As Hawaii's youngest and largest island, the awesome power of nature is unparalleled and truly awe-inspiring. With geological features such as volcanoes, lush valleys, jet-black beaches, snow-capped mountains, and thundering waterfalls.
With your car rental, you'll be able to see many of the signature Hawaii Big Island waterfalls. These are cascades you can get to on your own without the need to book a tour or helicopter but there may still be entrance and parking fees.
The ‘Akaka Falls State Park has two waterfalls, the ‘Akaka Falls and the Kahuna Falls (not to be confused with hakuna matata).
The trailhead is by the parking lot which is easy to find. The trail is mostly paved with hand railings and multiple steps.
The Waipi'o Valley opens right out into the Pacific Ocean and what leads it off to the left is the Hi'ilawe Falls, where water drops a thundering 1,450 feet, making it the tallest waterfall in the entire state of Hawaii.