Updated for new lava flow in Volcanoes National Park
Added new GyPSy Guide™ destinations
Just like having a Tour Guide in your Car™! Don't miss out on the best sights during your next road trip.
* Plays commentary AUTOMATICALLY as you drive
* No Data or network connection required. Works off-line
* Prepared by Professional Tour Guides
* 150+ commentary points
* Fraction of cost of bus tours or guide books
Turn your iPhone or iPad (WiFi + Cellular models only) into a Tour Guide and take your driving tours and sightseeing to a whole new level with the GyPSy Guide™ – GPS Tour from Kona and Kohala to Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii’s Big Island. Commentary plays AUTOMATICALLY as you drive so you don't miss any of the best sights and stories along the way.
This tour starts from north the Kohala Coast resorts (Eg Marriott, Hilton, Fairmont) north of airport, or from the Kailua-Kona area. The commentary will play all the way to Volcanoes National Park. When we arrive the tour will tell you about all the best places of interest inside the Park, so you don’t miss a thing.
We recommend and early start so you can visit all the tour highlights including:
• Punaluu Black Sand Beach
• Kilauea Viewpoints
• Thurston Lava Tube
• Chain of Craters Road
• Holei Sea Arch
• And many more
Its best to drive back to the resorts the same way as you arrived. Most people end up driving home at least part of the way in the dark since it’s a long day of sightseeing. So GyPSy Guide will have all different commentary to keep you entertained for the drive back to your resort.
* This app works OFF-LINE while you are touring. There is no need to have a network or wireless connection.
Once downloaded, this tour REQUIRES NO DATA to operate and activate, so you won’t incur roaming or data charges. YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A CELLULAR NETWORK CONNECTION TO TOUR!! You will not incur any data roaming charges to use this tour, even if you are from outside the USA. Works Off-line and with Data Roaming turned off.
Professional tour guides have filled the guide with interesting and entertaining stories, loads of tips and advice on what to do and will point out places of interest as you approach them. There are 154 commentary points along the drive. It’s just like driving around with a local expert.
Just download the app on Wi-Fi from your network at home or use any free Wi-Fi network. Because the app is filled with audio commentary and maps, its larger than "normal" apps. Many phone/data networks will block the download because of size - so its important to download over a Wi-Fi network.
This tour is not just a directory but a designed tour to follow, just like how a tour guide would take you. It’s simple and entertaining; just let GyPSy provide commentary automatically as you travel.
** iPad users - please note that WiFi-only iPads will not activate the commentary automatically. Any iPhone or network-capable iPad will work just fine.
++ Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. We strongly recommend using a cigarette lighter (DC outlet) style charger while driving.
- April 12, 2015 Initial release
- August 08, 2016 New version 1.3