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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to walk down to the lighthouse, but the refuge was closed because of the Bush funeral. We were able to get a few good pics of the lighthouse and area. Saw some nene birds along the way.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 263pattym
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't expect anything much but a lighthouse, boy was I wrong! What a beautiful view before you get into the park. It's right before the entrance and we spent maybe 10-15 mins there. Just in awe of how beautiful it is. Nane Geese are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A shame that this National Park is closed on Sundays and Mondays as it's such a beautiful spot! The panoramic view is amazing. Saw quite a few birds including Nenes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gypsyrver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There really just isn't much to see here. Yes, it is a nice view and the lighthouse is, well, it's a lighthouse. If you've seen one.... Entrance fee is $10 and the "park" is open from 10-4:00 most days. But, there are plenty of great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WarrenFretwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here especially to see the lighthouse. Be aware that there are no public bathrooms until you reach the refuge. The parking lot was full, as expected, but there was a ranger helping to direct traffic. We were a little surprised at the $10...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mrsraybird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone who enjoys bird watching and natural beauty, this place should be on your list. There are visible colonies of birds and likely opportunities to observe whales during winter. The lighthouse is striking and you can pay extra for a tour. We saw lots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank spokinword
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Iconic Kilauea Point Lighthouse is a must see when visiting Kauai. Bring your camera, wear comfortable walking shoes/sandals. Learn the historical history behind the lighthouse. You can see thousands of seabirds resting on the cliff. It’s a great location for photography.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SeattleBoraBora
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We arrive 15 minutes before the park was closing, but that was plenty of time to make the very short walk up the paved path to see the light house and enjoy the refuge. There is a fee for admission, but if you have a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank patmM2269DO
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Really enjoyed the tour. The wildlife there is so cool. We stayed almost 2 hours, the weather was perfect and could see for miles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed October 19, 2018

We didn't intend on going to Kilauea Lighthouse, but we had some free time to burn and thought why not? We drove to the lighthouse and got there at 10:40am. For some reason, the place was closed despite having a 10am opening time. There were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 27, 2017|
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Response from Oscar_Retriever | Reviewed this property |
10 am to 4 pm. Closed only on major holidays.
April 12, 2017|
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Response from jwredlabel | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely buy one here.
May 20, 2015|
Response from Peter H |
Sure does. I actually bought my pass there when I turned 61.