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Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube

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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96718
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We were staying in a resort about 40 min drive away so we came to the park 2 days. We did not know much about the caves until we saw it on a postcard and it looked cool. It did... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were staying in a resort about 40 min drive away so we came to the park 2 days. We did not know much about the caves until we saw it on a postcard and it looked cool. It did not disappoint. The place was pretty awesome going into such a large cave. It was not busy around 2 pm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This can be a bit of a tourist trap. Timing is everything. First of all, watch out for parking. It can be tricky. There is only a few spots available at roadside and you'll quickly see tourists just wondering around on the road as if this was a parking lot - drive slowly and watch out for idiots. Sometimes it... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our grandchildren aged 1-5 years old loved the lava tubes.They wanted to return several times. It was the highlight of the visit to the National Park for a couple of them.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lava tube was so tropical. We thought we were in a scene from Jurrasic Park. The short hike to the tube was well worth it. My mom even made it and she is 77. The tube was cool even though outside temp was hot. A quick stop but well worth it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While it's pretty cool to walk in a tube where lava once flowed, it was over too quickly because it's a short tube.

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Kaminokawa-machi, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! Went on a tour and was blown away by the surrounding rain forest. Ferns as big as a person! Just beautiful. The lava tube was interesting, but I was so impressed with the vegetation surrounding it. Don't miss the opportunity to see a mature rain forest.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lava tube is naturally forming, which is incredible. The walk down to the lava tube isn’t too strenuous and the path is paved with concrete. The surrounding area is really green and shaded, which is lovely. Inside the lava tube is a little dark but there is some dim lighting so you can find your way – just be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting byproduct of lava flow. It is a short hike from the road. It is worth stopping on the way down to other lava flows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the steam vents, this is another place that if you are in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you need to see and walk-through. You will definitely be awed by how Mother Nature or the goddess Pelehonuamea has made these lava tubes. There is parking, but I don't think there are any facilities here.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick easy stop at Volcanos National Park. If you are there you need to do this stop. Very interested what the lava creates and nice beautiful walk.

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