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Kilauea Caverns of Fire

Address: Between Hilo and Volcano off HWY 11, Kurtistown, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: (808)-217-2363
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kurtistown
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
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Winchester, Virginia
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356 reviews 356 reviews
250 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Called them the day before and set up the 3 hour tour. Turns out it was just the Mrs and me. I am 60 and while some of the climbing over the rocks in the tube was tricky, I made it no problem - even when we had to squat a bit to get thru some small sections. this is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I can't speak highly enough of this. My wife and I didn't know what to think when we headed out into the countryside to find the place but it was well worth the effort. The caves were absolutely amazing and Steve deserves a lot of credit for bringing them alive - he is clearly very passionate and knowledgeable about them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

this is a great family adventure tour….from the entry way going into the cave was beautiful with amazing veils of ohia tree roots, rock climbing and etc. Our guide Steve is very knowledgable and friendly…we enjoy our family time exploring the lava tube. We were exhausted after our 3 hour tour. If you love history and natures wonders this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went on the tour despite my sore foot ! Steve was a very empathetic , enthusiastic, and wonderful guide knowing I wasn't up to par , but he went very slow for my husband, son and I and i didn't even think about my foot the entire walk ( which really wasn't a very long walk ) ! He... More 

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Kilauea Caverns of Fire is a lava tube reached by climbing down an aluminum ladder that's probably 20 feet high. It is in its natural state, meaning no paved or cemented floor and no lighting. We opted for the three hour tour, but a one hour tour is also available. We each carried a flashlight and wore a hard hat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you want to see what a real lava tube looks like (not like the Thurston Lava Tube in Volcano National Park), call the Kilauea Caverns of Fire and book a tour. It is a small time operation with reservations set up through the guide and by appointment only. Make sure you get directions from Steve (the guide) as it... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went to see these caves today and it was great. The one at the volcano national park is pretty tame and boring by comparison. This one is a little more of a challenge but well worth it. There are tons of different formations that are unique to these lava formations and Steve takes the time to explain them. I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Me and my boyfriend (both age 27 and fit) took this tour with Steve and had an amazing time. We drove over to the tour HQ (if you call for directions, that makes it very easy) which had us going around some dirt-ish roads on the east side of the island. When we walked over to the tour house, we... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Took this lava tube tour w/my two granddaughters (ages 12 & 16) & my brother. Our guide obviously loves going into the tube & was so informative. We all enjoyed the 1 hour tour (they also have a 3 hour tour) & learned a lot. I had back surgery less than a year ago but was able to navigate it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

First I would like to address the only bad review. I think it's really unfair to review a company for this kind of accident. News flash - caves are not always safe. One must be careful. This is a place of nature that we are invited to view and explore. Adding rails etc. Would be tampering with that nature. It's... More 

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