We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kilauea Lighthouse

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All photos (737)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bird sanctuary”(55 reviews)
“light house”(42 reviews)
“bird watching”(21 reviews)
Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
+1 808-828-1413
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Kilauea Lighthouse
from $134.00
More Info
from $135.20
More Info
from $155.21
More Info
from $145.00
More Info
Reviews (683)
Filter reviews
650 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bird sanctuary light house bird watching national park red footed boobies gift shop state bird entrance fee see whales nesting birds parks pass bring binoculars north shore free binoculars from afar crashing waves lookout point
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 650 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hubby & I decided to stop by the lighthouse since it was a top attraction. As we drove into the area, there is a lookout area where people were parking and taking photos. We initially thought this was the area to park and then walk...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MrsNMWoods
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love lighthouses and was so excited to make it to Kilauea Lighthouse. It was disappointing to learn the lighthouse was open that day, but the last tour group was already into the tour by the time we arrived. It is a beautiful area to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vonnie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't realize this lighthouse is not open every day. Check the website before you go. We did enjoy viewing the lighthouse, water and cliffs from afar but would have loved to get closer. Very pretty!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 412DeborahL
Reviewed July 5, 2019

One of the highlights of our last trip to Kauai. The views from this location are breathtaking - seeing the birds fly over the scenic hills, and being surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscape in Kauai is just awesome. Bob was our tour...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank worktowin
Reviewed July 4, 2019

We made another fun visit to the Kilauea Lighthouse today. In fact we have visited the Lighthouse for over 20 years even during the renovation years. For the first time visitor this is a must see. To improve and enhance this unique experience for all...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hanapepejeff
Reviewed July 4, 2019

The tours only happen on Wednesday and Saturday. You can only enter the lighthouse through a tour. Tours are every hour at 30 minutes past the hour. The views are magnificent and the brief history on the lighthouse is interesting. If you go on a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank anitavchawla
Reviewed July 2, 2019

The lighthouse was closed when we went but still a very nice view, quick stop to take some photos. Would like to go back when it is open.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JAM2Travel2
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Spectacular views and a wonderful variety of wildlife surrounds the area. The park staff are so friendly and provide lots of information highlighting things you wouldn't normally pick up on without being pointed out to you by them.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pepperstrip
Reviewed July 1, 2019

The setting of this lighthouse is spectacular. The area is also a bird sanctuary and there is a small shop by the llighthouse that has pictures of interest, snacks, gift items etc. From every direction there is a beautiful view. Once you park in the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DianeB242
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

This was a very unique experience, the lighthouse was beautiful. This is also a bird sanctuary. So perfect for all bird lovers!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kara M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 nearby hotels
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
2,393 reviews
4.29 miles away
Castle at Princeville
29 reviews
5.71 miles away
Hanalei Bay Resort
2,060 reviews
6.02 miles away
Princeville Resort
3,332 reviews
6.17 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 594 nearby restaurants
The Bistro
738 reviews
1.38 miles away
Kilauea Bakery & Pizza
631 reviews
1.37 miles away
Kauai ONO 560
215 reviews
4.21 miles away
Palate Wine Bar & Restaurant
111 reviews
1.41 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 735 nearby attractions
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
877 reviews
.07 miles away
Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
309 reviews
2.07 miles away
Anaina Hou Community Park
58 reviews
1.66 miles away
Kalihiwai Beach
51 reviews
1.91 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Tracy M
January 3, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Poodletoes | Reviewed this property |
there is a place where fees are charged to enter and there may be a gate across the driveway. You could probably walkdown to the light without anyone stopping you. If you do a google search you are bound to come up with... More
Teeny P
May 7, 2018|
Response from bleesdo | Reviewed this property |
Closed Sunday and Monday. Open 10 am to 4 pm Tues through Sat.
January 22, 2018|
Response from racer13715 | Reviewed this property |
Although the point is moot as I write this, the park is operated by the Federal Government, so it may well be affected in the event of anothershutdown. The site's phone number is 808-828-1413.