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Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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“lava tube” (532 reviews)
“short walk” (95 reviews)
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
+1 808-385-6000
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Reviewed yesterday

the lavatube is very short. and there was construction when we where there. Maui has a bigger lavatube

Thank jeffreyt521
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is extremely interesting. How often will you be able to walk through a lava tube. Very cool when you consider that hot lava flowed through the tube hundreds of years ago. The walk down was like you were walking through Jurassic Park minus the...More

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Won't need long here, it was great to visit though. Definitely stop and have a look if you in the national park. Very incredible site to see the size the lava was flowing through. They are like circle caves and the walls and floor are...More

Thank DanEames
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a fair amount of walking on a trail from the parking lot to the lava tube. A flight of narrow stone steps with a railing leads down into the tube. There is lighting inside, but it is best to wait a few minutes...More

Thank travelbuff373
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is limited parking on Crater Rim Drive for Thurston Lava Tube and usually plenty of tour buses at the entrance. A lovely walk through the fern forest down a steeply sloping path takes you to the entrance of the massive tunnel that was formed...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

great opportunity to walk through a lava tube and see how the lava is transported from the vent to the surface. nicely lit but can be a little WET on the feet.

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to walk down a long path and walk through the Nahuku lava tube. Beautiful, but bring a flashlight and proper shoes as it is a good hike and uneven walkway. They we're fixing the lights for future guests while we were there....More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a short hike to see the lava tube. There were people of all ages. It was nicely lit. We loved the "fern gully" plants around the area.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmospheric.especially in the dark exploring with flash lights.vegetation like jurassic park movie set. Fun

Thank bontu29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steep walk down to the tube but has stairs and a handrail. Way up in more spread out and not as steep. Lights are out so bring a flahlight or use your phone. Great visit. Not a long walk in the tube and it is...More

Thank Stacey A
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December 28, 2016|
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Response from MXKing | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. You will love it.
April 22, 2016|
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Response from MXKing | Reviewed this property |
The tube is real close to Kilauea and the kava flies down to the ocean. You should see Kilauea during day and night.