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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
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The National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to view birds and other wildlife. The views are amazing and while we were not there during whale season, I hear that it is a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to view birds and other wildlife. The views are amazing and while we were not there during whale season, I hear that it is a great place to watch the humpbacks as they migrate through in the winter. Regardless, this is well worth a visit during your stay on Kauai.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were not able to get down to the lighthouse because it is closed on Sunday and Monday. I didn't plan well enough and the only day we had available was Monday so we went and took pictures from the top of the hill. It made for quick stop but beautiful pictures. I do wish we had been able to... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Terrific landscape photo opportunity. Birders will definitely want to stop there to see the unique birds that live and breed in the area. Easy to get to, some walking to do and not much parking.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We arrived at the point just as it closed so we could not make it down to the lighthouse on the point. However, the view from the top at the parking lot is amazing! you look down at the lighthouse with the ocean backdrop - awesome. Below you all around on the cliffs are all types of birds gliding and... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Gorgeous view from the mountain but unless you want to read about birds i wouldnt take the trip down and pay the $5. I think the view is better from the mountain.

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Hastings Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Kauai is a must visit. This spot was incredible as we saw whales breaching just past the lighthouse. A beautiful part of the world.

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Normal, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Kilauea Point, the northernmost point of the major Hawaiian Islands, offers panoramic vistas and views of a variety of birds including albatross, nene, red-footed boobies, shearwaters and great frigate birds. The beautifully restored lighthouse is also a sight to behold. Although you can't go inside, from outside you can clearly see the intricate lenses that turned a lamp into a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

One of my favorite places on the island! You can go around in 30 minutes but I stayed 3 hours.... Beautiful views and a lots of birds. It was incubation period so many eggs everywhere with birds. In morning, you could see dolphins and seals and in season, whales. The place is peaceful...and it is a great spot for sunset... More 

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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It was a great view of the coast and different birds. The waves were spectacular. Plus, a nice activity before flying out.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you have an hour or so to spare, this was a beautiful spot to take in the beauty that is Kaua'i. It was about a 20 minute drive from the Westin in Princeville and very much worth the $5 entry fee. There was a very nice older gentleman who volunteers on the grounds who is very adept at taking... More 

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kilauea

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