GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for the Big Island, Hawaii is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace.
There are 460+ audio points that play automatically along a tour route, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions.
Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest.
Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or wifi is required while touring.
Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go.
It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Includes 4 driving road trips to the Big Island’s best attractions, viewpoints and stories. Most visitors stay and start the tours in Kohala, Kailua Kona or Hilo.
Includes all 4 driving routes;
Kohala North Route (allow 1/2 day)
If you only have a half day, travel to the North end of the island. View the beautiful Kohala beaches and resort areas of Waikoloa and Mauni Lani. Continue on and enjoy the laidback charm of Hawi. On the return drive, you’ll discover Hawaii’s wild wild west and the Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) around the rural and ranching areas of Waimea before connecting back to the coast.
South Kona & Coffee Coast Route (allow 1/2 day)
Pack your swimsuit and snorkeling gear for another half day itinerary, this time driving South of Kona. Coffee has been grown around the world, but some of the most highly prized beans come from the upland slopes around Kona. After this jolt, you may want to connect with some of Hawaii’s significant cultural sites, the sanctuary at the Place of Refuge and at Kealakekua Bay.
Volcanoes National Park Route (allow full day)
Allow a full day and head to the most active volcano on the planet. On our travels to Volcanoes National Park it’s a perfect time to review the volcanic forces at work behind the creation of the Hawaiian Islands, or you may prefer to embrace the Hawaiian legends version.
Big Island Circle Route (allow full day)
For the true adventurers, a full Island Circle itinerary adds touring to the green or East side of the Island. From the panoramic views along the Hamakua Coast and the 442ft Akaka Falls State Park to peeks into the lush Waipio Valley. Plan for time in and around Hilo with it’s Liliuokalani Gardens, nearby waterfalls and lava tube caves. (Don’t try to include Volcanoes National Park to this day, it just isn’t viable timewise).
WHAT YOU’LL SEE:
Highlights along the tour route include;
• Volcanoes National Park
• Coffee Coast
• Waipio Valley
• Kealakekua Bay
• Place of Refuge
• Kamehameha Statues
• Hamakua Coast
• Akaka Falls
• Lava Tube Caves
• Liliuokalani Gardens
• Rainbow Falls
++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle.
** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note that Apple only install these on the iPad Wifi + Cellular models. Wifi only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically.
The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks.
GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves.
None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit.
We are constantly making improvements, both large and small, so you have an even better sightseeing experience for your road trip adventures.
Major updates we've made for this and previous versions include:
* Modifications made for iOS13 release
* Tour keeps delivering audio narration even when in background mode, Eg while you listen to music.
* Easy-to-follow tour route line added
* Content updates
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Best Trip $ Spent!
We just got back from an 8-day trip to the big island and this app was AWESOME! We drove all over the island for hundreds of miles and had our tour guide (we named him Bob) running the whole time. We learned so much, never got lost, and appreciated the informational options in advance so we could make choices that met our needs. We also liked the fact that we got different tidbits of information going different directions on the same road. It was even updated with information on the 2018 lava flow. The only thing that would’ve been better is if some information could be added for the drive over the island on Saddle Road. Other than that, it was perfect and well worth every penny! Don’t leave home without it.
Best $8 spent in Big Island
We had used this app before in Maui on road to Hana five years ago and loved it and decided to try it again at Big Island. It’s just as awesome here. We visited so many spots that weren’t on our plan but made our visit more memorable. The voice is soothing and he has a nice sense of humor and seems to understand the pace at which a tourist will want to spend time and offers options that suits everyone’s needs. Highly recommended!
If at all there is anything to improve it I’d say making the app aware of time of day and providing a day planner would be highly useful.
The Big Island
Our family got to The Big Island a week ago and I downloaded this app! It was fantastic to have our personal guide around the Island! This was our second trip to the Island and we missed out on so much not knowing the best way to see the Island was just a few clicks away! Going on adventures and excursions can cost a lot of money. Using this app I was able to cruise around in airplane mode conserving battery and using my phone as a camera! When I travel to other Hawaiian Islands I will be downloading those as well!
- GPS Tour Guide Inc
- 306.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.