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In order to explore the Akaka Falls and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, a good base is Hilo, a charming city with a completely different vibe to the touristy Kona region, or if you want to take a few days to unwind, head to the tiny town of Pahoa, just 30 minutes south of Hilo, and forty five minutes from the Volcano.
This little town sprang to world attention late last year when the lava threatened homes and businesses as it made it's way down the island. You can see where it finally stopped, earlier this year.
The Jungle Farmhouse is a cosy three bedroom cottage on a working rainforest farm. Offering the comforts of space and both indoor and outdoor dining areas, it's a great base for those travelling with kids or in a group.