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Wood-Valley is in the Kau district of The Big Island, which is on the southeastern side of the island. This is just minutes away from Volcanoes National Park and the Olaa Forest Reserve, and near South Point, which is the southern most tip of the island. Wood Valley is a crescent shaped region that lies at the foot of Mauna Loa, the Earth's largest volcano. The fertile soils and mild climate create a lush tropical forest of exotic plants and flowers, surrounded by coffee and macadamia nut farms. Wood Valley is also home to the Wood Valley Buddhist Temple and Retreat Center, where visitors are welcome to visit, or stay for a quiet and restful retreat. Other nearby things to see in the area include swimming with sea turtles at exotic black and green sand beaches, swimming and snorkeling, and exploring the small, old villages of the Kau and Puna regions of the Big Island that are the "real" Hawaii. Camping and hiking are available in Volcanoes National Park, and guided tours are also available where you can get a close up view of the lava beds. Wood Valley is a dramatically diverse area of Hawaii that offers visitors a chance to experience the true "flavor" of the island, without the tourist traps and crowds.

Surrounding areas: Black Sand Beach, Hawaii (9.2 mi), Naalehu, Hawaii (15.7 mi), Waiohinu, Hawaii (16.1 mi), Volcano, Hawaii (20.4 mi), Opihihale, Hawaii (23.5 mi), Ocean View, Hawaii (25.6 mi), South Point, Hawaii (26.8 mi)

Wood Valley Vacation Rentals




Wood Valley Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Kilauea Volcano KabinsVolcano, HI19.5 mi.(808) 967-7773

Wood Valley Weather & Climate

Hawaii is in the tropics, with a climate that is mild throughout the year with moderate humidity, persistent northeasterly trade winds, very few severe storms and rainfall that varies greatly depending on location. The mountains are a major influence on the weather on The Big Island. The eastern "windward" side receives significantly more rain than the drier "leeward" side to the west and it is fairly consistent in amount throughout the year. The mountains obstruct and accelerate the flow of the warm, moist air from the ocean. As the air moves up and over the slopes and mountains, clouds form and rainfall is much greater. When the air descends over the leeward areas, it tends to be sunny and dry. These endless peaks, valleys, ridges and broad slopes are what gives Hawaii a climate that is different from the surrounding ocean, as well as a variety of differences within the islands themselves. These differences would not exist if the islands were flat and the same size.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 80°F 64°F 6.92 in. 72°F
February 80°F 64°F 6.69 in. 72°F
March 80°F 64°F 6.89 in. 71°F
April 81°F 65°F 4.56 in. 72°F
May 82°F 66°F 2.66 in. 72°F
June 82°F 67°F 2.18 in. 74°F
July 83°F 68°F 3.90 in. 74°F
August 84°F 68°F 3.54 in. 75°F
September 84°F 68°F 4.62 in. 75°F
October 84°F 68°F 5.42 in. 75°F
November 82°F 67°F 8.89 in. 74°F
December 80°F 65°F 6.97 in. 73°F

Wood Valley Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hilo International airport (ITO) located about 42 miles northeast of Wood Valley in Hilo, Hawaii, the Kona International At Keahole airport (KOA) located approximately 48 miles northwest of Wood Valley in Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, and finally the Waimea Kohala airport (MUE) located roughly 51 miles north of Wood Valley in Kamuela, Hawaii.

Wood Valley Attractions

 
State Parks
Manukä State ParkHI24.6 mi. 
Mauna Kea State ParkHI33.1 mi. 


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