While the Big Island’s official name is Hawaii, and as such, people have often mistaken Hawaii as singular and not plural, but there are over 137 islands in Hawaii so we’ll refer to the Big Island by its nickname to avoid confusion.
The Akaka Falls plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge and is possibly one of the most gorge-ous waterfalls in Hawaii, if not the USA. It’s certainly the most famous waterfall on the Big Island and is frequently visited by tourists.
Just outside Hilo Town Center is Rainbow Falls. It’s smaller than Akaka Falls but no less pretty. There is also a short trail from the parking lot that takes you to a viewpoint over the waterfalls summit.
Visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island
Visiting Volcano National Park has been my favorite homeschooling lesson for our daughters so far. Mostly because I didn’t have to do anything! I let Mother Nature take over and teach the girls about land formation, growth, and ecosystems.