In 1933, the Hilo Parks commission began lining an entire drive with banyan trees. Hence Banyan Tree Drive. Banyan Tree Drive is composed of a canopy of banyan trees outlining the Waiakea Peninsula. Along the drive, most will have plaques noting which celebrity planted the tree and when. Banyan Tree Drive is within walking distance to Liliuokalani Gardens and Coconut Island. You can easily walk, bike or jog to view the beauty of the banyan trees. Along the Waiakea Peninsula, you will see hotels lining the ocean and a golf course, so bring your clubs.
The town of Hilo is located North of the Hilo Airport. From the airport, turn right on Highway 11 which ends at Banyan Drive.