Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hawaii: Big Island Self-Guided Driving Tour

1. Hawaii: Big Island Self-Guided Driving Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 100+miles-long tour covers the essentials of Yellowstone National Park in 3-5 hours. Experience Hawaii's Big Island at your own pace with a self-guided driving tour. Stops include Hulihe's Palace, Magic Beach, and the Lekeleke Burial Grounds. Your tour of the Big Island begins outside the quaint town of Kailua-Kona. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. As you drive, you’ll see the historic Hulihe’e Palace, once the vacation home of the island’s royalty. Continue south to Magic Beach, where the sand sometimes simply disappears. After that is Kahalu'u Beach, a perfect place for snorkelers, followed by the sacred Lekeleke Burial Grounds. Next, pass the remnants of Hikiau Heiau, an important religious site in ancient Hawaii. Past that is the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park for those looking to learn more about the island’s history. See the Honaunau Rodeo Arena and learn all about Hawaii’s cowboys. Next up is Pebble Beach, where you’ll get to know the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele. You’ll also have the option to check out the Kula Kai Caverns, left by ancient volcanic activity. Continuing on, reach the startling Punalu'u Beach, which features totally black sand. The route then passes an old sugar plantation, followed by the huge volcanoes Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Pass by Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you can explore the island’s volcanoes up close. After that, drive through the picturesque town of Hilo. Then, cruise through the almost impossibly scenic Liliuokalani Park and Gardens. Find surfers catching waves next at Honoli'i Beach. After that is Onomea Bay, featuring a spectacular hiking trail with views that can’t be beaten. Then, admire the astonishing flora at the Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden. Continuing on, you’ll arrive at the surprising sight of the Honohina Hongwanji Mission, a historic Buddhist temple. Next pass the Laupahoehoe Train Museum before reaching Laupahoehoe Point, a spectacular ocean vista. Don’t forget to snap some photos. Anyone hankering for a snack will definitely want to stop at the Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market before continuing on to the cowboy town of Waimea. Up next are a pair of great beaches: Hapuna Beach is the largest white sand beach on the island and Beach 69 is beloved by locals, so take your pick. Then you’ll arrive at the Kings Highway Foot Trail, where you’ll have the chance to see the ancient Waikoloa Petroglyphs. After that are another few scenic overlooks, followed by the beautiful Kekaha Kai State Park. Your tour concludes here, just north of where it began.

Self Guided GPS & Audio Hilo Historical eBike Tour

2. Self Guided GPS & Audio Hilo Historical eBike Tour

At the heart of Hawaii lies Hilo, a city rich in history, culture, and natural wonders. With the wind in your hair and the whispers of yesteryears guiding you, our Hilo Historical eBike Tour offers an unrivaled experience. Picture this: you're not just exploring a city, you're immersing yourself in a story that has shaped the very fabric of Hawaii. Every pedal on your eBike takes you closer to the soul of this tropical paradise. Riding an eBike is not just fun; it's transformative. Our top-notch GPS and audio guide ensure you don't miss a beat. Hilo's historical parks, bustling farmers' markets, majestic waterfalls, and iconic museums beckon. No more struggling with maps or missing out on hidden gems; our precise navigation ensures you get the full Hilo experience. Freedom, Fun, and Flexibility – All in One There’s something incredibly freeing about exploring at your own pace. Want to linger a little longer by Liliʻuokalani Gardens' serene ponds or delve deep into Hawaii's aquatic wonders at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center? No problem. Our tour is self-guided, giving you all the time you need. Whether you're an avid historian or someone just looking for an unforgettable day out, this tour caters to all. We're all about experiencing Hawaii sustainably. Our eBikes are not just an exciting mode of transport; they're also eco-friendly. Ride with the knowledge that your adventure is leaving a minimal carbon footprint, all while getting an authentic taste of Hilo. It’s tourism done right, respecting the land that offers us so much. Every city has its secrets, its tales, its soul. Hilo is no different. But how you discover them can make all the difference. The Hilo Historical eBike Tour isn't just another tour; it's a passport to a time gone by, an adventure of the present, and a glimpse into the future. This is your chance to see Hilo like never before. Book your eBike now and be a part of a journey that promises memories for a lifetime.

From Waikiki: Big Island Volcano Helicopter and Ground Tour

3. From Waikiki: Big Island Volcano Helicopter and Ground Tour

5:00 am-6:00am pickup from Waikiki hotels 6:00am – 8:00am depending on flight availability at the time of booking) flight over to Big Island(air ticket included) check in for helicopter dependent on the Helicopter availability Flight time might change due to availability at the time of booking Approximately 45 to 50 minute waterfall and volcano helicopter ride. meet Dynamic tour guide at Tour Bus Parking Lot next to Baggage Claim D for ground tour. Richardson Blacksand Beach Queen Liliuokalani Gardens Big Island Candies King Kamehameha Statue Historical Hilo Town Rainbow Waterfalls Richardson Black sand Beach – is the only beach in the Hilo area with black sand Historic Banyan Drive – Banyan trees bear the names of famous people who planted them. Famous names include President Theodore Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Richard Nixon to name a few. Still thrive along Banyan Drive, having grown into a thick canopy, makes it popular for walking and driving. Liliuokalani Gardens: The park’s site was given by Queen Liliʻuokalani, and lies southeast of downtown Hilo, on the Waiakea Peninsula in Hilo Bay Rainbow Falls – most beautiful waterfall with never ending rainbow. Rainbow Falls State Park. Waterfall known for it’s never ending rainbows. Please check your email for updated itinerary. Depending on the Helicopter tour time you might be able to see the volcano. This reservation requires, Helicopter, Airline Ticket and other items that are not refundable. Please check your email after booking to agree to Non-Refundable agreement.

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4.5 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Be sure to follow the directions for downloading the audio to go with your trip. Otherwise, customer service was very helpful in helping us find our errors. Excellent narrative as you go along the given route.

This was well worth it. As a solo traveler, I enjoy going at my own pace. I learned alot from the recordings. The gps is also on point.

The narration about the history of The island was great. We learned so much. The price was also a good deal.

We really enjoyed being able to go at our pace. Very informative and educational

Nice and informative tour to explore the island. Everything went well.