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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tours

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
When it comes to the macadamia nut, never has a nut been so difficult to crack but so tremendously easy to eat. Whether eaten whole, covered in chocolate, or crushed into a succulent brittle, the macadamia is a culinary staple of Hawaiian treats and desserts.

Luckily for travelers visiting Hilo, there is an entire factory and sprawling orchard devoted solely to the wonders of this nut. At the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, a self-guided tour explains the process of harvesting these off-white nuts, from the lengthy and protracted growing process right up through roasting and canning. More than just a look at the production process, there are also recipes on the dozens of ways to consume a macadamia. From standard methods of baking them in cookies to wasabi or onion flavoring, even the most accomplished gourmands and foodies will likely pick up some tips. Best of all, free samples are often distributed in the visitor center gift shop, and from the moment you turn on Macadamia Road and make the three-mile drive through the orchard, everything about this farm experience seems tasty, engaging, and fresh. 

Practical Info

The Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory is located five miles south of Hilo off of Highway 11. Visitor center hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and the factory is an easy, convenient detour on the drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Address: 16-701 Macadamia Nut Rd, Keaau, HI 96749, USA
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its ever-flowing lava and the planet’s most massive active volcano. This tour journeys to top natural landmarks in and around the park. Visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You also get the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
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  • 6 hours
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Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Embark on an epic adventure on this Volcanoes National Park tour from Hilo. Journey into the largest and most active volcano on earth with your friendly, professional guide, and pay a visit to the Richardson Blacksand Beach. Learn about the incredible landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of Mother Nature on this stunning park. See the Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, Rainbow Falls, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and so much more on this memorable tour that hits so many of Hawaii's hot spots.
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  • 6 hours
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Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a blockbuster sight on the Big Island, but reaching the park from the Hilo port on your own can be time consuming. With this driving tour, save hours with port pickup and head straight to the park’s highlights, including the steam vents and Kilauea Caldera overlook. This leaves enough time to visit the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Mill, and Mauna Loa macadamia farm.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Volcanoes National Park Private Tour

Volcanoes National Park Private Tour

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Explore the world’s most active volcano on a private tour around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. See the billowing Kilauea Volcano, the most active volcano in the world. Walk through a rain forest and into a lava tube. Drive down Chain of Craters Road, a winding 19-mile stretch through the East Rift of the park with several scenic stops along the way. See the famous black sand beach, the 80-foot-tall Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pots, and much more. All National Park fees, plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Shore Excursion Tour - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Private Shore Excursion Tour - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Avoid the restrictive itinerary of a group tour and enjoy personalized exploration of Hawaii’s volcanic landscape on a private day tour of Volcanoes National Park. Arrange departure to suit you and save time navigating with round-trip transfer from Hilo. See the active Kīlauea volcano, explore ground that was once molten rock, and follow the natural trail to the ocean, with further opportunities to visit nearby volcanic beaches and falls.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Private Tour

Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Private Tour

The dramatic volcanoes, lava lakes, and craters of the Volcanoes National Park lie just a short drive from Hilo. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and take in the highlights with a customized itinerary, spending as you long as you like at each stop. Along the way, choose to visit regional attractions such as Rainbow Falls, the black sand beach at Richardson, and the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Volcanoes National Park - from Kona

Volcanoes National Park - from Kona

Experience some of Hilo’s top destinations on this guided excursion from Kona. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about the area’s magnificent scenery from a knowledgeable local guide and visit sites like Volcano National Park, Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Mill, Rainbow Falls, and Mauna Kea State Recreation Area. Enjoy complimentary water, snacks, and lunch along the way.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour From Kona

Volcanoes National Park Adventure Tour From Kona

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Embark on an epic adventure with this Volcanoes National Park tour from Kona. You'll journey into the largest and most active volcano on earth with your friendly, professional guide, and pay a visit to the Richardson Blacksand Beach. You'll learn about the incredible landscapes that roll out before you and gain insight into the geological and ecological implications of Mother Nature on this stunning park. See the Akatsuke Orchid Nursery, Rainbow Falls, the Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Factory and so much more on this memorable tour that hits so many of Hawaii's hot spots.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.00
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Big Island Mountain Biking on Anna Ranch

Big Island Mountain Biking on Anna Ranch

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Experience the ultimate mountain-biking adventure on the Big Island during this 2-hour, small-group ride through 100 acres of private ranch land. Open up on the custom-built trails of this exclusive riding area situated amidst the rolling hills near the Kohala Mountains. During your trip you’ll admire amazing views of Mauna Kea, check out a 40-foot (12-meter) tall waterfall and navigate through fields of green pasture and craggy lava rocks. This small-group ride, limited to 12 guests, includes a guide, high-end mountain bike and helmet, hydration drinks and energy bars.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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What are Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory hours of operation?
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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory hours of operation: Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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