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Island of Hawaii Land Activities

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!

Land Adventures

Things to Do on Land

Coffee Plantations

The island of Hawaii is famous for its local coffee. Tour a coffee farm, taste local brews and learn more about different types of beans during your stay.

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Farmers Markets

Get a taste of locally grown fruits and vegetables, discover local crafts, baked goods and other treats with a visit to one of the island’s farms or farmers markets.

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Hiking

From trails that stretch across lava fields, to mountains and tropical forests — hikers enjoy a variety of sights (and levels of difficulty) on the island of Hawaii.

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Golf

You’ll find a variety of golf courses around the island that will challenge players of all skill levels and offer unforgettable scenery, too.

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Shopping

Whether you want the perfect souvenir, a good book to read on the beach, locally made art or something new from a local boutique, there is plenty of shopping around the island.

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Discover Beautiful Waterfalls Exploring the Island of Hawaii

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Activities on Land

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Mauna Kea Golf Course with Golf Board
Hawaii
Mauna Kea Golf Course
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
Summary

Since 1964 the Mauna Kea Golf Course set the standard of course beauty and design, solidifying its place in history as one of the Hawaii's most scenic and favored courses. Epic views and challenging play equate to an ideal Hawaii golf vacation.

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HWC Story Wall at the Hoopulama Science and Discovery Center
Hawaii
Hawaii Wildlife Center
Summary

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.

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Gift Shop
Hawaii
Akatsuka Orchid Gardens
11-3051 Volcano Road
Volcano, HI 96785
Summary

Explore the Big Islands largest collection of Orchids. Over 1,000 on display in our Orchid Maze & for purchase. Join a behind the scenes Orchid Farm Tour and Tasting. Plant and take home your own baby orchid and leave room for dessert as you sample our Poha Ice Cream and shop our unique giftshop!

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Kilauea Volcano
Hawaii
Kona Nature Tours
75-5737 Kuakini Highway #201
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Summary

Kona Nature Tours provide unique and customized experiences for visitors to the Big Island of Hawaii. Our adventure guides will take you to where we go, to see what we see and to live like we live. Experience: History and Culture, SCUBA, Guitars, Designed-to-taste meals, Rappelling, Portage Services, Private Beaches, Private Coves, Overnight Camping, Your Imagination.

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