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MEET HAWAI‘I 35 The Hawaiian Islands HAWAI‘I GO TREKKING Get your hiking boots on and explore Island of Hawai‘i’s national parks, ‘Akaka Falls, Waipi‘o Valley look-out and Pololū Valley. INDULGE IN A SPA TREATMENT Head for one of the island’s luxurious spas for an authentic Hawaiian lomilomi (massage) and rejuvenation treatment. VISIT A FARM Choose from a large variety of agriculture and aquaculture tours — from Hawaiian Vanilla Co. to Kona coffee, Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, orchid and octopus farms. VISIT HISTORIC SITES The Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park is one of Hawai‘i’s most sacred historic places. Once the home of royal grounds and a place of refuge for lawbreakers, you can see ki‘i (wooden images of gods) that guard the temple of Hale o Keawe Heiau, the ruins of an important chief’s home and ancient rock ponds where fish were trapped. Other historical sties include Hulihe‘e Palace, Moku‘aikaua Church and the Lyman Museum. SWIM WITH MANTA RAYS With a wingspan of up to 6m, manta rays are often encountered on an unforgettable night snorkel or dive off the Kona coast. Also take time to explore the ocean via a sailing tour, glass-bottom boat, zodiac adventure, snorkel cruise, canoe paddling or stand-up paddle- boarding (SUP). EXPLORE HILO Historic Hilo is home to museums, art galleries and shops. Try to time your visit to be on a Wednesday or Saturday to wander among more than 200 stalls at Hilo Farmers Market, where exotic fruit, jam, jewellery and arts and crafts are sold. SAIL TO KEALAKEKUA BAY Book a cruise to Kealakekua Bay on the Kona Coast, Captain Cook’s final resting place, to see the monument dedicated to the famous explorer, swim and snorkel among tropical fish and spot spinner dolphins. Sunrise at Pololu Valley lookout at on Island of Hawaii. Image Tyler Schmitt. Akaka Falls at North Hilo. Image Paul Zizka-Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau.
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