Book Amazing Activities in Big Island
The Big Island doesn’t do anything halfway: fecund jungles thick with the smell of plumeria and ginger flowers, barren lava fields akin to Moonscapes, sun-drenched white- and black-sand beaches, moody valleys cut by rivers, and blustery, sky-high snowy peaks. You’ll find all but 2 of Earth’s climate zones on the youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Formed by 5 shield volcanoes over millions of years, the varied landscape is mirrored by the variety of cultures that call the Big Island home. And something about a global culture blending on one of the world’s most active volcanoes really makes you see the big picture. Swim with dolphins in the crystalline waters of Kealakekua Bay. Watch Earth form as radiant liquid lava pours into the sea at Volcano Park. Gaze at glittering stars on Mauna Kea, the tallest sea mountain on the planet. Snorkel with sea turtles in Kapoho’s volcanically-heated, brackish tide pools. Meander through the vintage streets of Hilo and taste the multicultural cuisine of the islands. Pack your swim suit, some sturdy hiking shoes, and rain gear. The Big Island is one big adventure.
The Tallest Amongst Giants30,796 feet = height of the Mauna Kea mountain, when measured from its base on the ocean floor. This makes it the world’s tallest mountain!
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