April showers bring May flowers, but according to a Hawaiian story, it’s the ʻōhiʻa lehua’s flowers that bring showers. Read more about origins of this belief, the iconic ʻōhiʻa’s intrinsic part in Hawaiian culture, and what we can all do to protect these endemic trees.
May Day is Lei Day in Volcano and all across Hawai'i Nei! Can't celebrate in person? Check out Tutu's tips for crafting, displaying, and exchanging the perfect May Day Lei and celebrating this colorful Hawaiian holiday!
Make your Hawaii vacation a sustainable adventure. Ecotourism allows you to experience places like the Big Island without disturbing the ecosystem or making a negative impact on the environment.
Find rare avian life while hiking on the Kipukapuaulu Trail (Bird Park). Don’t miss seeing and hearing the array of stunning birds on this kīpuka on the slopes of Hawaii Island’s Mauna Loa.
Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) has reopened! A favorite attraction in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, read more about what happened while it was closed to the public for a year... and how to explore the lava tube yourself!
The Ka’ū Desert is located in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. It’s a remote area with little foot traffic, lots of mesmerizing landscape, and some mysterious footprints. Read more about hiking the Kaʻū Desert Trail to the Kamakai'a Hills, taking the Maunaiki Trail to the Twin Pit Craters, and a rugged trail that leads to Pele’s hair.
The Volcano Art Center is at the heart of Volcano Village, an artist's community on Hawaii Island. Nestled within the Niaulani Rain Forest, the Center operates a thriving fine arts gallery that showcases the handcrafted artwork of more than 230 local artists. Tour the native rainforest, explore the outdoor sculpture garden, or take a class at the Center’s Hale Ho’omana!
Dreaming of lush rainforests, tropical plants, rare flowers, sunrises, stargazing and adventure? It can all be found within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island! Ready to get off the beaten path and into nature? Here are our top 5 reasons why Volcano, Hawai’i is the nature lover’s paradise you’ve been dreaming of!
There's more to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park then the Kīlauea Volcano and its lava lake! Here's how to view the park's ancient petroglyph fields and understand the carvings, all while staying at a charming rental just minutes away from this sacred Big Island sight!