There’s not a lot shown here, given how many things there are to see in Puna, but I primarily take pictures that have water in them. You can see more of the painted church here. Some photos of Lava Tree State Park are here. Kamaili Road connects Opihikao to Highway 130 and is beautiful all the way. There is also a shot of the Makuu Market, which is my favorite farmer’s market in Hawaii. It is much less touristy than the Hilo market, very casual and much more Puna. The final shots are of my hike up to the top of Pu’u Laimana, which is a cinder cone formed during the 1960 eruption that wiped out the town of Kapoho. From the top there are views to Hilo, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and even the Pu’u O’o vent fuming away in the distance. In some of the shots you can see that it is being mined for cinders.

Other Puna Photos