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18 Attractions to Explore Near Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea
Mauna KeaMauna Kea, Hawaii 96720, USA

This is a dormant volcano and the highest point in the island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world. Trekkerrs and adventure lovers can explore this area.

Nearby Attractions

Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls State Park33.25 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is a beautiful state park which was located in Hawaii. It comprises of so many huge trees and a vast collection of flora and fauna. The main highlight of this state park is the 442 feet high waterfalls named Akaka. The falls can be viewed from several points along a loop trail through the park. This park is a good trekking destination and also an escape from a busy life.

Waipio Valley
Waipio Valley34.96 KMs away from Mauna Kea

Waipio Valley is very famous for its greenery and scenic views. It was home to old Hawaiian kings and once upon a time was densely populated. It is one of the most beautiful and secluded places to go for a hike on the Big Island.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden38.93 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is a nonprofit botanical garden and nature preserve located near to the Old Māmalahoa Highway. he garden is located in a scenic valley opening out to Onomea Bay, and features streams, waterfalls and a boardwalk along the ocean. Today the garden contains over 2,000 plant species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera, with good collections of palms and so more.

Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls39.19 KMs away from Mauna Kea

A beautiful 80 m Height waterfalls which was part of the Hawaii state parks. At this falls Falls, the Wailuku River rushes into a large pool below and the pool is surrounded by lush greenery and it gives a stunning view of the waterfall.

Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa40.87 KMs away from Mauna Kea

Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth in terms of volume and area covered. It is an active shield volcano located on the island of Hawaii in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It stands over 13,000 feet tall(4,169 m) and has a base that covers an area of over 2,000 square miles.

Imiloa Astronomy Center
Imiloa Astronomy Center41.86 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is an astronomy and culture education center located in Hilo, Hawaii. It features exhibits and shows dealing with Hawaiian culture and history, astronomy, and the overlap between the two. It also includes a 120-seat planetarium, which features a fulldome video projection system.

Hāpuna Beach State Park
Hāpuna Beach State Park41.87 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is a large park and sandy beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is one of a few other white sand beaches on the west coast of the Big Island. This beach is the best place to spend leisure time and can have some valuable moments.

Coconut Island
Coconut Island43.02 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is a small island in Hilo Bay, just offshore from Lili'uokalani Park and Gardens, in Hilo, off the island of Hawaii. It is a small park, and is connected to the main island via a footbridge. The island includes a large grassy field, picnic areas, restroom facilities, and a few tiny sandy beaches.

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site43.44 KMs away from Mauna Kea

Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located on the northwestern coast of the island of Hawaiʻi. The site preserves the National Historic Landmark ruins of the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple, and other historic sites.

Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo45.25 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is a small zoo which was located inside a rainforest that has an area of 12 acres and it has more than 80 species of animals on display, and the grounds feature more than 40 different species of plants, flowers, and trees.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park48.42 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is an American national park which was located on the island of Hawaii. It comprises two active volcanoes Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive shield volcano. For visitors, the park offers dramatic volcanic landscapes, as well as glimpses of rare flora and fauna and so more.

Pololū Valley
Pololū Valley51.14 KMs away from Mauna Kea

Pololu is the northernmost of a series of erosional valleys forming the east coast of Kohala Mountain on the Island of Hawaiʻi. The valley forms a deep cut in the side of Kohala Mountain. This is one of the famous beaches in the Hawaii county and a lot of tourists visit this place every day.

Mauna Ulu
Mauna Ulu57.70 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is a volcanic cone that was situated at the eastern rift zone of the Kīlauea volcano. It falls within the bounds of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Mauna Ulu was in a state of the eruption from May 1969 to July 1974.

Mokuaikaua Church
Mokuaikaua Church58.58 KMs away from Mauna Kea

Located on the big island of Hawaii. This was Hawaii's first Christian church. Founded by missionaries who came from Boston.

Hulihe‘e Palace
Hulihe‘e Palace58.65 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This was an old vacation home of the Hawaiian royalty which was built out of lava rock. It was now converted into a museum by the Daughters of Hawaii Showcasing the old furniture, ornaments, and artifacts.

Kealakekua Bay
Kealakekua Bay61.22 KMs away from Mauna Kea

Kealakekua Bay is an important historic location because it marks the site where the first westerner, Captain James Cook, landed on Hawaii island. Now this place is a famous tourist attraction and it is a perfect destination for scuba diving and kayaking and snorkeling.

Lava Tree State Monument
Lava Tree State Monument70.10 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is a public park in the island of Hawaii which preserves lava molds of the tree trunks that were formed when a lava flow swept through a forested area in 1790.

Punaluʻu Beach
Punaluʻu Beach76.25 KMs away from Mauna Kea

This is a beach on the big island of Hawaii. The beach has black sand made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. Punaluʻu is frequented by endangered hawksbill and green turtles, which can often be seen basking on the black sand. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Hawaii.