Explore the famed Hamakua Coast, home to magnificent country reminiscent of “old Hawaii”. Sparsely populated and studded with breathtaking waterfalls, stunning valleys, and eccentric towns. Traveling north, first stop at Mamane Street Bakery. Snag a fresh-baked morning snack here before heading over to The Valley of the Kings, Waipio Valley. Visit quaint Honokaa Town greets visitors with fun and eclectic shops unique to this former sugar plantation hub. Visit Laupahoehoe Point. The adventure continues at Akaka Falls State Park, the site of the largest easily accessible waterfall on the island. Scenic drive onto the 4 mile Onomea Scenic Route we find Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, “a garden in a valley on the ocean”. Truly one of Hawaii Island’s hidden gems, this lush oasis is home to more than 2,000 plant species, birds and waterfalls. Shop at Big Island Candies welcomes everyone with samples of their amazing confections.