After our trip to New Zealand we were searching for a desination with a similar versatile landscape. And we found Hawai’i. In the first week we visited The Big Island, it is the youngest and largest Island in the Hawaiian chain.
One of the many waterfalls on the Island are the Rainbow Falls. We could only see the rainbow from the top. When you walk up the little path you come to a little forest with a large Banyan tree.
This is one of our favourite waterfalls, the Akaka Falls. It’s a towering 442 foot drop of raging water.
The Waipi’o Valley is located on the northern Hamakua Coast. The scared Valley has a magical atmosphere and we decited to have a hike down to the black sand beach, you can also drive down with a 4 Wheel car, but the road is very steep. You have to experience this Spirit Valley by yourself.
The Punalu’u Beach is one of the famous black sand beaches in Hawaii. You can swim with turtles and relax on the volcanic activity sand. The best time to see the turtles is in the morning. It’s such an incredible vibe.
The Volcanoes National Park is home to the two most active vulcanoes of the world.The park is accessible by car. The crater-rim drive (that is now partially closed because of the recent Halemaumau activity) takes you round the Kilauea Crater.From the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum you have the best overlook over the steaming Halemaumau crater at sunset.
The 4207 metres high Mauna Kea is the biggest sea level mountain in the world. We drove to the summit with a 4 Wheel Drive to watch the incredible sunset.