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Volcano National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in Big Island in early September and found that majority of the Park is closed till September 22, and the only part we could visit is the Kahuka unit. There are a few trails inside the Kahuka unit that one can walk/hike and...More

1  Thank Edward-A A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is obviously a must-see if you are visiting the Big Island of Hawaii. Although I believe it is closed at the moment but hopefully reopening soon. Glad I had the chance to see everything in February, before the big lava flow. Was captivated by...More

Thank NatAtHome
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow what an experience! At first I wasn't excited about this visit but boy did I change my mind. Great trails to hike, fabulous viewing platform to watch lava lake, informative park rangers, a easy driving road to explore park. It has it all! The...More

Thank teds280
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to go experience this parj. Everything was closed down still after weeks of no activity. Say they will open next week to coincide with a free day. How about opening as soon as possible?

Thank dposalski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Think about hiking and seeing the actual creation of where we will someday hike and picnic. Contemplate the sounds of lava hitting the sea, the beauty of creation, birth of land on our planet. The staff at the Visitors Center were friendly, informative and made...More

Thank Debra D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are few other places on Earth where you can peer down into the caldera of an active volcano. Carefully stroll across the lava fields and watch steam rise from the Pacific as new land is formed. Be aware. There is much unstable "land" and...More

1  Thank bklyn56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I did a cruise excursion that included the Volcanoes National Park and it was an amazing day, although a little disappointing that we saw no lava activity (if we had visited one month later that would have been very different!). I understand...More

Thank Davidjellis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the main drivers in choosing Hawaii Big Island as my family vacation destination was the opportunity to visit the Volcanoes National Park, particularly after the recent eruptions. I visited the park’s website to check whether it was open or not, and there were...More

4  Thank Fernando_Delgado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resent lava flow and problems have closed the park and the inns, but are due to reopen in September 2019. When it was open we would go for a chilly morning drive to the park and eat breakfast in the restaurant. It will be...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we go to the Big Island we go to this park and spend at least 1 or 2 days there. There is so much to see and experience. I was able to hike to the dormant side of the volcano just 3 years...More

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July 9, 2018|
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Response from DivikGlobal | Reviewed this property |
No there are no boats as of now. The security agencies have banned the Lava viewing. As the situation is dangerous. It will open up once the eruptions are in control.
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Advait2015 | Reviewed this property |
Went by road. Did not use a boat
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June 5, 2018|
Response from hughb516 | Reviewed this property |
I believe Highway 11 is still open. However, the area with the black sand beach is downwind of the summit and so the air quality and potential for volcanic ash in that area is present. I haven't been over there since just... More