Remote Image Navigator

Zoom in on Kona and Hualalai

This is the type of view that one has as the planes approach Kona Airport on the west side of the Big Island. In the foreground are some of the lava flows from Hualalai volcano, that is just upslope from the te town of Kailua. In the background is Mauna Kea volcano, where the giant astronomical telescopes are located.

The third volcano on the Big Island (after Kilauea and Mauna Loa) that must be considered active is Hualalai volcano, which last erupted in 1801. The summit area of Hualalai has a very prominent rift zone and numerous deep craters. These three views show some of these landforms.