Mauna Kea, or “White Mountain” in english, is the tallest of the 5 volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island. It is no longer active unlike nearby Mount Kilauea which has been erupting continuously since 1983.
Meaning “Long Mountain” in Hawaiian, the summit of Mauna Loa lies within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and it is the tallest active volcano in Hawaii.
Kona International Airport is the main entrance point into the largest of all Hawaiian Islands. One of two airports on the Big Island, the airport is located a short drive from Kailua-Kona.
Hilo Airport is one of two airports of the Big Island of Hawaii. Serviced by Hawaiian Airlines and Go! Airlines, inter-island flights arrive in Hilo daily to see the Big Island’s Mt. Kilauea Volcano.
The Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs can be found off Chain Of Craters Road in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. The majority of petroglyphs show a variety of human forms, and simple dots that represent new born babies.
Ahalanui Park is a public park that contains a naturally heated swimming pool. Fed at one end by a volcanic hot spring and the other by the ocean, the pool water is heated to a comfortable 90 degrees fahrenheit. This is one of the Big Island’s hidden gems that is worth a checking out.
Mount Kilauea is the island of Hawaii’s most active volcano, and has been erupting since 1983. The raw beauty of the landscapes around the volcano is very memorable and like no place else on earth.
Jaggar Museum at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is named for Thomas A. Jaggar, a famous Geologist. The museum looks over the Halema’uma’u Crater and Mt. Kilauea.
The Volcanoes Golf and Country Club is just a 3-iron away from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, sitting on the rim of Kilauea Crater.
Mt. Kilauea’s mystifying volcanic steam vents stretch throughout Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.