The Big Island Hawaii
THE BIG ISLAND HAWAII
From the dazzling lava show of Hawaii’s volcano to the Island’s flowing waterfalls, lose yourself amidst nature’s true wonders on “The Big Island.” It offers a variety of landscapes where streams, wind and pounding surf
have stripped away the lava to form dramatic cliffs and valleys.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Displaying the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park bares the most unique ecosystems along with distinct island cultures.The park highlights two of the world’s most active volcanoes, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.
Hilo–Hawaii’s biggest small town lies at the feet of three volcanoes: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Kilauea.
The centuries-old wooden storefronts house surprisinglysophisticated galleries, shops, restaurants and eccentric museums.
The Farmer’s Market sells crafts, fresh fish, orchids by the armful, and a cornucopia of exotic fruits.The hottest show in town is due south in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Parker Ranch–Approximately 50 minutes from Kona International Airport, Parker Ranch was founded in 1847 and is one of the oldest ranches in the United States. Spreading approximately 150,000 acres on the island, Parker Ranch is also one of the country’s largest cattle ranches. Learn the history and culture of the Ranch and ride on Kohala carriages to one of the
oldest stone corrals. For the more adventurous, horseback riding and all-terrain vehicle tours are available. Waipio Valley–Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the boyhood home of King Kamehameha I and
an important center for political and religious life in Hawaii. Not only is “The Valley of the Kings” an important site for Hawaiian history and culture, it's also a place of dramatic tropical beauty.