Hamakua Coast is a picture book scene. It is a drive through former sugarcane plantation lands which are gradually being overgrown with exotic vegetation. While on the Hamakua Coast, be sure to visit:
Waipio Valley - as you travel through the valley you will see lush tropical vegetation, a giant orchard of guava, mango, mountain apple and java plum trees grow wild, jungle, taro patches and waterfalls. You might see wild horses, too.
Akaka Falls State Park - with the cascade Kahuna Falls, free falling Akaka Falls plunges from 442 feet into an eroded gorge.
Laupahoehoe Beach Park - with breathtaking view of the ocean and greenery picnic area.