Waterfalls of the Big Island of Hawai'i
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The Big Island of Hawai'i as the name suggests is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands.
You could take all the other islands together and they'd all fit into this island. Plus, this island is still expanding as lava flows from the active Kilauea crater and its vents, thus adding to its landmass when it cools.
The interior of the island is dominated by the twin volcanoes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa (both of which are well over 10,000ft). On clear days, you could see their impressive summits looming large on the horizon towards the mauka side.
In addition to its size, the island is one of the most unique places in the world. For it is here that you can experience one of the most varied climates all within a short driving distance of each other. For example, you could be in a lush, humid tropical rainforest and then in snow just miles away towards the summit of either of the island's twin tower volcanoes. Much of the island resembles otherworldly moonscapes due to recent lava flows. Yet even within such varied climates, you can still find waterfalls on the island's windward side.
In fact, this island is home to two of the most scenic yet easily-accessible waterfalls on all the Hawaiian Islands in Rainbow Falls
and Akaka Falls
. There are other towering waterfalls nestled in the mysterious valleys of the Kohala Coast. There are also pretty ones in botanical gardens such as Umauma Falls
and Onomea Falls
Some of the waterfalls we've visited on this island even cracked our Top 10 Hawaii Waterfalls List
From the charm of the old school Hawai'i in Hilo to the resorts and sun in Kona to the Paniolo influence present in Waimea to the domain of Madame Pele in Volcano, a visit to the Big Island of Hawai'i is sure to produce some unforgettable memories.
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