Big Island is one of the most popular destinations within Hawaii for backpackers to come and explore its unique volcanic landscape. While this is an impressive feature of the island, there is also much more to it than that. In fact, there are a few towns scattered throughout the island which act as the perfect gateways into the natural world beyond. One of these is Waimea, where you can come on a short couples’ weekend trip to make the most of what it has to offer. Start your explorations by hiking Kohala, where you can catch some amazing mountain views as you walk over the wilderness, and see the stunning natural scenery at Kaluahine Falls, which is a refreshing scenic point to stop at.