Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Beautiful gardens, birds, tiki, ocean views and great hike. Going down into the jungle canyon is a breeze; coming up, not so much. There is an entry fee, but worth it. There are a few minimal restaurants on the way there.
One of our favorite places on the island. Well worth the cost of admission. Tropical plants from all over the world are beautifully displayed throughout this amazing garden that also has waterfalls and incredible oceanfront views.
This is a must-see, highly rated destination that’s just a short drive from Kapehu Falls. Unfortunately, they have been closed during COVID, but it’s worth calling in case they have reopened. Located along the 4-mile scenic drive in Onomea, you will have a chance to see a waterfall, lava tube and…
Over 1,800 species of tropical plants including orchids, banana groves & more in a tranquil setting.
Really nice place. It requires walking down a hill, but you can get a golf cart ride.
The northeastern side of the Big Island is lush and tropical thanks to a combination of the high volcanoes, constant trade winds, and tropical temperatures. The Hilo and Hamakua coast are filled with rainforest, waterfalls, and tropical flowers and these natural treasures can be most easily seen in…
“When driving around the north side of the island on the way to Hilo from Kona, you’ll find the glorious ‘Akaka Falls. This waterfall is a huge payoff for just a short walk down a trail from the parking lot, so don’t miss out on this one. ‘Akaka Falls is a whopping 442 feet tall! The full hike around the loop is 0.4 miles, so it’s appropriate for most skill levels, though some of it is stairs and uphill. On the hike, you’ll also see the 100 foot tall Kahuna Falls and lots of lush rainforest.”
“One of the most active volcanoes in the world. See the glow from the lava! ”
“Beautiful scenery. I do not recommend driving down the steep valley road. It is a one-lane road that can be dangerously treacherous. ”
“Get some fresh produce and local island souvenirs from the Farmers market on Wednesdays and Saturdays!”