Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
See the Halemaumau Crater in the aftermath of its collapse. Hike Kīlauea Iki and explore the inside of an old lava lake! Lots of cool stuff to see in the park. See visitors center.
It is a drive for sure but well worth it! I recommend leaving in the early morning around 8 and traveling south to see Green Sands Beach, Black Sands Beach and South Point before arriving at the park around 2. See the crater, hike around and then go back through Hilo to arrive around dinner. Drive…
Follow the map that you get when you enter the park to the steam vents, large crater and lava tube .
Volcano National Park is an hour drive from my location. It's well worth the trip as it well help you understand the history of volcanic activity of the island. There is no lava flowing at this time.
Go early! There is so much to see and do. Hike the crater rim, check out the visitor’s center, visit the lava tubes, and take a lot of pictures!!!
Volcanoes National Park is a wonderful place to spend the day. There are many great hiking trails through beautiful forests as well as desolate black lava lakes, sometimes right next to each other! The Kilauea Iki trail is one of our favorites.
“Take 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. Stop to pet the goats on the way there at Honomu Goat Dairy.”
“Try the burritos from the lady on the corner. The sauces she adds upon request are divine! We always order her tamales and lilikoi juice too!”
“Rainbow Falls is a waterfall located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is 80 ft tall and almost 100 ft in diameter. The falls are part of the Hawai'i State Parks. There is no fee to see the falls. At Rainbow Falls, the Wailuku River rushes into a large pool below.”
“PAHOA - Innovative Hawaiian-style Asian-American dishes served in a funky, relaxed space with live music”
“Mokuu Market - ‘Best Farmer's Market on the Big Island' Every Sunday hundreds of local residents and tourists crowd into this farmers' market because it has the most stalls with the greatest variety of locally grown foods. There are also many cooked food stalls and trucks with both local and international style goodies. There are several vendors of plants and even more with clothing and jewelry, household decorations, vintage treasures. Parking/$3”