Akaka Falls
Highway 220, Honomu, Big Island, Hawaii

If you’re prepared for a half-mile hike that includes plenty of stairs (we’re talking 300 plus!), you’ll experience one of the best sights Hilo has to offer. Akaka Falls is 422 feet of plunging, misty, majestic glory framed by lush, tropical greenery. Even if you don’t make the entire hike up, the falls are visible from afar, offering the lesser-inclined a pretty decent panoramic view nonetheless. And for you adrenaline junkies, there’s a zip line that’ll whisk you straight over Akaka Falls and across the gorge for the absolute best, although fleeting, view of the falls available. There’s a small charge ($5 at the time of writing this) for parking in the lot, but street parking is free.

Big Island, Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Akaka Falls
Anaehoomalu Bay
Anna Ranch Heritage Center
Dolphin Quest
Giant Cowboy Boot
Hapuna Beach
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Historic Kailua Village
Honokohau Harbor Beach
Hulihee Palace
Kahaluu Beach Park
Kamaee Falls
Kaumana Caves
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Kekaha Kai State Park
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
Lava Covered Road
Leleiwi Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens
Lyman Museum
Mauna Kea Beach
Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center
Nani Mau Gardens
Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Palace Theatre
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Pololu Valley Lookout
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau
Pua Mau Place
Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Rainbow Falls
Sadie Seymour Botanical Garden
Star of the Sea Painted Church
Steamvent Guesthouse
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Thurston Lava Tube
Tiny St. Peter's Catholic Church
Turtles at Honaunau Bay
Umauma Falls
Volcanoes National Park
Waikaumalo Park
Waikola Petroglyph Preserve
Waipio Valley Lookout
White Sands Beach
Wood Valley Temple
World Botanical Gardens

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