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There’s no shortage of adventure on Hawaii — the island has over 4,028 square miles of land (and it’s still growing!). Visitors enjoy biking, and horseback riding amongst the island's waterfalls, beaches and volcanic landscapes. With so many microclimates to experience, you can stargaze on the sometimes snow-covered slopes of Maunakea, explore the botanical gardens of the Hamakua Coast, or play on the world-class golf courses of the Kohala Coast.
There are also unforgettable hiking trails throughout the island. In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, visitors can hike through the Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube), Devastation Trail or the challenging Crater Rim trail, which encircles the summit of Kilauea Caldera.
Whether biking atop Kilauea or touring a coffee farm, be sure to pack comfortable shoes when you visit!
Island of Hawaii Cultural Activities
The island of Hawaii might be the youngest island of the Hawaiian chain, but it is full of rich history — from sacred sites to royal palaces.More
No visit to Hawaii is complete without experiencing this cultural feast that includes delicious food and performances of Hawaiian and Polynesian dances.More
Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a non-profit organization that strives to connect people with the park through education, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Our Hawaii Volcanoes Institute field seminars and private tours provide inspirational experiences in the great outdoors.
HO'OMAU RANCH horseback riding, ATV UTV Tours. Ranch Stay and camping. Rare endemic, critically endangered tree species Loulu Palm Pritchardia schattaueri & Mehamehame. Hawaiian hoary bat, Mesic forest. Bird watch for endangered 'io, endemic 'apapane, 'elepaio and Pueo. Cattle pastures Agritourism!
Hawaii Pacific Parks is a non-profit cooperating association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaii and in American Samoa. Proceeds from our bookstores support interpretive and educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities.
This Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum tells the story of Hawaii’s islands and people. Exhibits trace Hawaii’s history from its volcanic origins and the flora and fauna that arrived before humans to life in ancient Hawaii and the immigrant groups that helped shape Hawaii’s unique culture of today
Come visit our honey & bee farm in Captain Cook! Take a beekeeping farm tour & join us as we open a beehive. Sample our organic honeys, all produced from rare blossoms found on the Big Island, and browse our store and museum full of honey, beeswax products and beekeeping memorabilia.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is a Hawaii golf resort home to the championship Francis H. I'l Brown South Course, renown as the former home to the annual Senior Skins Game from 1990 - 2000. The resort is now home to the prestigious Hawaii State Open.
The Hawai‘i Wildlife Center (HWC) is a state-of-the-art native wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center. The facility features a science and discovery center and retail store. Science center admission is free. Donations are welcome. Public hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.