Alakahi stream flows down aged lava rock and mature trees to create a multi-layer waterfall leading to Onomea Bay near Hilo, Hawaii, inside of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.
This area was once thick jungle, covered with invasive weeds and trees. It was transformed into the beautiful garden it is today by Dan J Lutkenhouse and a few helpers working every day for 8 years. The garden was opened to the public in 1984, making this coming year its 30th anniversary.
The Alakahi stream trail ends at this picturesque waterfall after taking visitors through a variety of specially chosen ferns, palms, Heliconia and perennial herbs.