5 Minutes from the Farm . . .
There are a few local treasures to be had within a few minutes drive of the farm. Most of these attractions don't have a website, but are definitely worth visiting.
Astounding 'Akaka Falls State Park is just up the road from the farm, clearly marked off the highway. Bring your mosquito spray and $5 cash to give to the guard for parking, then enjoy the walk! A paved half-mile footpath leads you through lush rainforest to a stunning view of the 442-foot waterfall. There is also Kahuna falls on the hike, and a bathroom at the parking lot - go before the walk so you can enjoy your time! And stop by the cute little shops in the town of Honomu on your way back down the hill.
What's Shakin Smoothies is an adorable, tourist-oriented snack and gift shop past Low Store on the scenic Onomea Bay drive. Here you will find an assortment of tasteful Hawaii-themed gifts and souvenirs to contemplate buying over lunch. What's Shakin is situated right on a farming property and uses many freshly grown ingredients in their delicious smoothies and yummy menu items. They're open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Continue down the tiny windy Onomea Bay drive (Old Mamalahoa Highway) and you'll come across the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens nestled into the jungle. Go prepared with mosquito spray and enjoy the lush tropical vegetation for a comfortable one mile walk. The gardens are open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with admission ending at 4:00 p.m. They also have a gift shop and florist. Please refer to their website for admission prices and any other details.