- The list below includes 44 free or cheap things to do in or near Volcano, Hawaii, including 45 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Hiking Trails, Arts Centers and Gardens.
- From Akatsuka Orchid Gardens to Thurston Lava Tube, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Volcano and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hilo, Pahoa and Kurtistown.
Tour the historic Parker Ranch, home of the Parker family cattle empire on the Big Island of Hawaii until 1992. Along with a guided tour of the ranch, visitors may also drive through the ranch operation or take a trail ride.
The pristine, ocean-front sands that you have always dreamed of in Hawaii can be found at White Sands. This large expanse of beach is ideal for the body surfing crowd and for those who want to spread out on a towel and watch the action.
Mauka Meadows is a Kona coffee plantation located in the Kona Coffee Belt along the slope of Mount Hualalai. The farm also houses multiple exotic native Hawaiian plants and trees which can be explored through self-guided tours of the place.
At Kona Coffee Roasting-Day Tour, visitors can learn about the roasting process and see where the beans comes from. The farm has 60 acres of land dedicated to growing coffee beans, macadamia nuts, lychee, and avocados.
Snorkelers flock to Kahalu'u Beach Park because it has one of the world's largest tame fish populations. Schools of fish congregate around swimmers and waders, offering a unique experience few other Hawaiian beaches provide.
Visitors who are up for challenging surf conditions for body surfing can visit Magic Sands in Kona. A favorite spot for locals, this sandy stretch of beach features high, steep crashing waves, beautiful greenery and clean amenities.