Lava Pond Lodge
Explore a variety of hiking trails. See rainforest wildflowers, steam vents, giant scenic vistas and lava tubes both inside and outside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a designated World Biosphere Preserve.
Photograph the rare and endangered Nene Goose in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park or on Mauna Loa Mountain trails.
Visiting the Volcano Village area:
While the biggest attraction to the area is certainly Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park there are also many other reasons to visit this area of the big island. The rainforest makes this a very unique area. Visit the Volcano Art Center Gallery and catch a live hula performance. Witness the magic of authentic native Hawaiian dance and storytelling. Choose a class from their schedule of creative arts workshops, writing, Hawaiian culture & nature workshops for all ages.
We suggest wine tasting at the Volcano Winery, a trip to Rainbow Falls, a 80” tall waterfall, exploring the Kaumana Caves, enjoy the amazing views of the ocean and valley from Waipi'o lookout or hiking on Mauna Kea. One of our favorite weekend activities is seeing the Sea Turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach which is a 38 minute drive from the lodge. Hilo also offers helicopter rides to view the beauty of the Island from above. I highly recommend the once-in-a-lifetime open door helicopter adventure.
Volcano Golf and Country Club:
Located in Volcano at the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, the Volcano Golf and Country Club is a Big Island golf course that’s not to be missed. Set on the rim of the active Kilauea volcano, it is one of the world’s most unusual courses and truly special. Contrary to many other Hawai'i golf courses, it lies in the island’s cool highlands, about 4,000 feet above sea level, so golfers can enjoy the crisp air. Volcano Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 72, 6547 yard course.