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Mauna Kea State Recreation Area

130 Reviews

Mauna Kea State Recreation Area

130 Reviews
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Travel up Mauna Kea for a small-group sunset and stargazing tour by luxury 4WD van. Leave the off-road drive to the pros, and ride from Kona or Waikoloa to a historic Hawaiian ranch for a picnic dinner. Continue to the Big Island's tallest peak for sunset, then use powerful telescopes to observe constellations from Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station. Hear commentary from your guide, and keep warm with the provided jackets and hot chocolate.
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luv2travel_LJB wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois60 contributions14 helpful votes
We've seen many sunsets along our travels and this was the most unique. Light clouds above and below the sunset which reflected the colors of the sunset amazingly. Since we were there in Feb there was snow at the top (and about 30F degrees). We were fortunate to have a 4 wheel
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Delilah A wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a beautiful exceptional sunset at Mauna Kea Sate Recreation Area. It was breathtaking. The allitude to go all the way to the top was not good for elderly people and there are signs posted everywhere and onlyl 4 wheel drive vehicles were allowed to drive to the top.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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zodreb wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York165 contributions133 helpful votes
I'm sorry I never stopped here more often as it is a halfway point between the west and east sides of the island. The bathroom is nice and the parking is plentiful. There are playgrounds for kids. Since it is up on the mountain it is refreshingly cool there as opposed to the
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Michele D wrote a review Oct 2019
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Since the summit was still closed due to protestors, we stopped here for a picnic dinner and to use the bathrooms. Nice rest stop, with playground, picnic tables etc
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Vacationer619490 wrote a review Sep 2019
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The rest area was was quiet pleasant area to enjoy the view. It appears that they had cabin for rent but it was not renting season. We were not able to visit the summit because of the "Protectors." They shared much knowledge about why they are present there and what they
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Date of experience: September 2019
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