Some of our first whales have been spotted here on the East side of the Hawaii's Big Island! Won't you join us at Ohia House and experience the warmest of aloha. Just a 10 minute drive to our coastal area, plan a picnic, take our beach chairs, and wait. You won't have long and they'll breech for your enjoyment. We love the winter months with our seasonal visitors.
Lava Tree State Park which is situated in the Nanawale Forest Reserve, is a graphic depiction of the long-term effects of lava. Hundreds of years ago, a fast moving flow of hot lava hit this patch of wet 'O'hia trees. Lush tropical foliage now covers most of the devestation from earlier volcanic flows. Interior view of the hollow, lava tree shows impressions of the tree bark. Numerous holes in the ground are actually the base of an old, lava-encased tree. An opening in the side of a lava tree shows how the bark of the tree made it's everlasting impression in the molten lava.
The park was closed in August of this year following Hurricane Iselle when many trees fell within the park.
Located a short 5 minute drive from Ohia House,this State Park should not be missed during your stay with us!