Mauna Kea, Tallest Mountain, Largest Observatory, Hawaii
Mauna, Kea, Tallest Mountain in Hawaii, World's Largest Observatory

Mauna Kea, Tallest Mountain in Hawaii,
World's Largest Observatory


Mauna Kea

Standing at 13,796 feet, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in Hawaii. From November to April it is snow capped. It is renowned for its star gazing with NASA telescopes.

Mauna Kea, meaning "white mountain," is not only the world’s highest island peak; when measured from its underwater base, it is 33,476 feet tall, 4,448 feet higher than Mount Everest. The clean, dry air and absence of urban light makes the summit ideal for astronomical observations. Because of these advantages, the Mauna Kea Observatory (the world’s largest) has made many break-through discoveries. The public can share the spirit of discovery during star gazing programs, held daily from 6-10 p.m.

Climbing Mauna Kea is primarily long and tedious. The climb is a popular way for mainland Highpointers to combine hiking a state highpoint with a tropical vacation. A road to the observatory and guided tours make the summit accessible to nearly all.

Java on The Rock Coffee House

Located on Alii Drive across from Hard Rock Café in Kailua-Kona, on the oceanside, Java on the Rock offers you a beautiful setting in starting your day with a great cup of gourmet Kona Coffee and breakfast. Enjoy this beautiful setting right on the Ocean as you plan out your day. Visit us...


Java on the Rock Cafe featuring Kona Coffee

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Our Three Stone Coffee is coveted among coffee lovers around the world and is so rare that there isn't enough produced for every American to have even one sip per year. We are only able to produce enough of this handcrafted coffee  for our Java On The Rock customers and a few lucky connoisseurs who order beans.  Bruce invented our special Three Stone TM  process and personally roasts all of our coffee.  We opened Java On The Rock in 1998 with 18 years experience in specialty coffee.  We understand every aspect of creating great coffee and espresso from growing, processing, roasting, packaging, storing, maintaining our equipment, brewing, and pulling shots.  Our Baristas are trained for up to two months before assuming responsibility for preparing coffee and espresso drinks.  Expertise, passion, and our daily involvement in bringing you coffee from the tree to the cup...that's why you can taste the difference!  Enjoy your visit with us!