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18 Attractions to Explore Near Mauna Ulu

Mauna Ulu
Mauna UluMauna Ulu, Hawaii 96778, USA

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.

Nearby Attractions

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park10.88 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Lava Tree State Monument
Lava Tree State Monument33.91 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo34.58 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Imiloa Astronomy Center
Imiloa Astronomy Center38.95 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls40.35 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Punaluʻu Beach
Punaluʻu Beach40.96 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Coconut Island
Coconut Island42.66 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa42.67 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

The largest volcano on the earth. It is one of the five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii. This is the largest subaerial volcano in both mass and volume.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden50.59 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls State Park54.40 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea57.70 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach66.96 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

This is a beautiful green sand beach that was located on the Island of Hawaii. It is one of only four green sand beaches in the world. The green sand is created by a common mineral in Big Island lava called olivine, which stays deposited on this beach because it is heavier than the other components of the lava. We can swim and can do any other water activities here.

Kealakekua Bay
Kealakekua Bay77.03 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Mokuaikaua Church
Mokuaikaua Church88.45 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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 Palace88.51 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Waipio Valley
Waipio Valley92.50 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Hāpuna Beach State Park
Hāpuna Beach State Park95.35 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site97.93 KMs away from Mauna Ulu

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.