Places To See On the Big Island

Introduction

Your days will be spend doing so many different activities. You can be swimming in the beaches in the morning and visiting snow capped mountains in the afternoon. The Island has over 13 climatic zones.

Our Favorite Place To Visit on the Big Island

Maunakea Observatory

At 13,796 feet above sea level (asl), Maunakea ( formerly Mauna Kea) means white mountain and is the highest mountain on earth. At this altitude the clarity, stability and darkness makes this a world premier location for astronomical research and is home to 14 of the world’s most powerful telescopes.

Stargazing at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy provides a unique opportunity to view the worlds outside our blue planet.  The visitor center (9,300 feet asl) has smaller telescopes available for visitors where you can  view sunspots and celestial objects while getting acclimated  before heading up to the mountain peak. Be sure to bring a very warm jacket since the temperatures can get very chilly.

Commercial tour are available for early morning or late night to see the sun rise or amazing star gazing. From the Waikoloa beach are, you can be picked up. You may want to try Hawaii Tours that has an excellent rating.

Opening Hours

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address

55-541 Naniloa Loop, Laie, HI 96762

Booking

(808) 379-3701

Getting There

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