One of the Trust’s most recent ventures, Big Island ECO Tours offers guests a vista of agri-tourism tours. Visiting the Trust’s cultural, educational, agricultural and conservation sites in Hilo, Ka‘ū, Hāmākua, and Kohala on Hawai‘i Island, the tours use the Trust’s own deluxe buses to cruise comfortably along the scenic Hāmākua coastline and across the islands’ magnificent volcanic slopes with their haunting, varied landscapes. A variety of tour packages include visits to Hāmākua Macadamia Nut Company, OK Farms with its breathtaking neighboring waterfalls, and the Edmund C. Olson Trust Archive & Gallery in the plantation town of Pāpa‘ikou. The historic, scenic back roads of downtown Hilo are included in these tours.
During the Ka‘ū Tour, after visiting Pele’s fire at Kīlauea Volcano, visitors have a chance to experience the fascinating diversity of Ka‘ū, where coffee orchards and an ingenious water system fuel the operations of Ka‘ū Coffee Mill, and earth folds into water at Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach. Expert guides accompany guests to answer all questions. Check in often for new tour details at
Contact Person: Suzy Stensrud
Phone: (808) 930-9815