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Fly over an erupting volcano, check out Mauna Kea,
visit Waipio Valley the Kona coast and more..

Copyright 2004 Loretta White - The Big Island Hawaii
The Big Island of Hawaii is about twice the combined size of all the other Hawaiian Islands, hence the name "The Big Island" of Hawaii. Size is not her only unique quality as the island of Hawaii encompasses a vast range of climates unique to Hawaii only. Climates range from tropical to sub arctic and Hawaii is the only island in the entire chain of islands in Hawaii where you will find snow with an erupting volcano. The Big Island Hawaii is host to Kilauea an erupting volcano and the world's highest mountain measured from base to top, Mauna Kea. Two of five volcanoes that created the Big Island Hawaii are active. Kilauea Caldera's present eruptive phase dates back to 1983, while Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984. Both Kohala as well as Mauna Kea are extinct and Hualalai is dormant, since it last erupted in 1801. Hawaii's scenery covers the total spectrum complete with Hawaii lava flows, high sea cliffs, rain forest, lush coastal valleys, deserts and rolling pastures.

The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest in the chain of the Hawaiian Islands. Although nearly twice the size of all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, Hawaii is still growing.
Places Of Interest:
  • Hawaii Volcanoes
    National Park, Big Island.
  • Kilauea
    Situated in the heart of HAVO.
  • Mauna Kea
    The pinnacle of all Hawaii.
  • Parker Ranch
    Large U.S. privately owned ranch.
  • Kona Coast
    Catch Pacific Blue Marlin.
  • Hamakua Coast
    See the cliffs of Waipio Valley.
Big Island Highlights:
  • Helicopter Flights
    Depart from Kona and Hilo.
  • Explore Lava Tubes
    on The Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Humpback Whales
    Watch whales off the Kona side.
  • Night Diving
    Dive with Manta at Kailua Bay.
  • Touring Ancient Temples
    Places of early refuge.
  • Stargazing
    Mauna Kea, Onizuka Center.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Eruption! - Taken from a helicopter, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Places Of Interest & Big Island Highlights.
Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, Molokai
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