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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, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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Private Tour
$234*
and up
Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch

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A must do on Kauai

We weren't sure about going here but are very glad that we did. The views are amazing and the wildlife/birds are all around you. The day we went we were able to see whales and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Chicago
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Chicago
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We weren't sure about going here but are very glad that we did. The views are amazing and the wildlife/birds are all around you. The day we went we were able to see whales and sea turtles in the ocean below. It was even fun looking at and reading all the donation bricks. Our only regret is that we just... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My brother's a birdwatcher so we came out to the lighthouse, which is also a wildlife refuge and has a huge population of red-footed boobies. It's a stunning location and quite cheap (just $5 per person, not including the lighthouse tour) with excellent birdwatching.

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canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Whether you are a birder or a nature lover and are in the island of Kauai, its worth while stopping at Kilauea Point, lighthouse. The turn off to the lighthouse is at Kilauea on the Kuhio Hwy. on the Northen side of the Island. Unfortunately we left quite late in the day for this attraction but the half hour we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The views along the coast are beautiful. The various birds circling the point and dancing in the area are great to watch. A volunteer pointed out the nesting areas, so we were able to watch them more than just in the air - it was funny watching the big albatross try to take off & land on their little grassy... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Well worth the price of entry! It's a short easy walk to a spectacular view of the coast and what seems like hundreds and hundreds of birds. Here's an important tip. Stop at the store next to the lighthouse. They will let you borrow a very nice pair of binoculars for free. It makes a huge difference!

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Germantown, Tennessee
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is an absolute "must see" when visiting Kauai. Take time to stroll along the pathways and savor the pounding surf, the soaring birds, and the dramatic views of the coastline and the lighthouse. We loved watching several nene, including some very young ones. Guides are available for excellent information. We treasure the time we spent here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If you want to take pictures of the lighthouse and the coastline with nobody in the pictures go on a Monday when they are closed and you'll get perfect pictures of the lighthouse and coastline. They are open from Tue-Fri 10am-4pm. They take national parks parking passes - so if you have one take it with you. A nice thing... More 

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Kauai, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Not really worth the fee, you can stand outside the gated entrance for free, take some nice pictures of the lighthouse, see the endangered birds that nest on the cliffs and have a great view of the ocean, then keep moving on to other places!

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Woodland Hills, Ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you want to go up the lighthouse you have to reserve in advance. That would have given a better view and also the ability to see inside the building

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South Bend, Washington
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I enjoyed this as a quick outing to view the coastline and variety of birds. It is a federal facility so we were able to get in free with my husband's National Park senior pass. If you are 62 years or older make sure to inquire at entrance to any National Park about getting this lifetime pass for only $10.... More 

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