What? : The Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is designated International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the park you can see two of the most active volcanoes on earth; At its heart are the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa active volcanoes.
The Park incorporates diverse environments including seven ecological zones. From the basaltic ocean coastline and expose lava flow plains, active volcanoes crater, deep lush rainforest and the high summit of the earth's largest in volume volcano, Mauna Loa.
Where? : The park is located at the south east section of the Big Island, 45 minute drive south of Hilo. Plan for 2 hours’ drive if you are coming from the northwest Kona side.
Link to other Big Islands Blog posts:
- Kauai - Island Visit and Trip Planning
- Maui – Overview, Visit Planning and Tips
- Big Island – Overview, Visit Planning and Tips
- Big Island – Beaches, Northwest Ocean Shore
- Big Island - Waterfalls at Wailuku River State Park
- Big Island – Pepeekeo Maikai Scenic Route
- Big Island – Driving North of Hilo, Northeastern Ocean Shoreline
- Big Island - Akaka Falls State Park
- Big Island - Waipi'o Valley
- Big Island - Pololū Valley
- Big Island – Drive through the island central high section
- Big Island - Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park