Travel Itinerary: Hamakua Coast in 8 Hours

    Plan your Day North of Hilo There is a lot to see in and around Hilo town, including the impressive Volcanoes National Park, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens.  Whether you are a cruise-ship passenger or just short on time, you may only have one day to see everything,  If you … [Read more...]

Travel Itinerary: Kona + Hilo in 2 Days

Day 1 takes you north to Kua Bay Beach Park, one of the prettiest on the island, and Hapuna Beach State Park, known as one of the best beaches in Hawaii.  Then your drive takes you through the town of Waimea and to the Hilo area attractions.  Day 2 takes you north of Hilo to all the attractions of the scenic Hamakua Coast and then eventually back … [Read more...]

Akaka Falls State Park, Hawaii

Hiking to Akaka Falls

Activities: nature hike Attractions: waterfalls, scenic drive Extras: parking lot, bathrooms Bring your camera when you visit Akaka and Kahuna Falls, two impressive Hawaiian waterfalls.  Akaka Falls State Park is just a short 20 minute drive north of Hilo, which takes you through the Big Island's old sugar-cane fields.  The road … [Read more...]