Akaka Falls and Hakalau
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Akaka falls is about a 35 minute drive North along the coast from Hilo. The park has a short paved loop through lush rainforest with the main attraction being a long waterfall.
Further North, soon after the turn off for Hakaka Falls you will see a bridge across a ravine. Turn left just before the bridge and the road will take you under it eventually. The area used to be the site of a sugar mill. It was destroyed by a tsunami. The foundation and some heavy steel parts remain. People swim in the estuary because the beach is rocky. Tourists from the mainland do not get to see this place. I saw no other rental cars there.