Private tours on Private land
Experience a lush volcanic rainforest in the Hawaiian Jungle.
See over 300 Hapu'u Ferns in their natural environment.
Aloha! We are Jason and Nicola and we are excited to share with you our personal adventure of creating a rainforest experience in Hawaii, after moving from Southern California (Jason) & Scotland (Nicola). We have created a self-guided private tour of our property in the lush Hawaiian jungle. The tour offers an amazing opportunity to avoid the crowds and experience your own PRIVATE Volcanic Rainforest. Prior to your arrival, you will be provided with a map of the property, historical information and personal experiences regarding our Hapu'u Fern Collection. Paradise Unplugged is located in Fern Forest, Hawaii in Lava Zone 3 at about 2000 feet elevation which is approximately 3.5 miles away from Pu'U O'O Crater.
Once you arrive, our collection of rare Hapuu Ferns will greet you on the right, while the left side of the drive features a volcanic pressure ridge from an 800 year old lava flow. The self-guided tour will lead you on an amazing walk featuring a naturally formed uneven lava flow path exhibiting over 300 Hapu'u Ferns in their natural environment. You will be surrounded by a variety of beautiful endemic and invasive plants, trees and wildlife. You will also see examples of how invasive Guava Trees are utilized to create everything from shelters to planters. The tour also features a number of Ohia trees that exhibit a raised root system that cradle huge lave rocks.
Paradise Unplugged supports several Hawaiian Ecological charities. We donate a portion of our proceeds to organizations that help to restore and expand the Hawaiian rainforest.