The Big Island. The Orchid Isle. The Volcano Island. You'd expect a place that has inspired so many descriptive nicknames to be a land of rare beauty and wonder. Such is the island of Hawaii. Its 4,050 square miles are home to the snow-capped, 4,267 m (14,000 ft) peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, the fiery landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, vast macadamia nut plantations, black sand beaches, orchid-filled forests and exclusive resorts.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Explore the wonders of Kilauea Volcano up close on a walk through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You'll be amazed by the incredible beauty and power of this active volcano.
Experience a volcano up close and personal on the Kilauea Volcano Bike Adventure. Ride through the rainforest and lava frozen in time on a 21-speed mountain bike. The tour involves 12.5 km (8 miles) of cycling over mostly level terrain with a couple of small uphill sections. Or opt for the Kilauea Lava Viewing Hike, where you can view volcanic formations and hike out to a volcanic crater. The 3-mile round-trip hike crosses pahoehoe lava, meanders through forests of lava trees and passes steaming fissures where lava once spewed hundreds of metres skywards.
Hawaii produces most of the world's macadamia nuts. Here on Hawaii, you'll find the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor's Centre, where you can learn about the process of harvesting these delicious nuts and even sample some of the crop.
The official currency of Hawaii is the US dollar (USD).
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