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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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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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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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The air around the volcanoes Tips (4)

Vog Can Turn Hawaii into Seoul!

The gases emenating from Hawaii's volcanoes are cool -- so unique they even have their own name: vog (for volcanic smog). But they also can be a health hazard -- especially on breezeless days. In...
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AKtravelers
Sep 22, 2007

Lava is rocky terrain

When you go to the volcanoes, you can walk to near where the lava goes into the ocean. You start walk there late afternoon and then wait until it's dark so you can see the glowing lava. There are...
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AnnemieB
Dec 15, 2006

Sulphorous Fumes

Signs around calderas and volcano warn you not to expose yourself for too long in these areas. Sulphorous fumes are emitted on a constant basis and breathing them can be extremely hazardous to your...
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starship
Nov 07, 2003

The Volcano Park

The Volcano Park is situated on two active volcanoes. You need to be aware of possible hidden dangers associated with volcanic environments. Wear adequate clothing and sturdy shoes; stay on designated...
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Jul 21, 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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