ADVENTURE - CRUISES - RESORTS - WORLD WIDE TRAVELOCTOBER2018
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Tourism is in full swing on the Island of Hawai'i-
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park reopened Sept. 22, 2018
It has now been more than a month since the continuous flow of lava ceased from Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii, with the clean and clear air quality island-wide being the most evident sign of the positive impact since then.
Air quality is rated as good in all communities throughout the island of Hawaii, according to daily reports monitored by the Hawaii State Department of Health. -Hawaii Tourism Authority Read more...
Only 12 square miles of the island were affected from the volcanic eruption-
the lava has added 850 acres of new land to the coastline.
Kilauea Summit - Then and Now
Photos courtesy USGS - Hawaii Volcano Observatory
USGS - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Then and now. It has proven difficult to exactly match past and present views of Kīlauea's summit to show the dramatic changes in the volcanic landscape, but here's our latest attempt. Above is a photo taken on November 28, 2008, with a distinct gas plume rising from the vent that had opened within Halema‘uma‘u about eight months earlier. Below is a photo taken on August 1, 2018, to approximate the 2008 view for comparison. Read more...
-Molten lava is no longer present or visible in the park
-Lava lake at Halema'uma'u crater has ceased
-Lava flows from Pu'u'O'o have ceased
-Inspections of park infrastructure continue
-Sufur dioxide is at the lowest recorded levels since 2007
The New Look of Halema‘uma‘u on August 17, 201 -NPS Photo/Janice Wei
BY LAND: Currently, there is no way to visit the eruption by foot as roads are closed or blocked by lava.
BY AIR: Air tours are available from Hilo, Kona and the Kohala Coast. While current activity has lulled, it is still quite spectacular to see the vista of new lava and follow it's march to the sea.
BY SEA: Lava tour boats depart from Hilo daily, but currently lava entry points are sporatic and may end at any time. Check with your tour operator.
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport
$75 M Modernization Project, Centralized Screening, More retail & dining
3 Hour ride through famous Waipi'o Valley with epic views of black sand beach and Hil'ilawe, Hawai'i's tallest twin waterfall.
CULINARY HOME TOURS
Taste the Hawai'i Lifestyle- Enjoy a progressive island brunch while touring three private homes.
Kyak the famed Kohala ditch - with this guided tour through three scenic miles of Hawaiian history. Safely seated in our custom four-man kayaks, you’ll delve underground and float through thousand-foot tunnels dripping with spring water. You’ll soar high over rushing streams, and float across the mountainside via elevated flumes. You’ll quietly meander through thick forests by way of winding concrete channels. Read more...
AKATSUKA ORCHID GARDENS
Orchid Farm Tours and Tasting - tour greenhouses, learn about orchid growth, hands on planting activity and take home, sample Poha Berry Ice Cream.
PLANT A LEGACY TREE
Give the gift of a living legacy by planting a Native Hawaiian King Koa Tree. RFID tagging so you can watch your tree grow!
UMAUMA FALLS ZIPLINE AND RAPPEL EXPERIENCE
The Big Island's Umauma Falls zipline has nine (9) long lines with 2 MILES of spectacular zipping, over 14 waterfalls, suspension bridges and great ocean views. Read more...
MAUNAKEA SUNRISE TOUR
Start your morning on the Big Island on top of the world (literally) during a sunrise trip to the peak of Mauna Kea. Watch the first rays of light peek across the horizon.
STAR GAZE HAWAII
See the cosmos up close and personal while learning star lore and science from a talented astronomer.
OCEAN RIDER SEAHORSE FARM
See live seahorses and learn more about these fascinating creatures.
KAHUA RANCH ATV RIDES
Kahua Ranch is one of the largest privately owned working cattle ranches on the Big Island! More than 8,500 acres of lush, cool Hawaiian ranch lands beckon with breathtaking views and call to adventure. Read more...
SWIM WITH THE MANTA RAYS
Experience a night snorkel with these beautiful graceful creatures of the sea. Manta rays have no stingers or teeth or barbs and are completely safe to be around.