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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Small Group Tour

By Wasabi International Tours
Price is AU$274per adult


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  • A tour of Hawaii’s biggest island and its natural wonders
  • Visit Waipio Valley, Akaka Falls & Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
  • In depth exploration of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Frequent stops for photos and to take in the lush scenery
  • Experience diverse range of climate zones of the island

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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Small Group Tour

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Live Commentary in English. Pickup is between 7 AM and 8 AM from major Kona/Kohala area hotels. You will arrange your exact tour departure time directly with the local tour operator after booking.

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Price is AU$273.21 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is AU$273.21


Price is AU$273.21

What's included, what's not

  • Guided tour of the Big Island
  • Picnic style local lunch, bottled water, juice, and snacks
  • Use of rain gear
  • Park entrance fees
  • Return transport to and from your hotel in Kona, Waikoloa or Kohala

Know before you book

  • This tour is not recommended for children 4 and younger.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Spanish, Chinese, or Japanese language tours may be accommodated. Please call to request after your booking.
  • Pickup is between 7 AM and 8 AM. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

This full-day nature tour kicks off when you are picked up directly from any of the Kona or Kohala resorts and hotels, and then heads north from Kona on a brief scenic drive, with snacks and refreshments provided throughout the day. On the way to the first destination, you’ll pass some of the island’s oldest volcanoes, as well as Hawaii’s largest ranch, the Parker Ranch in Waimea, which has been operating on the island since 1847.

The morning is filled with visits to some of the most majestic waterfalls on the Big Island. First, the views will stop you in your tracks at the Waipio Valley lookout, where a dramatic backdrop of verdant cliffs drops into the sparkling blue ocean. Continuing on the drive along the Hamakua Coast, more postcard-worthy views will pass by your window, ushering you to the next destination, Akaka Falls. This towering 442-foot (135-meter) waterfall plummets into a lush ravine at the centre of a state park. You’ll enjoy a short walk through the vegetation for an up close view and plenty of photo ops. Next is a waterfall that’s small by comparison, but not by beauty: Rainbow Falls, a beautiful 80-foot (24-meter) waterfall with a giant banyan tree beside it. Around noon, you’ll get local style lunch of teriyaki chicken, grilled fish, steamed rice, and local purple sweet potato (Vegetarian meals are available upon request).

In the afternoon, explore the wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including steam vents, crater rim trail and the Halema'uma'u and Kilauea Iki crater lookouts. Walk along a bridge that gives you a literal inside look at Hawaii, as you follow it to the eerie Thurston Lava Tube, a 600-foot-long (183-meter) cave formed hundreds of years ago by an underground river of magma.

From there, you’ll have time to relax and take it all in at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the shore, like Hawaii’s green sea turtles. On the leisurely drive back around sunset, you'll see views of South Point, the southern most point of the United States, and Kealakekua Bay, before arriving back in Kona or Kohala. If time permits, we may stop at a local coffee farm for you to taste some fresh Kona Coffee.

Note: depending on weather condition and sunset time, tour may operates in reverse route.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Volcanoes National Park Hawaii

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Kailua Kona Area Hotels
    • Kailua-Kona Hawaii
    • Waikoloa Resort Area
    • 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
    • Waikoloa Village Hawaii 96738
    • Mauna Lani/Fairmont Orchid
    • 1 North Kaniku Drive
    • Waimea Hawaii 96743

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