Hilo Nature & Waterfalls

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Hilo Nature & Waterfall Tour – Shore Excursion

Trying to visit all the best places during your Big Island cruise excursion? Here is your opportunity to Hilo’s most popular attractions including:

• Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
• Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
• Rainbow Falls
• Akaka Falls

At the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, see firsthand how these delicious snacks are made from farm to table. Delight in chocolate demonstrations where experts hand-dip tasty macadamia nut shortbread cookies into pure milk chocolate. Yum.

And if you love tropical waterfalls, you’ll love this tour. At Rainbow Falls, a short walk takes you to the observation area. Look closely and you’ll see the many rainbows – best visible in the early morning. At the 442-foot Akaka Falls, you’ll walk along a one-mile pathway through lush tropical forest before returning to your shuttle.


“Akaka Falls was a really fun hike. I’m in my 60s and was able to make this hike with no problems.What a beautiful experience.” – Visitor

“A very interesting park (Akaka Falls) with a well maintained, sealed trail to the falls viewing area and amazing tropical palms, ferns, gingers and orchids.” – Visitor, Sydney, Australia

“We thoroughly enjoyed this Macadamia Nut Farm. We learned quite a bit about the trees and then we visited the gift shop. There were so many choices of souvenirs and of course macadamia nuts. Be sure to stop by the ice cream shop and try the vanilla macadamia nut ice cream. It is awesome! You get to view the beautiful gardens while you have your frozen treat.” – Visitor, Erie, Pennsylvania

*Prices shown are for current schedules only and may be subject to change.

Please Note
  • Wear lightweight, layered clothing that will keep you warm and sturdy, comfortable shoes.
  • To view available tour times, see your personalized Activities Schedule.
  • *Tour subject to cancellation if the minimum number of 4 participants is not met.