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Swim Kohala Falls
"Begin your adventure with a ride in a 6-wheel drive off road vehicle. Take a short 20-30 minute walk by a stream and over a footbridge to the stunning “Secret Falls” a picturesque cascading waterfall surrounded by Ginger and Bamboo all in a private nature reserve. Then return to our swimming hole where you’ll have a chance to swim under a secluded waterfall.""""Enjoy an off road adventure a quick walk in a private nature reserve and the opportunity to swim under a private waterfall in this short-form version of our Kohala Waterfall Adventure."title=Highlights&1=Go+swimming+at+Kohala+Falls&2=Ride+through+the+jungle+in+a+6-WD+SUV&3=Trek+30+minutes+to+a+secret+waterfall&4=Cool+off+in+a+local+swimming+hole
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Island Breeze Luau on the Big Island
"While on Hawaii’s Big Island have an authentic fun and entertaining experience at the Island Breeze Luau. Winner of the ""Best of West Hawaii"" award the Island Breeze Luau at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is a favorite of both visitors and locals. You are invited to join the Island Breeze Luau for a unique cultural experience featuring delicious food drinks and an amazing Polynesian production!The luau is held in a beautiful oceanfront setting near the historic Kamakahonu Bay and Ahu’ena King Kamehameha’s former estate in Kailua-Kona. Guests of the Island Breeze Luau will enjoy a backdrop of passing boats outrigger canoes
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Whale Watch Excursion From The Big Island
"Hawai’i is the only state in the nation where humpback whales breed calve and nurse their young! If you are visiting Kona between mid-December and early-April don’t miss out on the chance to observe and experience these magnificent creatures in their natural environment; the incredibly clear and pristine Hawaiian waters.Departing from the Kailua Pier you will spot humpback whales daily; sightings are guaranteed or come again free! The award winning marine-life naturalist will astound you with facts and an informative narrative on all the exciting behaviors you’ll witness. Humpback whales are the nosi tables a premium bar and three restrooms. The vessel also has a spacious upper sun deck with a Bimini top for shade
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Lava Grafitti Tips (6)

Write Words on Lava -- Beats Paint Graffiti!

The Big Island is Hawaii's place for Big Drives, so it's nice to be entertained by lava graffiti. Don't worry -- there is no paint involved. Rather, people gather up white coral stones on the beach...
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AKtravelers
Nov 11, 2008

Graffiti Hawai'ian Style

One of the most interesting things to see while on the Big Island is the "Island Graffiti" that runs along highway 19 from Kona to Kohala Coast. These are all "written" with white coral and leave a...
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keida84
Aug 06, 2006

Grafetti Rocks

As you drive past the miles of black lava fields that stretch further than the imagination, little white rocks pepper the darkness. These rocks, bone white in color, gathered miles away, brought to...
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KiKitC
Oct 02, 2005

Coral on lava

The graffitti made out of writing with white coral (arranging the pieces into words) on black lava along the highway near Kona was extremely striking, and something I'd never read about before I went...
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ZanieOR
Apr 10, 2004

Don't Rearrage other people's rock signs

While driving on the road between Kona Airport and Kailua-Kona Town you will notice White Rock "graffiti" on the side of the road. This is nice! And has long tradition. Do not be tempted to rearrange...
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Hexepatty
Sep 22, 2003

Your name on the Lava rocks!

If you drive past all those names spelled in white rocks on the hardened lava, you may as well stop and add your name to it ! ! ! Be sure to get your own rocks though, and don't even think about...
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TropicGirl77
Apr 22, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Hawaii (Big Island)

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Beaches

The Big Island isn't the best island for pristine beaches but the snorkeling is great and I snorkeled every day I was there and very much intend to return and do the same. The best snorkeling spots...
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Waterfalls

We took a day to explore the other side. Our first trip to the island we spent the day on the other side with volcanos and walking to see lava . This time we explored botanical gardens and water fall...
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Chain of Craters Road

I drove all the way down to the end (where it was closed by a lava flow) of Chain of Craters Road and I got out and went to see the Holei Sea Arch. It was just a short walk but the surface was VERY...
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Hiking thru the rain forest

This is a short hike that brings you to the bottom of the Kilauea Iki Crater. You will descent via stairs (ccw) or path in to the crater (cw). This depends which way round you go. At the bottom follow...
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Manini beach

great snorkeling but it's super cold when you first enter ... natural springs. There are people ollfering kayak rental but it's illegal and if you get caught .. you will be the one the fine so do that...
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City of Refuge

This was a really neat place to see. It is an old religeous site that is called the place of refuge because in the old days if you broke sacred laws the chiefs would sentenced you to death. The only...
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