The Big Island Visitors Bureau (www.gohawaii.com/big-island; 800/648-2441) has two offices: one in the Shops at Mauna Lani, 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr., Suite 109B, in the Mauna Lani Resort (808/885-1655); the other at 101 Aupuni St., Suite 238, Hilo (808/961-5797).
This Week (www.thisweekhawaii.com/big-island) and 101 Things to Do: Big Island (www.101thingstodo.com/big-island) are free publications that offer good, useful information amid the advertisements, as well as discount coupons for a variety of island adventures. Copies are easy to find all around the island.
Konaweb.com has an extensive event calendar and handy links to sites and services around the island, not just the Kona side. Those fascinated by the island’s active volcanoes should check out the detailed daily lava reports, maps, photos, videos, and webcams on the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website (http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov), which also tracks the island’s frequent but usually minor earthquake activity.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.