Aside from the beaches, luau’s and all of the other fun activities to be experienced on Hawaii’s big island, there is an abundance of natural wonders to be explored and experienced. Once in a lifetime adventures!!
One of the most famous natural wonders of Hawaii is located in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Mauna Loa. The summit of Mauna Loa reaches 13,677 feet and is the world’s largest, most active volcano. Mauna Loa’s most dynamic smaller sibling, Kilauea volcano, provides frequent opportunities for lava viewing. For your safety, talk to the ranger in the Kilauea Visitor Center for information on lava [...]
For those who feel the ideal vacation is communing with nature in its most pure state, away from all the tourist trappings, Molokai is the place to visit. There are many different nature preserves, hiking trails, parks and wildlife sanctuaries to enjoy.
The Kalaupapa National Historical Park is the site of the historic leprosy settlements of Kalaupapa and Kalawao, the Kalaupapa Peninsula and one of the richest archeological preserves in Hawaii. There are 8,725 acres of land and 2,000 acres of water within the Park’s authorized boundary. Many areas within this boundary offer rare native habitat for several endangered Hawaiian plants [...]
The Island of Maui offers a multitude of different things to experience. Not only are there beautiful white sand beaches, there are botanical gardens, nature preserves, parks and many other natural wonders to explore and enjoy.
At the Maui Ocean Center, experience marine life seen nowhere else on earth. An acrylic tunnel snakes through a 750,000-gallon tank, which you can walk through and observe spectacular sharks, hundreds of marine animals and tropical fish as they swim above and below. On the south side of Maui, visit the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (Ka Hoi Mai Ana Ona Kohala), which [...]
The island of Lanai is home to many sacred and historical sites, which the natives treat with respect and care. The Kaunolu Archaeological Interpretive Park is a traditional fishing village where daily life revolved around the preparation of food from the sea. The site consists of numerous gravesites, stone shelters and house platforms. There is also a heiau (temple) and a koa (fishing shrine), as well as Kahekili’s Leap where Hawaiians practiced lele kawa (cliff jumping). This is a national landmark.
The Luahiwa-Rain Heiau Petroglyph Preserve is a place where the ancient Hawaiians left their picture albums. The ancient Hawaiian people [...]