HAWAII ISLAND: Hamakua Heritage Corridor
This drives takes in the East side of Hawai‘ i Island ( also known as the Big Island). Take in the breathtaking sights of Hawaii Island’s natural landscape as you drive along sea cliffs, through lush valleys and tropical rainforests up the Hamakua Coast. The drive begins in Hilo which is Hawai‘ i Island’s “biggest, small town” and features centuries- old wooden store fronts. Hilo is also the gateway to Hawai‘ i Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth.
Drive north from Hilo on Hawaii Belt Road and venture off to the Onomea Scenic Drive, followed by stops at Akaka Falls State Park, Laupahoehoe Point, and Honokaa town, and end at the Waipio Valley lookout for a rewarding view of the lush landscape, waterfalls, and a black sand beach.