazing! We return to our headquarters via our six passenger ATVs through Kohala’s macadamia nut orchards with stunning ocean vistas. This will truly be the highlight of your vacation. Experience 3 tours in 1 awesome package!
Kohala Ditch Adventures
www.kohaladitchadventures.com
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Kohala mountains
808-889-6000 or Toll Free: 1-888-288-7288
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ATV outfitters
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It’s a whole new way to think "vacation." If you want to see - hear - taste - smell - touch and experience the real Hawaii then this is for you! ATV Outfitters is dedicated to your Hawaii ATV experience. When you ride into the heart of Kohala on our comfortable All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s), you begin to sense what makes this place –- the oldest volcano on the island - the “piko” or center of the planet. "It's magical." Ride Single, ride Double or ride Side by Side. Featuring Hawaii’s first double seater ATV’s. Another FIRST and only eco-adventure company that offers a six seater ATV. Experience double the fun on our two seater ATV and up to 6 persons in our six seater! FUN for the entire family!! Now, everyone can enjoy the spectacular scenery together!
ATV outfitters
www.atvoutfittershawaii.com
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Kohala Mountains
808-889-6000 or Toll Free: 1-888-288-7288
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Tropical Helicopters Island Adventures
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Join us for an unforgettable flight over Hawaii's newest and most active volcano. Your flight will take you to the current volcanic activity and provide you with incredible views of nature's power. Each day and every hour is an adventure as you witness Kilauea's dynamic changes. In addition to our fabulous Volcano Adventure you will journey over the town of Hilo on your way to Rainbow Falls. This 80 foot waterfall is part of the Wailuku River, which is the longest river in the Hawaiian Archipelago. As the water cascades down into a large pool below, rainbows are often seen in the mist at the base of the fall. Is it any wonder how one of Hilo's best known waterfalls acquired it's name.
Tropical Helicopters Island Adventures
www.tropicalhelicopters.com
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Hilo International Airport
808-961-6810 or Toll Free: 866-961-6810
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Native Guide Hawaii Ecotours & Adventures
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Our homegrown company provides you with the finest personal tours on the Big Island of Hawaii. An adventure with Native Guide Hawaii will exceed your expectations! We have a variety of adventures; from our always popular Kilauea volcano tours, lava tours, Puna coastal tours to custom tours designed to suit your individual fitness level and time constraints. We offer flexible pick-up times and locations to accommodate your itinerary. Because you deserve a personal tour by a qualified, professional guide. We provide tasty snacks; a delicious, gourmet lunch and a variety of ice-cold beverages to keep you energized. And most of all, you will explore the island and experience its unique, local culture and history with an insider’s perspective that only a native guide can give.
Native Guide Hawaii Ecotours & Adventures
www.nativeguidehawaii.com
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HC 2 Box 6908 Keaau, HI 96749
(808) 982 – 7575
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Hawaiian Walkways
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Our hikes are guided adventures into spectacular but seldom-seen corners of the Big Island of Hawaii's 4038 square miles, from volcanic summits through upland meadows, to rainforests, streams and waterfalls, valleys, craters, molten lava flows, and coastlines. Come see the beautiful Island of Hawaii with an expert. Hawaiian Walkways has been operating since 1984, and we are the original hiking tour company on the Big Island. We take pride in our interpretive hikes, the beautiful trails that we manage and access, and our excellent customer service! We want you to come away from your day-hike with us with your senses satiated, and your thirst for learning and discovering new things about Hawaii thoroughly satisfied.
Hawaiian Walkways
www.hawaiianwalkways.com
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PO box 1307 Honoka'a, HI 96727
808-775-0372 or Toll Free: 800-457-7759
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Body Glove Cruises
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-Snorkel and Dolphin Adventures -Hookah and Scuba diving -historical dinner cruises to Kealakekua bay -Whale watching adventures All of our cruises are complimented by the first-class amenities on board our state-of-the-art, 65-foot catamaran. The Kanoa II is an award winning, multi-million dollar vessel designed with quality and comfort in mind. Our guests enjoy plenty of shade, cushioned seating, flat screen televisions, a full sound system for live entertainment, and our full service premium bar. The Kanoa II is equipped with three restrooms, two fresh water showers, a 2o-foot water slide, a 15-foot high dive platform, two large double swim platforms, and floatation toys for everyone. Our crew includes a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, First Mate, licensed bartender, deck hands, and all of our crew is trained in first aid and C.P.R. All of our cruises are wheelchair friendly and kids 5 and under are always FREE.
Body Glove Cruises
www.bodyglovehawaii.com
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PO Box 4523 Kailua Kona, HI 96745
808-326-7122 or Toll Free: 800-551-8911
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Wild Orchid Tours
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Our company specializes in sustainable private tours on the Big Island. From the Hamakua Coast, to the Hilo/Puna area, and to the Volcanoes National Park. We offer our guests ground expeditions in a safe and strong 4x4 SUV, with up to 7 passengers. Our tours are personal and family oriented, and we are always open to the necessities of our clients. With Wild Orchid Tours you can experience old Hawaii on safe and easy walks, moderate or more vigorous hikes. The Big Island has it all!
Wild Orchid Tours
www.wildorchidtours.com
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200 Kanoelehua Avenue PBM 381 Hilo, Hawaii 96720
808-968-1505
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UFO Parasail
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Soar Above Maui Hawaii and Kailua-Kona Fly away in ease and comfort. You may be a likely abductee. Alone or with one or two companions, it can happen to anybody! Parasailing is the perfect hawaii activity for anyone – young or old!
UFO Parasail
www.ufoparasail.net
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75-5669 Alii Drive - Suite 1106 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
(808) 325-5836 Toll Free 1-888-359-4836
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Blue Sea Cruises
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Glass Bottom Cruise Manta Watch Guaranteed Mantas No need to get wet! See the Giant Manta Rays in safe, warm cozy comfort aboard the Spirit of Kona. Watch the graceful ballet of the mantas while they feed. Glass Bottom Sunset Dinner Cruise Foder's Highly Recommended Dinner Cruise Kona's Best Dinner Cruise includes Full Dinner, Complementary Bar, Sunset, Live Entertainment, Hula Show, Dancing & nocturnal marine life.
Blue Sea Cruises
www.konashoreexcursions.com
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75-5660 Palani Rd. Kailua Kona
808-331-8875
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Waipio Valley Wagon Tours
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Join us for an adventure back in time on a mule drawn wagon. Your journey through the majestic and beautiful Waipi'o Valley (Valley of the Kings), heralded as the cradle of Hawaiian civilization. This fully narrated historical and cultural tour lasts 1.5 hours and departs from Neptune Gardens/Last Chance Store off Hwy. 240
Waipio Valley Wagon Tours
www.waipiovalleywagontours.com
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Waipio Valley
808-775-9518
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Volcano Discovery
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If you’re looking for the best tour experience of Kīlauea volcano and Hawaiʻi Island, you’ve come to the right place! VolcanoDiscovery offers group and private custom tours on Hawaiʻi Island. Our special focus is combining personal service with engaging presentations about the geology, nature and culture of Kīlauea, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and Hawaiʻi's “Big Island”. Our tours are organized by Hawaiʻi-based professionals who will help you connect with the heartbeat of an island where the earth is really and truly alive. Whether you’re in search of an extreme getaway, personalized comfort, or an environmentally-friendly “green” tour operator, we can help you. We are passionate about quality service, adventure, and creating lifelong memories.
Volcano Discovery
hawaii.volcanodiscovery.com
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PO Box 1251, Volcano, HI 96785
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Captain Dan Hilo Sailing
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View the Hawaiian Islands from the ocean on our Big Island adventure tours 10 ton Sail Boat. Hawaii Sailing Tours offers you an amazing experience while you're visiting the beautiful and exotic Hawaiian Islands. Our tours offer adventure as well as charter sailing services where you can learn the fundamentals of sailing. On our adventure tours you can see everything from whale watching, dolphin watching, to big island sunsets or even active hawaiian volcanic lava flows. Contact us for more details about our big island hawaii adventure tours.
Captain Dan Hilo Sailing
www.hawaiisailingtours.com
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Hilo Hawaii
808-333-8828
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Mauna Loa Observatory Road
Pu'u Hulu Hulu
This poorly paved, winding, rolling, single lane, two wheel drive road proceeds roughly south for about 3 miles, then southeast for 5 miles, then west over nearly barren lava flows, rising steadily to the Solar Observatory at the 11,150` elevation on the north slope of Mauna Loa. Clear weather provides a spectacular view of Mauna Kea, Kohala, Haleakala, Hualalai and the Pohakuloa Saddle. Under optimum conditions Kahoolawe, Lanai and Molokai islands can be seen. The Solar Observatory is not open to the public.
Mauna Loa Observatory Road
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Pu'u Hulu Hulu Trail
Pu'u Hulu Hulu
Trail Length: 0.6 mi. Activity: Pedestrian Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 200 ft Route: A short double loop trail, constructed by the Youth Conservation Corps, encircles both crests of the hill. Trail provides an excellent opportunity to view native vegetation which was once abundant prior to the introduction of livestock and the lava flows of 1843 & 1935. The top of the Puu makes an excellent picnic site and provides panoramic views of the area. No open fires are allowed. The trail is short, easily traversed and ideal for youngsters on a day`s outing.
Pu'u Hulu Hulu Trail
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Kaumana Trail
Trail Length: 3 mi. Activity: Pedestrian Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 550 ft Trail is a remnant portion of the old Hilo-Puu O`o Horse Trail. Until the U.S. Army built the Saddle Road in 1942, it was the only direct route from Hilo to the Humuula Saddle. It follows the 1855 lava flow, passing through pioneer ohia forest and adjacent to kipuka of mature Koa/Ohia/Hapuu forest. Native Hawaiian birds are readily sighted enroute. Wear bright colored clothing, as this area is open year round for game mammal hunting.
Kaumana Trail
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Onomea Trail
Trail Length: 0.5 mi. Activity: Pedestrian Difficulty: Easy Elevation: 140 ft Onomea Trail follows the alignment of the old government road into Hawaii Tropical Botanical garden and splits at Alakahi Stream; one branch turns right to Kukilu Bay and the other continues directly across the garden to the east side of Kahali`i Stream. The stream may be forded at this point to connect with the Donkey Trail. Mosquito repellent needed.
Onomea Trail
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about 0.5 mile on the Hilo side of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Office. Limited parking.
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Humuula Trail
Trail Length: 10.5 mi. Activity: Pedestrian Difficulty: Difficult Elevation: 3240 ft The trail first passes through mixed exotic forest, then native Koa/Ohia forest, and finally through former pasture, before rising 3,250` in elevation in 5.5 miles to reach the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp and Ranger station at Keanakolu. The trail is not well maintained and can be difficult to negotiate in wet weather. Catchment water is available at Keanakolu, but purify before drinking. Area is open to year-round game mammal hunting. Wear bright colored clothing. Directions: A partially paved, four wheel drive road leads mauka from Highway 19 at the 30 mile post in Ookala. Follow road 2.7 miles to the Hilo Forest Reserve boundary and Humuula Trail. Camping: Permits for Keanakolu are available from Hawaii District, Division of Forestry and Wildlife in Hilo, call 808-974-4221.
Humuula Trail
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Kaluakauka Trail
Trail Length: 0.4 mi. Activity: Pedestrian Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: 120 ft The unmarked trail goes down hill across forested pasture land to a foot gate in the forest reserve boundary fence, then continues to the Dr. David Douglas monument erected in 1934. It is rarely maintained and old fence wire may be tangled in the underbrush. Wear bright color clothing, as this area is open year round for game mammal hunting. Take Saddle Road (Hwy 200) to the 28 mile post. Turn north on the Mauna Kea access road, proceed 2.1 miles and turn right on the Keanakolu-Mana Road at the yellow 4-WHEEL DRIVE RECOMMENDED sign on the east side of the road. The trailhead is on the makai side of the Keanakolu-Mana Road 17.7 miles from the junction with Mauna Kea access road.
Kaluakauka Trail
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Mauna Kea Access Road
Trail Length: 32 mi. Activity: Pedestrian, Bicycle, Equestrian, 4WD Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: 2750 ft This infrequently maintained, unpaved, four wheel drive hunters` road circles the east, north, and west sides of Mauna Kea between the 7,000` and 9,000` elevations within the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve. It passes through native sub-alpine woodland and over barren lava flows. On clear days dramatic views of the whole northern coast, the Waimea Plain, Kohala Mountains, and the island of Maui may be enjoyed. The route traverses critical habitat of the endangered Palila, a Hawaiian finch found only on the upper slopes of Mauna Kea. Caution, the entire route is open year-round for hunting. Directions: opposite Puu Huluhulu Native Tree Sanctuary. Proceed 6.15 miles mauka, turn right on the dirt road just below Hale Pohaku, and continue counter-clockwise around the mountain.
Mauna Kea Access Road
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Kipukapuaulu: The Bird kipuka
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Stroll through an upland mesic forest oasis on this 1 mile long loop trail through a kipuka, an area of older vegetation surrounded by more recent lava flows from Mauna Loa. Of interest: Kipuka, old-growth forest of koa and 'ohi'a, birds, insects. Difficulty: Easy Distance and hiking time: 1 mile loop, 1 hour Distance from Visitor Center to trailhead: 5 miles. Trail begins at the Kipukapuaulu parking area on Mauna Loa Road. The trail is a dirt path with a gentle incline.
Kipukapuaulu: The Bird kipuka
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Kipukapuaulu parking area on Mauna Loa Road
(808) 985-6000
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Crater Rim Trail
Explore Kīlauea’s amazing variety of spectacular volcanic features and ecosystems. Enjoy shady forests with sweet bird song and cross other-worldly landscapes with lava trees, steam vents, cinder fields, and deep craters. You can also hike smaller sections of this trail (see map below). Distance: 15.6 mi / 25 km round-trip
Crater Rim Trail
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Volcano National Park
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Kīlauea Iki Trail
Descend through rain forest to Kīlauea Iki’s frozen, but still-steaming crater floor. Peer into the 1959 vent below Pu‘u Pua‘i cinder cone. Distance: 4 mi / 6.4 km loop
Kīlauea Iki Trail
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Volcano National Park
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Pu‘u Loa Petroglyphs Trail
Walk in the footsteps of the kūpuna (elders) to Pu‘u Loa (large hill)—a sacred and awe-inspiring gallery of petroglyphs. These simple etchings document the life and culture of the native Hawaiian people and cradle the piko (umbilical cords) of their children—brought with hopes of receiving the blessings of a long andprosperous life. Distance: 1.5 mi / 2.4 km round-trip
Pu‘u Loa Petroglyphs Trail
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Volcano National Park
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‘Iliahi Trail
ʻIliahi (Hawaiian for sandalwood) grows among native and non-native trees along this trail. Feel the heat from the steam vents and see Kīlauea’s summit caldera on a mostly shady loop trail. Distance: 1.5 mi / 2.4 km loop
‘Iliahi Trail
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Volcano National Park
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Devastation Trail
Stroll across cinder fields from the famous 1959 eruption. Here, Hawaiian rain forest vegetation is rapidly returning in a stark volcanic landscape. Enjoy the spectacular view into Kīlauea Iki Crater from Pu‘u Pua‘i Overlook. Distance: 1 mi / 1.6 km round-trip
Devastation Trail
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Volcano National Park
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Sulphur Banks Trail
Due to underground heat, this dramatic volcanic thermal area has very few trees. Also known as Ha‘akulamanu, this unusual place, with steaming cracks and colorful mineral deposits, has been famous for birds and healing vapors. Distance: 1.2 mi / 2 km round-trip Distance: 1 mi / 1.6 km round-trip
Sulphur Banks Trail
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Volcano National Park
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Earthquake Trail
Enjoy the songs of forest birds and enjoy a spectacular view of Kīlauea Caldera from Waldron Ledge Overlook. This asphalt road was closed to cars in 1983 after severe damage from a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. The trail continues to Kīlauea Iki Crater. Distance: 1 mi / 1.6 km round-trip
Earthquake Trail
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Volcano National Park
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Napau Trail
Following the East Rift Zone of Kilauea, the Napau Trail provides opportunities for hikers to experience a diversity of environments in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The 14 mile round trip (7 + hours) hike is through varied terrain ranging from recent lava flows to dense tree fern rain forests. Begin this hike from the Mauna Ulu parking area, 3 1/2 miles down the Chain of Craters Road. Your destination is Napau Crater where hikers may gaze from the rim at Pu'u 'O'o vent steaming and fuming in the distance.
Napau Trail
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Volcano National Park
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Thurston Lava Tube
This is a short hike down into a lava tube. You will walk through native rain forests filled with native birds. Keep an eye out for the endangered 'iiwi. Bright red with a curved bill this is the best place to spot this special bird whoes feathers were used to adorn helmets and cloaks of the Hawaiian Ali'i.
Thurston Lava Tube
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Volcano National Park
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Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical
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Step back in time to a sanctuary of Hawaii's past where traditional Hawaiian lifestyle is preserved. Ancient temples and ki'i (wooden images) whisper stories from the past. This place provided refuge to Hawaiians who came here. Today, the park continues as a sanctuary for visitors seeking a peaceful place and as a safe haven for all of the native wildlife living here.
Pu`uhonua O Honaunau National Historical
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Honaunau-Napoopoo
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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
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Along the western coastline of the Island of Hawai'i lies hot, rugged lava. The reason why the Hawaiians chose to settle here was, perhaps, a spiritual one, for there was a spirit. The Hawaiians felt its presence in every rock and tree, in the water and in the winds. Perhaps you too will experience this spirit on your visit to this National Historical Park.
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
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Kalaoa, Hawaii
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Puukohola Heiau
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How many places in America can you walk in the footsteps of a king? Where else has a simple sailor been stranded on an island, only to rise up to become a great chief and change the course of a people's history? Where else can you experience the culminating event of a people, foretold from centuries past? Only here at Pu'ukohola Heiau...
Puukohola Heiau
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62-3601 Kawaihae Rd., Kawaihae, HI
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture. The park highlights two of the world's most active volcanoes, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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The Palms Cliff House Inn
28-3514 Mamalahoa Highway, Honomu, Hawaii, United States
Attractions
The Palms Cliff House Inn
Attractions
  • 'Akaka Falls State Park
  • Waikaumalo Park
  • Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Umauma Falls Zipline
  • 'Akaka Falls Loop Trail
  • World Botanical Gardens
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
  • Zip Isle
  • Hilo Farmer's Market
  • Kalopa State Recreation Area
  • Banyan Drive
  • Coconut Island / Moku Ola
  • Liliuokalani Gardens
  • King Kamehameha Statue
  • Waipio Lookout
  • Kalopa Nature Trail
  • Naha Stone & Pinao Stone
  • Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
  • Woodshop Gallery Cafe
  • Mr. Ed's Bakery
  • What's Shakin'