Lost Treasure in Hawaii
Hawaii Treasure Hunting
Can you find lost treasure in Hawaii? Yes! Although the tropical islands boast the typical tourist destinations, RVing families will also find that there is much more to Hawaii than the typical.
The Hawaii islands also claim unique adventures that will help families create special moments that can be treasured forever.
Available Hawaii treasure hunting activities include fossil hunting, lava fossil searches, looking for gold on the islands beautiful beaches, geocaching and visiting the King Kamehameha Burial Chamber.
The Hawaiian Islands were formed from volcanic activity and all of the islands are made up of at least one primary volcano.
The Big Island is actually made up of five major volcanoes including the active volcanoes, Mauna Ke'a and Kilauea.
The numerous lava flows on the Big Island have helped to preserve many fossils of plant and animal life and makes the region ideal for finding lost treasure in Hawaii.
One place on the Big Island perfect for Hawaii treasure hunting for fossils is Lava Tree State Monument, about 3 miles from the town of Pahoa. This is a great stop in your family travel adventures. The free public park is an eerie forest of fossilized tree trunks left behind from a lava flow that occurred in 1790.
Another exciting location ideal for families looking for fossils or lost treasure in Hawaii is a visit to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. At the park, families can see active eruptions of Mauna Loa and the Kilauea Crater and get as close to cooling lava trails as they dare. Eastward of the park at the Waikupanaha area, families can see lava flowing into the ocean and the area is perfect for finding preserved debris.
The national park also includes a stark, eighteen-mile trail known as the Ka'u Desert Trail and Warrior Footprints where human footprints are preserved in ash. It is believed that these footprints were formed in 1790 by a massive lava eruption. Popular legend states the footprints belonged to an army that attempted to challenge King Kamehameha.
The warriors camped at the volcano and as many as 400 died while trying to retreat from the falling ash. To enter the national park a small fee is required, camping, however is free. Another great stop to add to your family travel adventures.
One of the most exciting activities enjoyed when visiting Hawaii is the search for lost treasure in Hawaii. Using a metal detector it is possible to search for treasure on land or sea, such vacations combine the typical beach adventure with active fun and the feeling of going on an adventure.
Hawaii generally has pleasant weather all year round, making it possible to use a metal detector no matter when you visit. A simple stroll along a popular tourist location could lead to finding gold jewelry or silver coins.
Wondering where to start treasure hunting in Hawaii?
One Hawaiian legend that may be worth investigating is a visit to Palemano Point.
Palemano Point is an exposed reef break off Hawaii's Big Island that is a popular spot for surfers.
The area supposedly contains over $5 million in buried pirate treasure in the form of silver and gold that is said to have belonged to the English pirate Captain Cavendish.
The beaches of Maui are also great spots for Hawaii treasure hunting. Searches have found lost jewelry and even ancient gold treasures.
Instead of spending long days simply looking at the same old tourist spots, families in Hawaii can go fortune hunting outdoors for lost treasure in Hawaii. Geocaching is the new version of treasure hunting, armed with handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, families can search for hidden containers all around the islands. On the island of Oahu alone, there are well over a 1,000 buried treasures to be found. Geocaching encourages a spirit of community, after finding the treasure, geocachers can take pictures and share their stories online with other geocachers.
Of course, the search for lost treasure in Hawaii would not be complete without searching for the King Kamehameha Burial Chamber. The state's most famous ruler died in 1819 but his burial chamber has never been located. Legend has it that the King was buried with a vast treasure trove of jewels including diamonds. There are various theories about where the Kings burial chamber may be located and these conflicting theories can affect where you start your Hawaii treasure hunting adventure.
Some believe he was buried in a cave in the rainforest while others believe he is buried on the Na Pali coast, on the island of Kauai. Even though you probably will not find the King's burial place, you might find some other great treasures along the way while on your family travel adventures.
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