Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Island of Hawaii Travel Planner 2019-2020
For a complete directory of the island of Hawai‘i’s products and services, see pages 56-60. 36 gohawaii.com/island-of-hawaii @islandofhawaii @theislandofhawaii THOSE WHO SAY “THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION” may be talking about a drive around the island of Hawai‘i. This drive earned the island one of National Geographic’s 50 Ultimate Road Trips in the World and Rand McNally’s Best of the Road,® the only trip awarded in the state. Rent a car for flexibility and ease before you arrive to the island. Guided circle island tours are also available. 1. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park An UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Hawai‘i’s most popular attractions. 2. ‘Akaka Falls State Park A self-guided walk features two amazing waterfalls, ‘Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet). 3. Lapakahi State Historical Park Take a self-guided tour and explore traditional Hawaiian lifestyles. 4. Pu‘ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site This site features one of the largest heiau (temples) built in Hawai‘i. 5. Kaloko-Honōkohau National Historical Park Find out about life in early Hawai‘i JohnWhittle ‘Akaka Falls State Park A drive around the island would not be complete without visiting the eight Heritage Sites of Hawai‘i. These special, “must-see” places provide significant historical, cultural and environmental contributions to the island of Hawai‘i. CIRCLING THE ISLAND PLAY by learning about fishpond systems, viewing ki‘i pōhaku (petroglyphs) and heiau (temples). 6. Hulihe‘e Palace Once a favorite retreat of Hawaiian royalty, this palace features original koa furniture, Hawaiian artifacts and personal memorabilia of the royal family. 7. Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park This is where Captain James Cook first set foot on the island of Hawai‘i in 1779, and died a year later. A monument stands here in his name. 8. Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park This 180-acre park was once royal grounds and a place of refuge for Hawaiian lawbreakers.