A trip to the Big Island of Hawaii would not be complete unless you are able to head over to the Puna district. This is situated right above the volcano district, right below the district of Hilo. It is on the eastern most portion of the Big Island of Hawaii, and there are many activities that you can do while you are there. This would include visiting lava tree State Park, Kalapana, volcano Village, and many other attractions. Here are a few of the top things you will be able to do once you get to Puna Hawaii.
Kalapana is a unique about this area is that it is an area that was destroyed by lava flows. This occurred back in 1990. This is the results of the Kilauea volcano erupting, sending a river of molten lava into this historic fishing village. It is susceptible because of how close it is two Hawaii Volcanoes National Park which is where Kilauea is.
This location is not too far from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There is a volcano art center that you can visit to see unique sculptures and paintings that have been done by locals. Only 45 minutes away from Hilo, the capital city of the Big Island, the one that has the notorious purple flower or Glory Bush.
Lava Tree State Park
In this area, you can actually see trees that were covered by lava, and when the igneous rock solidified, they formed around the trees. The ohia trees that did not burn are literally frozen in time, representing what was once a lush forest that was overtaken by molten lava.
If you do get to visit Puna Hawaii, these are just a few of the things that you can see. There are places where you can view lava flowing, steam vents, and the Kapoho Tide Pools. Take some time to visit on your way over to Hilo. This is one of the most unique areas of the Big Island of Hawaii, a place that you will definitely remember.