Area Activities and Attractions
In & Around Volcano Village
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park main area is closed until further notice but don't let that ruin your plans to visit East Hawaii! There's plenty to do and discover here in Volcano Village and within an hour's drive.
A 1908 farmhouse-turned-gallery, Volcano Garden Arts includes cultivated gardens, an art studio, greenhouses, and nature trails. The gallery features over 80 local artists, from fun collectibles to works of significant impact, from pocket-sized to larger-than-life. Free and open daily!
Attached to Volcano Garden Arts is the award-winning Cafe Ono, serving vegan and organic eating options, as well as local treats and goodies.
The Ni‘aulani Campus of Volcano Art Center is located right in Volcano Village. The famous Volcano Art Center Gallery is now located on the campus. A variety of drop-in classes, music and cultural events are also hosted here on a regular basis. Every Monday morning an hour-long guided nature walk starts at Ni‘aulani and explores the surrounding Volcano rainforest. The nature walk is free, though donations are appreciated!
Just outside Volcano Village, Volcano Winery offers tours and tastings of their fun a fruity wine blends featuring tropical flavors such as guava, lilikoi, jaboticaba as well as a signature infusion tea wine. Stop by to sample and pickup unique souvenirs.
Held every Sunday, 6:30-10:30am at the Cooper Center on Wright Road. Volcano residents rise early to shop for fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables, and local arts and crafts. Start your morning with fresh Big Island coffee and baked goodies and stock up for the week.
Volcano Golf Club
A casual and peaceful course, Volcano Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 72, 6547 yard course. A fairly flat course sitting at the 4000 ft elevation, Volcano Golf Club offers sweeping views of Maunakea and Mauna Loa while providing an enjoyable game to golfers of all experience levels.
Kau & South Point
Head south from Volcano in Kau for the quaint towns of Pahala and Naalehu. Keep going south and you'll find South Point - the southernmost tip of Hawaii State and the US.
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
A unique and hidden gem, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach is found in South Point and is accessible via a 2.2 mile hike from the parking area. Be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen and coverings, the trek takes you through relatively barren terrain. The beach is a wonder to behold, the sands are laden with green olivine crystals which give the beach it's beautiful green golor. Swimming and snorkeling are best done when the waters are calmer, usually in the morning.
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Just past Pahala, Punaluu is famous for its dark black sands and is a favorite spot for honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles) to bask in the sun. It's usually pretty rough surf for swimming but it is a great scenic stop with facilities and picnic areas.
Hilo & Hamakua
Head north from Volcano to go to the heart of East Hawaii - Hilo town. Further north takes you up the Hamakua coast where you'll find waterfalls and gulches as well as the famous Waipio Valley.
Our vacation homes' Volcano location is perfect for day trips to all the attractions and activities the Big Island of Hawaii offers, including beaches, hiking, waterfalls, and exploring Volcano and the area. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy while you stay with us here in Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.