Places to See

A lava flow taken from mauna kea access road
Some lava flows are very distinct and a glance at the University of Hawaii Big Island map may even produce a date for this particular flow

The Big Island is a quilt of different vistas. Many people comment that on getting off the plane at Kona International Airport, they feel they have been transported to a barren planet. All around the airport at Keahole are lava fields interspersed with arid plains. There is very little to suggest the lush, tropical islands seen in travel brochures, yet there is much lushness on the island.