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Home to the Hilo International Airport, Hilo Hawai'i is the gateway to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The region is blessed with dramatic waterfalls, blooming gardens, fertile rainforests and is the geographic flip-side of the volcanic Kohala Coast.

Explore Hawai'i

Hawai'i is known for its breathtaking beauty, as a romantic getaway or an adventurous journey off the beaten path. However, you know it, there's always something to discover on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Only in Hawai'i will you find all but two of the world’s climate zones to generate everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snow-capped mountaintops to beautiful black sand beaches.

Discover Hilo, Hawai'i

Nearly all climate zones in one place


Discover the special places that make Hawai'i so unforgettable by visiting these top sights and attractions:


Hawai'i Volcanoes


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Discover Hilo today and explore Hawai'i



During the 1800's, Hilo was the center of the sugar industry. Surviving 2 tsunami's -- the first in 1946 and the second in 1960 -- Hilo rebuilt itself on both occasions, and many visitors make the journey to Hilo, Hawai'i each year to bask in the sun on its crescent-shaped bay and to enjoy everything that Hawai'i has to offer.

Be sure to enjoy sight-seeing, the numerous activities the Big Island has to offer, and definitely don't miss out on seeing the following wonders:


Kilauea - the world's most active volcano

Maunakea - at more than 33,000 feet, this is the tallest sea mountain in the world

Maunaloa - the most massive mountain in the world

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - the largest park in the state

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