Things To Do on The Big Island

Nearly twice the size of all the islands put together, Hawaii Island is the largest in the chain of Hawaiian Islands. There are a vast array of Big Island activities to see on your vacation to Hawaii

Explore the first missionary church of Hawaii in Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) or the quiet seclusion on a Hawaiian Dude Ranch with real cowboys and horseback riding. Trek up to Maunakea (White Mountain) for some snow skiing or relax at an extravagant beachfront resort and work on your Hawaiian tan, The Big Island has something for everyone.

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Hiking

175 miles of shoreline trail around the coast of Hawaii Island.
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kilauea and Mauna Loa are two active volcanoes on Hawaii Island.  Mauna Loa covers 19,999 cubic miles declaring it the most massive mountain on earth. Mauna Loa summit soars to an incredible 56,000 feet above the sea floor. This is 27,000 feet higher than Mount Everest. Learn more...

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Kohala Coast

The Kohala Coast is one of the most diverse part of the islands. About 30 minutes north of the Kona International airport, this area is the driest part of the island with up to 10” of rain a year.Learn More

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Parker Ranch

Cowboys in Hawaii? Even the stop signs read “whoa.” Filled with vibrant multi-cultural history, the ranch provides a Hawaiian experience of yesteryear with cowboys, horses, chickens, and goats. You can also take a drive to Waimea through the old Parker Ranch and experience some of the most spectacular views of the island and the ocean from 3500 feet above sea level.

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Maunakea Summit

Maunakea (Hawaiian for 'white mountain') is 13,796’ above sea level. Watch the sky light up all around you as Maunakea provides a dramatic scenery of vivid colors to give you the visual experience of a lifetime. #1 rated activity for Hawaii Island. Learn More

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Kealakekua Bay

Visit coffee and macadamia nut orchards and tour the historic farmhouse. A living history program gives students and visitors an opportunity to experience history “brought to life” by costumed interpreters who demonstrate traditional crafts, agricultural activities, and the everyday tasks of people from the past.

See a monument that marks the spot where James Cook was stabbed to death by the natives in 1779.