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Get To Know The Big Island

When it comes to diverse climates, the Big Island of Hawai’i takes the cake. In fact, it has 4 out of 5 major climate zones and 8 out of 13 sub-zones according to Köppen’s climate classification scheme – definitely enough to make your plane seatmate impressed or win at trivia night! That means the Big Island has deserts to polar tundra to rainforests and in-between.

  • The island of Hawaii is home to five shield volcanoes – two of which are still active. If you wish to visit during your trip, consider checking whether Kilauea or Mauna Loa are erupting. The former is the most active volcano out of the two and can provide a great sightseeing opportunity. Not to mention, Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park should be added to your itinerary for an unforgettable experience!

  • An incredibly exciting phenomenon is currently happening off the southeast coast of Hawaii. A new island known as Loʻihi is forming 15 miles away and its eruptions can be seen 3,000 feet below the ocean surface. Although it is thousands of years away from breaching the surface of the sea, this volcano has already come up 10,000 feet from the bed of the ocean and contains a crater that spans three miles.

  • Kamehameha the Great, a widely renowned figure in Hawaiian history, King Kamehameha I was thought to have been born in Waipio Valley, North Kohala on Big Island. This event took place all the way back in 1810.

Beach views of the Big Island, Hawaii

Hamakua Coast & Hilo

Here, you’ve left the protected leeward side of the island and ventured to the lush, tropical windward side. The Hamakua Coast is famed for its rugged shoreline, striking waterfalls and awe-inspiring views. Located here too is Waipio Valley – where King Kamehameha I spent his childhood years. Moving from the leeward to the windward side of the island, you find yourself surrounded by lush, tropical beauty. The Hamakua Coast is well-known for its dramatic cliffs, numerous waterfalls and breathtaking views. At Waipio Valley you can also visit the childhood home of King Kamehameha I.

The bustling town of Hilo on the windward side is home to Hilo International Airport (ITO), which facilitates flights to other Hawaiian islands and some airports on the western coast. Hilo is a beautiful small city that packs a lot in terms of sightseeing spots. Its downtown area is especially noteworthy and it’s also the starting point for many awesome attractions, such as Volcanoes National Park. If you’re looking for ideas to plan your trip, check out our meticulously curated E-Bike and Van Tours that allow you to see the vast beauty of these amazing spots!

Plan Your Trip! E-Bike & Van Tours, and E-Bike Rentals!

With us, you get to choose your own unique &  personalized Hawaii tour. We make sure you don’t miss out on the offbeat locations and help you find beautiful & tranquil spots that will stay in your heart forever. Let us take you beyond the ordinary and give you an unforgettable experience!We live on the Big Island of Hawaii. Come explore the unique beauty of the Big Island with us! Our website offers an array of different tours, but if you’d prefer one that is tailored to your exact interests, we are more than happy to provide you with a private tour. Experience what this incredible island has to offer!

At Volcano Ohana, we offer E-Bike Rentals, E-Bike Tours, and Van Tours for all groups.

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