- Our list of the best things to do in Naalehu, Hawaii, features the top 16 nearby activities — including 10 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Naalehu, HI has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Tours, Water Activities, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 3 things to do within the city of Naalehu, HI , followed by 12 popular activities in nearby cities, including Captain Cook, Kailua-Kona, Pahala, Honokaa, Kawaihae, Waimea, Kalapana and Ocean View
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.
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.
Pahala, Hawaii is home to the Wood Valley Temple, a working Buddhist temple and retreat that also functions as a bed and breakfast for non-Buddhist visitors. Guests are welcome and are asked to dress and act respectfully while in this sacred space.
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.
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.
Open to all skill levels, Surfer Bear Hawaii Surf Lessons provides visitors with an instructional session with an experienced surfer to learn how to catch a wave. It also has a children's version with smaller waves to practice on.
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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.