- The list below includes 53 free or cheap things to do in or near Keaau, Hawaii, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Beaches, Hiking Trails and Ziplines.
- From Kilauea Caverns of Fire to Mauna Kea Observatory, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Keaau and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hilo, Pahoa, Volcano and Hakalau.
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95% 38 votes
Between Hilo and Volcano off HWY 11, Kurtistown, HI MoreLess Info
Hawaii's longest cave system - and possibly the longest in the entire world - is called the Kilauea Caverns of Fire. The Caverns are a series of lava tubes that descend and twist down far beneath the surface. All entrants must wear a hard hat.
90% 1106 votes
640 N Aohoku Pl, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
Located at the 14 000 ft summit of Mauna Kea, and accessible by vehicle, the Mauna Kea Observatory is the largest astronomical observatory in the world, housing thirteen telescopes operated by astronomers in eleven countries.
81% 217 votes
600 Imiloa Place, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
The main attraction of the Imiloa Astonomy Center is its 120-seat planetarium, which boasts shows in 3D. The site also comprises a large landscape garden featuring plants native to Hawaii, and exhibits exploring connections between science and local Hawaiian culture.
44% 381 votes
1 Macadamia Road, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
A three mile drive through macadamia nut groves leads to Hershey's Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company for a visit to the nut and chocolate processing plant. Taste several varieties of macadamia nuts, watch demonstrations, and visit the gift shop.
86% 438 votes
cnr of Mamo St & Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
12 kinds of items can be bought at the Hilo Farmers Market: flowers, fresh produce, food, crafts, artwork, medicine, retail, and others. Special events are held, such as the second-hand Sunday.
88% 473 votes
Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI MoreLess Info
With a Japanese inspired design, the Liliuokalani Gardens have ponds, bridges, rock gardens, pagodas, and a tea-house. It covers 30 acres and it is dedicated to the first Japanese who have worked on the sugar cane fields.
90% 162 votes
Kaumana Drive, Hilo, HI MoreLess Info
As long as you pack a sturdy pair of hiking shoes and a couple of flashlights, Kaumana Caves Park will provide you with a thrilling adventure. Hikers enter into genuine lava tubes in their original form and can explore the caves by flashlight.
91% 322 votes
2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo, HI MoreLess Info
Known for its favorable snorkelling conditions, Richardson Beach Park includes a black sand beach, with several tide pools creating by natural lava sea walls. Surf, kayak, snorkel or swim among coral reef marine life and sea turtles.
89% 168 votes
191 Lihiwai Street, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
The 30 acre Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, named after the last reining Hawaiian queen, is an Edo-style Japanese garden built in the 1900s. The garden contains bridges, Koi ponds, statues, pagodas, rock gardens, stone lanterns and a Japanese tea house.
82% 49 votes
308 Kamehameha Ave, Suite 109, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
Featuring educational exhibits detailing the ecological history of the region, Mokupapapa Discovery Center offers visitors aquariums filled with native sea life. The center features displays with life sized animal models like seals, sharks, and more.