Coconut Tree Bypass Bay 3 minute walk | Map Picturesque coconut tree lined bay across the street from Lava Lane Cottages. Kehena (Dolphin) Beach 4 minute drive | Map Beautiful black sand (clothing optional) beach often frequented by a pod of dolphins. Kamani Tree Tunnel 4 minute drive | Map One of the beautiful native Kamani tree tunnels along the scenic Kalapana coastline. Malama Ki 5 minute drive | Map Walk through the coconut tree grove or dip in the salt water lagoon that fills during high-tide. Wednesday Night Market at Uncle Robert’s 8 minute drive | Map Prepared food, local crafts, and live Hawaiian music! Coconut Beach in Kalapana 7 minute drive | Map Walk out to Kalapana’s magnificent coastline and sink your toes into the sand at Coconut Beach. New Beach at Pohoiki (2018) 15 minute drive | Map Visit the new black sand beach and warm ponds at Isaac Hale Beach Park (Pohoiki). Lava Tree State Park 20 minute drive | Map Take a walking trail through exotic lush landscapes, lava molds, and volcanic cracks. Hao Road 30 minute drive | Map Enchanted road right out of a fairy tale, leads to tidepool dipping holes, via Kapoho Mango Road. Volcanoes National Park 45 minute drive | Map The National Park highlights two of the world’s most active volcanoes and dramatic landscapes. Merry Monarch Festival 45 minute drive | Map A week long festival promoting and preserving the art of hula and the Hawaiian culture. Imiloa Astronomy Center 45 minute drive | Map Experience the first 3D stereoscopic planetarium in the world located right in Hilo. Coconut Island 50 minute drive | Map A small island park in Hilo Bay off the scenic Banyan Drive that is perfect for a picnic. Rainbow Falls 55 minute drive | Map Witness this striking 80-foot waterfall in a gorge blanketed in dense tropical foliage. Pe’epe’e Falls, Boiling Pots 57 minute drive | Map Idyllic waterfall and naturally carved out swimming holes at Wailuku River State Park. Akaka Falls 58 minute drive | Map Self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation and vista points overlooking the 442 foot falls. Tropical Botanical Garden 1 hour drive | Map Walk through this spectacular rain forest preserve acclaimed as one of the most beautiful. Kalopa State Park 1.5 hour drive | Map Kalopa Forest Reserve is a wonderful place to relax, hike, picnic, and enjoy nature. Waipio Valley 2 hour drive | Map Waipio hosts cascading waterfalls set back in the valley that flow down to its black sand beach. Waialea Bay 2.5 hour drive | Map Waialea Bay is a local favorite and great for snorkeling early when the ocean is calm. Hapuna Beach 2.5 hour drive | Map Popular accessible large white sand beach perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Makalawena Beach 2.75 hour drive | Map Remote and pristine white sand beach that is a 20 minute walk from Kekaha Kai Park. Green Sand Beach 3 hour drive | Map Walk in 2.5 mi or 4WD to this brilliant green sand beach, it is one of two in the world.