View toward Hilo from the Visitor Center
       
     
East View
       
     
View Towards Puna
       
     
       
     
Visitors Center / Sunken Garden
       
     
Sunken Garden
       
     
The Cave at the End of the Stream
       
     
View toward Hilo from the Visitor Center
       
     
View toward Hilo from the Visitor Center

We must admit, not all days are this beautiful!

East View
       
     
East View

Look carefully and you can see HIlo harbor.

View Towards Puna
       
     
View Towards Puna

The Visitors Center views are expansive. This is South East.

       
     
Time Lapse View from the Visitors Center

Amazingly beautiful up here…

Visitors Center / Sunken Garden
       
     
Visitors Center / Sunken Garden

The visitors center is right next to our sunken garden. Guests are invited to walk down into the sunken garden and look at what is one of the shortest streams in Hawaii, less than 200ft long! Actually it is a segment of lava tube that has collapsed, with water emerging from a nearly blocked tube, and exiting through a cave.

Sunken Garden
       
     
Sunken Garden

Here Derek, our trail designer and leader, is working on the edge of this collapsed lava tube.

The Cave at the End of the Stream
       
     
The Cave at the End of the Stream

The stream that runs through the sunken garden drops into a cave. Notice that the cave has many of the colors in the Lavaloha logo. Many thousands of years ago, lava flowed through this cave.