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…
“Akaka Falls State Park offers great views of a 442-foot waterfall (and nearby Kahuna Falls) along a half-mile, paved scenic path. You pay to park, or pay a per-person entry fee (you can park just outside of the park for free). Stop at Mr. Ed’s or Hilo Sharks Café in Honomu before or after your trip to the falls. ”
“Unique destination to spot live lava flows, lava tubes & glowing craters is popular with tourists.”
“Beautiful scenery. I do not recommend driving down the steep valley road. It is a one-lane road that can be dangerously treacherous. ”
“Check out the market on Wednesdays or Saturdays, when they have the most vendors. Most likely you will find some fresh island fruit there cheaper than you would find at a grocery store.”
“Rainbow Falls, also known as Waianuenue Falls, is located at Wailuku River State Park, just a few minutes west of downtown Hilo. The park makes for a nice, easy walk on a day when the weather is really good. ”