When visiting The Big Island, you'll not be short of things to do, that's for sure. With so many iconic sights to see, you'll need to plan before you touch down on this beautiful island.
Nestled just minutes from downtown Hilo is the picturesque Rainbow Falls. Eighty feet of cascading water nestled in a bed of vibrant green foliage, you'll be mesmerised by its beauty. With a staircase that brings you to the top of the falls for a birdseye view, you'll need to set aside enough time to enjoy its captivating beauty.
Punalu'u Beach on the southeast coast boasts miles of black sand with free swimming sea turtles occupying the crystal clear waters, the perfect spot to kick back and relax with a good book.
Take an underground tour of Thurston Lava Tube, explore the 500-year-old underground cave lava tube, and discover the inside of a Hawaiian volcano and all its extraordinary features. As one of the most popular attractions on the island, we recommend visiting early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds. Nighttime tours are also available.
Suppose you want to seek shelter from the Hawaiian weather for an hour or so, head to the Imiloa Astronomy Center, a scientific and cultural discovery centre. If you time your visit right, you'll be able to catch the planetarium show that takes place daily.