Halemaʻumaʻu Crater Volcano Nat. Park

Pearl and Coral Flower

Frog and Lilies - Panaʻewa Zoo


Halemaʻumaʻu Crater - in the night Volcano National Park

Japanese Garden - in front of Bay Front

Lake Waiau - Mauna Kea mountain area


Puʻuhonua - Place of Refuge

Turtle- Puʻuhonua - Place of Refuge

Two Guards Puʻuhonua - Place of Refuge

Tiki -Puʻuhonua - Place of Refuge

Magnolia Flower

Rainbow Falls

Waiale Falls

Rodeo - popular sport every year

Rodeo Local annaul event

Lehua from ohia tree

Kilauea Trail

Pebble stones near ocean

Christmas Decorations by Soldiers' Family

Up and Down Bridge Hilo

Annaul Vintage Car Show

Surfing Native Sport

Eruption in Volcano National Park 2015

Eruption in Volcano National Park 2015

Entrance to Pana'ewa Zoo

Lava formation - turtle cum crocodile?

Above the clouds

Horse Parade

Hula Native Dance

Maku'u Shoreline

Maku'u shoreline

Lava formation- Monster with a hole?

Silversword - rare plant grows above 6,000-foot level in Mouna Kea

Rugged Road Leading to Stars -Mouna Kea

Rainbow Falls after Rain

Parade - Tahiti Dancers

Parade - Tahiti Dancers with Coconut Bras

Moon on Crater Road - Volcano National Park

Night sky atop Mauna Kea

Ohia bending with Wind

Parade - Donkey Cart

Parade - Natives

Parade - Band playing Trumpet

Parade - Hula

Parade - Hula Dance Shaking Hip

Slow growing sacred ohia

Pahoa Village is 5 miles away with variety of restaurants, markets, gas, gift shops, ATM. Snorkeling, Lava tree park, tide pools, clothing optional black sand beach, swimming with dolphins, and sea turtles, warm ponds, natural steam vents, lava flow (when active), public pool in Pahoa town, Sunday morning ecstatic dance and much more are all within 20 to 30 minutes.

Visit Volcano National Park, Sunday Maku’u Farmers Market, Saturday morning Space Market, Wednesday night Kalapana Farmers Market for delicious and varied locally prepared meals, local produce and products.

Hilo town is 30 minutes drive with Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Market, Tsunami Museum, cultural events, mall, theaters, Imiloa planetarium, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Banyan drive, Coconut Island, bay front, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Panaʻewa Zoo, airport, car rental and most anything else you might want. Mauna Kea – the tallest mountain in the world is 90 minutes drive.