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20 Attractions to Explore Near Waipio Valley

Waipio Valley
Waipio ValleyWaipio Valley, Hawaii 96727, USA

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.

Nearby Attractions

Pololū Valley
Pololū Valley17.94 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site25.53 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Hāpuna Beach State Park
Hāpuna Beach State Park27.48 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea34.96 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls State Park54.42 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden61.94 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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 Falls66.93 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Mokuaikaua Church
Mokuaikaua Church67.01 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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 Palace67.08 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Coconut Island
Coconut Island69.52 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Imiloa Astronomy Center
Imiloa Astronomy Center69.90 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa71.09 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo74.58 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Pools of 'Ohe'o
Pools of 'Ohe'o77.13 KMs away from Waipio Valley

The Pools of ‘Ohe’o are the most popular attraction in East Maui. Beautiful waterfalls and pools in an absolutely stunning setting.

Kealakekua Bay
Kealakekua Bay78.46 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Waimoku Falls
Waimoku Falls79.33 KMs away from Waipio Valley

Waimoku Falls is said-to-be 400ft tall waterfall situated at the head of Ohe’o Gulch. A Pipiwai trail leads hikers to this waterfall through amazing bamboo forest.

Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach
Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach81.91 KMs away from Waipio Valley

Kaihalulu Beach or Red Sand Beach, located just south of Maui's Hana Bay, has red-black sand, a product of the cinder cone hill on the northern end of the cove.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park83.38 KMs away from Waipio Valley

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.

Waiʻānapanapa State Park
Waiʻānapanapa State Park86.24 KMs away from Waipio Valley

Waiʻanapanapa means “glistening fresh water” in the Hawaiian language, referring to nearby fresh water streams and sparkling pools.The park has seabird colonies, lava tubes, blowholes, freshwater caves, and a natural stone arch.

Hāna Lava Tube
Hāna Lava Tube87.62 KMs away from Waipio Valley

The cave is the largest lava tube on Maui and the 18th largest lava tube in the world. The tube was created over 960 years ago as lava spewed up from underground towards the ocean surface.