Big Island Attractions

Big Island Attractions

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Akaka Falls State Park features two waterfalls and a pleasant nature walk

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A beautiful valley surrounded by steep cliffs and waterfalls fronted by a mile long black sand beach..

Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden thumbnail
Beautiful, well maintained gardens with many interesting plants. $15 entrance fee.

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The desolate and wind swept south point region. For the explorer who doesn't mind bumpy roads.

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Nice views and a pleasant drive on Kohala Mountain Rd through Kohala ranch lands

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Makaiwa Bays Fish ponds are a great place for a leisurely walk followed by swimming and snorkeling at the adjacent beach.

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Brilliant snorkeling with beutifully clear water.

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Excellent snorkeling at the far end of the bay, reached with a kayak or boat

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The remains of an enourmous 200 year old fishpond, teaming with turtles. The beautiful turquoise water is calm and good for swimming, but the snorkeling is dissapointing. Access is via a 25 minute...

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An interesting historical landmark, and directly next to Honaunau Bay (seen in the panorama) which has excellent snorkeling

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A warm spring in a lovely setting that gets refreshed by the ocean

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The view seen from chain of craters road while driving toward the ocean

Kapoho Tide Pools thumbnail
The mother of all Hawaiian tide pools with great snorkeling and hours of exploration. Can be crowded on weekends but quiet during the week

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The largest crater in Volcano Nationals Park

Kilauea Iki Crater thumbnail
Steam from the 1959 eruption still escapes the floor of the once lava lake. In startling contrast, a trail through rain forest leads to the lake bottom

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A quiet camping and picnic park but no safe water access

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For reference - this section of the coast

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A lava tube that extends 300 meters, the first 40 meters easily accessible and lit.
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