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Kilauea Volcano

Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“lava tube” (11 reviews)
“viewing area” (6 reviews)
Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I have to give this 5 stars because of the sheer magnificence of this natural formation. The wonder it deserves goes without saying. A couple of tips, however... A drive to the volcano park will let you drive through the steam vents on the side...More

Thank Gaggy1
Reviewed December 2, 2016

Crater hike INTO the volcano, along with a stop at Jagger Observatory, and Thurston Lava Tube made for a Great tour. Saw shooting lava from Jagger, and the landscape inside Kilauea was Mars-like! It was a rocky 4 mile hike into and out of the...More

Thank Rocknrollheart
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Having been to Sicily and observing Mt Etna, I found Kilauea a much more fascinating volcano to visit. The crater is much easier to observe and the surrounding area and scenic places to visit are amazing. It is a beautiful National Park !

Thank RedSox1967
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Visited the volcano park. Walked on the trails, (please don't get off the trail there are hidden holes to fall thru into a lava tube) walked thru a Lava Tube during daylight. Beautiful views of the dry caldera crater. When it was getting dark we...More

Thank EdE572
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Would have been worth it to go back for a night view but even though we didn't get to do that, it was well worth the visit. Great interpretive site. It gets really cold up there so be ready to bundle up or you won't...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Kilauea was active during our visit. Standing at the designated safety zone we could easily see the boiling lava in the cauldron. Yes, it would have been nicer to be closer, but it's neither doorman nor benign and, whilst I love volcanoes, I have no...More

Thank TravellerNZ146
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a must if you're on the big island, of course you are at the mercy of the weather to get a good view of the lava. We were lucky because when we stopped at the Jagger Museum viewing area the sun came out...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Viewing the Kilauea volcano was such a treat for us. I was weary about the drive up to Kilauea but I am so glad I did it. Since we were staying in Hilo, we were told that it would take us an hour to get...More

Thank TWongAiea
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend going for a visit to the volcano. Heaps of things to look at and well worth the $20 per car to get into the park. Just be aware if you actually want to see lava it's a 4 hour return walk to the...More

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is an impressive volcano and a must see if on the Big Island. The sheer power of the volcano is evident although you are a fair way fro the crater. The weather can be a little bad as well that does not help the...More

1  Thank Oldjack
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Gina H
Should I schedule a tour of Kilauea or should we just do it on our own. I don't want to be tied to a tour but I also don't want to miss anything. What is the best way to see Kilauea?
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Mike5466 | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to be part of tour granted you have your own transportation. We just grabbed a map from the Park Visitor Center. Enjoy but make sure you have a good windbreaker. The wind, even when warm, can really kick... More