- The list below includes 18 free or cheap things to do in or near Pahala, Hawaii, including 46 different types of inexpensive activities like Farms & Ranches, Beaches, Kayaking and Hiking Trails.
- From Paradise Meadows to Manuka State Wayside Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Pahala and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Volcano, Naalehu, Captain Cook and Honokaa.
Visiting is always free at the Manuka State Wayside Park. Open throughout the year from dawn until dusk, the park does not allow camping. Its most important feature is the 13-mile trail that passes through the middle of the park.
Erected by Hawaiian King Kamehameha I, Pu'ukohola is a submerged religious temple that is now a national park. The temple ruins are occupied by an extraordinarily large number of sharks. Whales also frequent the area.
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The location surrounding this active volcano offers guests the opportunity to go both hiking and sightseeing. Visitors of the Kilauea Volcano who wish to see lava should take a helicopter tour of the area.
Kealakekua Bay is a conservation district for marine life and is the site of multiple arecheological and historical sites including religious temples and the Captain Cook Mountain. Visitors can enjoy a number of outdoor activities here which include kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving.
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Visitors can take a scenic horseback tour through the tropical landscape of North Kohala at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley. The ranch is over 12,000 acres in size with waterfalls, streams, and forests.
Situated within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Thurston Lava Tube, also known as Nahuku, is a 500 year old lava cave. Visitors can walk through the cave which is conveniently lit with electric lighting.
The South Point (Ka Lae) & Green Sand Beach sits along the precipitous cliffs of Ka Lae. It is a sacred site in native Hawaiian culture, but is open to secular visitors also. The currents are surprisingly strong and swimming is not recommended.