Luxury Hawaii : Luxury Hawaii 2017
22 LUXURY HAWAI‘I The Hawaiian Islands: Island of Hawai‘i Also known as the Big Island, because it is the largest of the Hawaiian islands, the Island of Hawai‘i is nature at its most powerful. Eleven of the world’s 13 climates can be found on the island, and it is home to five volcanoes, two of which are active. Often snow-capped, Maunakea is the tallest peak in Hawai‘i, with an astronomical observatory at the summit. Soar over lava fields and sheer drop waterfalls on a scenic helicopter flight, see Captain Cook’s final resting place on a sailing tour and enjoy a mesmerising night snorkel with manta rays. Visit gohawaii.com/au/big-island ISLAND OF HAWAI‘I INSPIRING ADVENTURES DRIVING TIMES From Kona International Airport (KOA) to: ‘Akaka Falls State Park 2 hrs, 10 min Hāpuna Beach Park 30 min Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 3 hrs,15 min Kailua-Kona 15 min Kealakekua Bay 45 min Keauhou 25 min Onizuka Center for Astronomy, Maunakea 2 hrs Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau Historical Park 1hr Waimea 45 min Waipi‘o Bay 1hr, 30 min From Hilo International Airport (ITO) to: ‘Akaka Falls State Park 30 min Hāpuna Beach Park 1hr, 45 min Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park 45 min Kailua-Kona: 2 hrs, 30 min Onizuka Center for Astronomy, Maunakea 1 hr Pu‘uhonua O Hōnaunau Historical Park 3 hrs Waimea 1hr, 30 min Waipi‘o Bay 1hr, 30 min WHERE TO STAY There are several locations where you can base yourself on Island of Hawai‘i: • Kohala Coast (north-west) – quality resorts and golf courses • Kona (west) – Keauhou resort area and historic Kailua village • Hilo (east) & Puna (south-east) – – a convenient location near Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park • Waimea (Upcountry) – delightful country getaways.